Conrad Orlando Wow, Rise of Video, Free Cruise Strategies & The Changing Game with Mark Jackson
Miles to Memories - Fun Side of Miles, Points & Travel
by Shawn Coomer
2d ago
Episode Description In this episode of the Miles to Memories podcast, Shawn Coomer and Mark Jackson discuss various topics related to travel, including alternate content, cruising, and hotels in Orlando. They talk about the shift from reading blogs to watching videos, the popularity of cruising, and how to score deals while generating spend on cruises.    They also review the Conrad hotel in Orlando and compare it to other Hilton properties in the area. Additionally, they discuss the Brightline train service in Florida before diving into the evolution of earning miles and points, AI ..read more
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Time for Some Big Announcements!
Miles to Memories - Fun Side of Miles, Points & Travel
by Shawn Coomer
1w ago
Episode Description On this episode Shawn and Joe recap the Denver MtM Diamond meetup including some tips for your next Denver trip and how the Grand Hyatt is holding up. They also announce some exciting changes and are joined by a special guest for one more thing. Episode Notes Subscribe to 20 Minute Travel! Youtube Podcast Enjoying the podcast? Please consider leaving us a positive review on your favorite podcast platform! You can also connect with us anytime at podcast@milestomemories.com.  You can subscribe on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Spotify, TuneIn, Pocket Casts, or via RSS. Don ..read more
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Demystifying Hilton Brands, Hilton Honors Insights & Southwest’s Big Change?
Miles to Memories - Fun Side of Miles, Points & Travel
by Miles to Memories | Shawn Coomer and Friends
2w ago
Episode Description On this episode Shawn and Joe discuss Shawn’s recent trip to Nashville and all of the takeaways from his time spent there. They go over why there are so many brands these days and how consumers are changing. Plus will there be more changes to Hilton credit cards and how will they integrate all of their upcoming partnerships into the program? Joe also discusses his Spirit adventure and why Southwest may be finally moving away from their cattle call boarding. Episode Notes 0:00 - Flying Spirit 8:06 - DOT forcing airlines to pay penalties 10:55 - Southwest boarding changes 16 ..read more
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Evolution of the Miles and Points Space, Extreme Tracking & Picking Cards with Grant Thomas
Miles to Memories - Fun Side of Miles, Points & Travel
by Miles to Memories | Shawn Coomer and Friends
3w ago
Episode Description In this episode, Shawn and Grant discuss their experiences in the miles and points hobby. They talk about the evolution of the space, the changing credit card landscape, and strategies for maximizing rewards. They also touch on the importance of organization and tracking, especially when it comes to credit card offers and free night certificates. Finally they dive behind the scenes of upcoming trips, share their love of Scandinavia and discuss how cruise hacking has become such a good opportunity lately.  Episode Notes 0:00 - Introduction to Travel with Grant 7:58 - K ..read more
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Maximizing 0% APR Offers, Turning Down An Amazing Retention Offer & Is Chase's Disney Offer Good?
Miles to Memories - Fun Side of Miles, Points & Travel
by Miles to Memories | Shawn Coomer and Friends
1M ago
Episode Description In this episode of the Miles to Memories podcast, Shawn and Joe discuss their experiences recording on the road and share some travel hacks for setting up recording equipment in different environments. They also talk about their missed opportunity to see the solar eclipse and the impact of the eclipse on wildlife. The conversation then shifts to regional food chains like Bojangles and Waffle House, and the excitement of these chains expanding to new locations.   On the credit card side of things, a new offer for Chase Disney Visa cardholders has been released, but is i ..read more
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Global Entry Price Increase, Spirit Airlines Booking and Wynn Status Matches
Miles to Memories - Fun Side of Miles, Points & Travel
by Miles to Memories | Shawn Coomer and Friends
1M ago
Episode Description We discuss Shawn’s experience with the Wynn status match, Hilton buying the Nomad brand, increases in Global Entry fees and much more! Plus some quick deals to help you along your way. Episode Notes 0:00 - Eclipsing 7:05 - Wynn status match experience 12:07 - Joe booked a Spirit flight 28:04 - Nomad hotels are going under the Hilton brand (except Vegas) 31:50 - Global Entry and NEXUS costs increasing 38:13 - Quick deals Benjy’s Choice Hotels article Enjoying the podcast? Please consider leaving us a positive review on your favorite podcast platform! You can also connect wit ..read more
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Down a Hilton in Vegas, Amex Changes Again, 3% Everywhere Coming & More!
Miles to Memories - Fun Side of Miles, Points & Travel
by Miles to Memories | Shawn Coomer and Friends
1M ago
Episode Description Joe’s back from an epic Disney trip, Shawn visits the Tropicana before it closes and a ton of credit card news in this week’s podcast. Plus, Joe considers booking Spirit and we discuss what’s going on with the blogosphere and Google’s negative SEO changes (negative for independent people, that is). Episode Notes 0:00 - Joe just got home and is Disneyed out 6:43 - Tropicana closing 10:01 - Booking Spirit Airlines 18:41 - Amex updates Delta card rules to minimize churning? 23:11 - Amex Hilton Business updates 26:26 - Chase Sapphire Reserve removes Priority Pass 30:13 - Robinh ..read more
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Defeating Jetlag, Meta Smartglasses for the Win, United's New Feature & Is Rio/Hyatt An Amazing Opportunity?
Miles to Memories - Fun Side of Miles, Points & Travel
by Miles to Memories | Shawn Coomer and Friends
1M ago
Episode Description On this episode Shawn and Joe dive into a lot of recent happenings in the travel and miles & points space. From hating on budget airlines to United's new pooling feature there is a lot happening in the airline space. Other topics discussed include: how the Timeshifter jetlag app works, why the Meta Smartglasses are worth a consideration for upcoming trips and how the Rio/Hyatt integration is working in reality.  Episode Notes 0:00 Rayban Meta Smartglasses (Amazon affiliate link) - A new must have for travel? 10:09 Timeshifter app experience - Does it work to save ..read more
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Spring Break In Europe - Flights, Hotels, Practical Advice & Gratitude
Miles to Memories - Fun Side of Miles, Points & Travel
by Miles to Memories | Shawn Coomer and Friends
2M ago
Episode Description On this episode Shawn discusses his recent family Spring Break trip to Lisbon and Paris. Learn about the flights and redemptions plus some of the cool things seen along the way. Family travel can be difficult, but it is so rewarding, even if it is squeezed into a tight timeframe. Shawn & Joe also discuss the power of returning places, where to stay at Disneyland Paris & how a drone show inspired the whole thing.   Episode Notes 3:38 One-way car rentals for repositioning 4:45 AA Business Class to Europe 6:40 How cool is Lisbon? 8:53 Why you need to start d ..read more
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Rethinking Your Hotel Loyalty & Elite Status Game with Benjy Harmon
Miles to Memories - Fun Side of Miles, Points & Travel
by Miles to Memories | Shawn Coomer and Friends
2M ago
Episode Description On this episode of the podcast Shawn is joined by MtM Contributor and MtM Diamond moderator Benjy Harmon. Shawn & Benjy dive deep into why you may want to rethink your hotel elite strategy, why Hyatt may be overrated and a cool little place you can visit on your next stop into DFW ..read more
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