The Resort Traveler

A teen traveler fresh out of high school who loves to create vacation packages without breaking the bank. He loves flying and relaxing at hotels, and you can explore Tyler's world here.

DEAL: Score 1,000 Marriott Rewards Points With a Tweet

Happy Sunday! Marriott Rewards started their #RewardsPoints program earlier this summer where you can earn up to 45,000 Marriott Rewards Points a year for interacting with Marriott on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook. You can earn 250 MR points for linking your Twitter, Instagram and Facebook, and following Marriott on Instagram and Twitter gets you 125 MR points each. You can register and check it out here! Today’s Marriott Rewards Points Twitter Promo! Well today, Marriott has a Twitter promo! Just answer the question correctly (which I did!) and 1,000 Marriott Rewards points got credited to my account in a...

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OMG I Booked Spirit and United Basic Economy

Often, it’s good to try new things right? I was feeling very adventurous, so I booked flights to Denver on Spirit and United (Basic Economy) for me and my friends. Hopefully, they don’t get mad at me. šŸ™‚ Wait what, really?! Yes really! So, I’ve never tried Spirit or United’s Basic Economy, and decided that it would be good to review it. I’ll let you know how it goes, so you don’t have to take this “adventure”! Spirit: Things I learned during the booking process: It’s cheaper to buy a bag at booking than after! It’s $30 at booking...

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My First Credit Card! (With Cashback!)

  Hi all! I applied for many credit cards earlier this year (Citi for Students, AMEX, Bank of America for Students) and even though they all say FOR STUDENTS, they all still denied me. What did they expect? I had no credit, obviously, so a 750+ wasn’t going to pop out of mid-air. IĀ then saw Discover it Chrome for Students, and the 2% cash back on Gas Stations and Restaurants was really attractive! And 1% cash back on everything else. No annual fee. I applied….then got approved! Woo-hoo my first credit card! Discover it Chrome for Students: What’s awesome...

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Equifax Drops Credit-Freeze Fees, Should you Freeze Your Credit?

Equifax Hack: By now I’m sure most of you have heard about the Equifax hack. Over 100 million Americans were affected, exposing sensitive information. Equifax came out with a site to “check if you were affected”, which has drawn some backlash as some revealed that the site was fishy and said you may have been hacked even when imputing a bogus name. A Fellow TravelUpdater covered the story. A friend of mine got hacked recently, with credit cards opened in his name, so this subject is quite interesting to me. It could have very much been due to the...

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DEAL: $600 Roundtrip Los Angeles to Australia

Update: Fare Gone Los Angeles to Australia Deal: I was surfing on Google Flights to visit Australia next summer and I found sometime quite enticing. Los Angeles to Sydney from $637?! On Air New Zealand?! Niceeee! It books on Expedia. Looks like the price is vaild from February all the way to June! There are other city patterns as well and some of which are even cheaper. I found LAX-Melbourne for $626 and LAX-Gold Coast for $614. While this fare is enticing, I’m not quite ready to commit to a Summer 2018 vacation quite yet. Happy travels,...

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The Amex SPG Credit Card Does Give Elite Status!

  I recently got the SPG Amex Credit Card! Woo-hoo! It only advertised the 2x Starpoints per dollar at SPG and Marriott properties, 5 night & 2 stay credits towards SPG elite status, no foreign transaction and free premium in room internet at SPG properties. What it doesn’t say is that you get Starwood Preferred Guest Plus. Starwood Preferred Guest Plus? Yup! All AMEX Starwood Card holders automatically get this, and its in between basic (Preferred) guest and Gold. What’s the big deal?! It comes with an “enhanced room at check-in” and 4pm late checkout at SPG properties! The...

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DEAL: Olive Garden Pasta Pass + Trip To Italy For 2 Only $200!

Wow! I woke up and saw this deal on my email for the Olive Garden Pasta Pass. So every year, Olive Garden normally sells the Never Ending Pasta Pass, but this year they added something special! So the normal pass just has Eight weeks of unlimited servings of pastas, sauces and toppings from the Never Ending Pasta BowlĀ® menu with all the soup, salads and breadsticks you would like for $100. The normal pass is vaild from 9/25/17-11/19/17 (dine-in only). BUT, they added a new Olive Garden Pasta Pass, for just $200. That includes a trip to Italy! The...

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Virgin America One Day Sale, Fares From $42!

  Today only, there is a Virgin America Sale! Virgin America is kicking off a rare one-day sale today,Ā September 12th, with fares starting from $42+ one way (restrictions apply). Sample Sale Fares: Los Angeles to Las Vegas starts at $42 Los Angeles to San Francisco starts at $49 and many other routes start at $49 as well The one that appeals the most to me is the Los Angeles to Maui flights starting from $219!! I’m going to do some research, a Hawaii Trip is overdue. Last time I flew VX was from Maui to Los Angeles in 2016....

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Best Steakhouse in Las Vegas (It’s Not on the Strip!)

You would never picture finding a fancy steakhouse inside the Green Valley Ranch Resort and Casino in Henderson, 10 miles from the strip. Hanks Fine Steaks and Martinis A couple of years ago, I found this gem online as it had really good reviews and a high Zagat rating. My family and I decided to try it and it has become our favorite steakhouse in Vegas! So for us, this is the best steakhouse in Vegas, and we even like the steaks more than your typical chains (Flemings, Mastro’s, Mortons). HanksĀ Fine Steaks and Martinis received the AAA 4 Diamond...

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My Stay at the Palazzo Las Vegas

  Background: I was searching places to stay for a quick Vegas getaway. Venetian and the Palazzo were the cheapest 5 stars on the strip, so I decided to give the Palazzo another try. I stayed here when it first opened in 2007, and did not really like my stay as the AC didn’t work. Thankfully, the AC issue was not a problem this time as it worked VERY WELL and kept us cool in the Vegas heat! PALAZZO LAS VEGAS SHORT REVIEW WITH SCORESĀ (OUT OF 5, 5 BEING THE BEST) MY OVERALL SCORE: 4 5: Excellent, Highly Recommend...

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