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Ashley Onadele

Freelance Contributor

Ashley Onadele got into points and miles for the first time as a graduate student studying Spanish and hoping to see the world for “free” or whatever that meant at the time. Her first few redemptions included the Hyatt Regency in Phuket Resort in Thailand and the Wailea Beach Resort in Maui.


Fast forward a decade later and she now travels almost exclusively with her husband and two children to as many places as their points and miles will take them. Using a combination of points, miles, and cash, they’ve spent spring break in Italy, enjoyed time in Guanacaste, Costa Rica, and are looking forward to spending Thanksgiving in New Orleans.


When she’s not planning travel, she’s likely reading a new historical fiction novel or spending time with her family around the SF Bay Area.

The Ritz-Carlton™ Credit Card Review: Bonvoy’s Best-Kept Secret

The Ritz-Carlton™ Credit Card is an ultra-premium Visa Infinite credit card packed with features and benefits for the discerning traveler. It offers elite Marriott Bonvoy perks, fantastic insurance protections, access to airport lounges, and a lower annual fee than other premium hotel credit cards. However, you can't apply for this card directly. Here's everything you should about the Ritz-Carlton Card and how to get it.

Making Sense of the Marriott Bonvoy Co-Branded Cards

The lineup of Marriott Bonvoy co-branded cards from Chase and American Express come with some great benefits as well as high-value welcome offers. Unfortunately, they haven't made it easy to decipher all the changes in the card lineup or who is eligible for the welcome offer on each of the cards. Catch our breakdown of the benefits and offers for Marriott Bonvoy cards in this post.

The Best Sweet Spots for Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer Awards

When you think of Singapore Airlines, the first thing that might come to mind is the extravagant Suites Class featured on Singapore's Airbus 380. While Singapore's Suites are indeed fabulous (along with the standard first-class product and its business-class product on most aircraft), Singapore offers an equally attractive award chart in the KrisFlyer program, including multiple sweet spots.

How To Use Chase Ultimate Rewards in 2023

Chase Sapphire Points, known as Ultimate Rewards, can be used in a variety of ways. You can book travel with them through or transfer points at a 1:1 ratio to a number of partners, including Marriott, Hyatt and United. These are the ways to use your points, including which are best.

Comparison of Premium Travel Rewards Credit Cards

At first glance, credit card fees north of $400 don’t make sense to a lot of points and miles fans. Why would you pay $400+ per year for a card that's likely to earn fewer points per dollar than low or no annual fee cards from the same rewards family? It’s not until you look past the simple points per dollar equation that the value of a premium travel rewards card comes into focus.

How to Create a Travel Rewards Credit Card Strategy for Families

The world of points and miles can seem daunting even if you’re just one or two travelers traveling together. Imagine the hurdles that families have to face when trying to figure out how to plan for family travel that involves four or more people. Thankfully, with proper planning and taking advantage of things like pooling points, families can enjoy the benefits of travel with points and miles too. Here’s how to create a travel rewards credit card strategy for families.

How To Receive Elite Hotel Benefits Without Elite Status

If you want the benefits of elite status within a hotel program but don't happen to have that status, leveraging luxury hotel programs could deliver just what you're looking for. Upgrades, complimentary breakfast, and late checkout are just a few of the perks you'll be eligible for with the right program.

Tips for Managing Your Credit Score

Keeping track of your credit score is imperative when it comes to maximizing your credit card rewards and benefits. This article will show you how to track and manage your credit score, plus what you should be doing regularly to make yourself look good in the eyes of the banks.

What You Need to Know About Priority Pass Lounges

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