Travel Advice

The best time of year to visit every country in the world (in one...

There are a lot of reasons that people travel at non-ideal times. Holidays, work, school calendars, fare-sales, etc. For some people, off-season travel affords the opportunity for less crowds, cheaper hotels and unexpected discoveries. I've...

Ultra-Premium Credit Card Travel Protections

The recently refreshed Citi AAdvantage Executive World Elite MasterCard includes travel protections.  This was a surprise since Citi had dumped travel protections from their cards several years ago.  Apparently someone on the Citi/AA team...
Carrie welcomes the stars in TeamLabs Tokyo

What is TeamLabs (and why should you go next time you visit Tokyo)

If you followed our Party of 5 team challenge, you may remember watching videos of our group of 5 playing around in a room full of lights and mirrors, (or maybe you remember the...
Group Hangouts at Airbnb in Philippines

7 Reasons why to book an Airbnb instead of a points hotel

Even though we all love suite upgrades, lounge access, and 4pm checkout, I think there's a strong argument to be made for Airbnbs sometimes being a better choice than points hotels. During the 4...

Iguazu Falls helicopter on the cheap & the best way to see Iguazu Falls

For the last stop on the Party of 5 challenge, Team San Francisco brought the Frequent Miler team to Iguazu Falls, which lies on the border between Brazil and Argentina. We saw the falls...
Escape Lounge Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport

Escape Lounges (2 free guests for Platinum cardholders)

Did you know that Amex Platinum cards still offer free guest access to Escape Lounges?  In recent years, Escape Lounges were rebranded to the unwieldy "Escape Lounges - The Centurion® Studio Partner."  At that...

Greg’s New Zealand trip, tips, and recommendations

My wife and I recently visited New Zealand for the first time, and it was awesome.  Prior to the trip, friends and acquaintances offered countless recommendations, but we couldn't do it all.  We only...

My Global Entry renewal experience (success on arrival)

I recently had to renew my Global Entry card for the second time since originally signing up.  My previous renewal was a piece of cake.  I did it entirely online and an interview wasn't...

Introducing Maisie, The Culinary Concierge: Greg’s travel companion for the #3Cards3Continents challenge

For the 3 Cards, 3 Continents Challenge I previously revealed that I would be taking along a mystery travel companion.  Stephen Pepper speculated that my companion might be someone named Ana (since I booked...

What’s in Greg’s go-everywhere backpack?

If you travel often, it makes sense to keep a small backpack always stocked with all of your travel needs.  That way, when you head out on a flight or drive, you won't chance...

How to select seats on partner bookings

It's common to book a trip through one airline that includes segments flown by other airlines.  For example, a trip booked through American Airlines might include segments flown by Alaska Airlines, British Airways, Qatar,...

Join me (Greg) at The Travel Summit: Toronto Oct 29-30 2022

I will be speaking at two different frequent flyer events this October.  The first, the Chicago Seminars event (Oct 21-23) is detailed on Flyertalk, here (Nearly the entire FM team will be there!).  The...

Best free sites for finding Covid entry rules (and more!)

On a recent edition of our Frequent Miler on the Air podcast, Nick and I groused about the difficulty in finding up to date Covid entry rules for all of the countries we might...

Best card for free access to Delta Sky Clubs

If you fly Delta often, then you're probably interested in Sky Club access.  Sky Clubs provide free food and drink, free internet, and (when not overcrowded) a comfortable place to work or relax when...

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