Fly to Hawaii for Free With The New Barclaycard Hawaiian Airlines World Mastercard.

By Guillermo Rodriguez (Award Travel Points)

Fly to Hawaii for Free With The New Hawaiian Airlines World Elite Mastercard. If you’re interested in getting to Hawaii for FREE now is you’re opportunity with this new credit card which is offering 35,000 miles after spending just $1,000 in the first 3 months of using it.  35,000 miles is enough for a Free flight to Hawaii on Hawaiian Airlines.

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Limited Time Offer! 50,000 Miles for Lufthansa Miles & More World MasterCard: Enough for Free Flights to Europe, Hawaii or Other Top Destinations

By Guillermo Rodriguez (Award Travel Points)

Ear­lier this year, the Bar­clays Lufthansa Premier Wold MasterCard offered a 50,000 mile sign-up bonus for a lim­ited time and this was an extremely pop­u­lar card. Then it went down to just 30,000 miles. But now the 50,000 mile offer is back!  (Though the offer can be dis­con­tin­ued at any time), The card comes with 20,000 bonus miles after the first pur­chase and an addi­tional 30,000 bonus miles after spend­ing $5,000 within 3 months of account opening. If you think it might be difficult to complete the spending requirement in 3 months, see my different ways to accomplish this.

We haven’t signed up for this card yet since just a couple months ago I signed up for the Bar­clay­card Arrival World Mas­ter­card, a solid choice of $440 of travel credit for just $1,000 spend­ing.  However before this year ends I am  def­i­nitely going to apply for the 50,000 mile Lufthansa offer from Bar­clays to earn more free flights.

50,000 Lufthansa Miles is enough to reach many des­ti­na­tions imme­di­ately so this is a great card to consider. Continue reading

Top 5 Starwood Hotels in Hawaii to Redeem Points for Free Stays

By Guillermo Rodriguez (Award Travel Points)

Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa

Hawaii is an awesome vaca­tion destination with the per­fect mix of beach, scenery and adven­ture but accom­mo­da­tions are not cheap. I have selected five amazing Hawaii hotels that we can stay for Free by redeeming Star­wood Pre­ferred Guest points that we can easily earn with the Amex SPG Credit Card. I am going to focus on the afford­able des­ti­na­tions where a cou­ple can get a 5 night vaca­tion for a rea­son­able amount of points in a 4-5 star Hotel.

Whether you want to visit Maui, Kauai, the Big Island or Oahu, every island has an afford­able hotel where we can use our Star­wood Pre­ferred Guest points.  Continue reading

Deal Alert: Earn Free Flights With The US Airways Premier World MasterCard

By Guillermo Rodriguez (Award Travel Points)

The US Airways Premier World MasterCard is offering 30,000 bonus miles after just the first purchase made with this card.

  These are enough miles for a free flight to Europe between Jan and Feb every year, which makes this a must get credit card for those looking to visit Europe for Free. My wife and I each applied for this credit card and we earned enough miles after the first purchase for 2 free flights to Europe.
DSCN3681That’s much better than paying over $1200 per ticket right? You can also Earn an additional 10,000 bonus miles when you transfer a balance within 90 days of account opening. These are more than enough miles to redeem for free flight anywhere in the United states or even get a free round-trip flight to Hawaii which is only 40,000 miles per person.

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Top Things To See and Do in Maui, Hawaii

By Guillermo Rodriguez (Award Travel Points)

1. The Road to Hana

DSCN2645The Road to Hana is a scenic highway that twists through lush rainforest, cascading waterfalls and past Maui’s dramatic northeast coastline. Most people start their trip along this highway in Kahului, Maui’s main city, with the intention of motoring the 55 miles to Hana. Along the way they encounter hair-splitting blind turns, more than a few harried commuters, and some awful traffic. But to most, the experience is oh so worth it.

The Road to Hana might seem short, but travelling it will most likely take all day. There are many notable photo opportunities along the way, including the Twin Falls around the two-mile marker; and the Wailea Overlook or Waikani Falls around the 21-mile marker. The Waianapanapa State Park and Ho’okipa Beach are also popular stops. Since the trip will take you awhile, pack snacks and a cooler with drinks. Also, prepare to stop along the way to take photos (and to let your stomach calm down after some harrowing curves). Continue reading

Top Things to do and Experience in Honolulu, Oahu!

Waikiki, Hawaii

Waikiki, Hawaii

One of our favorite places in the world is Hawaii and this is because we love everything Hawaii has to offer such as the wonderful people, the beaches, surfing and the awesome weather. Its truly a paradise away from everything that everyone should experience at least once in their life time. We have been in Hawaii 5 times in the last couple years and can’t wait to go back again next year. Hawaii is one of the most popular and most visited places in the world and continues to be every year. Everyone has their own idea of what makes the perfect Hawaiian vacation.  It might be lazing on the beach, or doing some adventurous hikes, or cycling down Maui’s Haleakala. I also often hear that a person’s favorite island is Maui or Kauai, because Oahu is “too crowded and touristy.” Having grown up on Oahu, it’s actually easy to get away from the crowded, touristy parts; to start with, stay out of Waikiki.  Here are my picks for the top things to do and experience in Oahu, Hawaii. Continue reading