Middle Age Miles News & Notes 9/9/19 – Amex Offers for Waldorf/Conrad, Marriott & ESPN+; Upromise for Choice & IHG; AAdvantage eShopping Promo; Dosh/Kroger

Written by Craig at Middle Age Miles @ Middle Age Miles

It’s the first edition of our new “News & Notes” series that we promised in our recent “1st Birthday” article! We hope that we can use this series to get out to our readers more tricks, tips and news that…

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Walking home in Sanya

Written by Stu Davidson @ Stuck in Customs

Do you follow me on Instagram? I may be biased but I totally think you should follow me if you don’t already. Just about now I’ll be on my way back from Burning Man so you get to see loads of random live videos from even more random locations along the way via the Instagram […]

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5 of the Best-Value Points Hotels in Miami

Written by Brett Holzhauer @ The Points Guy

Miami is known for being a popular travel destination, attracting both domestic and international visitors. With millions of people flocking to The Magic City each year, hotels are battling to have our business. With a variety of brands covering all ends of the luxury spectrum, there is a property to meet everyone’s needs when it comes …

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Planning a Family Trip to Vienna

Written by Devorah Lev-Tov @ The Points Guy

Vienna is one of the most beautiful cities in the world, and it oozes Old World charm. It’s full of marble-clad buildings, impressive coffeehouses, art museums and leafy parks and plazas hugging the Danube River. There’s truly something for everyone in this family-friendly European city filled with culture and history. Visiting palaces, watching the famous …

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Budget International Family Destinations for 2019

Written by Devorah Lev-Tov @ The Points Guy

When you’re traveling with your family of three or four or five people, following the crowds to traditionally popular destinations can bust a budget, especially if you’re headed out of the US. Instead of Venice or Hong Kong during peak season, we have a list of alternate destinations that may be just what you need …

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Why Istanbul Should Be Your Next Big Family Destination

Written by Melanie Haiken @ The Points Guy

Walking through the arrival doors of the vast and sparkling new Istanbul (IST) airport, we were greeted by a colorful backlit photograph of Istanbul’s Bosphorus river with the slogan: “A glittering meeting of two continents.” Having read about Istanbul’s importance in world history as the intersection of Europe and Asia, we were well ready to …

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Can You Stack Shopping Portal Benefits with Using a Club Level Upgrade Certificate from the Ritz Carlton Visa Card? (Experiment-in-Progress)

Written by Craig at Middle Age Miles @ Middle Age Miles

Introduction At Middle Age Miles, we love to experiment with different points-and-miles strategies and then share our results with our readers, in hopes that it’ll benefit the community. In this experiment, we wanted to explore the notoriously hard-to-use Club Level…

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Palace in the Sky: A Review Of The Ritz-Carlton, Hong Kong

Written by Ethan Steinberg @ The Points Guy

In a city known for high-end luxury and a jam-packed skyline, The Ritz-Carlton Hong Kong still finds a way to tower above it all. Pros: Delicious food, top-rate service and unlimited Dom Perignon brunch on Sunday mornings. Cons: Views are hit or miss depending on the weather, limited elite benefits and everything from rooms to food is outrageously expensive.

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Hotel Pet Mascots Kids Will Love

Written by Lissa Poirot @ The Points Guy

Sometimes the best welcome a hotel can offer the kids is a wagging tail or the brush of soft fur, and a few hotels and resorts are making their properties feel more like home with resident pets that serve as mascots. The animal touch and kiss may be the special treat that ensures a property …

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A Guide to Family Travel in India

Written by Elen Turner @ The Points Guy

India is a rich travel destination, but many US-based family travelers put it in the “too hard” basket, opting for other Asian destinations instead. This is a shame, because with the right expectations and open minds, India can be a rewarding place for the whole family. If you have experience traveling in other developing nations, …

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