Travel Roundup: 3k Membership Rewards to Eat, 70k Delta Offer, $226 Charlotte – MEX, and More!

Welcome to the One Stop Travel Roundup from Points, Miles, and More. Your briefing on important happenings in the world of travel, airline miles, hotel points and more. Delta’s 70,000 mile MileagePlus Explorer card bonus offer is set to end June 30th. The typical bonus is 50,000 miles, so act fast if you’re interested. Have you ever tried a meal delivery service? Many American Express cardholders are being offered 3,000 Membership Rewards points for spending $70+ dollars... Read more

How to Combine Chase Ultimate Rewards Points

In an ideal world we would always have enough points to get to where we want to go. In my world, however, I burn through points pretty fast and can often come up short. Luckily you are able to share and combine Chase Ultimate Rewards points with household members very easily. Combining Chase Ultimate Rewards points is beneficial especially when perhaps the husband already has a sizable balance of miles with a transfer partner but... Read more

Travel Roundup: $20 off at Avis, $396 to Maui, and more!

Welcome to the One Stop Travel Roundup from Points, Miles, and More. Your briefing on important happenings in the world of travel, airline miles, hotel points and more. Avis is offering a $20 discount on any car rental when using Visa Checkout. For short rentals you could get a rental for close to free! Even though air travel is significantly safer than car travel it still can be scary for some. For anyone being told by a... Read more

Forbes Writer: Don’t Travel in Your Early 20’s

It’s a little slow in the points and miles world today, so let’s talk about this article I found on Forbes. Brian Roberts, a member of the Forbes “Under 30 Club” has a clear message for millennials: Don’t travel in your early 20’s. Clickbait aside, let’s break down his rationale and see how we feel about it. Brian’s Thesis on Travel in Your 20’s Brian jumps straight in by hammering home the financial implications of... Read more

Sunbasket Amex Offer

Sun Basket Amex Offer: Spend $70+ for 3,000 Membership Rewards Points

An excellent Sun Basket Amex Offer for this weekend! Sun Basket is a meal delivery service similar to Blue Apron where you are sent the exact amount of ingredients in a box to prepare new to you recipes (link gives you $35 off your first delivery and $25 off my next delivery) . I’m a big fan of these services since I love to cook new to me ingredients. So imagine how thrilled I was to see... Read more

New Route: Phoenix to Frankfurt on Condor Airlines

Well, this is exciting news for us Phoenix residents. British travel giant Thomas Cook has announced seasonal service from Phoenix to Frankfurt on Condor Airlines. While this might elicit a yawn from many of you, Phoenix is drastically under-served when it comes to nonstop international service. In fact, the new route will be just the second nonstop flight to Europe, despite Phoenix being the 6th largest city in the country. Route Details Here’s the route... Read more

Travel Roundup: New IHG Brand, $589 NYC – Phuket, Record 4th of July Travel and More!

Welcome to the One Stop Travel Roundup from Points, Miles, and More. Your briefing on important happenings in the world of travel, airline miles, hotel points and more. A record number of Americans will travel for the 4th of July. AAA estimates that 44.2 million will venture more than 50 miles beyond their home. This on the heels of record travel for Memorial Day weekend as well. Hotel giant IHG announced plans for a new mid-scale brand.... Read more

Social Security office exterior

Changing Your Name: Social Security, Passport, and Driver’s License

The first step to changing your name is to go to the Social Security office, and then changing your passport and driver’s license. The “how to” isn’t that complicated but it does take time. After that you can start with hotel programs, banks, and airlines. If you’ve read the first two entries in this series you know there’s a reason that after a year and a half of marriage I had been putting off changing... Read more

Southwest Airlines

Travel Roundup: $174 to Belize, 500 Southwest points, United turbulence, and more!

Welcome to the One Stop Travel Roundup from Points, Miles, and More. Your briefing on important happenings in the world of travel, airline miles, hotel points and more. Get up to 500 points by inviting a friend to use the Southwest shopping portal. Your friend will also get a great deal with a 250 point bonus! At least 10 people were injured due to turbulence on a United flight traveling from Panama City to Houston. A good... Read more

Report Illegal Airbnb Guests: Lame Thing To Do?

The New York Daily news reports that an anti-Airbnb coalition is creating a hotline for residents to report illegal Airbnb guests. ShareBetter, a coalition of politicians, housing and tenant groups, and unions is responsible for the hotline. New York City is the epicenter of the Airbnb battle, but the whole country will be watching how this all turns out. Would you consider reporting guests in a neighboring Airbnb? ShareBetter Background For it’s part, Airbnb gave the... Read more