Nomad Handbook – Tips for Travel Hackers – Part 3 – Strategy

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In the previous segments, we talked about how to plan for your trip and tips to keep you sane while on the road. This section deals more with travel strategy, setting your own expectations and maximizing your quality of life if you're a seasoned points and miles hacker. Slow Down and … [Read more...]

Winning the Hearts and Minds of Airline Phone Agents: A Complete Diagnostic Guide

UA Award (likely not bookable anymore with routing rule changes)

This may be old hat for more seasoned readers, but I tried to compile all the conventional wisdom for booking awards with agents over the phone. Feel free to forward to friends or family members that are about to book their first "complicated" awards. Within the frequent flyer … [Read more...]

Up to 25,000 Bonus Points with Marriott MegaBonus

Marriott MegaBonus fall 2014

Marriott's fall MegaBonus promotion now has its registration page up, and it appears -- to me, at least -- to be offering a maximum of 25,000 points to all members. This promotion will run from September 15, 2014, through January 15, 2015. Registration must be done by November … [Read more...]

Hacking Award Seats Down Under – All 31 Routes to Australia/NZ

gcmap - all oz-nz routes

Over the past two weeks, we looked at finding the routes with the least demand to Europe and the Asia: Hacking Award Seats to Europe - All 403 Routes - Part 1 of 5 Hacking Award Seats to Asia - All 177 Routes - Part 2 of 5 In this next short installment, we look at some of the … [Read more...]

Double Check Your Rental Car Rate before Arrival

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There are lots of ways to save money on rental cars. It's not too challenging to get elite status thanks to various matching programs, and these come with discount codes. There are also discount codes associated with airline loyalty programs, alumni groups, corporations, and more. The … [Read more...]

Daily Getaways 2014: Packages from Caesars Entertainment

Daily Getaways Caesars

Daily Getaways is offering a variety of hotel packages from Caesars Entertainment tomorrow (May 27) and in two weeks (on June 19). I'm discussing them all here for the sake of simplicity. My prices include the 10% discount offered when you pay using your American Express card, and you … [Read more...]