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1.   Buy 2 Nights, Get the 3rd Night Free With Starwood Hotels in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa

You’ll get the 3rd night free when you use your MasterCard to book participating Starwood hotels in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa.  There’s no end date listed for this promotion, so I’m NOT sure how long it will last.

This also works for longer stays:

  • Buy 3 nights, get 1 night free (valid for 4-night stays only)
  • Buy 4 nights, get 2 nights free (valid for 6-night stays only)
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Get Your 3rd Night Free When You Use Your MasterCard to Book Certain Starwood Hotels!

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A Stopover in Vibrant Hong Kong: Part 1 – Introduction & Planning

Daraius and I took my parents on an around-the-world trip to the Maldives, India, and Hong Kong.  My step-dad, Mark, had never been outside the US, and my mom had only been to India.

We had a free stopover in Hong Kong with our Cathay Pacific flight back to the US.

Daraius and I thought it would be a great experience for them to see Hong Kong because it’s such a dynamic city!  It’s also very different from both India and the Maldives.

Miles Points To Hong Kong

My Parents Were Looking Forward to Exploring Hong Kong!

We only spent a few days in Hong Kong during this trip.  So if you want more details about sights, shopping, and restaurants, check out the trip report from our longer stay in Hong Kong in December 2013.

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New IHG PointBreaks Hotels – Only 5,000 Points per Night!

You can book IHG PointBreaks hotels for just 5,000 IHG Rewards points per night.  That’s much less than the regular rate of 10,000 to 50,000 points per night.  And using the IHG points & cash trick, you’ll pay $35 per night.

You can book and stay at these hotels through July 31, 2015.  But the best hotels on list don’t last long.  So it’s better to book quickly!

Note:   If the PointBreaks links are not active, please check back again in a few hours.

New IHG PointBreaks Hotels Only 5,000 Points Per Night

Which Hotels Are on This Quarter’s IHG PointBreaks List?

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Use Your Phone Overseas Without Spending Big Money Using SIM Cards!

When traveling overseas, cell phones and tablets come in handy for keeping in touch with folks back home, finding your way around, and making reservations.  But international plans with carriers like AT&T and Verizon are still pricey.  So how can you stay online when traveling abroad?

SIM Cards Can Make It Easy To Use Your Cellphone Overseas Without Spending BIG Money

Buying a SIM Card at Your Destination Is an Inexpensive Way to Use Your Phone Overseas

Find out how you can pick up a SIM card when you reach your destination and whether or not this is the best option for you!

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Avoid These 8 Mistakes When Signing-Up for Credit Cards!

When you’re new to rewards travel, it can appear overwhelming.  Applying for credit cards is 1 of the best ways to earn lots of miles and points so you can travel for free (or nearly free).  When signing-up for credit cards, it’s easy to make mistakes.

Avoid These 8 Mistakes When Signing-Up For Credit Cards

We All Make Mistakes, but Many of Them Can Be Avoided!

I’ll show you 8 ways to get your Big Travel faster!

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