View of the Space Needle from the Hyatt Place Seattle-Downtown

Should I make a hotel “mileage run” to maintain Discoverist status?

A lot of things have been written recently about Hyatt, and not necessarily great things. I have admittedly been out of blog game recently, and I am not one to make excuses, but certain “things” in my personal life have forced me to be off my game. Nevertheless, back to the things that matter. A ...

Booking my first trip — much to learn!

I recently took a weeks vacation to the great Pacific Northwest. It was a last minute booking, but the vacation days were there for the taking! This was my first true vacation focused around points and miles. While I didn’t get to fly in a First Class suite, I got a lot out of the ...

My new credit card strategy, and why I got INCREDIBLY lucky

I have alluded recently to my next move in the credit card game. Being the millennial that I am, I am never satisfied — I need to own every company I work for, and there is absolutely no way I am paying for any travel. I also intend to sit first class and stay in ...

I have the options, but I’ve chosen to be loyal to Delta. Did I make a mistake?

I came across a FlyerTalk thread recently with the headline reading, “Serious question, why do people choose to remain loyal to Delta” (or something like that, I can’t seem to find it)–so I was obviously intrigued. I have started travelling regularly for work over the past year, and before I really knew it I was ...

“Decision pending” on my card application, what next?

I can’t say I’ve applied to very many cards in my day, but I can say how refreshing it was to get that automatic “Congratulations, you’ve been approved.” Unfortunately, for someone like me, with very little credit history, there always seems to be something that pushes my application to “Pending.” And as much as I ...

Chase Sapphire Reserve and Gold Delta Skymiles card from american express

What if I can’t cover the minimum spend for a sign-up bonus?

UPDATE: I sat down to write this post about two weeks ago, but never got around to posting it. One of the reasons was a week-long vacation that consumed a lot of my time (more to come on that), but I also needed a little more inspiration. As mentioned in previous posts, I am looking ...

Marriott logo shining in the evening

Why I’m holding off on Marriott Gold for the status “quad”-fecta

Something that I’ve been contemplating over the last few weeks has been the Marriott Gold “road-to” challenge. For those that aren’t aware, Marriott offers a pretty sweet deal to fast track to either their Gold or Platinum elite status. This “road-to” offer gives anyone with either Silver or Gold elite the chance to complete a ...

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