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Reminder - Marriott Platinum Benefit Guarantee

I’ve harped a lot about why status matters.  Whether it be an airline or a hotel, earning status comes with a lot of benefits but it’s really incumbent on you, the customer, to know your entitlements and benefits. One of my favorite, albeit nerdy, pastimes, is to read all the terms and conditions associated with
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What To Expect For The Next Month

We begin our trip in a few days and I’m intending on bringing you all along for the ride!  Not literally because that would be crazy but I will be posting on the blog and sharing pictures and videos via Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.  I’m not sure if something like Facebook Live might work due to
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How To Get Started In Travel Hacking – Part 2

Let’s continue our series on How To Get Started in Travel Hacking.  Today we will focus on the type of points and miles you should be collecting.  This is a bit of a divisive subject because just like everything else out there, it’s going to depend on what you are trying to do.  Rather than
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OMG OMG OMG ... Swiss First Bookable on Aeroplan!!! HURRY

Thanks to the genius of PekFlyer, I was clued into the fact that Swiss Air’s First Class is bookable with Aeroplan.  If you don’t know, Swiss First Class is not supposed to be bookable unless you hold status with Swiss but for some unknown reason, it’s bookable. You can find wide open availability from all
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How To Get Started In Travel Hacking - Part 1

I occurs to me that there may be new people coming to the blog and while I do my best to lay out all the information you need, I perhaps take for granted that some people are coming in completely cold. Hunting and pecking across an entire site can be time consuming and confusing so
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Help With My Shoe Game

As you likely know, we will be leaving on our Luxury Round-the-World trip in just over two weeks and I have been STRUGGLING with finding shoes to bring along for the trip.  If you’ve followed the blog closely or know me in real life, you’ll know that I refuse to check baggage and try to travel
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A Hint at the Future of SPG

This morning I received an email from Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG) that detailed a change in their SPG Pro program.  For those that don’t know, SPG Pro is/was a program that allowed travel professionals and meeting organizers a chance to earn SPG points and stay credits towards status when their clients booked rooms or meetings. I
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