Good afternoon everyone, happy Friday! I was working on my Buy Miles & Points Page and found 3 offers that end in the next week. Always check the math to make sure that buying miles & points makes sense for you. Do not buy miles & points speculatively unless you have a use in mind. With that said, here are 3 offers that end soon. Up first, Hilton Hotels is offering up to a 100% bonus, depending on the number of Hilton Honors Points you purchase. This offer expires today – May 6.
Updated at 8:45am PT on 5/4/22: Fixed a few cents per point typos and added info about the speed of the Global Points Transfer.
Good afternoon everyone. A few weeks ago, I wrote Reminiscing About and my Plan for my US Bank Radisson Rewards Premier & Business Credit Cards. In that post, I covered the history of events from Club Carlton to Radisson Rewards to Radisson Hotels Americas and all the major changes in between. I also covered the upcoming credit card changes and ultimately decided to keep my current credit cards as is and let the product changes occur (to get the prorated annual fee refunds). But the next big question to answer is: What should I do with my stash of 200K Radisson Hotels Americas Points? I don’t have an exact answer, but I will share some of the best options that are currently available.
First off, I have both a personal and business Radisson Hotels Americas account with a combined point balance of around 200K points. Remember, you can easily move points between accounts, just call the customer service number (888-288-8889).
The easiest option would be to redeem your points for an award stay within the Americas. Here is the award chart for all hotels in the Americas. Most of the best properties in the Americas are in the 60K – 75K range per night, so I should be able to get about 3 nights in a nice Radisson Blu property. If you are not interested in an award stay in the Americas, keep reading to find out what other options are available.
Good afternoon everyone, I hope you all had a great weekend. 9 years ago today (back on May 1, 2013), Travel with Grant was born! Even though I am not a full time blogger and writing this post from a tropical beach, I’m still very happy and grateful to still be writing and sharing my thoughts with my readers. Every year (when I remember), I like to write a birthday / blogiversary post about TWG. If you want to reminisce through the years, check out these old posts: Year 1, Year 2, Year 3, Year 4, Year 5, Year 6, no Year 7 (I forgot about it during the pandemic), and Year 8.
I cover a wide variety of travel topics and don’t tend to follow the travel blogging crowd (I think of myself as Dory from Finding Nemo, just swimming around doing my own thing). Some of these posts were very popular and got lots of pageviews, but others didn’t get as much love as I thought they would. But without further ado, here are my 9 favorite posts from the last year (May 2021 – April 2022) in chronological order. Continue reading
Updated at 7:20am PT on 4/27/22: Hawaii is very popular this year, so instead of booking the timeshare vacation package and picking your dates later, I would suggest locking in your dates when you book the package. Here is a recent horror story of the Sheraton Kauai on FlyerTalk.
Good afternoon everyone, I hope your week is going well. Last week, I wrote Stop Ignoring Vacasa Vacation Rentals! Get Awesome Condos for 13,500 Wyndham Rewards Points per Night. In that post, I shared my recently booked Vacasa Vacation Rentals in Hawaii. If you prefer hotels over condos, I have 2 great timeshare vacation packages available. The first is with Hilton Grand Vacations and is available to the public. The second is with Westin Vacation Club and looks targeted, but you can reach out to Westin Vacation Club to see if you are eligible. I have experience with timeshare presentations and have stayed at a few of these properties before. I will go through the booking process of each to show you what it is like, what is included, and how much it costs.
Let’s get started with the Hilton Grand Vacations offer. Here is the link to the landing page with the various properties.
Good afternoon everyone, I hope you had a great weekend. A few days ago, I booked 3 more Vacasa Vacation Rentals for an upcoming trip to Maui and Oahu. I am a huge fan of Vacasa (especially in Hawaii) and the booking process is pretty easy, you just need to call Wyndham Rewards. The price is right too at only 13,500 Wyndham Rewards Points per bedroom per night, if you have the Barclays Wyndham Rewards Earner+ Credit Card or the Barclays Wyndham Rewards Earner Business Credit Card (or 15,000 points per bedroom per night without the credit card). Here are the 6 Vacasa properties in Hawaii that I have booked and stayed at / will stay at. There are actually a few ways to earn Wyndham Rewards Points that I will show you later in the post. Let’s get started.