Using Club Carlson Points on Soviet Era Hotels

To me, one of the best things about miles and points hobby is being able to share the gift of travel with family and friends. I know it sounds corny, but it gives me a fuzzy feeling when I’m able to live vicariously through someone else’s trip. Of course, you can always give money to…

Amex SPG Vs. Hilton Surpass Comparison for an Average Joe

Update: The bonuses mentioned below are no longer available. See Best Hotel Points Sign-up Bonuses for the most current offers. At the moment, I think the strongest Amex offers when it comes to sign-up bonus are Starwood Preferred Guest (Amex SPG for short) and Hilton Honors Surpass card. Sure, there are targeted offers floating in…

Cancel Vs. Downgrade: Is the Answer Always Obvious?

My goal with this blog is to make miles and points hobby easy to understand. Of course, certain level of intelligence is required. Not everyone can do it, period. That said, you don’t have to be a brain surgeon or rocket scientist to master this hobby/obsession. I’m definitely not a person with superior intelligence and…