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Here you will find hotel trends, news and reviews. As a travel writer, I stay in lots of hotels and am always looking for properties with functional yet innovative design, cutting-edge technology and outstanding service.

Here is my current list of favorite hotels that meet and exceed the above criteria:
This Card’s 100,000-Point Bonus Ends May 4
JW Marriott Marco Island Marriott

It’s rare to see a card offer a 100,000-point bonus, so if it’s a travel category that fits your strategy, it’s wise to grab it while you can! This card’s 100,000-point bonus ends May 4, 2017, leaving you just a few more days to apply. The Marriott Rewards Premier Credit Card from Chase is offering 100,000… Continue reading

IHG Rewards Club Members Score FREE Savings at the Gas Pump
Save on gas with IHG Rewards

We’re always looking for a way to save a buck here at Go to Travel Gal and InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) has introduced a great new free perk for member of IHG Rewards, the brand’s loyalty program. Just for being an IHG member, even if you don’t qualify for any of the elite levels of membership, you… Continue reading

Use This Card’s 100,000-Point Bonus for Starwood Experiences Like Tickets to Jimmy Kimmel Live!
Chicago Cubs Wrigley Field

You’ve heard me talk a lot about Starwood Hotels’ Starwood Preferred Guest loyalty program. Also known as “SPG,” this program not only allows you to earn and redeem points for free hotel nights, but for a host of other benefits like airline miles and, my favorite, amazing one-of-a-kind experiences through the SPG Moments program. Right… Continue reading

Top 10 Things to Do in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee

We recently spent a long weekend in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, which amazingly is within a day’s drive of two-thirds of the U.S. population east of the Mississippi. We had a blast, enjoying a multi-generational Pigeon Forge vacation with my dad and his wife, me and my 9-year-old son. Here are our favorite things to do… Continue reading

How to Use This Hotel Card’s Bonus to Get 95,000 Airline Miles (Deal Expires April 5!)

Who knew you could use a hotel credit card to not just transfer points to airline miles, but to score even more airline miles than you could hotel loyalty points?! Crazy! But it’s the kind of stuff you would not realize without your friendly Go to Travel Gal ;-). You’ve heard me talk a lot… Continue reading

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