Miles & Points Discussion

7 Helpful Websites I Use for Award Travel

7 Helpful Websites I Use for Award Travel

There are many online resources that can help you along the way as you earn and redeem points towards the next big trip. Here are seven of my favourites.


Let's Talk About Buying and Selling Points

Let's Talk About Buying and Selling Points

Ever thought about buying or selling points for cash? The mileage brokering industry is fraught with both risk and opportunity, so here’s a rundown to help you understand the basics.


Value vs. Enjoyment: How Do Points Shape the Way You Travel?

Value vs. Enjoyment: How Do Points Shape the Way You Travel?

How does Miles & Points change the way you travel? How do you decide between maximizing the value of your points and maximizing your own genuine enjoyment of the travel experience?


Can You Get Fired for Having Too Many Credit Cards?

Can You Get Fired for Having Too Many Credit Cards?

In this post, I talk about one risk that exists in opening and closing credit cards that I haven’t addressed so far: your employer might not like it!


Living in a Two-Stop Aeroplan Mini-RTW World

Living in a Two-Stop Aeroplan Mini-RTW World

As of September 1, you can only include one stopover or one open-jaw on Aeroplan round-trip bookings, bringing an end to one of Canada’s best redemption sweet spots. What now?


Back to School: Credit Card Rewards for Students

Back to School: Credit Card Rewards for Students

With September right around the corner, our summer intern Andrew signs off with some words on how to maximize credit card rewards as a student and set yourself up for a lifetime of amazing travel.


Breaking Down Marriott Bonvoy's 30 Hotel Brands

Breaking Down Marriott Bonvoy's 30 Hotel Brands

Marriott Bonvoy now has 30 hotel brands within its unified portfolio. What can you expect from each of these brands, and which should you choose for your next trip when redeeming Bonvoy points?


Aeroplan Mini-RTW: Two Weeks to Go!

Aeroplan Mini-RTW: Two Weeks to Go!

Two weeks remain until the September 1 transition to a more restrictive stopover policy, and everyone’s busy finalizing their trips under the Aeroplan Mini-RTW sweet spot.


Another Month of Pushing for Marriott Suite Upgrades

Another Month of Pushing for Marriott Suite Upgrades

The results from Round Two of asking Marriott hotels for Titanium suite upgrades, through a combination of live chat on the Marriott app, asking at check-in, and using Suite Night Awards.


Aeroplan Mini-RTW: Strategies for Booking Before September 1

Aeroplan Mini-RTW: Strategies for Booking Before September 1

With the impending changes to Aeroplan rewards on September 1, what are some strategies you can employ if you want to “lock in” the current two-stopover allowance for future trips?