Action Packed Trip to Kyoto, Nara, and Tokyo!

Japan (174 of 176)

By: Frank – @dugup46 – A year or so after accumulating points, Danielle and I knew it was time to book our first aspirational trip.  One year and one 16-hour flight later, our plane was touching down in Tokyo, Japan.  Our itinerary only gave us four nights and three days in Kyoto, followed by one day and night in Tokyo, so it forced us to pack a lot of action in just a few days of travel.  Two of the three days we spent in Kyoto, while the final day we spent in Nara.  I thought I would share our experiences and itineraries in one of the greatest, most friendly countries.  So sit back, prepare yourself a cup of green tea, and check out our action packed trip in Japan.

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Update on IHG Priceless Surprises Promotion

Bungalows sur l'eau, Intercontinental Bora Bora Le Moana Resort
Over Water Bungalows, Intercontinental Bora Bora Le Moana Resort

By: Frank – @dugup46 – UPDATE: 1/19/2016 – Widespread reports of people not winning a prize with today’s batch of emails.  Please click “Continue Reading” for further updates.

It’s already been nearly two months since I originally wrote about how you can Earn a Minimum of 47,000 IHG Points for $50 through IHG’s Priceless Surprise Promotion!  This contest is still going on through February, so get to writing!  I am pleased to say that I have received and played all 94 entries that I sent in during the beginning of December.  While I can’t sit here and tell you that I won a million IHG points or a helicopter and stay in New York City, I did have a couple big winners!  Let’s jump in and see exactly what I received and what you can expect…  Continue reading

A Year in Pictures – Adventures in 2015


We have definitely been blessed during 2015!  We started Loophole Travel in April, and we have seen traffic increase every single month since.  We already wrote about our efforts to earn 2.4 million points/miles, but we have also been able to use them to take some incredible trips.  This post will be mostly pictures from the trips we have taken during 2015.  Enjoy the photo tour of 2015. Continue reading

How to Plan Your Hawaiian Dream Vacation

Sunset Sippin

Hawaii!  Just the thought of kicking back on a white sand beach, Mai Tai in hand, and listening to the waves roll in… mmm, what a dream.  This dream may be much more attainable than you have ever imagined!  No, you don’t have to have a trust fund, pinch pennies for years, or win a sweepstakes… You could be on your way to the islands sooner than you think.  Follow along with our ten tips to plan this amazing getaway now! Continue reading

Air France Sale – 12,500 Miles to Europe!


An Air France 10th Anniversary promo went live today, December 1, 2015.  This promo allows you to fly from a select group of cities to Europe for HALF of the normal miles!!  To book this awesome rate, you must book between December 1-10 for travel between January 15 – March 15, 2016.  Continue reading

Earn a Minimum of 47,000 IHG Points for $50

IHGThe InterContinental Palazzo Hotel in Las Vegas, NV

By: Frank

Deals We Like broke the story a couple weeks ago that there was a loophole in the new IHG & MasterCard Promotion called “Priceless Surprises”.  The contest officially began a few days ago, so I figured it was time we made a post about it here to inform our readers on the steps required to participate in the new sweepstakes!  For less than $50 and a few hours of your time, you can earn a minimum of 47,000 IHG points! That’s nearly enough for any IHG hotel in the world!  Now let’s explain how this is done…

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Earn up to 21,500 Virgin America Miles Through Airbnb


By: Frank

If you travel frequently for work or business purposes, you probably know that most airline companies have partnerships with the larger hotel brands.  One example of this is that American Airlines will provide you 500 miles for each stay you have at a Hyatt.  Well, now through November 1st, 2017, Virgin America will provide new Airbnb users a one-time bonus of 1,500 miles for their first stay and 20,000 miles for becoming a host.  So let’s go into detail on what exactly you need to do to get the miles. Continue reading