Weekly Wrap-up: Top Points and Miles Blog Posts

| Updated: May 15, 2017
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This week, some of Well Traveled Mile’s favorite blog posts have had much to with traveling the world and having a positive experience. This week, we learned about Asia Airpass through StarAlliance, Hyatt’s “Hyatt Has It” offer and freebies from American Express. In case you missed out on the information, we have it here for you!  

Where Sidewalks End: Thai Hill Tribes Debate 
The Well Traveled Mile has not yet traveled to south-east Asia, so today we bring you a story from Where Side Walks Ends, which covers tourists’ perspectives on traveling to secluded villages in the far reaches of Thailand. It touches on the ignorance of some travelers towards different cultures that they do not understand or the ones who don’t know the history of the community they are visiting.

Why we dig it?
The post goes into details of how tourists feel about traveling to villages that are traditional and kept secluded versus villages that are secluded and seek the flow of tourism for economic purposes. There are lots of beautiful photographs of different cultural practices.

Frugal Travel Guy: Churning Challenge- The Golden Triangle Of Disneyland, Vegas & The Grand Canyon
Domestically, three western attractions that are considered a must-see and experience are the Grand Canyon, Las Vegas and on top of everyone’s childhood list…Disneyland! The Frugal Travel Guy explains how to apply for cards to make the three trips a one time go around trip for a family.

Why we dig it?
Taking a family vacation is not always cheap and requires saving. The Frugal Travel Guy breaks down the requirements to make a trip to Disneyland, Las Vegas and the Grand Canyon happen using two rounds of card applications so that a family of four can take a vacation using a trip 12 day trip itinerary.

Deals we Like: A Few More Amex Sync Offers: NBA Store, Seamless Web, AMC Movie Theaters
American Express is offering freebies through their social networking sites Facebook and FourSquare as well as on the My Offers section on your American Express account. The offers include deals from the NBA store and AMC movies.

Why we dig it?
For shopping using your Amex card you could earn money back to get more things that you love all through a click of the button.

Heels First: New Hyatt Has It Program has me Hooked
Hyatt Hotels have a new program called “We Have It” for the customer’s convenience. The concierge service now goes beyond giving you a free toothbrush in case you left it at home. If you find yourself needing any “essentials” from yoga mats, curling irons to computer chargers, Hyatt has it.

We we dig it?
Hyatt offering these amenities makes traveling easier and makes the trip more eventful by not having to prepack these items or worry about them passing through TSA or fitting your luggage. Forgetting a cell phone charger at home or a toiletry kit has become a non issue thanks to Hyatt’s customer service.

Plane Talking Live :Enhanced Asia Airpass Introduced by Star Alliance
Star Alliance has introduced additional destinations for its Asia Airpass. The enhanced Airpass covers over 15 countries and territories and spans from India to Japan in which fares are based on a coupon basis rather than full priced airfare.

Why we dig it?
This new deal would significantly cuts costs for anyone who wishes to travel to three or more countries in east Asia using reliable Star Alliance partners.

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