Euro Trip 2019 Planning: Booking initial hotels (Part 2)

Euro Trip 2019 Planning: Booking initial hotels (Part 2)

Today’s article will resume the discussion of booking the initial hotel stays for our 2019 Euro Trip. I will address the value of points and miles and why I prefer award nights for this trip. I use Milan as a detailed example and will close with the hotels selected for each city on our itinerary.

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Euro Trip 2019: Selecting transatlantic flights

Euro Trip 2019: Selecting transatlantic flights

This is the time of year, when it’s cold and gray, that my thoughts turn toward Europe and warm strolls along the Seine or dining at a sidewalk café in a charming Italian town. Thanks to points and miles, my wife and I have been blessed to take an annual trip to Europe, something we plan to continue in 2019. I have written previously about my approach to travel planning, but this year’s trip is different in a few ways which makes the planning process different as well. However, the first step was booking our transatlantic flights.

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Fall Break 2017 in Orlando: Wyndham Bonnet Creek Resort condo review

Fall Break 2017 in Orlando: Wyndham Bonnet Creek Resort condo review

Last year, my family and I went to Orlando for Fall Break. My wife did the same trip with the kids the year before and enjoyed it so much that she wanted to do it again. So, we loaded up the minivan and road-tripped, Griswold-style, to the real-life Wally World. We stayed at the Wyndham Bonnet Creek Resort and, today, I review the condo where we stayed during our visit.

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Deciding on my next points and miles credit card

Recently, I signed up for the American Express Starwood Business Card and am close to earning the full signup bonus. So I am in search of my next points and miles card. At the moment, there are some attractive offers from American Express and Citibank.

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Using Amex Business Platinum Card airline travel credit for Delta gift cards

The Enhanced Business Platinum Card from American Express OPEN offers annual $200 airline fee credits. If you purchase small gift cards, despite the card terms and conditions, you can use these credits for airfare.

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Unboxing the American Express OPEN Enhanced Business Platinum Card

Through January 25, 2017, American Express OPEN is offering up to 100,000 bonus Membership Rewards Points on the Enhanced Business Platinum Card. Combined with the excellent perks the card offers, I decided to apply two weeks ago and was instantly approved. My card was delivered within a week and I wanted to document the unboxing of my latest points-and-miles credit card.

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Review: Candlelight Christmas Evenings at Biltmore House

Last year, I was finally able to experience Candlelight Christmas Evenings at Biltmore House. The home glittered with twinkling Christmas lights and was draped with holiday greenery. If you love Christmas, Biltmore during the holiday season is a great experience.

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