DLD 311: Farewell to the 580s

Written by Seth Miller @ Wandering Aramean

No, that’s not a typo. We’re celebrating and mourning the loss of the Convair 580s from commercial service, now slated for next year, among many other things in this week’s episode.
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7 easy ways to make your vacation home rental better for guests

Written by Summer Hull @ The Points Guy

I’ve rented many vacation homes via a variety of sites and owners. The homes have ranged wildly from budget-friendly tiny cabins to ski-friendly mountain houses for 22 and $1,000 per night beach homes. But throughout those different experiences, some common themes have emerged that make it easy to love — or not love — the …

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Vegas Hotel Reinvents Itself & Is Unlike Any Other, Why Hyatt’s Promo Is Better, Do You Really Want To Go To This Caribbean Island Right Now? & More

Written by joeheg @ Your Mileage May Vary

  One of the fun things about writing for Your Mileage May Vary is getting to talk to other travel bloggers. Who else would want to discuss the most recent…

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Carol Burnett Show Was Foreseer Of Air Travel Future, How Man Legally Wore No Mask On Flight, My Most Embarrassing Travel Mistake & More

Written by SharonKurheg @ Your Mileage May Vary

Hello, travel friends and happy Saturday! Here’s a recap of what’s gone on at YMMV in the past week or two. From what we’ve written to what others wrote that…

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We Went Against Our Better Judgement And Used Airbnb To Rent A Cabin. What Was The Experience Like?

Written by joeheg @ Your Mileage May Vary

Desperate times call for desperate measures. I can’t think of another situation where Sharon would not only be willing to consider Airbnb, but feel that it’s the best available option.…

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Rent a wintertime vacation home in these 5 US destinations

It’s become clear that the novel coronavirus is going to be with us for longer than we all had expected. With many schools in remote mode and companies telling employees they won’t return to the office until at least January 2021, many families are researching the possibility of a longer-term getaway this winter. Call it …

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Reminder: You Can Still Collect British Airways Avios Miles When Booking Your Air BnB

Written by Sebastian Powell @ LoyaltyLobby

Today I’d like to remind our readers who might be interested in a booking with AirBnB that it’s possible to earn British Airways Avios when completing the booking through the designated portal. Customers can earn 2 Avios per £1/€1/$1 spent on Air BnB booking and 3x as many on the first booking made through the […]

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Travelers are booking stays for a month or more — here’s why

Written by Melanie Lieberman @ The Points Guy

“Six months ago, we were seeing the weekend getaway — what we call the microvacation,” said Misty Belles during a travel industry press conference on Monday. But Belles, the managing director of global public relations at Virtuoso, a luxury travel agency network, says traveler behavior has flipped. “That [trend] has now become the weeks-long getaway,” …

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TPG Talks webinar recording: Alternatives to hotels, including timeshare booking with KOALA

Written by Richard Kerr @ The Points Guy

COVID-19 has disrupted the way we think about travel. Traditional hotels are quickly adapting to give customers confidence in their product, but millions of Americans are turning to different lodging options for their next trip. On this week’s TPG Talks webinar, we took a close look at these great alternatives to a traditional property — …

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Airbnb, Vrbo and More: Comparing Popular Vacation Home-Booking Sites

Written by Kathleen Porter Kristiansen @ The Points Guy

Even the most-devoted hotel aficionado still has a time when a short-term home or villa rental makes more sense due to location, privacy, amenities or group size. With so many sites now offering home rentals, you should know the difference between four of the largest that range from an average $31 per night to $2,000 …

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5 ways to use points to book vacation home rentals

Written by Summer Hull @ The Points Guy

Whole-home rentals have always been a great tool to have in your travel toolbox, especially when traveling with a family or group of friends. But now, during the realities of COVID-19, home rentals have a whole new set of benefits related to space, distance from others and the ability to be a self-contained entity with …

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Maximizing points and miles on vacation rentals with Airbnb and Vrbo

Written by Stella Shon @ The Points Guy

As much as TPG loves hotel points and elite status benefits, sometimes staying in a hotel isn’t the best option. You may be staying somewhere for an extended period of time and the room rates are simply too expensive. Or maybe your destination doesn’t have any chains with which you have points (or any hotels …

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