Reader Question: Should I Start Accumulating Membership Rewards in Anticipation of Chase Killing Ultimate Rewards Points Pooling Feature?

Last Thursday I’ve mentioned a rumor that Chase executives are seriously considering doing away with the ability to pool Ultimate Rewards points between household accounts as well as cards.  Judging by comments and emails I’ve received, people are very concerned that this plan will come to fruition. That’s understandable. Most of my readers rely on this…

New List of IHG PointBreaks Hotels (Now Live)

Update: the full list is up and bookable. IHG has just shared a preview of participating PointBreaks properties on its blog. Unfortunately, it looks like they have decided not to release the full list (valid for stays on April 30 – July 31, 2018). It will go live Monday, around noon. You will be able to view…

48 Hours in Washington, DC with Kids

I just returned from a 2-night/3-day trip to Washington, DC with my three kids. Our official reason for this trip was to visit the Russian Embassy to obtain updated Russian passports for my sons. My original plan was to take the trip with just my two boys while my daughter stayed back home with my…