United States


I was in Austin for a few short days last week on a business trip and was blown away by all the cool free stuff there was to do. I can’t wait to take Caleb back in the future and spend more time exploring this quirky capitol. Visit the University of […]

Ten free and cheap things to do in Austin


Two weeks ago Caleb and I flew to one of our all-time favorite cities in the world for a weekend getaway, New York City. We redeemed free nights certificates at two “aspirational” properties: The Park Hyatt and the Waldorf Astoria, and visited the Air Canada Lounge at LGA, all of which I […]

Weekend in NYC: Our transportation, eats and activities



On our recent trip to New York we had the chance to check out the Air Canada lounge at LaGuardia Airport, thanks to our Priority Pass Membership. We recently got access to Priority Pass Lounges thanks to the Citi Thank You Prestige Card. We almost exclusively fly Southwest for our […]

LGA Air Canada Lounge Review


We redeemed a Hilton free weekend night certificate from the Citi Hilton Reserve card to stay at the iconic Waldorf Astoria property on our recent trip to New York. Positives:              The best part is probably just the charm of this historic hotel. Free water bottles and free Wi-Fi for Hilton […]

Waldorf Astoria New York City Review



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  One of the best things about points and miles and free nights from credit card sign ups is they allow us to stay at hotels that we could never actually afford. The Park Hyatt New York is a new hotel, and one of only two category seven hotels in […]

Park Hyatt New York: Is it worth it?


Caleb was approved for the Chase Hyatt card over a year ago and we originally planned to use the two free nights at an all-inclusive property in Cabo. We ended up booking and rebooking the nights several times before giving up. Caleb’s never been to San Francisco so we settled on a night […]

How we squeezed San Francisco and Napa into an affordable ...



I am full-out obsessed with Kimpton hotels and have a personal goal to try to take advantage of as many of the “New Hotel Offer” free nights as possible. This is an awesome benefit for Inner Circle members, which I am because I’m a badass. Actually I just matched to it […]

Using the Kimpton free night offer at The Goodland Hotel ...


New Orleans was one of the only bigger cities in the U.S. that I had never visited, so recently it’s been near the top of my domestic vacation spots list. Though The Villain’s been several times, he’d never experienced the city during Mardi Gras so we headed there last weekend. […]

Experiencing Mardi Gras in New Orleans, and Country Inn and ...