As I mentioned in my “About” section, I will occasionally highlight good deals in general, not just in travel world. Well, for those of you, who live near IKEA store, there is a chance to have a meal there for free. Apparently, when you sign up for their catalog, they will send you a coupon […]
Should you get Chase AirTran visa before it goes away ?
Update: This offer is no longer available. There is a lot of buzz about Chase Southwest Visa with a limited time sign-up offer of 50000 Rapid Rewards after 2000 dollars in spending. And for a good reason: it’s a terrific value for a family like mine. But what about AirTran visa, that promises 32 credits […]
Great business class award availability on Aer Lingus from Boston to Dublin next summer!
I primarily focus on economy flights, but sometimes an opportunity presents itself to fly in business class for not that much more in miles outlay. Today is such a day. My in-laws are thinking about going to Ireland next summer, so as a designated travel agent in the family, I did some investigating. The reason […]
Get those few extra dividend miles before they are gone for good
My main tool in the “travel almost free” arsenal is credit card bonuses. But I am not opposed to other ways of getting miles and points, and even buy them on occasion. Therefore the reason for this post. There are rumors that US Airways and American Airlines will merge on November 1st. This is not […]
should it stay or should it go?
I am referring to my Chase Marriott visa. I have a real dilemma on my hands and have to make a decision soon. Last year I got Chase Marriott credit card mostly for the bonus. We got tremendous value out of it, booking award hotel nights for my parents in Moscow before and after their […]
Why things are guaranteed to go wrong when traveling with kids
That really goes for all travel but especially with family. I usually say if 90 percent of things on the trip go right, I consider it a success. With little kids one really needs to lower it to more like 70 percent. You have a bigger chance of someone getting sick, more things being forgotten […]