Here’s My Favourite American Express Card

American Express is my favourite issuer of Travel Rewards Credit Cards, Hotel Rewards Credit Cards, and generally any Point Rewards Credit Cards. They also have some amazing No Annual Fee Credit Cards, that earn real Membership Rewards points that can be transferred to many airlines and hotels at a 1:1 ratio.. that’s incredible for a no annual fee card. One of the first American Express cards I… Read More

An Amazing Feeling: Burning LifeMiles

Do you ever have those moments when you are full of joy after emptying out a mileage account? I know that may sound crazy, but I felt wonderful today after I completely burned my Avianca LifeMiles and my account balance now shows zero. Success! While many bloggers and frequent travellers try to lure you into buying thousands of LifeMiles, I’m not one of them. I’ve… Read More

How Long Can You Go Without Flying?

It has been less than a week since I’ve been on a plane and I’m already having “symptoms” of not travelling. These include, but are not limited to: Browsing reviews of First Class products Applying for new credit cards which earn miles or points Checking last-minute award availability Checking Google Flights for last-minute deals Checking SPG for last-minute hotel deals Looking at your carry-on and wondering… Read More

American Express: “Wow… You’ve Got Everything”

If there’s one bank I love the most, it is American Express. Seriously. They issue the best Travel Rewards Credit Cards, Point Rewards Credit Cards, and Hotel Rewards Credit Cards. Not only that, their famous Membership Rewards points transfer to dozens of airlines and also to various hotels – so using AMEX points in a good way isn’t hard at all. I’m currently doing an… Read More

When Being Sick Finally Catches Up To You…

I’ve been travelling for almost two months non-stop now. At the beginning of May, I headed to Mexico, later I headed to Asia, and after that was Fiji. June was crazy with a ton of domestic U.S. flying, then flying to Europe, then flying to South America, and finally back to the U.S. just a few days ago. It has been an insane two months…. Read More

Why I Love Aeroplan

Perhaps my favourite frequent flyer programme besides from Miles & More has to be Air Canada’s Aeroplan. While I love Miles & More with all of my heart, the programme has quite high redemption rates for premium cabin travel in addition to imposing fuel surcharges on nearly every single airline. Air Canada’s Aeroplan frequent flyer programme is my second favourite in that the programme has… Read More

Collect Memories, Not Souvenirs

I’ve been travelling around the world since as long as I can remember. My parents took me on countless trips when I was young and I was always fascinated by the idea of travel. However, I never understood why people would buy items (a.k.a. souvenirs) to remember a certain place.. I mean I believe you should collect memories and perhaps photos, but the fact of… Read More

My Exhausting 40 Hours of Travel

It has been a really long almost two days and I’m ready to sleep for at least a week… if not longer. My 40 hours of travel began in Cusco, Peru and ended in Seattle.. but oh my god, it was the worst itinerary ever and with the additional delays, I was just so damn exhausted. It isn’t exactly easy to fly back from Cusco… Read More

Avianca FA Doesn’t Believe I’m in Business Class!

As if the trip back to Seattle from Peru couldn’t get any more, well, interesting… As I wrote yesterday, my friend and I were flying from Lima to the U.S., after a wonderful trip to Peru, and we were both treated like sh!t by the Lima Airport ground agents.. and I’m sure everyone was equally badly treated – so there’s no distinction between Business Class… Read More

Lima Airport: Where Airlines Treat Passengers Like Sh!t

Hello from Lima Airport where I’m not having the best end to my wonderful South American adventure due to the incompetence and rudeness of multiple airline staff. It has been a wonderful week, I spent most of it in Cusco and yesterday visited Machu Picchu, which was a real gem and a place I’ve wanted to visit for years. I also stayed at Tambo del Inka,… Read More