Airline Credit Cards that Offer FREE Checked Bags

There’s a lot of schlepping involved with traveling.  Some people, it seems, brings their entire closet with them when they go abroad.  However, for the vast majority of us, one or two checked bags is enough to get us through a typical vacation. With the increase in budget cuts of airlines, and their insistence on[…]

Korean Air SKYPASS Visa Signature Review

US Bank may be a bank that you normally not think of as a travel credit card issuer, but, in fact, they do!  One such credit card is the Korean Air Skypass Visa Signature card.  There is a business version of this card as well, with a smaller bonus of 10,000 miles.  The sign-up bonus[…]

The 5 Worst Ways to Redeem Credit Card Rewards

My favorite part of earning thousands of credit card miles each year, is the time that I get to redeem them (isn’t it everyone’s?).  With so many cities and countries on earth to visit, it can be quite a large choice!  But, what worries me about some of you reading this blog, is that you[…]

How to Redeem Barclaycard Arrival Miles

 The Barclaycard Arrival PlusTM World Elite MasterCard® has really taken the travel world by storm.  Its great benefits, easy points earning (at two points per dollar for every dollar spent, it makes it easy to know how much you’re earning), as well no foreign transaction fees makes it a great card.  However, when it comes[…]

A Beginner’s Guide To Points and Miles

Are you a newbie to rewards travel?  It’s a little intimidating, diving into this whole ‘points and miles’ thing.  I know when I first heard about this hobby/lifestyle/obsession, I had a difficult time grasping just where to start my search for information.  Well, if you are like I was at that moment, you’re probably pretty[…]

Card Comparison: AAdvantage Platinum Select vs. United MileagePlus Explorer

There are many choices in airline available to the domestic American traveler these days.  You have new upstart budget airlines like JetBlue and Virgin America, which compete on cabin quality and price, Southwest which competes on convenience and price, and the “old dogs” like United, American, and Delta, who compete on benefits to travelers and[…]

Card Comparison: Barclaycard Arrival vs. Capital One Venture

There are often cards out there that compete for the same group of customers.  The Barclaycard Arrival PlusTM World Elite MasterCard® and the Capital One Venture Credit Card could qualify for such a battle- they both a great common benefit, two points/miles for every dollar spent on the card, but which one is better? Let’s dive[…]

Chase Credit Card Comparison: Sapphire Preferred vs. Southwest Airlines Rapid Rewards

The Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card or the Southwest Airlines Rapid Rewards card? If you’re wondering which one is better for your wallet, keep reading! There are some really great travel credit cards out there.  And, there are some great ones that specialize in the airlines.  Not all carriers are created equal, however.  One that consistently stands out[…]

Getting the Most Out of Your Rewards Credit Card

When you sign up for a rewards credit card, you usually do so because you are lured by the perks and advertised rewards. But, you might be shocked to realize just how many people actually never redeem their rewards, let them expire or just forget about them. If you are going to get a rewards[…]