Friday, July 30, 2010

American Airlines 10% Off Through Sept 7 2010

Go to and vote for the top 5 "Special Moments" and receive a 10% off code for your next American Airlines flight.

Tickets must be purchased on no later than 11:59 p.m. CT, September 7, 2010. Travel period: Travel must be completed on/before September 7, 2010.


Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Tour-ING China


In 2008, Doug Ma decided to leave Wall Street and prepared to move to China. He traveled to China and Southeast Asia for six months before settling in Beijing, host of the 2008 Olympics. With a country full of possibilities and passion for traveling, Doug made a career change and partnered with Joanne Huang to co-found Tour-ING.

“This country is changing. If you have an entrepreneurial idea, this is the place to be.”

Both finance majors from the University of Texas at Austin, Doug and Joanne focused on budget, eco-driven vacation that involves hostels and tents, energetic 18-35 year olds, and an experience unlike other Chinese tours. The goal is the help visitors experience a country in the midst of historic change.

“We’re American, but we live in China, so we know what people want to eat, where people want to go.”

Doug and Joanne both speak Mandarin fluently and are comfortable bridging the two cultures. Two different itineraries are offered to appeal to travelers who want to shop and others who want to get out of the cities.

The 10-day tour covers major sites in Beijing, Shanghai, Suzhou and Xian. The 12-day Explorer tour takes an outdoor approach, visiting Shanghai, Guilin, Xian, Flower Mountain and Beijing, with opportunities for bike-riding, rock-climbing and hiking.

All tours include native English-speaking tour operators, knowledgeable local guides, comfortable transportation, comprehensive activities, admission tickets, and Western-style accommodations.


Sunday, July 18, 2010

Priceline $10 Discount Per Night


Secret Code: IMISSU

Expires July 27, 2010. Get up to $50 towards your purchase. Valid on 3, 3.5, and 4-star hotels. Valid for Name Your Own Price hotels. Save $10/room per night up to $50. You must stay at least two nights.


Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Starwood Preferred Guests (SPG) Rewarding Returns


Simply select your favorite option and complete five stays before December 31, 2010, to receive your reward. Earn at any of our nine unique brands, including Sheraton®, Westin® and W® Hotels, across more than 940 SPG® properties worldwide.

4,000 bonus Starpoints
With Free Night Awards starting at 2,000 Starpoints® at Category 1 properties, you'll already have enough for a night away.

$50 Award Certificate
Redeem for on-property indulgences during your next stay, including spa treatments, room service and more. An earned Award Certificate will be mailed 4–6 weeks after fifth eligible stay to the shipping address we have on file in your SPG profile.

25% off redemption
Get away sooner using fewer Starpoints. Take 25% off a Free Night Award redemption of up to five nights at any Category 1–5 property. Redemption must be used by 7/31/11.


Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Passport Fees Going Up Next Tuesday

Passport Fees Current Fee New Fee
Passport Book - Adult $100.00 $135.00
Renewal $75.00 $110.00
Passport Card - Adult $45.00 $55.00
Renunciation of U.S. Citizenship $0.00 $450.00
Additional passport visa pages $0.00 $82.00

Full list of fee increases


Monday, July 5, 2010

Hilton Double Your HHonors

Get double points or double miles with every stay between July 7 and September 30, 2010 at over 3,600 hotels in 81 countries


Friday, July 2, 2010

Starwood Preferred Guests (SPG) AMEX 30,000 Points


For a limited time only, get 30,000 Starpoints® after making just $1,000 in eligible purchases during the first 3 months of Cardmembership. This is our richest offer yet for the Card. The offer will only be available June 30 - July 6, 2010.


Continental 250 Free OnePass Miles


Register for this offer by August 31, 2010, and you’ll earn 250 bonus miles.