Happy Sunday to all of our travel friends, both near and far! Here are some articles we’ve read from other bloggers (and other sources) that we think you may like, as well, so we’re passing them along.
Frontier Airlines and their co-brand credit card partner Barclays just announced the details of their revamped Frontier loyalty program and new credit card offering. Frontier invited many travel bloggers to their headquarters in Denver to explain the new program, as well as the benefits of the new credit card. Since we’ve just taken our first (and second) flights on Frontier, I was interested to see what changes were coming to the program. As it turns out, many of the changes are positive for both families who fly Frontier occasionally, and for frequent travelers. I considered getting the card but I’m not convinced by media events and blog posts; I need to make sure it’s right for me. Continue reading “Frontier and Barclays ALMOST Got Me To Sign Up For Their Revamped Credit Card”
We recently returned from a long weekend trip to Texas Hill Country visiting Austin, New Braunfels and San Antonio. While we usually fly into Austin airport, this trip it made more sense for price and schedule to fly into San Antonio. It had been several years since we’d visited and I’m happy to report there have been many positive changes, at least when it comes to renting a car there.
I checked Autoslash and found the best price for our rental to be with Sixt Rent A Car. I was familiar with the company because they have locations in Orlando around Disney World but I had never rented from them before. The main reason for that was their locations were usually off-airport, requiring a shuttle bus to and from the rental car location. The only time I’ll use an off-airport rental is when there are no on site rental locations.
In San Antonio, that’s no longer a problem. Continue reading “Our Experience Renting From Sixt Rent A Car in San Antonio”
I’ve been writing about how I find IHG Rewards Club, the loyalty program for Holiday Inn, Crowne Plaza, Kimpton and Intercontinental hotels, to be a program where we often find a great deal of value.
I’ve also written about how I thought the IHG Rewards Club credit card was a great value because of the free night you get yearly for paying the $49 annual fee. I’ve had this card since 2013 when I used the points from sign up bonus to stay at the Hotel Indigo – Kensington in London (seen above).
So when the internets started lighting up last night with alerts saying the sign up link to the IHG Rewards Club card on Chase’s website was no longer working, rumors started to swirl that the card would soon be no more.
Many credit cards offer access to a concierge. “So What?” you might ask (I know that’s what Sharon would say) (Note from Sharon: Yup!). Well, a concierge may be able to help with your vacation plans or get tickets for shows or concerts you couldn’t get yourself. Being an obsessive planner, I never found much value added by talking to a concierge. They’ve often just cut and and pasted lists from Yelp! or TripAdvisor for me and that’s something I can do myself. But if you’re the type that’s too busy to look up good restaurants in San Francisco near your hotel, this might be a great service for you.