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Exciting News! PointsWise Guide To Travel Hacking eBook Is Now Available!

February 3rd, 2018|Hot Deals!, News|

We're excited to share the launch of our 'PointsWise Guide To Travel Hacking', an eBook designed for Canadians who want to learn about reward programs in Canada, and how to leverage those rewards for incredible travel experiences around the world. Act Fast! The First 50 Customers Can Grab The eBook for 50% Off! As a special launch promotion, the first 50 [...]

Review: Star Alliance First Class Lounge Los Angeles Airport

February 20th, 2018|Airport Lounges, Trip Reports, USA|

Star Alliance First Class Lounge Los Angeles Airport Introduction Airport lounges in North America can be a but underwhelming, with many of them lacking the service and amenities found internationally. There are some exceptions though, such as the Qantas First Class Lounge at LAX, and the Cathay Pacific Lounge in Vancouver. This was my first time flying in first class [...]

Review: Marriott Los Angeles Airport Hotel Double Guest Room

February 19th, 2018|Hotels, Marriott, Trip Reports|

Marriott Los Angeles Airport Hotel Introduction I booked my trip to Beijing primarily around flying first class on ANA All Nippon Airways and Air China using 210,000 Aeroplan miles for the roundtrip ticket. Since my ANA flight was leaving LAX in the morning, I decided to fly from Vancouver the night before (didn't review the short domestic business class product, [...]

Fairmont Pacific Rim Gold Floor Room In 10 Photos

February 17th, 2018|Fairmont, Hotels, Trip Reports|

Fairmont Pacific Rim Gold Floor Room Introduction While a full review will follow shortly, I wanted to share my initial impressions of The Fairmont Pacific Rim Gold Floor from our recent stay, along with 10 photos from the property. Admittedly, this wasn't a good stay, with some serious service issues, though I've recently been in touch with the Director of [...]

American Express Business Platinum Card Increases Annual Fee

February 16th, 2018|American Express, Credit Cards, News, Reviews|

Increased Fee And Better Lounge Benefits On The American Express Business Platinum Card In Canada As of today, The American Express Business Platinum Card in Canada has a higher annual fee, increased from $399 to $499, with the addition of an enhanced Priority Pass Membership that will no longer require a $27USD fee for airport lounge visits. This comes just [...]

Review: MBNA Alaska Airlines Mastercard Credit Card

February 15th, 2018|Credit Cards, MBNA, Reviews|

MBNA Alaska Airlines Mastercard Introduction Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan is one of my favourite airline programs due to the generous routing rules on award tickets and multiple airline partners. However, for Canadians living anywhere but the west coast, earning Alaska miles can be tricky. Thankfully the MBNA Alaska Airlines Mastercard is available for Canadians looking for an easy way to [...]

Best Hotel In Whistler – And The Winner Is…

February 14th, 2018|Fairmont, Four Seasons, Hotels, Trip Reports|

The Four Seasons Resort - The Best Hotel In Whistler Although a very close competition, we consider The Four Seasons Resort and Residences to be the best hotel in Whistler, edging out The Fairmont Chateau Whistler by just a few points! To come to this conclusion, we chose 5 categories to rank each property on, including: The Room Service Amenities [...]

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