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About Grant

Grant is an expert in frequent flyer miles, hotel loyalty points, credit card rewards, and cash back deals. He also has a pretty cool travel blog. Find him on Twitter @travelwithgrant.

$10 Bonus for Adding Authorized User to Barclays Arrival Plus Credit Card Posted Quickly

Good afternoon everyone, I have a short post about a targeted offer I received from Barclays regarding my Barclays Arrival Plus Credit Card. Back in December, I received the following email where if I added an authorized user to my Barclays Arrival Plus Credit Card between December 1-15, I would receive a $10 statement credit. That was easy money, so I added an authorized user to my account and made a small purchase on the authorized user credit card on December 9.

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​Salar de Uyuni: Bolivia’s Magical, Mirror-like Salt Flat Oasis (2018 Dakar Rally & Crazy Photos)

Good afternoon everyone, I hope you enjoyed reading about the cable cars (Mi Teleférico) in La Paz, Bolivia. Luckily, the Salar de Uyuni salt flats are way more amazing than the cable cars. I have several photos at the bottom of this post that will have you scratching your head, saying, “How did they do that?!” In this post, I will share the details and cost of our guided tour, show what was provided by the tour and share some of my favorite photos from the salt flats. Let’s go!

We took off from La Paz International Airport (LPB) on a cold, cloudy morning with snow covered mountain peaks in the distance.

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Riding the Cable Cars (Mi Teleférico) Around La Paz, Bolivia for Under $3

Good morning everyone, I hope you all had a great weekend. On Saturday, I flew back home from Liberia, Costa Rica after a short, but relaxing stay at the Andaz Papagayo Resort (3 blog posts coming regarding the room, the resort and the food).  I am also working on a few blog posts about cable cars in La Paz (pss, it is this post), the salt flats at Salar de Uyuni, the Courtyard Marriott Guatemala City, the Guatemala City Zoo, the Sheraton Presidente San Salvador, my volcano and papusas tour in San Salvador, sleeping in the Managua (MGA) airport because I was not allowed to enter Nicaragua without a Yellow Fever Vaccine (YFV), my short 14 seater Lacsa flight from San Jose (SJO) to Liberia (LIR), and a PSA on why you should check your existing flights a few days before departure. Phew, that’s a lot of blogging to do over the next few days, but I hope you will enjoy those posts.

With all that said, let’s start off with a short post from the start of my South / Central America week-long adventure. My friend, Jim, and I flew into La Paz, Bolivia as our jumping off point down to the salt flats at Salar de Uyuni. We stayed in La Paz for 1 night and wandered around the city during the day. The coolest way to see the city is on their aerial cable car urban transit system called Mi Teleférico (My Cable Car). The cable cars quickly (and cheaply) take you from the mountain peaks to the valley floor with several stops along the way. Each ride is 3 Bolivianos (~$0.43) per person and transfers are not allowed.  As of January 21, 2018, $1.00 = 6.9 Bolivianos.

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Hunch: Is Citi Increasing Credit Limits on Other Cards for Customers Losing Citi Hilton Credit Cards?

Good morning everyone, greetings from the beautiful, tropical, peaceful Andaz Papagayo in Liberia, Costa Rica.  I have a quite a lot of blog posts to get to before I can share my review of this hotel, but (spoiler alert!) this hotel is amazing!  Lots of pictures to come from that upcoming hotel review.  Anyway, back to today’s topic at hand.  Is Citi increasing credit limits on some of their credit cards for customers who are losing a Citi Hilton credit card to American Express?  Short answer: I have no idea, this is just a hunch, so I may be completely wrong.  I have 2 Citi Hilton Honors Reserve Credit Card, each with $10,000 credit limits, that are in the process of being converted to American Express Hilton Ascend Credit Cards.  Since there is no way for me to touch the $10,000 credit limit on either of my 2 Citi Hilton Honors Reserve Credit Cards, I am going to lose $20,000 in credit limit from Citi, which represents more than 50% of my total credit limit with Citi.

With that being said, I just received the following email from Citi regarding the credit limit on my Citi Thank You Premier Credit Card.  This credit card went from a $5,000 credit limit up to to an $8,000 credit limit, but that is neither my oldest Citi credit card or the Citi credit card that I use the most (this credit card actually gets no love anymore since I now use my Chase Sapphire Reserve Credit Card for all of my travel expenses).

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PSA / Tip: Always Bring a Pen When You Travel

Good morning everyone, greetings from the beautiful Sheraton Presidente San Salvador Hotel. Over the last week, I traveled from Bolivia, to Guatemala, to El Salvador and I am flying to Nicaragua tonight. During this trip, the one thing I noticed is that every country has a different process for immigration, customs, and filling out the custom form.  Some airports only require a custom form on arrival, some require custom forms on arrival and departure, some require visas, and some require a small cash payment.  But no matter what the process is, you always need to fill out a custom form.

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