New Ontario Bill Bans Loyalty Rewards Expiration

Many Passengers Had Been Up in Arms Over the Decision to Void Air Miles That Were Over Five Years Old
In a big win for consumers, Ontario passed a law on December 5th, 2016 that now bans the expiration of rewards in the province. The Protecting Rewards Points Act which is part of Ontario’s Consumer Protection Act will come into effect in the next few months and will apply to all kinds of rewards or loyalty programs in Ontario...

Strategies Beginners Can Use to Earn More Miles and Points With Their Credit Cards

Credit Card Strategy For Beginners
Maxing out on all the credit card rewards and bonuses such as miles and points requires a level of meticulousness and active optimization that is out of reach of most people, at least if you have a life and a job to do. Unless, of course, you want to turn your pursuit for points and miles into a full...

Beginner’s Guide to Travel Hacking

Beginners' Guide to Travel Hacking
For most people, frequent travelers are filthy rich people with lots of time and cash to spare and visit every country in the world. If you are an avid traveler, one of the most common questions that you are likely to get goes something like: “how the heck are you able to afford so much travel”. Nothing could be...

6 Best Ways to Use Starpoints from the SPG Amex Cards

Starwood Preferred Guest offers its members a unique chance to travel around the world and with great benefits and luxury. With each travel and an SPG card, earn and redeem Starpoints at any of their more than 1,300 deluxe resorts and hotels across the globe. Whether you earned a large stash of Starpoints with the new sign-up bonus or...

Guide to Hotel Loyalty Programs

Hotel Loyalty Programs Cards
Loyalty programs are everywhere, and chances are if you were to go through your wallet or email inbox, you will find that you are a loyal member of more companies than you would like to admit. You may find yourself signing up without even meaning to - sometimes it is because of the promise of a competition or tangible...

“A Drifter Out To See The World”

Clay: I recently had the good fortune to be interviewed by the Northern Express, a local paper in my home town of Traverse City, about the Syrian refugee crisis that I saw while I was living in Scotland and traveling across Europe. The article was written by Patrick Sullivan and can be found below: A passion for travel writing sent...

Some Ponderings on Writing

It’s been a busy start of the year for me and I haven’t been able to publish nearly as much as i’d like to, because i’m trying to figure out how to write for a purpose. When I started writing travel I stuck to basic informational pieces, they were useful to a point, and I loved when they were able...

WIN A SELF-GUIDED CITY WALKS APP FOR YOUR NEXT TRIP!

With the holiday season upon us and in full swing, I decided that i'd love to give back to the readers of this site and so in honor of that i'll be giving away promo codes for the Full Version of City Walks Apps by GPSmyCity. While i'd love to give everyone one of these apps, I simply don't have the...

Guest Post: How to Survive an Airport Layover

Unfortunately, there comes a time in every traveler's life where you're stuck with that long layover. Whether it's because you booked the cheapest flight available or there's no other way to make your flights work out, these layovers are a fact of living—for all that we may wish it otherwise. Instead of twiddling your thumbs on your next layover,...

Guest Post: Jacob Laukaitis On Exploring Bali

Clay: Hey guys! A few weeks ago I interviewed a guy named Jacob Laukaitis on how he drove across The Balkans on his motorbike. He's continued to travel around the world and he's done some absolutely incredible things. I wanted to bring him back on the site for a little blog post from him as well as to share...