Cruising with Points

Cruising with Points

One area of travel that does not seem to have many loyalty point options is cruising.  My wife and I are currently looking to sail next year (which will be our eight) so we are beginning our search now for a…

Essential International Travel Checklist

Essential International Travel Checklist

I recently left the country for a quick excursion into Canada and it made me realize that I was woefully unprepared and sure didn’t take any steps to ensure my safety and well-being while abroad.  I am a planner by nature so…

Spring Break In Hawaii at 65% Off

Spring Break In Hawaii at 65% Off

Our Spring Break in Hawaii went off without a hitch and everyone had a great time. Now it’s time to round-up all the numbers and see what the trip would have cost and what we were able to save by using…

Hawaii Travel Plans (Part III – Rental Car)

Hawaii Travel Plans (Part III – Rental Car)

By Jon Mohatt (aka…Travel Brainstorm) With lodging and air travel secured the final step in completing our Hawaii travel plans was to reserve a rental car capable of carrying five passengers and their luggage.  This really meant I needed to…

Hawaii Travel Plans (Part II – Air Travel)

Hawaii Travel Plans (Part II – Air Travel)

By Jon Mohatt (Aka Travel Brainstorm) Once our lodging in Hawaii was secured it was time to continue our Hawaii travel plans and find our flights.  My advice on finding award flights is to start as soon as award seats…

Hawaii Travel Plans (Part I – Lodging)

Hawaii Travel Plans (Part I – Lodging)

By Jon Mohatt (Aka Travel Brainstorm) I know the goal of many of my readers, and those of similar blogs, is to travel in luxury for free, but sometimes you just don’t have the flexibility or opportunity to travel when…

10 Travel Tips Worth Reading

10 Travel Tips Worth Reading

By Jon Mohatt (AKA Travel Brainstorm) I wanted to end the year with some travel tips worth reading and implementing to save money and protect yourself and family while traveling.  Just like you, I read many travel tips across the…

United MileagePlus Club Card Review

United MileagePlus Club Card Review

by Jon Mohatt (aka Travel Brainstorm) As I scan the credit cards that I use on a regular basis and decide which ones are worth keeping in my wallet I came across my Chase Visa Signature United MileagePlus Club credit card…

The Key to a Successful Budget

The Key to a Successful Budget

by Jon Mohatt (aka Travel Brainstorm) In order to travel without incurring debt, one needs points and/or money, and to ensure you have these resources, you have to budget successfully.  If you’ve been following my blog for long you have…