Month: September 2022

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Limited-time way to get half-off Virgin Voyages sailings, plus more perks for Bilt cardmembers

Virgin Voyages and Bilt — the first credit card that allows you to earn points on rent — are teaming up to offer half-priced sailings on Virgin Voyages the rest of the year. Trip destinations include the Caribbean, Europe and South Pacific, and take place on Virgin’s adult-only ships. To take advantage of this deal, […]

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Amazon is launching a 2nd Prime Day sale in October — here are 4 things you need to know

Amazon is doubling down on its annual Prime Day by adding a second Prime members-only sale to its calendar called the Prime Early Access Sale. This is the first time we’ve seen two Prime sales in the same year and this just-announced event is coming up very soon — in October, to be exact. The […]

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Some IHG One Rewards points not posting following hack earlier this month

If you stayed at an IHG property earlier this month and haven’t yet seen points posted for your stay, don’t worry: Company officials say you’ll eventually receive them. It just might take a little while. It’s a residual problem stemming from a cyber breach of IHG’s computer systems in early September that stymied booking and […]

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Delta just scheduled its shortest Airbus A350 international route

Delta’s flagship aircraft, the Airbus A350, will soon be flying a new international route. The Atlanta-based carrier filed plans over the weekend to deploy the A350 on its daily service from Atlanta to Lima, Peru, as first seen in Cirium schedules and later confirmed by the carrier. The airline will continue flying the Boeing 767-300 […]

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Completing a journey 50 years in the making

Everything needs a conclusion, a final period, a closure. That applies to movies, books, games, careers and life itself. As it turns out, it also pertains to travel. In August of 1972, I started a travel journey that didn’t conclude until a few weeks ago. It was a journey that spanned 50 years. Fifty years. […]

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Sweet Spot Sunday: West Coast to Japan in ANA business class for 45,000 points one-way

After years of limited tourism, Japan is expected to open to all travelers on Oct 11, 2022. No quarantine or tour guide required. So, if you’ve been itching to get back to the country, now’s a good time to start planning your flights. ANA business class is one of the best ways to travel between […]

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From city sanctuaries to desert retreats, these are the best luxury hotel spas for every type of traveler

The smell of lemongrass, the sound of cascading water and the feel of a fluffy bathrobe evoke instant warm fuzzies. For travelers stepping off a long-haul flight or just craving some rest and relaxation, a spa session is the antidote to whatever ails you. With health and well-being at the forefront of everyone’s mind for […]

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Practical Pointers: Make sure you don’t miss that credit card welcome bonus

There are many reasons to sign up for a travel credit card, whether it be the points you earn through your ordinary spending or the other benefits you’ll enjoy through your membership. Of course, one of the biggest advantages you can usually earn within the first few months of opening a card is the welcome […]

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Inside the secret world of luxury hotels-within-hotels

Even if you’ve been to Las Vegas dozens of times, you may not know there’s a secret, ultraluxe hotel hidden within the MGM Grand. Called The Mansion at MGM Grand, this hotel-within-a-hotel consists of 29 “Mediterranean-themed residences ranging from 2,400 square feet to 12,000 square feet” all within “an enclave of privacy and pleasure where […]

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