For as long as I can remember, Iceland has been near the top on my travel wish list. The country is full of natural wonders –geysers, hot springs, waterfalls, glaciers, black-sand beaches and of course, the Northern Lights. Every time I hear or read the word Iceland, I pine for a trip there. In fact, … More AYP Destination Series – Iceland
I applied for the Starwood Preferred Guest American Express in order to earn the all-time high sign-up bonus of 35,000 Starpoints! I filled out the application, pressed send, and held my breath… and as I expected: My application went into a pending status! While I would have much preferred instant approval, I knew that I … More My Starwood Preferred Guest American Express Application
The island country of Cuba has been the topic of a number of headlines recently. Not only did the Tampa Bay Rays baseball organization recently make a trip down to Cuba for an exhibition game against the Cuban National team (the first MLB team to play in Cuba since 1999), but President Obama was there … More Travel News – Cuba Edition
With so many great sign-up bonuses being offered right now , it can be difficult to determine what card(s) to apply for – which explains why I have received so many questions from family and friends asking what card is best for them! While I would love to be able to give a straightforward answer stating … More Which to Get? Sapphire Preferred vs. Starwood Preferred Guest vs. Marriott Rewards
Don’t Let Credit Card Applications End in Denial You have been eyeing a certain credit card for some time now. You research the card sign-up bonus and benefits and determine it is the perfect card to fit your lifestyle. You know your credit score is strong and that it has been a while (at least … More Credit Denied… Please Reconsider!
Guest Writer Mallory (my wife & Editor-in-Chief) is in charge of AYP today as she gives her full detailed hotel review of the Hyatt Paris Madeleine! We LOVE to travel. And we REALLY love to travel for free or close to free. During our trip to Paris last month, we began our stay with a … More Hotel Review – The Hyatt Paris Madeleine
Greetings! As a special welcome to new readers visiting as a result of my Million Mile Secrets Interview, I staged the very first AYP Giveaway! For the giveaway, I invited new and old readers alike to send me a travel related question (or even a travel related statement) at firstname.lastname@example.org. Each person who contacted me was entered for a … More AYP Giveaway Winner!
Latest Update – March 28, 2016 – China’s Anbang Insurance Group tops Marrott with an increased offer of approximately $14 Billion. It seems unlikely that Marriott will be able to match this most recent Anbang offer, but stay tuned for more! Previously reported: We heard a few months back that Starwood Hotels & Resorts struck a … More Who is Acquiring Starwood Hotels?
To new friends, welcome to AcCounting Your Points! Thanks for joining me today! And to old friends, welcome back! If you follow Million Mile Secrets, then you may have noticed yours truly smack dab in the middle of their latest post. What an awesome experience it is to be featured on Emily and Daraius’ blog! As … More A Million Mile Secrets Interview – Featuring AYP!
A friend of mine is engaged and is going through the exciting process of honeymoon planning! As many of you know, a wedding can be a very expensive event, so it definitely helps to save money wherever you can. My friend knows a bit about points and miles and is committed to utilizing them as … More Can you use Chase Ultimate Rewards Points to fly on American Airlines?