FTU Advanced Is SOLD OUT! Want a Second Chance?

This morning I shared details on the latest FTU Advanced -- a smaller, more experienced version of Frequent Traveler University. Tickets went fast because the audience is kept small -- I think the first two had only ~100 people. And after only three hours I have to tell you that the third event is sold out. However... Tommy777 has informed me that he set aside five extra tickets for readers of Hack My Trip. If you would like to attend and … [Continue]

Buy IHG Rewards Points for 0.58 Cents Each!

100 bonus IHG Rewards points

IHG Rewards is throwing its hat into the ring with a 50% or 100% bonus on purchased points/miles. Now through September 22, you can get more IHG Rewards points when you buy them through Points.com. Because these are purchased through a third party, they do not qualify as hotel spend for … [Continue]

FTU Advanced Heading to San Diego in March!

FTU Advanced San Diego

I'm excited to announce another FTU Advanced is coming on March 6! Hyatt is back as the host hotel, and we'll all be heading to the Hyatt Regency Mission Bay in San Diego. From March 6-8, I'll be up on stage with four other great bloggers plus the legendary Randy Petersen and Jeff Zidell … [Continue]

PointsHound Helps You Earn Miles with 18 Partners on Your Next Hotel Booking

PointsHound Partners

It's been a while since I've mentioned PointsHound on this blog, so I decided to provide a reminder about this booking portal that makes it easier to earn extra frequent flyer miles when you reserve your next hotel. They now have 18 partners, including airlines and other loyalty programs. … [Continue]

How to Save Money on Your Next Hotel Stay


Whether spending two weeks on an island or a weekend in the big city, booking a hotel can be the most important part of any travel budget. The flights are probably more expensive individually, but that hotel rate kicks in every day and could determine other costs like resort fees, meals, … [Continue]

About to miss your flight or have a tight connection?


If you’ve ever found yourself sprinting to the airport because you’re late for a flight or biting your nails on the tarmac because of a tight connection, here are a few pieces of advice that could give you the few precious minutes you need to catch your flight.   Take a taxi, … [Continue]