Month: March 2015


January 31, 2020
How to Avoid Paying Close-in Booking Fees on United Awards

Almost all airline programs charge a close-in booking fee for booking award tickets within 21 days of departure. Originally via Mile Value, there is a simple and easy hack that may make it possible to avoid paying United’s $75 close-in booking fee. It may not work 100% of the time, but I recently used the method again and saved […]

January 31, 2020
Earn Free Arrival Miles Via Barclays New Rewards Fan Zone

The Barclaycard Arrival Plus World MasterCard has a handful of useful travel features which makes it among my favorite travel rewards credit cards. In the past Barclays has pushed customer interaction with numerous targeted card usage promos and the Barclaycard Travel Community---which is also a great way to earn Arrival miles. Free Arrival Miles Via Rewards […]

July 11, 2019
Hotel Review: Hampton by Hilton Cluj-Napoca, Romania

I recently had the chance to explore a small bit of Romania on my way to Budapest, where I ended up booking 5 nights at the Hampton by Hilton Cluj-Napoca. The hotel is a category 2 Hilton property and costs 10,000 Hilton HHonors points or around $80 per night. For all guests the hotel offers free breakfast, wifi, and parking. […]

March 20, 2015
You Might Be Eligible To Earn 16.5X On Gift Cards Bought On eBay!

I received the following offer in my inbox, so chances are you did too! Look for the subject “For our VIPs–earn 10% in eBay Bucks.” I wrote an earlier post discussing all the reasons I love shopping on eBay, like earning 5x Ultimate Rewards on gift card purchases! This more

January 31, 2020
How to Hold United Award Tickets Using the PayPal Trick

Typically I try not to wait until the last minute to book award flights. However while booking my last award flight using United miles it was coming down to the wire---I was trying to book a one-way economy class flight from Buenos Aires to Rio de Janeiro on Turkish Airlines and Azul. You can support Well Traveled […]

January 31, 2020
Send Money Using Xoom to Get Blue Dollar Exchange Rate in Argentina

For anyone traveling to Argentina these days one of the first things to know about is the blue dollar exchange rate. What is the 'dolar blue'? In short it’s the black exchange market for US dollars in Argentina. The thing is, it’s not that black (or at least hard to find), in fact you can easily find places […]

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