Ian Snyder

Ian Snyder

Staff Writer

After igniting his passion for award travel while planning his honeymoon, Ian now enjoys using points and miles to see the world with his wife and three internationally adopted kiddos. Through the use of points and miles, he wants to demonstrate that extraordinary travel is possible for the ordinary family.

Your Comprehensive Guide to the Hilton Honors Program

Hilton Honors is an excellent hotel loyalty program thanks to the ability to quickly rack up points from stays and promotions, a suite of excellent co-branded credit cards, and a solid elite program. In this post, you’ll learn how to earn and redeem points for top value, the benefits of getting Hilton’s elite status (and some shortcuts on how to get it), plus all of the temporary improvements that Hilton has put in place due to COVID.

Everything You Need to Know About World of Hyatt

With just 900 properties around the world, Hyatt may not have a huge footprint. But thanks to a great award chart, excellent elite benefits, and a great credit card, World of Hyatt is solidly my favorite hotel loyalty program. In this post, we cover everything you need to know about World of Hyatt—from how to earn and redeem points to program features and elite status.

Everything You Need to Know About IHG Rewards Club

With 5,600 properties in nearly 100 countries around the world, IHG hotels are ubiquitous. Thanks to generous promotions, reasonable award rates, and a great credit card, IHG Rewards Club is a favorite hotel loyalty program for many. In this post, we cover everything you need to know about the program—from how to earn and redeem points to program features and elite status.

Ultimate Guide to Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan

With highly valuable miles, a strong elite program, and unique partnerships with global airlines, Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan is one of the best U.S. airline loyalty programs. Here we provide a complete guide to Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan, including how to earn and redeem miles, the ins and outs of elite status, and the best Alaska Mileage Plan redemption options.