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Egypt Is Surprisingly Inexpensive

Egypt Is Surprisingly Inexpensive

With its ancient history and beautiful beaches, Egypt has low prices that seem unbelievable for a major tourist destination. Five-star hotels in Cairo start at under $100. All-inclusive seaside resorts are equally affordable. The Hilton Shark Bay Resort on the Red Sea is currently charging $93 for two people and $123 for four—food and drinks included.

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Take the Plane to the Train in Europe

Take the Plane to the Train in Europe

Frequent flyer miles can be used for a number of things besides flying. You can book hotels, car rentals, and even train travel if you have the right mileage currency. Rail travel can be especially useful to navigate Europe once you get there on miles. European cities and towns are so close to one another that the state-of-the-art rail network there gives airlines a run for their money with its speed and efficiency.

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Looking for Your First Rewards Card? Start Here

A Pile ofRewards Credit Cards

Congratulations! You’ve decided to take the plunge into miles credit card land. It’s a nice plunge. I promise. There are gourmet meals on airplanes, luxury hotel rooms with private Jacuzzis, and lounges with sleeping cabanas and massages in your future.

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A Luxury Weekend in Chicago for $5

A Luxury Weekend in Chicago for $5

Before I discovered the world of points and miles collecting, planning a weekend trip with a friend required some serious budgeting. I needed to start saving months in advance, and even then I was always shocked by the final cost. Back then, more often than not, my trips were short and local—and far from luxurious.

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Twofer: Diving in Fiji and New Zealand for the Price of One

Twofer: Diving in Fiji and New Zealand for the Price of One

Want to do some serious diving on Fiji and see New Zealand? It’s possible in one trip because you can use fewer miles flying to Fiji via New Zealand than just flying straight there.

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British Airways Avios Are Great for Short Trips

British Airways Plane

British Airways Avios is one of my favorite frequent flyer programs. The bargains that you can get with Avios are incredible if you use them to fly short hops as directly as possible.

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Japan: Land of the Rising Sun

Japan: Land of the Rising Sun

When you think of Japan, budget travel is not what comes to mind. It may not be cheap to visit, but it is not extravagantly expensive either. And you only have to pay the taxes to fly to Japan if you are using miles. Here is how you do it.

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Plane Spotting: Who’s Flying the Boeing 787 Dreamliner?

Boeing’s 787 Dreamliner was one of the most anticipated new planes when it was being developed in the early 2000s. The company was looking to replace its 767 aircraft with a more fuel-efficient midsize, long-range wide-body jet with twin engines.

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Seeking the Northern Lights in Iceland

Seeking the Northern Lights in Iceland

Many travelers to Iceland feel that no trip there is complete without marveling at the spectacular Aurora Borealis. You can see the Northern Lights in the city Reykjavik, but in order to increase your odds of witnessing the spectacle, you should rent a car or join a tour of lights seekers.

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Sign Up for Amex Offers and Save Big

Sign Up for Amex Offers and Save Big

American Express is one of the leading companies offering reward credit and charge cards. Some cards are branded and offer loyalty currency from airlines such as Delta and JetBlue or hotel chains like Starwood or Hilton.

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Plane Spotting: Who’s Flying the A380?

Do you ever make it a point to do a bit of plane spotting when you’re at the airport? Most frequent flyers have a healthy respect for the aviation industry and are intrigued by the newest and most technologically advanced aircraft.

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Juggling a Lot of Cards? How to Keep Them Straight

Rewards Cards

When you are trying to juggle a bunch of new credit cards to take advantage of lucrative sign-up bonus offers, there are some risks if you are balancing a few accounts.

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Bali: The Island of the Gods

Bali: The Island of the Gods

Bali is a tropical island in Indonesia with beautiful landscapes. Mountains, beautiful beaches and world-class diving make it a paradise for many travelers.

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How to Book American Airlines Awards

For three years straight, American Airlines has won two of the top honors among frequent flyer programs: the Freddie Awards for Program of the Year and Best Elite Program.

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Are Rewards Cards That Earn Miles the Best Way to Fly Free Today?

Are Rewards Cards That Earn Miles the Best Way to Fly Free Today?

One of the big disappointments with airline programs these days is that it seems almost impossible to be loyal enough to earn a reward ticket by flying without the benefit of some serious business travel. But it doesn’t mean you should write off traveling using points and miles.

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Why Are Miles Cards Better Than Cash Back Cards?

Enough is enough. It’s time to set the record straight.
The credit card industry, especially during the recession, has done too good of a job selling consumers on the value of cash back credit cards.

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The Best Routes and Miles to Get to Israel

The Best Routes and Miles to Get to Israel

There are many ways to get to the Holy Land using miles. Just about all of the major airlines fly there, with the exception of American Airlines. But you can still use your AAdvantage miles to fly to Israel on merger partner US Airways or one of American’s alliance partners.

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How to Find Award Seats on United

As far as award bookings with domestic carriers go, United is one of the most straightforward. You have all the options you’d expect one ways, multicity tickets, unlimited less-than-24-hour stopovers and you’re able to make almost all bookings online without any inexplicable system glitches keeping you from seeing the seats you’re entitled to cough, cough, Delta.

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Membership Rewards vs. Ultimate Rewards

Airline and hotel programs are designed to get you to fly on their planes and to stay in their hotels. But we all know its not an exclusive relationship for many. While these programs are great for collecting miles and points for your low-cost travel, they are not the only programs you should be considering if you trade in your rewards for travel.

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Flat-Bed Seats on Transcon Flights Ease the Jet Lag

Flat-Bed Seats on Transcon Flights Ease the Jet Lag

Domestic carriers are courting business travelers on transcontinental routes with flat-bed seats from New York to Los Angeles and San Francisco.

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