Super busy again today in the blogosphere. It seems like every single blogger wrote about the tiny changes in the annual Hyatt hotel category changes. Actually, there was some pretty good stuff posted and we highilght it all here. No need to go anywhere else, the TBB research department is always on the lookout finding the absolute best content (and a few turkeys here and there) for your enjoyment. Remember, our motto is: “We waste our own time reading blogs so you don’t have to!’ You can also sense that everyone is slowly going on holiday mode. So, let’s get on with the show, shall we?
READER QUESTION: “How often do you check your Award Wallet Balances?”
My routine is to get them updating as soon as I start out my computer each morning! Then I start drinking, coffee that is! I see the difference from the day earlier and then I apply my auditing skills and trace the difference of a cent, err…mile/point down to the specific program! A great sense of accomplishment over takes me and I down another cup of coffee right there! I also realize I need to find time to burn some and lower these insane balances! I wish all airlines allowed Award Wallet as the software makes it SO much more convenient to track everything. But Southwest, Delta and United are more interested to extract money from the AW folks. Oh, prepare to pay more for AW if they work out a “licensing deal”. I would like this trend of not allowing AW to work with the companies to STOP and REVERSE itself! Will I bet any money on this happening? Absolutely not!
A nice concise Frequent Miler post on “Multiple paths to 5x everywhere“. You are being copied all over dude! We are having lunch again today in Ann Arbor along with a few other addicts. I swore that I will never ever go public with the trick of getting 29x everywhere!
Milevalue on Free One Ways on Delta. One of these days we will manage to put one of these together as we have a hard time getting award seats at the lower level for the primary roudtrip target, let alone plan way in advance for the free one way!
Romsdeals has some original content (becoming so hard to find with so many blogs!!!) on his “How to earn 8x Back on Almost Everything“. Of course you have to deal with Paypal, be careful. TBB and online shopping do not get along too well, especially eBay! All the power to you if this works out for you who may give this a shot! TBB has a MyPoints account too!
Jason Steele, TPG Contributor, wrote “Maximizing Reload Cards for Points and Miles: Vanilla vs. Green Dot vs. PayPal. vs. Reloadit“. Decent post, good to repeat stuff to drill into our heads the different methods ( so many now!). I am starting to get it now…I have to grow big and then hire others to write for me and then I travel around the world while the dough keeps coming in from my amazing affiliate credit card links, aha!
Jodi at Legal Nomads wrote a beautiful post “The Overview Effect, Mindfulness and Travel“. And the video at the end of it about space is absolutely breathtaking! We love getting spaced out around here, it’s so groovy, woohoo!
The Points Guy again on “Top 10 Ways to Redeem Delta SkyMiles“. If this is not proof that content immediately improves after one pit stop in my infamous “NOT SO BEST OF” joint…I don’t know what is! 😉
Hack My Trip has a good article on the Avios program. I think the more we talk about the gems the new program offers the more we invite an “enhancement” from BritishAirways!
A stunning time-lapse video of the Grand Canyon! Must click!
Another stunning video on Visiting Iceland. Your life will be enhanced after watching this. Yet another place in the must visit list…so many!
Excellent post on How to Find Mileage Runs – 2013 Edition by Frequently Flying
NOT SO BEST OF
The Trip Report “Our 2nd Honeymoon in Paradise” that will never end. Coming up next: “Eating coconuts at the beach in Paradise” followed by “Short ferry ride to the port” and “Flight to Papeete sitting in 1A and 1B. TBB commenter said “post 598686 was about a frog they saw on their way to breakfast and how darius explained to the frog how to earn points”. We know MMS, you will keep going;-)
Travis at Extra Pack of Peanuts had a “What’s Your Excuse for Not Traveling? 71 Travel Experts Tell You Why It’s Bull#$&%!“. Many here are bloggers we know. First I am not sure how this came about but if Travis took the initiative to contact everyone…I am very impressed, an A+ for effort! BUT I found this to be not that helpful as almost every blogger responded with his/her own hook of what they blog about! I would paste some here but we are already making today’s blog post quite long so we will spare you the torture! By the way, most replied with “time and money”!
I am getting really tired of featuring here relentless credit card link only posts. They are disguised in several forms and you have all seen them over and over and over and over again. My eye sockets need some time to recover. I mean, is there any living creature who does NOT know about the Chase Ink or Sapphire Preferred cards anymore? If we only had a dollar for every affiliate link our eye sockets had the honor of facing over the years…
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