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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!). ...

Luxurious ways to fly to the Maldives using miles

Having just spent three nights in the Maldives, I can't help but think about returning to the Maldives using miles to get there in luxury and comfort. In the past, I've said that the...

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...

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,...

Prince Suite at the Grand Hyatt Dubai: amazing use of Hyatt points

Greg and I spent the past two nights at the Grand Hyatt Dubai. I booked the Prince Suite, a suite that was available at the standard rate for about $2,300 per night during our...

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...

Stacking LifeMiles bonuses & “new” domestic theory

Update 9/15/21: One Mile At A Time reports that LifeMiles is advising that there isn’t a separate 15% bonus after all – the bonus advertised on their site refers to the 15% bonus on the Membership...

How to cancel your Radisson international award and get your points back

In June, Radisson split into two separate loyalty programs: Radisson Americas and Radisson Hotels (which covers the rest of the world). Greg and I had each made reservations at international hotels before the programs...

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...

Turkish Business Class for 33,750 miles from Dallas to Istanbul

God Save the Points reports on an awesome deal for those interesting in visiting Istanbul: Turkish Airlines is launching a new route from Dallas to Istanbul and from the route launch on September 24th...

How to use your Amex Point fortune

Lately Amex has made it crazy easy to accumulate their Membership Rewards points.  Every time we turn around, it seems like there are bigger and better offers for referring friends, for adding authorized users,...

Air Canada Aeroplan announces Gulf Air partnership

Air Canada Aeroplan has announced a new partnership today with Gulf Air. This is Aeroplan's 42nd partner and though Gulf Air does not fly to the United States, this opens some redemption opportunities that may...

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