Derek is a CPA (the reason behind the “Accounting” nod in the title of the blog) who happens to have some serious experience and insight into the world of points, miles and credit cards. Derek has picked up an array of points and miles techniques that allow him to travel around the world for pennies on the dollar. And the best news is that he is willing to share them all with you! Your next trip is waiting…

Booking Alaska Mileage Plan Award – Cathay Pacific Business Class!

Alaska Airlines’ Mileage Plan is one of my favorite frequent flyer programs. Sure, a little while back they decided to push down an instant and crushing devaluation (without any prior warning) to one of their most popular and attractive partner redemptions… but I have since forgiven them! This forgiveness was made possible because their partner award chart still provides amazing value – especially on Cathay Pacific! Here is the Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan Cathay Pacific Award Chart: One-way Cathay Business Class from the Continental US to Asia for just 55,000? That’s what’s up! Planning the Award  Over the course of...

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5 Things to Consider When Traveling With Friends

While discussed over happy hour drinks, traveling with friends seems like a brilliant idea! You enjoy each other’s company, you enjoy traveling, and you should enjoy traveling together… Why haven’t you thought of this sooner? Traveling with Friends can be a beautiful thing! Yet, despite your best efforts, it doesn’t always turn out to be so enjoyable. The many decisions create a mountain of stress and ruin an otherwise enjoyable experience… What have you gotten yourself into!? Before you allow panic to commence regarding your upcoming friend(ly) travel plans, take a moment to prepare and carefully review some points...

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