Are Credit Card Annual Fees Ever Worth Paying? I Say Yes: The Case for Pre-Paying Vacations at 90%+ Discounts

In the last part of my recent vacation post highlighting the true price – in terms of miles, points and dollars – I included in the overall monetary cost the annual fees from some of my credit cards. Since I was using the points or miles gained – the black line of the ledger –…

Paris-Bangkok-Koh Samui-Hong Kong-Tokyo-Seattle. One Vacation. 13 days. (Part 2 of 2)

The goal of this blog is to show how a regular person with a job can afford to jet set on a grand level. Well, time to prove, as I showed in Part 1. In this post, I will detail exactly the miles, points and dollars required for my next vacation. 1) Lufthansa Business-Class: New…

Paris-Bangkok-Koh Samui-Hong Kong-Tokyo-Seattle. One Vacation. 13 days. (Part 1 of 2)

What’s your dream vacation? No, five days at Tranquility Base doesn’t count – the Moon would be be a scientific expedition. Same with Antarctica. Atlantis isn’t real and while I’m sure drinking Moet in the Gardens of Babylon would be super, those plants have ceased to be anything but topsoil. So, we are stuck with…