#HomeWithIHG

#HomeWithIHG

Travel
65/365 IHG is International Hotels Group. You may have heard of some of their more popular properties, like Holiday Inn, StayBridge Suites, and Crowne Plaza. We've stayed at a few Holiday Inns, especially the Express version since they offer free breakfast, and had an unfortunate stay at the Candlewood Suites near Disneyland. (Hopefully they've improved since then!) IHG LOVES to…
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Ultimate Rewards

Ultimate Rewards

Feature Articles, Saving Money, Travel
33/365 Chase Ultimate Rewards are the gold standard in any travel hacker's arsenal. Some might say it's American Express Membership Rewards, but I haven't dabbled in those yet, and I think Ultimate Rewards is the best program to get your feet wet. Chase has made it a bit harder to do what's called "churning" of their cards, where you get…
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Trip Report: 2018 Staycation

Trip Report: 2018 Staycation

Feature Articles, Travel
31/365 Since Phoenix is a resort town, we have lots of choices when we want a "staycation," especially in the summer when their occupancies drop and they lower their rates. A friend had recommended the Hyatt Regency at Gainey Ranch because she knew we could book on points and get a Club Lounge upgrade with our Hyatt Explorist status. Bryan…
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GasBuddy

GasBuddy

Saving Money, Travel
12/365 When we go on road trips, and even around town at home, we frequently use an app called GasBuddy. GasBuddy keeps track of gas stations and can help you locate one with the best price, location, and brand. We used so many of the features in GasBuddy on our recent tour of National Parks in northern California and southern…
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