Big Airbnb Savings on a Trip to Patagonia

I am currently staying about 20 minutes north of a town called San Martin de Los Andes, which is located in the lake region of Argentine Patagonia. San Martin, as locals refer to it, is a fly fishing hub nestled alongside Lácar Lake, surrounded by the Andes and not far from Argentina's border with Chile. Hiking and backpacking options are plentiful with Argentina's version of the Appalachian trail, the Huella Andina, spreading out in either direction north and south.

Podcast Interview With Hack Your Wealth

Andrew Chen and I recently talked ins and outs of the miles and points world on his podcast, Hack Your Wealth. The recording was published today. Listen to it on his site, linked above, or directly from MileValue via Spotify, below.

B&B Santa Isabel: La Pedrera, Uruguay

Uruguay is a gem of a country that's under the radar for the typical American. My attention was drawn to it years ago when I relocated to Buenos Aires, as Uruguay and Argentina share a border and river delta.

My History with UruguayReacquaintance with an Old FlameA Quick Aside About Safety for Solo Female TravelersB&B Santa IsabelLocationGetting To UruguayWhen to GoSurfingThoughts About the Value of my Stay

My History with Uruguay

I spent a few summers along it's coast between 2012 and 2015, in an area half an hour driving past Punta del Este.

Meet the New MileValue Award Booking Service Team!

MileValue has been going through many changes, mostly behind the scenes, since I took over from Scott Grimmer at the conclusion of 2017. Starting now and continuing in the new year, you're going to see the fruits of that labor on center stage!

Firstly I would like to introduce the new faces of the MileValue Award Booking Service team: Daniel Gus and Kevin Bathke. I posted a wanted ad in late September, and after speaking with many qualified and eager applicants, I chose Daniel and Kevin. Thanks to all who applied! I was so pleased with the response.

Wanted: New Award Booker for Award Booking Service

Hey MileValue readers! We're looking to add another award booker to our Award Booking Service team. If you have experience redeeming airline miles and think getting paid to do so sounds fun, then keep reading. I want to hire one of you!

You'll get to choose your own hours, location, and be paid well for something you already enjoy. MileValue's Award Booking Service has been around since early 2012 and has helped hundreds of people redeem millions of miles to destinations all over the world.

Walking Across America with Points: Week 3

It's been a while since we've heard from Mike Hammari, the man who is walking across the United States using travel rewards to minimize accommodation costs and therefore nights slept outdoors. He's vlogging his experience on YouTube and blogging about it here on MileValue.

A Quick Catch Up

These recounts of his journey are being written in retrospect. Mike took a break in the middle of his walk to return to work, travel some (not on foot), and is now back on the steaming late summer road of central Texas. Last I heard, his shoes had recently melted.

Trip Report: Delta One, Atlanta to Buenos Aires

Recently I flew between Atlanta, Georgia (ATL) and Buenos Aires, Argentina (EZE) in Delta's Business Class cabin, Delta One, for just 45,000 Virgin Atlantic Flying Club miles and $5.60.

Here’s the series index for all posts related to this trip:

Atlanta Delta SkyClub, Concourse F review: Where I spent some time before the flightAnatomy of an Award: 45k Virgin Atlantic miles for Delta One to Argentina: How and why I chose to redeem Virgin Atlantic milesTrip Report Delta One, Atlanta to Buenos Aires: The in-cabin experience (this post)

Delta Flight 101Atlanta (ATL) – Buenos Aires (EZE)Depart: 10

Walking Across America with Points: Week 2

I hope everyone had a fantastic fourth of July! We've been following Mike Hammari for a bit now as he makes his way across this nation of ours on foot, soaking in the scenes in a very different way than most of us are accustomed to. Slowly!

Mike is covering a large portion of his accommodation along the way with travel rewards. This series takes a look at how and why he chooses the redemptions he does.

Walking Across America with Points: Week 1

Give a warm welcome to Mike Hammari, who is writing a series of guest posts about a trip across the US on foot that he is currently in the middle of...very much in the middle of. He just wrote me today thanking me for finishing up a detail for this post that he couldn't because he was caught in a storm and had to store his computer. That's life literally on the road!

Mike is covering some of his hotel stays on this journey with points and wants to share his strategy with you guys.

Atlanta Delta SkyClub, Concourse F

A couple weeks ago, I booked a one-way Delta One flight between Atlanta and Buenos Aires for 45,000 Virgin Atlantic Flying Club miles (and just $5.60 in taxes). I was pretty dang excited about the ability to do this, as it was my previous assumption that Flying Club awards flying partner airlines--at least Delta specifically--needed to be booked roundtrip. That is not the case.