This post brought to you by Marriott Rewards Premier and United MileagePlus Credit Cards from Chase. The content and opinions expressed below are that of Going Awesome Places. A lot of people have asked how I continue to travel in style. No, I don’t have a crazy inheritance nor did I win the lottery but really the key to […]
Some guy's definition: Travel hacking is the art of collecting frequent flyer miles and points to travel for free.
Now travel hacking isn't limited to just collecting points nor is it about travelling completely for free. My version of travel hacking is all about being travel savvy and being to take advantage known or unknown deals, workarounds, "hacks", and sometimes loopholes to come out on top and travel better (whether that means cheaper, longer, or happier).
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Airports that don’t offer free wifi drive me insane. American airports are notorious for not offering free wifi and instead electing to use a service called Boingo where you either have to pay for a day pass to use wifi or pay a monthly fee to gain unlimited access to Boingo hotspots. In this day […]
This is a familiar problem right? You’re in a new country for a few weeks but you don’t have a data plan. So there are a few things you can do. You can use Google Maps when you have Wifi and take a bunch of screenshots and hope for the best or you revert back […]
For those of you that don’t know, Marriott introduced a new program called the PlusPoints Program which opened a new opportunity to receive 2000 points every 30 days for social media activity. It was a great way to get free points and who doesn’t like free points? On July 14, 2014, I received an update […]
New “Plus Points” program giving away up to 2000 free points each month I normally don’t get to whip up a quick post end of the week and on the heels of my trip down to Las Vegas and Utah tonight this is a little crazy but I think you guys would appreciate something like […]
Who doesn’t like free points? The Point Hoarder For those that know me, I’m always looking for ways to get more points and I’m willing to do (almost) anything for it! With this newsletter, I wanted to let you guys in on a few secrets I’ve been taking advantage of to get points without spending a […]
Earlier this year in February, I wrote a post on HHonors Points Freebies with TopGuest. Well I thought I’d just report back on how things have been going. I’ve been diligently checking into my local Doubletree daily for over half a year now and I’m happy to announce that I’ve hit 10000 free points by […]
Now have the power to do open ended search for flights based on regions You’ve probably heard or seen that Google has gotten into the flight search game. What you didn’t know is they have an awesome cool new feature called Explore that’s kind of a hidden feature for now (one of many Google secret […]
American Express credit cards are great for travel because you collect points that are versatile enough to be used as regular membership rewards points that can be used to converted into dollars to pay for travel spend or you can do direct conversions into programs you’re already part of like Aeroplan, SPG, or Honors. It’s […]
UPDATE Sadly it looks like SPG has suspended this and will no longer be available. Sorry guys! Really sucks that both SPG and Hilton and clamping down on these methods of getting free easy points. A month ago I wrote an article about how you could get free Hilton HHonors points. Now it’s SPG’s […]