Category Archives: Travel Technology

How to Easily Apply for a Credit Card Through Your Smartphone

Are you one of the many folks applying for credit cards on your smartphone instead of your computer?

I had never applied for a credit card on my phone before, so I decided to see just how easy (or difficult!) it was.  And I was pleasantly surprised!  The entire process took just a couple of minutes.

Starwood American Express Application

I’ll Give You a Look at the Mobile Application Process for the Starwood Preferred Guest® Credit Card From American Express

I’ll show you how to apply for a credit card with your smartphone, so you can take advantage of the best deals no matter where you are!

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This New Website Shows Where You Can Travel for Cheap

Earning and using miles & points is a great way to get Big Travel with Small Money.  But did you ever consider getting discounted travel by visiting a country that’s “on sale?”

Letsg.ooo is a website that helps you find where you can travel for less, based on your local currency.

Cheap Countries To Live

Folks From the US Will Be Happy to Know It’s Currently Cheaper Than Usual to Travel to Argentina

Here’s my review!

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“I Was Extremely Skeptical When I Was Introduced to Miles & Points – But After Some Coaching I Was Hooked”

Welcome to the next installment of our interview series where folks share their thoughts about Big Travel with Small Money!

Miles & Points Interview:   Mining for Miles

Mordechai writes Mining for Miles to tell readers about the best uses of miles & points and maximizing their credit card spending.  You can join his active and thoughtful community on Facebook.  And check out his destination pictures (and memes!) on Instagram.

Mining For Miles

London Tower Bridge – Image Copyright Mining for Miles

How and when did you start collecting miles and points?

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6 Shocking Reasons NOT to Post Pictures of Your Boarding Pass

Do you like to share pictures from your travels on social media?  So do I!  It’s fun to show your adventures to friends and family.

But think twice before you post a photo of your boarding pass.  You’re displaying sensitive personal information that makes you vulnerable to hackers.  Your trip could be canceled, or your miles can be stolen – and that’s not all!

Even if you cover the text on your boarding pass, the barcode contains just as much – if not more – information.

Social Media Safety

Avoid the Temptation to Post Pictures of Your Boarding Pass. Share Photos at Your Destination Instead!

Here’s exactly why you should keep your boarding pass private.

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Win 3,750,000 Marriott Points (or 1,250,000 Starwood Points!)

We don’t usually talk about sweepstakes, but this one is too good NOT to mention!

Via The Gate, Marriott is giving away 3,750,000 points to a lucky member who enters this contest by May 31, 2017.  And each person can enter multiple times!

Marriott Free Travel For Life Sweepstakes

“Free Travel for Life” Is Actually 3,750,000 Marriott Points

I’ll tell you what you need to know about this deal.  And remind you of how to earn more Marriott points!

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How to Make Domestic and International Trips Easier With Rome2rio

Rome2rio is a free resource that can save time and money when you want to travel to a new destination and keep costs down.

Enter where you want to visit and the site will show you how to get there by plane, train, bus, ferry, or car.  And it gives you prices for each transportation option.  It even works for trips with multiple stops.

So whether you’re looking to fly around the world or just take a road trip within the US, Rome2rio is a useful research tool!

Rome2Rio

Use Rome2rio to Save Time and Money Planning Your Next Adventure!

I’ll show you how Rome2rio works!

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Best of Million Mile Secrets – February 2017

1.   The sign-up bonuses of the AMEX Starwood personal and small business cards have never been higher!  You’ll earn a total of 35,000 Starwood points after meeting tiered minimum spending requirements.

Best Of Million Mile Secrets February 2017

You Have Until April 5, 2017, to Apply for the Highest-Ever AMEX Starwood Bonuses

2.   Did you know you can try 7 of the top “premium” credit cards for FREE?

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My Review of Character Locator: A Website to Help You Plan Your Next Disney Vacation

Planning a trip to Disney World?  There’s an online tool called Character Locator, which promises to help you “play more” and “wait less” during your next trip to the park!

With Character Locator’s detailed park information, like character and show schedules, ride information, and more, you’ll be able to save time during your Disney World trip.

Disney Character Locator

Plan Your Trip to See Mickey and Minnie With the Disney Character Locator Website

I’ll show you how the Character Locator website works.  And help you decide whether you could benefit from using it on your next Disney vacation!

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Anticipate Your Next Destination’s Expenses With Numbeo

When you’re traveling to a different country (or even a different city!) it’s easy to be blindsided by steep prices!

That’s why it’s helpful to look at a cost of living calculator, rather than just the currency conversion rate when you travel.  Things like restaurant and transportation prices vary depending on the place you’re visiting.  That’s where Numbeo comes in!

Cost Of Living Calculator

Use a Cost of Living Calculator to Research Prices for Restaurants, Groceries, and Transportation at Your Destination, So You’ll Know What to Expect When You Arrive

I’ll show you how to use Numbeo.  And tell you why it can be helpful when planning your next trip!

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When (and When NOT!) to Tip Abroad

Lots of folks in the US consider ~20% to be the “standard” tip amount.  But when you’re traveling abroad, tipping practices vary from country to country!

Who to Tip is a guide to worldwide tipping etiquette.  It’s not an app, but a useful website folks can reference when traveling overseas.

Tipping Guide

Should You Leave a Tip for a Meal In France? Use the “Who to Tip” Guide to Find Out!

Here’s how to use the guide!

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