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.
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Using Miles for Papau New Guinea: Guide to Flying Air Niugini

Guide: Using Miles to Fly Air Niugini to Papua New Guinea Air Nuigini? I can already hear it. You didn't even know they exist. I...

Can You Trust TripAdvisor (And Other Online) Reviews?

Ever wondered if the reviews you read are real? Can you trust TripAdvisor and other review sites? Here's an enlightening look into online travel reviews.

Best Transfer Partners By Program For Booking Business Class to Europe

Top Transfer Partners for Booking Business Class to Europe Following up on the list of all the cheapest business class awards to Europe, I figured...

Best Miles for Booking Transcontinental Lie-Flat Seats

Interested in booking transcontinental lie-flat business or first class seats using your miles? Here are all the best ways to do exactly that.

The 6 Most Valuable Marriott Travel Package Options – Get The Most Out of Your Points!

With the launch of off-peak and peak award pricing, I thought I'd take a deep dive into Bonvoy to find the most valuable Marriott travel packages.

Visit Alaska on the Cheap! The Best Airline Miles For Visiting Alaska

The Best Airline Miles For Visiting Alaska The Last Frontier of America is near the top of my travel bucket list. Alaska's exquisite natural beauty...

Travel vs. Vacation: What is the Difference?

Travel vs. Vacation: Is There a Difference? Vacation. Travel. People sometimes use these words interchangeably, but they aren't actually one and the same. When I...