Greg The Frequent Miler

Greg is the owner, founder, and primary author of the Frequent Miler. He earns millions of points and miles each year, mostly without flying, and dedicates this blog to teaching others how to do the same.

Le Meridien Maldives Villa Selection: Which is Best?

The all new Le Meridien Maldives Resort & Spa is an incredible steal when booked with points.  It also happens to be an awesome resort regardless of price (see: Le Meridien Maldives first impressions: Wow!). ...

The GUC stops here: Our incredible adventure

While I'm writing this post, Nick and I are on the final leg of our whirlwind GUC adventure.  As a reminder, "GUC" rhymes with "buck," and stands for "Global Upgrade Certificate".  These certificates can...

Overwater villas in the Maldives, bookable with Marriott points

I'm currently updating this post from my awesome overwater villa at Le Méridien Maldives!  This Marriott resort currently (and incredibly) costs only 35K points standard (30K off-peak, 40K peak) and offers an overwater villa...

Le Meridien Maldives first impressions: Wow!

I plan to write a more comprehensive review soon, but first there's this: In my opinion (based on about 24 hours of experience), Le Meridien Maldives Resort & Spa is awesome.  Thanks to our...

Formula 1 racing experience in Abu Dhabi

As part of our whirlwind trip to the UAE and beyond, Nick booked us into the Formula YAS 3000 driving experience in Abu Dhabi.  I'm not personally into racing, either as a viewer or...

Tips for booking “just in case” flights

When booking travel, there are times when it makes sense to have backup plans.  Maybe, for example, you absolutely have to make it to the departure city for that expensive cruise you bought.  Or,...

My experience applying a Ritz Club Upgrade Certificate

Chase's Ritz-Carlton credit card is one of my favorite ultra-premium cards.  For $450 per year, the card offers an annual free night certificate good at any Marriott costing 50K points or less, $300 in...

Greg & Nick fly away… The GUC trip begins!

We are outa here!  This morning, I'm on my way to Washington Dulles Airport to meet up with Nick so that we can begin our great GUC adventure.  As a reminder, "GUC" stands for...

Greg’s Top Picks for September: Blockbuster Offers Continue

Earlier this summer, I cheered on the many 100K offers available from various cards.  Now, that excitement seems almost quaint.  Beyond any doubt, the current star of the show is the Amex Platinum card. ...

How to use your Citi ThankYou point fortune

Following my post detailing how to use your Amex point fortune, a reader asked if I could do the same for Citi ThankYou Rewards.  Indeed, I can, and I did.  I think that this...

How best to book Hyatt luxury suites

World of Hyatt stands alone among hotel loyalty programs in offering standard all-points award rates for both standard and premium suites.  Hyatt also offers multiple other ways to use rewards to book suites: Use...

Brex: 110K transferable points without a credit inquiry (for business owners)

UPDATE 8/30/21: While the originally reported offer is long dead, there is now an opportunity to earn the same 110,000 total points, but this time there's a requirement to spend $9,000 within 30 days. ...

Leveraging Delta’s Same Day Flight Changes (It’s good to be Gold)

Most airlines in the U.S. now offer free flight changes on most routes (see our quick reference charts here).  That's great, but they don't usually waive the price difference between two flights.  For example,...

The Rumored Marriott Bonvoy Brilliant Card. Is it worth $650?

Recently, news broke about potential upcoming changes to the Marriott Bonvoy Brilliant card.  The Points Guy published details from an American Express survey that sought reactions to very specific proposed changes.  Normally I wouldn't...

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