Barcelona is such a great city. With the perfect amount of beach and city, I can most definitely live here. Starting with the food. It’s surprisingly cheap to eat. And aside from the food being affordable, the entertainment is intriguing. Like the traditional flamenco show. You’ve seen nothing in Barcelona if you don’t attend a flamenco show.
We would like to apologize to everyone because we haven’t updated our blog in the last 15 months. As some of you may know we breed and train Doberman dogs. Between our breeding and training, regular full-time jobs and other things we haven’t been able to stay active with our blog but we are planning to change this and start working on our blog once again.
This is a review of our 2 short but awesome and active days in Hong Kong. Our day started early in the morning. The plane arrived to Hong Kong at 6:00am and it was too early to check into our hotel (JW Marriott Hong Kong), so we decided to leave our luggage in the hotel and started touring and walking around the city. We didn’t want to waste any time because our stay in Hong Kong was going to be very short, just 2 days and there’s just so much to see and do in Hong Kong.
Just a few days ago chase changed the IHG Rewards Club Visa to a new product which is now the the IHG Rewards Club Select MasterCard. The good news is that the MasterCard version of this card still has an 80,000 bonus point sign-up offer and most of the card benefits stayed the same. Continue reading →
In Miami int. airport with some friends just before leaving on our trip to Hong Kong and Thailand.
By Guillermo Rodriguez (Award Travel Points)
We’re on our way to our 1st trip to Asia and i can’t possibly be more excited. We are spending 2 full days in Hong Kong and then 8 days in Thailand. We departed from Miami Int airport to (JFK) New York and then a non-stop flight to Hong Kong on Cathay Pacific Airlines, which is known as one of the top airlines in the world. Continue reading →
By Guillermo Rodriguez (Award Travel Points)
Fairmont Orchid Big Island Hawaii – Want to Stay Here for Free?
There is a new offer for the Chase Fairmont Visa Signature Card 2 Free Nights with the annual fee waived. The previous offer did not have the $95 annual waived for the first year. Like the Chase Hyatt Visa, you can use your 2 free nights at ANY Fairmont Hotel. You can see the destination map here. Below are the details of the card… Continue reading →
The Barclaycard Arrival World MasterCard – With $89 Annual Fee waived for the first year comes with an amazing bonus of 40,000 bonus miles (~$440) if you make $1,000 or more in purchases in the first 90 days after account opening and earns 2X miles on all purchases. This is one of the very best travel credit cards at the moment which I highly recommend. If you’re married it’s even better because if both of you get approved for the card you’ll have over $900 dollars to redeem for free hotels or flights. That’s what my wife and I accomplished by both getting this card and we redeemed our bonus points for a total of 7 free nights at different hotels in Italy. CLICK HERE TO APPLY! Continue reading →
Earlier this year we started using the Barclaycard Arrival World Mastercard. We applied for this card a couple months ago when I was looking for a new travel rewards card that would earn me lots of points to redeem for free trips. This credit card has been great for my wife and I to accumulate lots of points for free flights and hotel nights. This is an awesome travel credit card that I recommend anyone interested in traveling for very cheap to have because you can redeem the points for free flights and hotels! This card is offering a huge welcome bonus of 40,000 points for first time customers which equals to $440 of free money to spend in hotels or flights. This is an offer that we should all take advantage of because its basically a gift of $440 dollars to redeem for travel. Since we’ve had this card for a couple months now, this is my review of The Barclaycard Arrival World Mastercard.
My Name is Guillermo Rodriguez and my wife is Samantha. We have earned and redeemed millions of airline miles and hotel points since we got married in 2008 – Almost all of them were earned without having to fly in airplanes or staying in hotels. They were earned by applying for travel credit cards with big reward programs.
This picture was taken in Central Park in front of the outdoor Ice-Skating Ring!
People often come across my Blog in search for something travel related and are astonished by the miles and points world and all the possibilities. They want to know how to get in the game for free travel and the best way to enter. Friends and family and their friends will often hear about all the free trips they’re taking and then have the same question. The best way to start racking up miles and points is by signing up for a few credit card bonuses, but beginners need to know what the right credit cards are. So I put together a list of credit cards for beginner travelers.
Before starting, I’d like to issue a bit of a warning. You should only sign up for credit cards if you already have good credit and can pay off the balance in full every month. The APR on high yield rewards cards is high and carrying a balance and paying interest will quickly negate the value of any rewards you may earn. If you have the discipline to not rack up debt and keep your finances organized, the miles and points game can be extremely rewarding (and it is for me with luxury hotels and first class tickets). Although I lose 3–5 points on my credit score when I apply for a new credit card, it comes back after a few months. My score also benefits from having a low credit usage ratio, which means I have a lot of credit and use very little of it, making me look very responsible in the credit card bureau scoring model. After years of collecting miles and points, I’ve been able to maintain an excellent credit score of 750 and take great trips at the same time! Continue reading →