Good morning everyone, happy Friday. I hope you all have excited weekend plans. If your weekend plans involve going to Frequent Traveler University (FTU) Travel Expo or Signature in Chicago, come say hi to me. I will be walking around the FTU Travel Expo for a few hours on Saturday (11/18) and attending the FTU Signature presentations on Saturday and Sunday (11/18-11/19).
My friend Stefan at Rapid Travel Chai likes to tell people that I read through all the small print on credit cards so the rest of us don’t have to. 99% of the info is super boring, but every now and then, I found something worth sharing. I’ve been quietly following along with the Hilton news, but had nothing to add to the conversation at the time. If you want to learn more about the Hilton transition from Citi to American Express, check out this website that American Express created. A few days ago, I received an envelope from American Express with details of the transition. I had read all about the transition on other travel blogs, mainly Frequent Miler and Doctor of Credit, but I read the small print to see if there were any diamonds in the rough. I will share what I found below.
Good morning everyone. Yesterday, I received an email from the Westin Vacation Club (WVC) for a timeshare presentation at the beautiful Westin Mission Hills Golf Resort & Spa in Palm Springs, CA. The timeshare deal is for 5 days / 4 nights + your choice of 5,000 SPG Points or a $75 resort credit for only $349. This offer is not supposed to be transferrable, but if you are interested, try calling the number below or filling out the form on this page.
It’s great news when the new IHG PointBreaks Hotel list comes out at the same time IHG is having a 100% bonus on points purchased! This deal on IHG points expires on November 3, though. With IHG PointBreaks, award nights at certain IHG hotels are only 5,000 IHG points. This is the best way to stretch those IHG points into many more hotel stays. You’re able to book these hotels from Monday, October 30, 2017, for stays through January 31, 2018. If you have any travel plans over the holiday season definitely check this list and see if any of these PointBreaks hotels fit your plans. And remember, the best hotels sell out very quickly!
Do any of these PointBreak deals work for you? What’s the best PointBreak award stay you’ve ever booked?
Did you catch the offer from World of Hyatt called Try The World? Hyatt wants to “connect us to the people, places and experiences at the heart of our world.” Their Try The World concept involves a “box of the month” filled with foods and ingredients from all across a specific country. I decided to give this Try The World a go, and ordered the first three boxes. The total cost was $105, so that’s $35 a box. I’ve never subscribed to a box of the month club before!
For the first month, the country Hyatt chose was France (read the gift box review here). When I opened this month’s box featuring Turkey, I realized I still really loved the box the goodies arrive in. I love the colors, the creative artwork, and the packaging. All very stylish and classy.