Hilton Cancels 279 Point Per Night Mistake Bookings, Oh Well…

Hilton Cabo San Lucas

A couple of days back I came across a deal (mistake?) posted by One Mile At A Time. The Hilton Cabo San Lucas was offering rooms for an overly ridiculous low price of 279 points per night.

I quickly logged in to my Hilton HHonors account and booked a random weekend towards the end of September for 3 nights.

I wasn’t even sure if we could take the trip if the rate was honored since there are things to consider like work and getting a flight to the destination… Continue reading

Have You Taken An Amenity Kit When Flying Coach?

amenity kit

When flying upfront in premium cabins like First or Business Class I’ve always found it exciting to see what the amenity kit will look like.

Last month I wrote about the most awesome airline amenity kits.

During flights we’ve received some really nice kits (Lufthansa’s Oktoberfest Inspired Kit) and some major disappointments (Finnair’s Business Class Kit). We’ve also received a couple of basic amenity kits when flying in the back of the plane. Continue reading

Hey British Airways, Where Are My Avios

British Airways Avios

After I got home from work I stopped by the BoardingArea homepage and saw a couple of reports of British Airways Avios accounts being hacked.

I decided to read the articles from The Gate and Miles to Memories before checking in on my account.

It seems that many Avios accounts were hacked and British Airways may have used a preventative measure to protect others by locking their accounts  and/ or zeroing the balance for now. Continue reading

New York Travel Festival: April 18-19

NY Travel Fest

A couple of years back I attended the first New York Travel Festival (NY Trav Fest). Check out my review featuring the highlights here.

The festival featured lots of different seminars and discussions in a much smaller setting than what you’d expect of a show like the NY Times Travel Show.

The NY Travel Festival had an impressive roster of travelers featured like Lee Abbamonte, Andrew Evans, Matt Kepnes and more. Continue reading

Turn Your Passport Into A Masterpiece…

Passport Art

To this day I still get excited when my passport gets stamped. I can’t wait to see what the new stamps (and Visas) will look like when visiting a new country.

After my passport is stamped, I usually leave the page open to let the ink dry so it won’t smear or get messed up. At times I’ve even requested for a stamp to be placed on a specific page. I’ve even gone as far as seeking out border officials when entering a new country and no one asked for my passport… Continue reading

Some Tasty Local Eats At McDonald’s Mexico

mcdonald's mexico

I’ve written many times in the past about how I like to visit McDonald’s while traveling to new places but rarely ever step foot inside a McD’s at home.

I stop by McDonald’s for a couple of reasons.

  1. I love seeing what local or different items might be on the menu.
  2. Sometimes you just want something to eat that is familiar.

During our trip to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico I visited McD’s due to reason #1. Continue reading