JetBlue TrueBlue Mosaic Welcome Kit

JetBlue TrueBlue Mosaic Welcome Kit After signing up for the JetBlue points match promotion I applied for a status match (note the promotion has ended).  Within a few days I received an email that I had been matched from my Alaska MVP Gold 75K to TrueBlue Mosaic status.  A month (and a day) later I received in… Read More »

Hilton Garden Inn Redding Review

I status matched to Hilton Diamond late last year.  Since then I have had a total of two stays; one in Copenhagen and the other more recently at the Hilton Garden Inn Redding.  I have a few more stays booked as I earned a bunch of points through two Hilton credit card sign up bonuses.  I am… Read More »

My JetBlue Mileage Run

JetBlue mileage run Earlier this month JetBlue was running the promotion of the year that promised to match (and then some) your Virgin America points after one roundtrip flight.   I signed up for the promotion and then status matched from Alaska MVP Gold to JetBlue Mosaic, their one level elite status.  I needed a trip before… Read More »

Hyatt Centric The Pike Long Beach

Hyatt Centric The Pike Long Beach I stayed at Hyatt The Pike (review) last year before it rebranded as Hyatt Centric The Pike Long Beach.  The property was originally branded as AVIA Long Beach before being purchased by Hyatt.  That’s a lot of names for a young hotel.  In order to get my 75,000 JetBlue points I needed… Read More »

ReachNow vs Car2Go: Car Sharing Part 2

One of my most popular blog posts has been my comparison of car share programs: Car2Go vs Zipcar.  So it seemed only appropriate to do a follow up post adding in the new kid in Seattle: BMW’s ReachNow.  ReachNow functions almost identically to Car2Go, so what I said in my previous post comparing Car2Go and Zipcar is… Read More »

Amtrak Cascades to Seattle

Amtrak Cascades to Seattle Three years ago I got a job a mile from my home and decided to sell  my car.  I live near downtown Seattle and rely on public transportation, walking, Uber/Lyft and car share.  It has been quite freeing.  And has made me get creative about getting around.  This weekend I took… Read More »