Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Hyatt Suite Upgrade Change? No Diamond, No Problem

I signed up for the Hyatt Diamond Challenge in August of 2013 and visited the Andaz Napa, the Park Hyatt Mendoza, and the Park Hyatt Palacio Duhua in Buenos Aires, Argentina.  The Diamond Challenge gives...

Overview: Glacier National Park & Calgary Stampede

As much as TPOL loves Shanghai and Hong Kong, sometimes it is nice to get off the beaten path and explore somewhere new. It makes for a great adventure and more interesting writing. The mission...

Relax, It’s OK to Use Cash

This week there have been airline deals flooding Twitter and the blogs. $600 to Morocco, $650 to Shanghai on a Dreamliner from DFW, and $89 Detroit to Chicago. If you're trying to gain airline status,...

Constructing Tahiti: The IHG Rewards Bora Bora Trick

How do you get to Tahiti? That's a question for another day. Unlike my planning for most award bookings, I'm going to start by securing the hotels then moving onto flights. If difficult is the word used...

Iceland Booked…for 2016

WOWair had prices way too cheap from the US to Iceland at $99 for a one-way. Now the prices are inflated at three to five times that amount for this summer. At the same...
Club Carlson Devaluation

Club Carlson: Where Did You Go? 6 Great Pre-Deval Redemptions

You leave without a word, no message, no number And now my head is pounding like rolling thunder You left me with a heartache deep inside Girl you should see me cry all night,...

UnFare-Gate And the DOT

This silly story won't go away or maybe I, along with many others won't let it go. Unless you've been living in Denmark, you probably are aware that the mistake fares which provided a...

Making Mistakes in Booking Mistake Fares

Ah the Danish, what a lovely people. It's 2nd and goal from the 2 yard line and instead of handing off the ball you decide to go for glory by double checking your calendar, going...

Is 7 Nights in Tahiti Too Long?

Chalk this post up to one of those irritable click-bait reads where an undeserving points churner asks a question only to garner attention. Now that I have your attention, let me discuss the real reason...
british devaluation

What Devaluation? British Avios Still the Best

There's a debate about whether I'm a points blogger or if I'm a travel blogger. Up to today, I didn't pay much attention to the distinction as I considered myself to be a little...
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