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.

Shocker (Sarcasm Font)…United’s ‘Permanent’ Change Fee Waiver Was Actually Temporary?

When you read that an airline permanently eliminates change fees, you think that the change is here to say. But maybe not with United.

Was a Mostly Free Trip Worth 3.5 Hours on the Phone with Chase Travel?

Imagine you have to spend 3.5 hours ticketing a flight. Sound terrible? It is, and I question whether the Chase travel portal is worth it.

Guide to Airline Award Change and Cancellation Fees

Guide to Airline Award Change and Cancellation Fees You save, you plan, you book that award you've been eyeing for a long time. But then...

My Experience Getting COVID-19 Tested to Return to US

Intimidated by the requirements for COVID testing returning to the US? It's not as bad as it sounds. Here is my recent travel experience:

What It Was Like Visiting Colombia During COVID-19

Interested in planning a trip to South America? Here are the COVID entry requirements for Colombia, which is currently welcoming tourists:

My 5 Favorite Credit Card Designs

Does credit card design affect which ones you carry around in your wallet? Here are my five favorite credit card designs:

The Credit Card Duo That Gets The Majority of My Spend

Keep things simple with the Citi credit card combination that lets you earn lots of points while minimizing the number of cards you need.