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September 2014


How to Save $500+ on Last Minute Trips

GFF on Good Morning America

Good Morning America challenged me to fly to a random destination of their choosing for free. Here’s how I did it:

I like to put things off until the absolute late minute. In fact, I was planning on writing this post last week as a follow up to my post on the importance of getting started with points and miles in the right away.

But then I decided to put it off by diving in to another project (which you’ll be seeing soon), helping a few clients book ridiculously cheap vacations, and taking weekend trips to Vegas, Boston, and New York City.

Some of what I have been doing was work related, but if I’m being honest with myself I was trying to procrastinate.

As I have discovered over the past year, many of you are just like me. You browse my posts or my book, read through my free ebook, promise yourself that you’ll get started right away, and then email me frantically for help booking a trip that is less than a month away.

And while these emails used to make me want to throw myself in to traffic, I have come to terms with the fact that most people (myself included) procrastinate from time to time.

So, with that in mind, I decided to share my strategy for saving money on last minute trips. It takes about 5 minutes to complete and will help you save at least $400 on your next vacation.

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Hotel Review – Fairmont Battery Wharf, Boston

My wife and I just got back from a weekend trip to Boston and I still can’t get over how amazing our hotel was. We spent 2 nights in the Presidential Suite at the Fairmont Battery Wharf on the Boston Harbor (or Hahbaugh for those of you from Boston) and loved our room so much that we felt guilty every time we ventured out to explore the city.

Truth be told, the opportunity to stay at the Fairmont Battery Wharf was the primary reason we took this weekend trip to Boston. I had 2 free night certificates that I got from the Fairmont Visa Signature Card and they were set to expire in early December.

Boston was on our short list of places to visit anyway so I figured that this was a good enough reason to go.

The Fairmont Battery Wharf is located on the North side of Boston, just a short walk from the Freedom Trail and many other popular tourist attractions. We easily went the entire weekend without having to use a taxi or public transit (with the exception of to/from the airport).

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The End of Amazon Payments

All good things must come to an end.

Last week Amazon sent out an email containing updated terms and conditions for their Amazon Payments service.

Buried among the usual boring legal jargon was the following paragraph:

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