Ways Hotels Restrict Award Space, Your Own Amazing Race & Traveling With Friends on Different Budgets

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Here are some posts from around the web that I thought you may find interesting.  Let me know if there is anything good I missed.  Email me anything awesome that you find, or write, at Mark@milestomemories.com.

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The Global Scavenger Hunt – Their Website

We were sent this in a press packet email and I found it kind of interesting.  The price tag is steep ($25K per team of 2) but the experience sounds pretty cool.  Like the Amazing Race but anyone can do it.

The Sneaky Ways Hotel Programs Can Restrict ‘Free’ Award Nights – Award Wallet

Our friend Jason Steele put together an awesome guide on the down and dirty rules of award nights for each program.  He combed through all of the terms to find out ways they game us.  Give it a read for sure!

How To Travel With Friends On Different Budgets – HuffPost

We were lucky enough to be included in this article about traveling with friends on different budgets.  It is something I have had to deal with quite a bit over the years and something I know everyone has come across.  Be sure to check it out there are some great tips just for traveling with friends in there regardless of budget.

Conclusion

Which article did you find most interesting?  Remember to let me know of anything you come across that you want added into the next edition at Mark@milestomemories.com.

Mark Ostermann
Mark Ostermann is a father, husband and miles/points fanatic. He left the corporate world after starting a family in order to be a stay at home dad. Mark is constantly looking at ways to save money and stay within budget while also taking awesome vacations with his family. When he isn't caring for his family or taking a weekend trip, Mark is working towards his goal of visiting every Major League Baseball ballpark.

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  1. I was brought up on the premise that you pretty much never stay in one place for more than three nights, so I’m familiar with that method of travel. The problem is, making time to come back is tough for most people when they’re always rushing through a place, because there are so many other places to rush through. You may be the exception, but I spent several years as a full time travel agent who sent people on lots of vacations, and the people who briefly visit then return for a week or more are extremely rare. Kudos if you’re one of those exceedingly rare ones.

  2. The scavenger hunt idea sounds like fun for rich hipsters who want to be on the move a lot. Something like 10 cities in 23 days means really getting to know none of your stops, particularly when you add in flights and transfers. Great for bragging rights, though.

    • I see absolutely nothing wrong with 2 days per city as an “exploratory trip.” My routine is basically a 10-day whirlwind tour through 4-5 cities (1-2 days is enjoyable in almost any popular city), followed by weeklong stays in each of 2-3 of them. Much better than winging it on what seems like a good destination for a weeklong stay, then possibly feeling like I wasted a trip. That’s how I realized that Berlin and Venice aren’t worth a week’s stay to me, but Rome and Vienna are. But I did enjoy my 2-day stays in Berlin and Venice.

      Sometimes, you need to be there to know whether it’s worth going there…

    • I think it would be a unique experience. I wish I could spend that kind of money and get that much time off because I think it would make a whole lot of memories but that is just too much of both for me.

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