Category Archive: Hotels

Oct 29

My Best Use of SPG Points

A few weeks ago we flew out east as a family (with our toddler) for a wedding in Vermont, during peak foliage season! The long weekend turned out to be beautiful, we had great company: got to catch up with friends and family. Perhaps what was best is how our weekend started. We knew we …

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Jan 28

Shopping Portals

Are Shopping Portals Worth it? There’s a plethora of shopping portals out there, and you’re probably not only getting bombarded through e-ads when you’re surfing the net but they’re also on TV, all trying to offer you what seem like amazing deals in terms of cash-back. It could be tempting to start doing this coupon-cutting …

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Jan 27

Getting best value out of IHG Hotels 5000points/night promotion

Currently InterContinental Hotels IHG  are running a great promotion where you can stay at one of their properties for just 5000 points per night.  And every travel blogger is writing off their keyboards about it. Typically IHG’s properties are listed for a lot more points per night and usually their redemption rates are some of …

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Jan 23

Cancelling a non-refundable hotel booking

I wrote about our upcoming current trip out to the East cost to spend some time iwth friends and family here and here  – and this morning we woke up in our hotel in Hartford and the Weather Channel wasn’t too kind in its predictions for the rest of our trip:   We were obviously concerned …

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