Visas for Americans usually are costly and must be obtained before arrival, but during this summer period no visa will be required for tourists. This corresponds to the Brazil Olympics.
You can book these hotels for just 5000 points/night, if you’re quick enough when they become bookable. That is probably about 8 or 9 AM Central time tomorrow morning.
Norwegian Airlines is a trans-Atlantic ultra-low-cost carrier, like WOW. This planned new route is bound to put pressure on the legacy airlines to keep prices down.
Honey is a browser extension for Chrome browser. On several ecommerce sites (including Kohls), it automatically inserts the best available coupon code as you are checking out with a purchase.
Browser extensions are often suspect, because they can watch everything you do on the web. If the value of your potential money savings outweighs the value of your loss of privacy, this looks like a very good deal.
As a reminder, some awards for American Airlines are going to be much more costly as of March 22, 2016. This is particularly true of First Class and Business Class awards.
You can book travel (up to 331 days into the future) now under the old, more favorable, award chart.
See the charts at http://www.milevalue.com/massive-devaaluation-of-american-airlines-chart-march-22-2016/ for the bad news.
“Reselling” is when you buy merchandise, then re-sell it online. You need to find a source / sources of inexpensive goods, buy some, then list them on eBay or Amazon.
Two bloggers that I read are having series of posts on how to get into reselling.
Miles to Memories is just starting his series.
Doctor of Credit is up to post #6 on reselling.
Both blogs are worth reading if you foresee using reselling as a way to meet minimum spends, or to actually make an income.
If you’re new at the miles-and-points game, this is a good brief reference for how to get started.
Million Mile Secrets and Mommy Points blogs also have good useful information for beginners…look for tabs at the top of their home pages.
Utter the secret passphrase at check-in, and you will get a prize. Check MommyPoints blog for the secret.
Here is the offer page:
Reportedly, you can do this deal once every 12 months.
Lima is the gateway to Cuzco and thence to Machu Picchu. A little-known trick is to spend your first night down in the Sacred Valley (e.g., Pisac or Ollanta), not in Cuzco. This avoids the worst effects of altitude sickness.