Escape Lounge MSP – A Reason to Keep my Amex Platinum?

When flying out of Minneapolis, one has limited lounge options. Of course MSP airport is a nice airport in and of itself, so this isn’t that big of a deal. That being said, your main options in terminal 1 (aka the Delta, United, AA terminal etc)…

I Left My Heart in the Fairmont San Francisco

It’s time for another guest post from my dad! This time he takes us with him on a recent trip to San Francisco. I recently made a last-minute business trip to San Francisco and found a really good deal via Expedia at the Fairmont Hotel, offering…

Sun Country First Class Trip Report LAX-MSP

Update 6/12/17 Talk about great social media service. Sun Country saw me tweet my review and responded to let me know you can now receive mobile boarding passes. Talk about awesome!! ********* Looking around the inter-webs, I’ve not seen a lot of trip reports of Sun…

LAX Lounge Knockout: KAL Lounge Vs. Alaska Airlines Boardroom

I was in Los Angeles over the long weekend, and had some time to kill before my flight home to Minneapolis. Having a Priority Pass membership through my Amex Platinum card, I thought I’d check out the (now only two) LAX lounge options: The Korean Airlines…

My Helicopter Ride Over the Oscars (and Paying Half Price)

I was lucky enough to be in Southern California in February to celebrate my mom’s birthday. It just so happened the weekend coincided with The Oscars, which is sort of a big deal in Los Angeles 😜. Over the weekend, I had been surfing Instagram and…

How I’m Visiting Singapore for $331!

Southeast Asia has always interested me. Unfortunately, my exposure to the region has generally been limited to TV shows such as The Amazing Race and (I’m somewhat embarrassed to say) The Bachelorette. Travelling to the region can be challenging, with flights generally hovering around $1,200 to $1,400 for a…

Around New Zealand by Turboprop

The following is another guest post from my dad – a fellow travel and points aficionado! Dad and my mom recently got back from a trip to New Zealand, and have some great tips to share about getting there with Air New Zealand! Air New Zealand is one of my…

An Unexpected(ly Good) Journey

The following is a guest post from my dad – a fellow travel and points aficionado! Dad and my mom recently got back from a trip to New Zealand, and have some great tips to share about getting there with Air New Zealand! I wasn’t looking forward to traveling to…

Get Your New Amex Platinum Benefits Today!

Today marks some new changes for the American Express Platinum card family. You may be asking why I’m talking about a credit card on a travel blog, but credit cards, when used properly and responsibly, can be a great way to earn points and miles that…