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Top 10 Cities to Visit in Europe - Bucket List Traveler

Introduction<p>There are 44 countries in Europe today with dozens of cities with populations of over one million residents. Many of these major cities …

European Travel

SPG 35% discount on points purchase is back!

SPG 35% discount on points purchase is back. The discount is available for purchases made between 9:00 AM ET April 19, 2018 and 11:59 PM ET May 31, …

Flying

Boutique Hotel Review: The Roger New York

BACKGROUND:<p>For my spring break trip I booked The Roger New York and I was really excited to try out a boutique hotel! I’ve never really stayed at a …

Hospitality

Qatar Airways 787 Business Class Review Doha Johannesburg

<b>TL;DR</b><p>I believe Qatar Airways offers the best business class option from the Middle East to Africa. With their second best business class seats …

Qatar Airways

American A321 Transcon Business Class Review LAX-JFK

I had the great pleasure of flying on one of American Airlines’ A321 Transcons for my Spring Break Trip to New York! I’ve always thought the plane …

American Airlines

Hotel Review: Panda Hotel (Executive Room) in Hong Kong

I stayed at a hotel called Panda Hotel in Tsuen Wan on a recent visit to Hong Kong. It’s quite a unique hotel, especially if you (or your kids) are …

Hong Kong

Hyatt Centric New Orleans - King Suite Review

New Orleans is a very special place, unlike anywhere else. Anyone who has visited and ventured off of Bourbon St can attest. I recently made a quick …

Hospitality

500th unique take on the new Marriott program - MUST READ, of course!

If your eyes and brain are not twitching with the 499 unique blogposts about the new Marriott program, let me offer you my very own – The …

Credit Cards

Hotelion Reacts: Marriott & SPG Merger Announcement

Premise<p>As you may know, the Starwood and Marriott merger from a couple years ago kept the current programs. However, today they announced that major …

Credit Cards

How to Use Shopping Portals to Meet Your Travel Goals

The most lucrative way to earn points and miles is through credit card sign-up bonuses. This is no secret. I tend to open only 1-2 cards per year and …

Personal Finance

Is Your AAdvantage Award Really Ticketed? (On Request vs Ticketed)

Whenever I book a flight, I always make sure that I have a confirmed e-ticket number. In most cases, tickets are instantly ticketed when you buy …

Flying

The American Airlines Flagship Lounge at LAX is Amazing!

American Airlines has been upping their game with premium lounge offerings. They currently have 4 Flagship Lounges at Chicago (ORD), New York (JFK), …

American Airlines

Flight Review: Delta One Business Class from HKG-SEA (A330-200)

While I enjoy flying Cathay Pacific for international trips to Asia, I had the chance to fly from Hong Kong to Seattle last month on Delta’s …

Long Haul

A Few Good Ways to Save Money on European Car Rentals

I recently booked a trip to Italy for a couple of weeks this summer and I was shocked at how pricey car rentals are.<p>This got me thinking.<p>I almost …

Personal Finance

Finally! A Good IHG Accelerate Promotion Challenge…

IHG runs a “Accelerate” promotion on a quarterly basis. The promotion incentivizes members to earn additional points by completing certain …

Hospitality

Here's How to Stay at Any* Hilton Property for Under $100

What if I told you that you could stay in practically any Hilton hotel worldwide for under $100? This includes beautiful Hilton properties like the …

Hospitality

Review: The Overrated Qantas First Class Lounge LAX

I Finally Got to Visit The Qantas First Class Lounge LAX, To My Surprise, I Wasn’t That Impressed<p>It was recently brought to my attention that I …

American Airlines

ICYMI Last Week: $10k Travel Voucher, Amex Lounge Coming to Denver, and More

ICYMI Last Week (3.19-3.26): United Issues $10,000 Travel Voucher, American Express’ New Denver Lounge, and Air China’s New Route<p>Must Read News …

Flying

Today Qantas start Perth to London non-stop with QF9

Today is a historic one as Qantas flight QF9 departs from Perth for London Heathrow airport at 18:50. This is the first regularly scheduled non-stop …

Qantas

Unhappy Aer Lingus AerClub callers on Joe Duffy's Liveline

Joe Duffy presents a daily talk show on RTÉ Radio 1 in Ireland called Liveline where unhappy people call in to have a moan. It is quite popular among …

Aer Lingus

Confirmed: Hilton Aspire Comes with a Free Night in the First Year

Earlier in January, Amex launched two new card products. The Hilton Ascend and the Hilton Aspire card.<p>The Hilton Aspire card is a $450 annual fee …

Hospitality

United Supervisor Says iPads are as Dangerous as Fires, $800,000 Verdict

Premise<p>So, I haven’t written for a while, as I have been busy with work and not-travelling. And while I still have things to write about (ring, an …

Galaxy Note

United Just Gave Out a $10,000 Travel Voucher

After In-Voluntarily Being Kicked Off a United Flight, a Passenger Received a $10,000 Travel Voucher<p>I’m sure we all recall the story of Dr. Dao a few …

Flying

Extremely cheap Flybe sale on Dublin to London Southend

British airline Flybe (Fly-bee) is offering flights from Dublin to London Southend for €14.99 all in. This is an extremely competitive deal for a …

England

Give an Inch for the Good of Your Country!

It’s 29 inches! Plenty of space to watch the world pass you by in the window of an airplane, right? That’s a good couple feet…plus 5 inches! It’s …

Money

ENDING SOON: 30% Bonus on Diner's Club Avios Transfers

Most of you won’t take any value from this post since Diner’s Club cardholders are few and far between. My company uses DC for our corporate cards so …

British Airways

Who is best Dublin to China - Cathay Pacific or Hainan?

Ireland is getting not one but two direct services to the Far East starting in June 2018. Cathay Pacific are flying to Hong Kong four times a week …

Cathay Pacific

Here's a simple way to save money on your hotel bookings

I am probably the worst nightmare for some small boutique hotels. When I make my booking, I continue to look for ways to save money as I like to get …

British Airways

ICYMI Last Week: United's Dog of a Week, Flagship Champagne, Qatar Comparison

ICYMI (3.12-3.19): United Kills Cabin Pet, Loses Passenger’s Pet, American’s Changing Their Flagship Lounge Champagne, A Blogger Breaks Down Qatar …

United Airlines

My (Impressive) First Booking Through American Express Fine Hotels and Resorts

After a Fantastic One-Night Stay at the Loews Chicago Downtown, I’m Sold On American Express Fine Hotels and Resorts<p>I recently flew up to Chicago to …

Hospitality