...constantly searching to find the best travel deals and places to visit. A never-ending quest for adventure!

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

American Airlines Devaluation - the day is here

I hope all of you were able to get in on any last minute mile redemptions before today - as you know, today is the official day of the American Airlines devaluation for mileage awards.  There is a broad range for the changes, but most rewards are going up (some significantly).

I'm grateful to have locked in a few options later in the year - made it in time!

Monday, March 14, 2016

China Trip recap and pics

My long weekend trip to China was a success!  Beautiful, clear skies allowed me to have an enjoyable tour and I had no problems with my visa and security checks.  I also managed to keep all of my electronic devices turned off to minimize security concerns.

As a quick recap, the trip was extremely cost effective - voucher covered the flight, points covered my hotel stay at the Grand Hyatt Beijing.  

Enjoy these fabulous pics!  (click on each to enlarge)

For those wondering, I booked this entire experience using China Guide - overall it went very well from pickup to drop off.  Give them a look if you want a great experience!

Saturday, March 12, 2016

CVS giftcards available at Staples!

On my usual trip to Staples this morning, I was pleasantly surprised to find CVS giftcards available for purchase.  Bonus!  Since CVS is my prime go-to pharmacy choice, this definitely adds benefit for 5x points earning opportunity with the Chase Ink cards.  During my last trip to Staples, I also discovered Target giftcards on the rack.

Nice to see my local Staples location adding in a new product.  Has anyone else noticed this new availability?

Friday, March 11, 2016

Travel more now

Wanted to share this article from Marketwatch:

One of the biggest life regrets for Older Americans is...

I find it interesting that many find regret with what you didn't do as opposed to what you DID do...certainly goes against our current societal norm of "what have you done for me lately".  I'm certainly an advocate though - travel now while you have the means and health!