What Miles or Points Are The Best for Business Class Award Tickets to Hawaii?

People ask me often:

“I would like to travel to Hawaii and I would really like to do it in first or business class. What cards can I use to rack up miles and points that will be beneficial to this trip?             I am new to a lot of this, so I am confused as to which points are more beneficial and can be transferred to airline partners.

I love Kauai and Hawaii in general. The two programs you want to focus on are United and American.

United charges 80,000 miles round trip in business class to go to Hawaii, has low fees and usually has pretty good availability. American also has a lot of flights to Hawaii and they only charge 70,000 miles for business class. American is also partners with Alaska Airlines, which also flies to various destinations in Hawaii from all over the West Coast, so depending on where you live, that sync up could provide better coverage and availability for you. Continue reading

Best Luxury Hotels on the Big Island, Hawaii


Best Big Island Hawaii Luxury Hotels

Fairmont Orchid, Big Island of Hawaii

Hawaii isn’t only a state; it’s also the name of the biggest of the Hawaiian islands, affectionately known to locals as the Big Island. The Big Island is the one I most recommend to visitors, at least those who want to actively explore Hawaii and not only relax on the beach.

If you enjoy nature, you’ll be in your element, with everything from an active volcano and the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park to hiking up to beautiful waterfalls or even stargazing atop Mauna Kea, the best place for land based astronomy in the world thanks to its altitude and low light interference. Snorkelers can look forward to swimming with Manta Rays and Hawaiian Spinner Dolphins off the sunny Kona Coast. Don’t miss seeing Hawaiian petroglyphs on the Kohala Coast–those on the Big Island are the best preserved. And for a colorful local vibe, head to Hilo and put together a picnic from the fresh produce and baked goods at the farmer’s market, or browse the many art galleries. Continue reading

Top 20 Luxury Honeymoon Destinations!

Dream honeymoons often set the standard for memorable vacations. The following 20 trip locations all qualify as the world’s most luxurious honeymoon spots because they anticipate the needs of a honeymooning couple — romance, change of pace, comfort, style, and adventure. Each location has exceptional luxury resorts or unique but no less inspiring accomodations, such as the exclusive tented luxury camps in the Kruger, with all the little touches and attention to detail that enhance a couples’ honeymoon.

Each spot is unique, but these 20 luxury honeymoon destinations taken as a whole cover virtually every type of vacation in the honeymoon category — from quintessentially lovely beaches and incredible diving in the Maldives to the culture and excitement of New York City, to the adventure of coming face to face with lions and elephants on an African safari.

Don’t forget–you could be flying business or first class on your honeymoon for practically free if you follow our tips and apply for the Best Travel Credit Cards.

1. Tahiti, French Polynesia and Fiji

The South Pacific is perhaps the quintessential honeymoon spot. Geographically, the location of Tahiti – far flung from any mainland, a real trip to get to – makes it perfect for honeymooners trying to spend special time together, alone. @PacificIslands provides information on the Pacific Islands more generally, and is a great place to start to get a feel for what news and travel tips are useful in planning a honeymoon there. @TwavelNut is also a great account that has specialized in stories and photos of Fiji. The main draw of the South Pacific is its breathtaking beauty – paradise distilled – and so photography is going to be one of a couple’s best resources. For more specific updates on Tahiti, including history, travel recommendations, and fun facts, follow  @TahitiTourism.


Top 20 Luxury Honeymoon Destinations-Tahiti


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10 Reasons To Get A Travel Credit Card Without Annual Fees

When it comes to travel credit cards, the ones that often get the most attention are the premium ones many issuers offer that allow you to bank points and miles to airline programs or, my favorite, to accrue into a central pool that can be transferred to numerous programs. The thing is, though these sought-after cards earn you points that can be worth a ton of value, many of them charge annual fees, which can sometimes be in the hundreds of dollars.

What many people don’t realize, however, is that there are plenty of great points-earning travel credit cards that don’t charge annual fees, but which can still help you rack up the points you need to get where you want – and there are a lot of good reasons to consider them for your points portfolio.

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Quick Review of Italy and Spain

Hello everyone! Today I would like to post a quick trip review of my most recent adventure: Italy & Spain. This trip was really as a graduation gift for my sister and also an anniversary present for my parents. I was able to accomplish it entirely through points and miles. Thanks to the United Airlines credit card (Chase Bank), we were able to redeem the round-trip flight tickets for free with one of their partner airlines: Lufthansa. Also, thanks to the SPG credit card (American Express) and  Marriott credit card (Chase Bank), we were able to redeem free nights in the hotels we stayed in.

I hope you guys enjoy the few pics I posted on this trip and if any of you have questions on how I did this, please feel free to comment below and I will respond soon after. Thank you!!!

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