PointsHound Acquired by Points.com

PointsHound acquisition

PointsHound is one of my favorite services for booking hotel rooms online. I generally recommend booking directly through a hotel's website in order to ensure you earn points and elite qualifying credit. Most online travel agencies (OTAs) are third-parties and specifically excluded as … [Read more...]

Buy SPG Starpoints at 25% Discount

Starpoints discount promo

Starwood Preferred Guest runs semi-regular promotions when purchasing Starpoints -- typically 25% off for a limited period twice a year. I bought some points last year to redeem for my honeymoon at the St. Regis Bali and don't regret it. This is likely one of the lowest prices you will … [Read more...]

A Guide to Cabo San Lucas: Rental Cars & Transportation

Cheesy? A bit.

I recently took my 6th trip to Cabo San Lucas and thought it would be a good idea to make a comprehensive guide. This guide will feature several parts. As one of the safest cities in Mexico, Cabo San Lucas has seen an increase in tourism and is a hotspot for young people during spring … [Read more...]

A Guide to Cabo San Lucas: Getting Here

Availability looks good from LAX-SJD

I recently took my 6th trip to Cabo San Lucas and thought it would be a good idea to make a comprehensive guide. This guide will feature several parts and will start with different ways of getting to Cabo San Lucas. As one of the safest cities in Mexico, Cabo San Lucas has seen an … [Read more...]

New Delta Sky Club Guest Fee for Alaska Board Room Members

New Delta Alaska lounge policy

Last month I wrote about reciprocal lounge access policies for people flying on Alaska Airlines or who have an Alaska Airlines Board Room membership. I mentioned that Board Room membership is a cost effective alternative to purchasing a membership with Delta Sky Clubs even if you never fly … [Read more...]

Two Services Help You Lock in a Good Deal on Airfare

Options Away 1

Regulations in the United States require that a carrier provide either the option to cancel an itinerary within 24 hours after booking for a full refund or to place that itinerary on a free 24-hour hold before booking. United Airlines has also created a service called FareLock that lets … [Read more...]