by The Frugal Tourist | May 20, 2022 | MILES & POINTS, Redemptions, Singapore Airlines, StopoverIf you’re looking for a way to explore new destinations without spending a lot of extra miles, booking a stopover with Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer miles is the perfect option. Stopovers on award itineraries are simple and cost-effective with KrisFlyer. So be sure to take advantage of this feature the next time you are planning an award flight with Singapore Airlines. In this blog post, I will walk you through the steps on how to add stopovers to your redemptions so you can maximize the value of your Singapore KrisFlyer awards.
by The Frugal Tourist | Mar 13, 2022 | Capital One, Hawaii, MILES & POINTS, North America, RedemptionsHawaii is a bucket-list destination that is popular with both local and foreign tourists alike. However, there is no doubt that embarking on a grand Hawaiian vacation carries the risk of instantly wiping out anyone's hard-earned savings. Thankfully, it is possible to reduce a significant amount of travel expenses by using miles and points whenever we travel. In this blog post, I will do a deep dive on Capital One points and walk you through several options to fly to Hawaii for nearly free.
by The Frugal Tourist | Apr 15, 2021 | Hilton, RedemptionsConrad Maldives is a top-tier Hilton property that requires 95,000 Hilton points per night on their standard rooms (as of April 2021). Nightly paid rates range from $600 to over $1,000 per night. Hence, it is not truly a financially-viable option if you are a frugal tourist like myself as I’d rather invest that cash for early retirement versus splurge on an experience that only provides a momentary high. In this blog post, I will go over the steps on how you can also book 5 nights at the Conrad Maldives - Rangali Island using Hilton points on your next vacation.
by The Frugal Tourist | Feb 14, 2021 | Flying Blue, Israel, MILES & POINTS, RedemptionsSo, I just pulled the trigger and booked a round-trip business class ticket from San Francisco to Tel Aviv during the Christmas holidays. At first, I did not really expect multiple award seats from various airlines to be widely available during the holidays. In this blog post, I'll go over the steps I took from transferring points to booking with Flying Blue so you would not have to reinvent the wheel in case you want to replicate the process. Total miles: 125,000 Flying Blue Miles.
by The Frugal Tourist | Aug 17, 2020 | CHASE, Featured, Hotels, Hyatt, MILES & POINTS, RedemptionsVentana Big Sur is one of those holy grail properties. Costing $1,500/night for its most basic room, staying here is not only unrealistic for most, it is also impractical in my honest opinion. But due to its recent acquisition by Hyatt, it is now possible to book stays there using points. It was an overall unforgettable experience and I suggest you consider staying there too if you have an extra stash of Hyatt or Chase points. This blog post will walk you through the steps on how to book it yourself.