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It looks like for 2018, the two programs are going to continue to stay separate, and today, Marriott announced that they will continue their relationships with both JP Morgan Chase (for the Ritz Carlton and Marriott card) as well as American Express (for the SPG...

Thanks to a couple of Delta upgrade certificates I had to burn, Brian and I decided to head to Los Angeles for a long weekend getaway. I went back and forth on which property to stay at – thanks to Labor day weekend, hotel prices...

Earlier this year,  Uber and SPG changed the terms of their partnership, shifting from a $1 spent on Uber earns you 1 SPG point to $2:1. A disappointment for avid Uber riders, but at least the opportunity to earn 2 spg points per dollar spent when...

The IHG acquisition of the Kimpton Hotel & Restaurant Group back in 2015 was a major uptick for IHG members, and a potential downgrade for loyal Kimptonists (Kimptonytes?). (PS - does this remind anyone of the Marriott+SPG marriage?) Though Kimpton properties had long been marketed on the...

An oceanside town mixed with great food, gorgeous views, and Latin American culture. Once the port city for trade between Spain and its South American empire, today, it's the fifth largest city in Colombia, and one of the most popular tourist destinations in the country....

So we'd booked our tickets to Cartagena, but where would we stay? Staying in a hotel in the walled city will cost you notably more, but that's where all the sights are. Bocagrande is a little outside of that, but notably cheaper, and taxis are...

Cartagena has long been on my to-visit list, and why not? Seaside town, historic city center, plus year-round summer-like temperatures. I convinced some girlfriends to head down with me for a long weekend and (of course) opted to fly Delta on our way over. To...