Planning A Round-The-World Adventure With United Miles

When they announced in late 2013 that they were going to devalue the United award chart, I decided to burn my United miles for my first, first class experience.  I’m not sure why other travel hackers/bloggers prefer AA miles over United (pre-devaluation) since they’re so generous with their routings.  I decided to plan a round trip from Los Angeles to Bangkok and began my planning … Continue reading Planning A Round-The-World Adventure With United Miles

Free Hotels Around the World – A Lesson in BRG

With the copious amount of online travel booking sites (Expedia, Orbitz, Priceline), competition to draw in customers is essential for a business to survive.  Many promotions are available to loyal customers, and vendors want consumers to believe they are getting the best rates when booking.  Many online travel booking sites have instituted “Best Rate Guarantees” or something worded along those lines that provide massive savings. … Continue reading Free Hotels Around the World – A Lesson in BRG