Worst Hotels: I enjoyed this article on the worst hotels from One Mile at a Time. Don’t skip the comments!
ICYMI—IHG PointBreaks: The IHG PointBreaks list came out on Monday for stays through January 31, 2020 (we shared this on our Facebook page). There are hardly any 5000-point redemptions anymore. I’ve never been less excited about this list. Did anyone find a great deal that works with your schedule?
Southwest Adds San Diego to Hawaii Route: Southwest added flights to Honolulu and Maui from San Diego. Prices start at $129! See this post on Frequent Miler for more details.
Staples Fee-Free Visa for Two Weeks: Starting this Sunday, Staples has a promo for a fee-free Visa gift card that lasts 2 weeks. See the details at Miles to Memories. If you have a credit card that earns 5X at office supply stores, this is a great deal! With the promo being 2 weeks long, there is more opportunity to visit multiple stores.
Letting Amazing Deals Slip By: Earlier this week, AA had some amazing web deals for 5k miles to New Zealand and Hawaii. I was envious of all the people jumping on these deals, so I could totally relate to what Mark from Miles to Memories said on this subject.
5 Places I Think Are Overrated: Ian discusses 5 places he thinks are overrated on Travel Update. I disagree with him about Times Square, Las Vegas strip and London. However, I totally agree with him about the Alamo. It’s very underwhelming and super crowded.
Personal Finances from Out and Out: Before I became obsessed with miles and points blogs, I used to read a lot of personal finance blogs. So I was very interested to read Harlan’s recent post on Out and Out. I admit I was concerned he carries credit card debt, but relieved to see it’s all at 0% (a strategy my family has used from time to time). He’s got big plans!
Enjoy your weekend!
Nancy lives near Dallas, Texas, with her husband and three kids. Her favorite vacations include the beach, cruising and everything Disney.