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Buy Alaska Miles From Just 1.97 Each With Alaska’s Latest Promo

Alaska Airlines just released a new buy-miles promotion, and this one is pretty special: Now through July 1, get up to a 50% bonus when buying Alaska Mileage Plan miles. As with most promotions, the bonus is higher the more miles you purchase. Here’s how the tiers break down:
Buy or Gift Bonus
Buy 10,000 – 19,000 miles 20% bonus miles
Buy 20,000 – 49,000 miles 35% bonus miles
Buy 50,000 – 60,000 miles 50% bonus miles


“What’s The Best Way to Visit Disney With Points?”

Hotels on Disney World property are magical, but not cheap. There are over 25 to choose from, too, which makes for some great variety. Whether you plan to stay in the resort or outside its borders, there are various ways you can redeem points for stays at Disney World. Note that many of these properties charge resort fees on top of the regular rates, typically ranging from $15 to $25 a night. On the other hand, most also provide free transport to and from the parks, and many include breakfast.LEARN MORE!


Earn a Ton of United Miles with MileagePlus’ Summer Bonus Multipliers

DENVER, CO – JANUARY 19, 2014: United Express and United Airlines passenger jets are lined up at the gates at Denver International Airport in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Robert Alexander/Getty Images)

Father’s Day is upon us, and the United MileagePlus Shopping portal is offering extra mileage multipliers at select stores during the “Summer Bonus” campaign. For example, Nike store has gone up from 2X miles per dollar spent to 15X miles per dollar, and JCPenney has gone up from a measly 1X mile to 10X miles per dollar spent through the portal. LEARN MORE!


British Airways: NYC To Venice For $335 Round-Trip!

–Use this BA link to book. You will need to disable ad-blocker.
-Tickets are refundable for 24 hours from the time of booking by calling BA.
-A 7 night stay is required. Once in Italy you can take a high-speed train to Florence, Milan, Rome, etc. -Venice is an awesome place to spend a Shabbos as you can read about in my 2010 trip notes. LEARN MORE!


Norwegian – $208: New York / Fort Lauderdale / Providence – Martinique. Roundtrip, including all Taxes

A good sale to the French Caribbean island of Martinique for Winter travel. This year, Norwegian is changing the departure cities to Martinique. Instead of New York, Boston and Baltimore like the previous two seasons, this upcoming season will be from New York, Fort Lauderdale and Providence.
As a reminder, Norwegian allows for 10 kilos or about 22lbs of free carry-on and one item (not the standard two that most US carriers allow). You should prepay for luggage if you are not traveling light. For this trip, adding one checked bag and seat assignment together will add about $50 in additional fees. LEARN MORE!



Africa is often thought of as a single place in the media and pop culture, like when Australia’s shadow foreign affairs spokeswoman Tanya Plibersek referred to Africa as a country. But the continent contains 54 countries, thousands of cultures, an estimated 2,000 languages, and widely divergent landscapes. Africa is home to the largest desert on earth (the Sahara) and the highest free-standing mountain in the world (Kilimanjaro). More than 600 new species have been discovered in Madagascar in just the last decade. I’m constantly blown away by how much variety there is in Africa. I’ve sandboarded down giant orange dunes in Namibia, walked along white sand beaches in Tanzania, trekked with gorillas in Uganda, and eaten at BBQ joints in the South African townships (and fancy restaurants just a few miles away). LEARN MORE!