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August 28, 2014
Master List of Airline Award Fees - Change Fees, Cancellation Fees, & Phone Booking Fees 2014

Using airline miles for award flights is one of the best ways to travel for less, however if you have to change or cancel an award ticket you’re often hit with high fees. Each airline program has its own award ticket fee policy and may charge you for anything from date or destination changes, refund/redeposit of miles on […]

August 11, 2014
Traveling Sapa, Vietnam: What To Do, See, And Eat

Thus far on my three month month journey across Southeast Asia I have explored Bangkok, traveled across Cambodia, and toured the coastline of Vietnam. My last stop was in Sapa, Vietnam where I spent five days and found the small mountain town enjoyable and incredibly beautiful. From the cooler temperatures, the stunning local cultures, to accommodations and […]

August 7, 2014
When is it a Good Deal to Buy IHG Points Using the Cash & Points Trick?

The IHG Cash & Points trick is a great way to ‘buy’ IHG points at a highly discounted rate of 0.7 cents a piece and I covered the process in a recent article. Purchasing the points is the easy part, but finding hotel redemptions valuable enough to make buying them worthwhile is where the work […]

July 18, 2014
Using Delta’s International Call Center to Unlock More Award Seat Availability

Contributing writer Ajay Vangapaty is a veteran miles and points traveler. In this post he walks us through his experience of unlocking extra award space and booking an award using Delta miles through their international call center. I recently booked a trip to Thailand using Delta miles for the 2014 December holiday season. My vacation […]

June 13, 2014
Complete Guide to Hotel Best Rate Guarantees - Get Discounts to Free Nights

Just about every major hotel chain has some form of a best rate guarantee deal that let’s you save money on your hotel expenses. Usually the process goes something like this. You book a room online through a hotel’s website and the hotel chain claims they are offering your the absolute lowest rate (hence best […]

April 27, 2014
Ultimate Guide to IHG Rewards Club (InterContinental Hotels): Part 6 – IHG PointBreaks

This series will serve as a complete guide to getting the most from IHG’s Rewards Club loyalty program. Each part will cover an in-depth topic on how to maximize its benefits and help you get more free hotel stays and rewards. In this post I will go over IHG’s PointBreaks promotion that lets you book […]

April 21, 2014
Ultimate Guide to IHG Rewards Club (InterContinental Hotels): Part 5 - IHG Promo Codes

This series will serve as a complete guide to getting the most from IHG’s Rewards Club loyalty program. Each part will cover an in-depth topic on how to maximize its benefits and help you get more free hotel stays and rewards. In this post I will briefly go over some of the biggest perks of […]

April 17, 2014
Ultimate Guide to IHG Rewards Club (InterContinental Hotels): Part 1 - Intro

This series will serve as a complete guide to getting the most from IHG’s Rewards Club loyalty program. Each part will cover an in-depth topic on how to maximize its benefits and help you get more free hotel stays and rewards. In this post I will briefly go over some of the biggest perks of […]

April 7, 2014
Understanding Stopovers and Open-Jaws to Maximize Your Awards

Getting a free flight out of your awards is the ultimate way to maximize your miles and assure you the you’re getting the best possible value. Knowing how to make it happen using stopovers and open-jaw can help you book creative trips that would otherwise cost you thousands of points more or even a thousand […]

March 31, 2014
Tricks to Getting Free Nights with IHG's Best Price Guarantee

For free hotel stays IHG’s Best Price Guarantee is among the most generous and lucrative best rate guarantees (BRG) out there. You can get one free night if you find the same room offered at a lower price than on IHG.com. After spending much of the weekend scouring the web for best rate guarantee claims it […]

February 18, 2014
Tips for How to Choose the Best Hostel While Traveling

Once you realize that you can’t book all of your stays using rewards, the next best option for budget travels is staying at hostels. If you’re like us, you’re going to look for the cheapest option, but how do you know that you are choosing a quality hostel and you won't be stuck with a […]

February 14, 2014
Buy IHG Points for 0.7 Cents Each Using the “Points & Cash” Trick

Update: IHG Points + Cash awards now offer a better "points & cash" rate which allows you to purchase points at 0.6 cents per point. IHG Rewards Club is one of my favorite hotel loyalty programs--because earning points is incredibly quick and easy. I have previously written about the insanely lucrative IHG(R) Rewards Club Premier […]

February 4, 2014
Step-by-Step Guide to Using the ANA Search Tool to Find Star Alliance Availability

The Star Alliance is a partnership of 29 airlines including Lufthansa, Turkish Airlines, Etihad and Copa to name a few. If you’re looking to book awards with a Star Alliance partner, then you most likely go through United.com to check for availability, but (for somewhat mysterious reasons) they don't always publish all availability. ANA is […]

January 27, 2014
Introduction to IHG PointBreaks

Every few months IHG releases an incredible deal that is worth taking advantage of called Point Breaks. Basically it’s a list of hotels that comes out every 2 months where you can book IHG hotels for only 5,000 points. During Point Breaks, IHG releases a selection of hotels, some lower tier and some luxury 5 […]

January 16, 2014
Well Traveled Mile's New Award Booking Service Partner - Award Magic

Well Traveled Mile is excited to partner with Award Magic to offer one of the best award booking services in the industry. To submit a request or learn more about the service just click the ‘Award Booking’ tab on our menu above.     If you ever need help booking a complicated ticket, you can […]

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