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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...

Great ways to save money or miles on flights

With airfare prices going sky high these days, it was high time for me to update this post. This post is intended to be a quick lookup guide.  Before you book a flight, skim...

Workationing the Pacific Coast Highway

My wife and I spent most of February on the California coast.  This wasn't vacation.  We took vacation in January when we visited Loews Ventana Canyon and Miraval Arizona in Tucson, the Hyatt Residence...

Is the Maldives really overrated? The myth of one-size-fits-all.

Greg and Nick wrote two great posts earlier this week about which credit cards are currently in their wallet and why they have them there.  That was followed by an in-depth discussion on the...
How to get to Alila Ventana Big Sur and how long to stay

How to get to Alila Ventana Big Sur, and how long to stay… |...

Greg is out galavanting in beautiful places again, so episode 42 of our "Ask Us Anything, Live" brought a plethora of questions about Alila Ventana Big Sur, and plenty of questions about Award Booking...

Ultra-Premium Credit Card Travel Protections

With the introduction of their Venture X card, Capital One became the latest major card issuer to offer an ultra-premium card.  So, it was time to update this post comparing ultra-premium credit card travel...

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