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.

I Like It! LifeMiles Makes Changes to North America Award Chart

Check out these LifeMiles award chart changes in late 2021 bringing us cheaper award prices for flight to/from and within Canada!

Protect Those Big Ticket Purchases: Credit Cards With The Best Extended Warranty Protection

Making a big purchase and worried about it lasting? Check out these best credit cards with extended warranty protection coverage.

San Francisco’s Newest Lounge: My Alaska Lounge SFO Review

Check out my Alaska Lounge SFO review, the newest location in the network. Here's our review of the space, food, and service.

Burn Those ThankYou Points! Here Are The 10 Best Choice Hotels Redemptions

Intrigued by the new hotel transfer option for Citi ThankYou points? Here are 10 of the best Choice Hotels for an award stay.

Exploring Hyatt’s Almost 100 New All-Inclusive Resorts: 10 Properties I’m Excited About

Check out some of the best options among the Hyatt ALG all-inclusive resorts, properties that will soon be joining the portfolio!

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...

Amex, You Make No Sense: Am I In Amex Pop-Up Jail?

Think you have an Amex card in the bag? I may have landed myself in Amex pop-up jail. Here's the scoop on my recent Gold application.