We get some booking advice for booking IHG Rewards Pointbreaks hotels, how to get Amex Business cards, learn how the Club Carlson Free Night actually works, Radisson Aruba became Hilton Aruba, read about this crazy McAfee dude, marvel at more pics of Pluto and more!<—–notice the strategic placement of the exclamation solely designed to increase clicks on our few affiliate links, I learned this stuff at Million Mile Secrets lol.
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TBB is always evolving, always! Such is life. But the mission does not…for now anyways lol. I will be limiting TBB blog posts to no more than three travel related links and then up to four other links (personal finance and miscellaneous topics ranging from hopelessly inspirational to downright bizarre, you know, eclectic stuff as always hehe.) On top there will always be miles/points related links to whatever I found worthy the previous day. Maybe taking a break at least one of the two weekend days. And I will always aim to end each post with a funny pic or gif. Like that Mile Nerd dude does 🙂
I am slowly working through past trip reports now that I got son to help me upload the pics. And I am thinking about doing blog posts of trip reports in parts (please be gentle, we have no staff!) with the aim of eventually gathering them all in one massive Trip Report eventually when I get through them. I am done with the first part: Detroit to Banff, hooray! Hey, I am the slowest trip report blogger, bar none! Don’t worry, these will not be 35 part trip reports lol. I am doing this more for our family as a place to show the grandkids what legend their grandpa was #kidding.
One of the few great bargains with hotel points is the IHG Rewards Pointbreaks list. Each hotel costs just 5,000 IHG Rewards points per night. The latest list is pretty unremarkable. Book fast if you can make some of these work into your schedule. Loyalty Lobby almost always is the first one out with it. The bigger blogs are too busy massaging their credit card affiliate links to…care! And here is some advice about how to book Pointbreaks hotels!
Personal Finance Digest has a few things to say about the fall out from the Rolling Stone article about
our hobby The Hobby. “We ‘re doomed.” Can’t wait for Chase Sapphire Preferred Week lol.
Julian, as known as Devil’s Advocate writing at Frequent Miler, wrote a post about Amex Business card apps & how the 12-month does not have to apply. Very interesting, you bet I didn’t know that!
Out and Out has a list of Amex cards NOT issued by American Express.
Well, after reading this post by The Free-quent Flyer on how the Club Carlson annual benefit free night work, I am definitely leaning towards canceling not only wife’s card (after our stay at the Chicago Radisson Blu in a few weeks) but also mine too…And yes that stay was booked pre devaluation to get the two nights for
one 50,000 points (now 70,000 points for one night, booooo!).
Hotel Award Charts by Travel Is Free (who is cooking something in his blog, very curious to see what it is).
Radisson Aruba has now rebranded to Hilton per Loyalty Traveler. I never got around to making it there to take advantage of the two for one Club Carlson credit card deal. Then again, whenever I looked at Aruba I found it underwhelming as a destination.
Edge of Stability by Jeff Boyce. A mind blowing timelapse video!
20 Stunning Tennis Courts to play in your lifetime. I am not a tennis fan but…wow!
The world’s largest sauna opened in Norway. From Architecture Digest. Seats 150 people…it’s hot in there!
The insane life of former fugitive and eccentric cybersecurity legend John McAfee. What a wild psycho dude, wow!
The Sharpest Photos of Pluto. Love them!
Asset Allocation: Make it Personal. Good one at the Vanguard Blog.
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