Category Archives: Club Carlson

“If You’re a Skeptic Like I Was, You’ll Change Your Mind When You Book Your 1st Award Trip”

Welcome to the next installment of our interview series where travel bloggers share their insights on having Big Travel with Small Money!

Miles & Points Interview:   Out and Out

Harlan writes Out and Out to share his thoughts on miles and points, personal finance, financial independence, and more.

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Harlan Pretending to Be a Moai on Easter Island!  He Flew Down in LAN Business Class!

How and when did you start collecting miles and points?

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Jet Set to Jaipur: Part 3 – ITC Rajputana Hotel Overview

Back in March 2014 when we were a couple, Daraius and I flew to India as part of an around-the-world trip for my parents.  During our journey, we visited India, the Maldives, and Hong Kong.

We took a 4-day trip to Jaipur, a city in the Northern part of India called Rajasthan.  I really like Rajasthan for its historic palaces, extraordinary forts, and excellent shopping.  And we even took a picturesque elephant ride!  It’s different than anywhere else I’ve traveled, and that’s why I liked it so much!

ITC Rajputana Hotel Overview

Mom and Me at the ITC Rajputana – a Starwood Luxury Collection Hotel

This series of posts will cover the logistics of getting to Jaipur, the hotel we stayed in, the activities we did, and restaurants we visited.

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Jet Set to Jaipur: Part 1 – Planning and Introduction

Back in March 2014 when we were a couple, Daraius and I flew to India as part of an around-the-world trip for my parents.  During our journey, we visited India, the Maldives, and Hong Kong.

We took a 4-day trip to Jaipur, a city in the Northern part of India called Rajasthan.  I really like Rajasthan for its historic palaces, extraordinary forts, and excellent shopping.  And we even took a picturesque elephant ride!  It’s different than anywhere else I’ve traveled, and that’s why I liked it so much!

Planning And Introduction

Now This Is First Class Travel!  No Miles or Points Required

This series of posts will cover the logistics of getting to Jaipur, the hotel we stayed in, the activities we did, and restaurants we visited.

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Find and Book Your Award Nights More Easily With Hotel Hustle

Million Mile Secrets reader, Crystal, commented:

I recently read your post on Hotel Hustle.  I used Hotel Hustle and found that Club Carlson hotels were available in Reykjavik in April with Points + Cash.  But when I went to the Club Carlson website, it says that option is NOT available for this stay.  Am I doing something wrong or is this just a bug in the system?

Thanks for your question, Crystal!

Find And Book Your Award Nights More Easily With Hotel Hustle

Hotel Hustle Gets a Thumbs Up! Find Out How Many Points You’ll Need for an Award Stay. And If Rooms Are Available! I’ll Give You Tips to Use the Site

Crystal is referring to Hotel Hustle, which is a valuable tool for finding which hotels are available to book with points.

I took a look and couldn’t find any bugs with the Hotel Hustle website.

I’ll give you tips on how to use the site.  And show you how to get the most from it!

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10 Top Million Mile Secrets Moments of 2015

2015 was an incredible year in the world of miles and points!  We laughed, we cried, we got carpal tunnel syndrome trying to earn award stays at top IHG hotels.

10 Top Million Mile Secrets Moments Of 2015

We’re Sad to Say Goodbye to 2015, but We Can’t Wait to See All the Big Travel This Hobby Will Bring Our Way in 2016!

Emily and I want to wish y’all a Happy New Year!  We wouldn’t be here without all of your support, kind words, and stories of success.

And we hope 2016 brings you and your loved ones even more travel, adventure, and lasting memories!

Let’s take a look back at some of the most memorable miles and points news we shared with you in 2015!

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How to Fly to India With Chase Sapphire Preferred

Explore historic, colorful India cheaply with a non-stop award ticket from 4 US airports using Chase Ultimate Rewards points!  And folks in other cities can connect for the same number of points.

If you have the Chase Sapphire Preferred card, you can transfer your Chase Ultimate Rewards points to airline partners like United Airlines.  And then book tickets on Air India or United Airlines to visit Delhi or Mumbai!

How To Fly To India With Chase Sapphire Preferred

You Can Visit the Taj Mahal and So Much More in India Using Chase Ultimate Rewards Points!

I’ll show you how to use your points for award flights.  And how to earn more points on everyday purchases!

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Hot Round-Trip Sales! $482 DC to Dublin in Spring, $516 New York to London & Iceland, $398 DC to Lima

Here are some great deals on an international getaway!

The Flight Deal reports folks in Washington, DC, can visit Dublin, Ireland, on American Airlines for ~$482 round-trip this spring.  Or, visit Lima, Peru, for ~$398 round-trip on JetBlue!

Hot Round Trip Sales 482 DC To Dublin In Spring 516 New York To London Iceland 398 DC To Lima

Visit Iceland on Your Way to London for ~$516 Round-Trip! Dublin and Lima Are Also on Sale for Folks in Washington, DC!

Icelandair also has a great deal to visit London AND Iceland for ~$516 round-trip from New York.  Get a 2-for-1 vacation!

You can search for these fares using ITA Matrix or Google Flights, then book them on the airline websites.

These are fast-moving deals, so book quickly if you’re interested!

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