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.

(1 Month For $1) Point.me Overview: A New One-Stop-Shop for Finding Award Flights

Want to take the hassle out of award travel? Check out Point.me, a new award travel service that lets you search inventory across over 30 loyalty programs and 150 airlines in a single search!

Don’t Let The Hammer Drop On You: How to Keep Avios from Expiring

Not using your points as quickly as hoped? Here are all the ways to keep your Avios from expiring, no matter which carrier you tend to use.

Amtrak Coast Starlight Sleeper Car Review: Sacramento to Seattle

Thinking about traveling by rail? Here's why you want an Amtrak Coast Starlight sleeper car for trekking the length of the west coast.

My Summer 2022 Credit Card Picks: Successes, Failures, and Looking Ahead

Trying to figure out what the other credit cards to apply for in 2022? Here's what I've targeted, my wins and losses, and how things have fared over the year.

Is the New Delta High Speed WiFi All It’s Cracked Up to Be?

Need to stay connected in the sky? The Delta high speed WiFi being rolled out on the carrier's fleet delivers on what it promises.

Hotel Paradox Santa Cruz Review: Family-Friendly Marriott Autograph Collection Property

Looking for a hotel with some character for a visit to the California Coast? Check out our review the Hotel Paradox Santa Cruz, a boutique Marriott Bonvoy property with great service and amenities.

The Best International Marriott Hotels That Cost 50K or Less & How to Get 5 Free Nights Right Now!

Have Marriott free night awards to burn? Check out some of the best international 50K Marriott hotels for using points or awards to book!