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How to Maximize Travel Rewards and See the World After 50 — Tips and Advice from the Founder of Travel Blog “More Time to Travel”

How to Maximize Travel Rewards and See the World After 50 — Tips and Advice from the Founder of Travel Blog “More Time to Travel”

In a Nutshell: Traveling can be difficult for people of any age, but it is especially daunting for retirees who spent most of their last 30-plus years at work. Although Nielsen called baby boomers “The Most Valuable Generation” because of the group's spending power and large population, many advertisers overlook them when promoting their products and services. That trend is changing as popular blogs like More Time to Travel showcase the desire that 50-somethings have for seeing... read more »

How Your Credit Card Rewards and Advice from Lifestyle Blog “Have Baby Will Travel” Can Lead to the Family Vacation of a Lifetime

How Your Credit Card Rewards and Advice from Lifestyle Blog “Have Baby Will Travel” Can Lead to the Family Vacation of a Lifetime

In a Nutshell: Traveling can be a frustrating and difficult process. Traffic can stall road trips, and security lines and crowded airplanes make flying a hassle. Adding a baby or toddler to your traveling party can make the experience even more difficult — and that much more memorable. Parents who want to travel with their young children turn to Have Baby Will Travel for tips and advice on planning the vacation of a lifetime, or a long drive to Grandma’s house. The website... read more »

How Consumers Can Cash in on Travel Rewards to Ride California’s Historic Napa Valley Wine Train

How Consumers Can Cash in on Travel Rewards to Ride California’s Historic Napa Valley Wine Train

In a Nutshell: Wine lovers across the US are familiar with the legendary grapes grown in California’s Napa Valley. The award-winning wines made from the different varieties of grapes draw millions of visitors each year to the area and aboard the Napa Valley Wine Train. The Wine Train runs lunch and dinner excursions through the Valley that include wine tastings, multiple-course gourmet meals, and winery tours. The antique train cars have been painstakingly renovated to their 1915... read more »

HomeExchange Allows Travelers to Live Like Locals and Save on Lodging by Exchanging Their Own Home with Vacationers

HomeExchange Allows Travelers to Live Like Locals and Save on Lodging by Exchanging Their Own Home with Vacationers

In a Nutshell: Lodging expenses are one of the biggest hurdles travelers face when planning a vacation. Hotels or rental homes in popular destinations can cost hundreds of dollars each night and are often located in cramped tourist-trap areas. HomeExchange was designed for the traveler who wants to live like a local and experience the hidden beauty each city holds. For $150 per year, members can set up home exchanges with other members for no additional cost. The newly revamped... read more »

JohnnyJet Contributor Geoff Whitmore Shares Expert Advice and Tips to Help Vacationers Maximize Their Credit Card Travel Rewards & Perks

JohnnyJet Contributor Geoff Whitmore Shares Expert Advice and Tips to Help Vacationers Maximize Their Credit Card Travel Rewards & Perks

Geoff Whitmore is a contributor at JohnnyJet.com. Travel rewards have grown in popularity over the last five years as millennial consumers focus more on experiences over tangible possessions. JohnnyJet.com is among the leaders in online tips and advice for travelers seeking to maximize travel rewards and find ways to enjoy any trip — whether for business or pleasure. Johnny Jet also regularly contributes to publications like Forbes with timely, concise information on improving... read more »

15 Best Credit Cards for Travel Rewards in 2018

15 Best Credit Cards for Travel Rewards in 2018

The first documented passport wasn't quite a passport at all, but a letter from the Persian king Artaxerxes requesting safe passage for a court official around 450 BCE. Through the mid-1500s, the passe porte allowed European travelers passage through the city gates (called portes). The first US passe-port was written by Benjamin Franklin and printed on his own press. Here in the 21st century, the passport has evolved to not only act as the key to get through (airport) gates, but it... read more »

World-Famous Thermal Springs, Historic Buildings, and Delicious Cuisine Make Hungary a Must-Visit Destination and Ideal Place to Spend Travel Rewards

World-Famous Thermal Springs, Historic Buildings, and Delicious Cuisine Make Hungary a Must-Visit Destination and Ideal Place to Spend Travel Rewards

In a Nutshell: One of our favorite things about credit cards is redeeming travel rewards to see new places at a fraction of the price. The world is a fascinating place, and one destination to consider is Central Europe’s gem, Hungary, known for its beautiful capital city, Budapest. We wanted to find out more about Hungary’s world-renowned spas, architecture, and other must-see destinations, so we reached out to the Hungarian Tourism Agency, which boiled down the best of the best,... read more »

6 Best Travel Credit Cards for Students (2018)

6 Best Travel Credit Cards for Students (2018)

No matter who you talk to, it seems that just about everyone simply loves to travel (though few of us seem to have the time for it). In fact, according to one study, we don't just love traveling, we like it — social media "likes," that is. And not only do we love to like travel-inspired social media posts, but a desire for similar social media fanfare can drive our decisions on where we travel. From semesters abroad and summer exchanges to gap-year gallivanting and spring break... read more »

Make the Most of Your Travel Budget & Credit Rewards: Uniworld Creates Remarkable Experiences Through Its Boutique Cruise Line

Make the Most of Your Travel Budget & Credit Rewards: Uniworld Creates Remarkable Experiences Through Its Boutique Cruise Line

In a Nutshell: When it comes time to decide what to do with your credit card travel rewards, booking a cruise is a popular choice. However, instead of dealing with the long buffet lines and conga line dancing associated with larger-scale Caribbean cruises, keep in mind that not all cruises are the same. In fact, one boutique cruise line, Uniworld, has turned the standard cruise vacation paradigm on its head by giving guests more personalized service and memorable itineraries that... read more »

17 Best Credit Cards for International Travel 2018

17 Best Credit Cards for International Travel 2018

International travel can be an awakening experience — or a test in how much inconvenience you’re able to put up with. Juggling passports, exchanging money to the local currency (for a fee each time), and language barriers are some of the hurdles that can be either exciting or exhausting, depending on your temperament. My go-to currency on trips is plastic, but not all credit cards are equal internationally. Foreign transaction fees, usually 3% to convert your funds into local... read more »