Marriott Extends All Elite Status in 2022 (finally)
Apr08

Marriott Extends All Elite Status in 2022 (finally)

And rounding out the rest of the major airline and hotel programs, Marriott finally made it into the home stretch today when they announced they would extend elite status until 2022 along with adding some flexible cancellation policies. Flexible Cancellation Policies If you made reservations, including non-refundable reservations, you can change or cancel them so long as it’s done at least 24 hours before your arrival. For...

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Clear Extending Membership for 3 Months – If You Ask
Apr08

Clear Extending Membership for 3 Months – If You Ask

A simple online chat is all that is needed to ask CLEAR for a three-month extension on your membership!

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Bravo! Delta Extends Elite Status until 2022
Apr05

Bravo! Delta Extends Elite Status until 2022

In a super classy move, Delta Airlines today announced that for all Medallion Members, elite status would be extended a full year, MQM (qualifying miles) would be carried over into next year, and other benefits would be extended as well. The only thing I can say, is Bravo Delta! Medallion Status Extended Your current Medallion Status will automatically be extended through 2021 whether or not you requalify. In addition, all of your...

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The Essential Work from Home Checklist
Apr04

The Essential Work from Home Checklist

Here in Seattle, we’re on a work from home mandate until at least May. We’re both so very used to going into the office everyday, but Ben has had an office at home for years. He’s much more used to working from home than I am, so for me, having an essential work from home checklist has been crucial in getting me through the days and weeks.  If you’re not used to working from home, here some of the crucial...

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Stuck at Home? How about some Free Wine?
Apr03

Stuck at Home? How about some Free Wine?

So, travel news is pretty light at the moment. Either people can’t fly, don’t want to fly, or feel that they can’t because of the current health crisis. I get it, it makes sense. We’re booking travel right now for June, July, and beyond because the deals are so good. FREE WINE! That always get’s people’s attention, right? If you can’t travel or won’t travel and you’re stuck at...

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How Airbnb is Endangering the Lives of Tourists
Mar30

How Airbnb is Endangering the Lives of Tourists

It is no secret that because of the Coronavirus many parts of the world are on lockdown, quarantine, or voluntary social distancing. Among the hardest hit parts of the world is Europe, and tens, if not hundreds of thousands of tourists are stranded. Our family is currently stranded in Spain on a government-mandated quarantine, not allowed to leave their residence for any reason other than going to the pharmacy or grocery store. The...

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Why now is the Best (and Worst) time to buy Airline Tickets
Mar29

Why now is the Best (and Worst) time to buy Airline Tickets

Air travel has slowed to a crawl. People are self-isolating, social distancing, and avoiding interactions. Yet, I just bought 6 round trip airline tickets. Am I in denial of the world health crisis that’s going on? Nope, I’m an opportunist, and before you throw your phone or laptop out the window, bear with me, and read what I have to say. Why now is the worst time to buy tickets Airlines are cancelling flights, routes,...

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Why we’re Switching to Cash Back Credit Cards – and You Should Too
Mar28

Why we’re Switching to Cash Back Credit Cards – and You Should Too

Travel is so important for all of us. Not only does it improve your view of the world and other cultures, but it helps you create lifetime memories and broadens your horizons to new foods, people and ideas. At the same time, cash is king, and in times of uncertainty, it is more important than ever. It’s also no secret that credit cards that earn airline miles, hotel points, and flexible currencies are crucial in helping you...

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Act Fast! Air France First Class La Premiere to the USA for 468
Mar26

Act Fast! Air France First Class La Premiere to the USA for 468

Air France La Premiere has a First Class sale to the West Coast of the USA and Houston, TX

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Can’t Travel? How about a Free Hotel Bed?
Mar19

Can’t Travel? How about a Free Hotel Bed?

If Coronavirus has got you holed up in your house and not leaving, but you still want some of the creature comforts of your favorite hotel, now you have the chance to get a free bed from Westin, the Heavenly Bed. Bed and Points Not only is Westin giving you the chance to win a Heavenly bed (the same bedding used in the Delta One cabins) but they’re giving you 100,000 points to get out and enjoy a few Marriott hotels once...

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