Ian Snyder

After igniting his passion for award travel while planning his honeymoon, Ian now enjoys using points and miles to see the world with his wife and three internationally adopted kiddos. He loves dissecting loyalty programs to find maximum value. His goal is to demonstrate that extraordinary travel is possible for the ordinary family.

Will This Be The End of Qantas’ Famed First Class?

Qantas First Class is one of the premier products among points and miles enthusiasts. But will we ever see this amazing product fly post-pandemic?

Is The Citi Premier $100 Hotel Credit All It’s Cracked Up To Be?

Among other changes to the card, here's what the Citi Premier $100 hotel credit will look like in practice once this new benefit takes effect later in 2020:

Is It Worth Pursuing Marriott Platinum Status (or Higher) This Year?

With the reduced elite status requirements, is it worth pursuing Marriott Platinum status again? Here's how the 2020 requirements break down:

My Experience Staying On The Las Vegas Strip Days After Reopening

With the Las Vegas strip reopening, I decided to check it out during a three-day getaway. Here's my experience during the early days back in action:

The (Only?) 15 Good Wyndham Hotels Available For 7,500 Points

Although Wyndham devalued their program in 2019, I thought I'd take a look and see if there are any good Wyndham 7,500-point hotels. Here's what I found:

Unexpected COVID-19 Fallout: No One Wants To Wash Rental Cars

It's been a rough couple months for the travel industry. People are starting to travel more, but we're seeing an odd rental car industry COVID-19 situation.

Why I’m Earning Hyatt Credit Card Elite Status Nights, Even With a Status Extension

My status plans have been completely upended this year, with multiple extensions being offered. However, I'm looking to earn Hyatt credit card elite nights.