News and Tips for Marriott and SPG Members

News and Tips for Marriott and SPG Members

Are you in either the Marriott Rewards or Starwood Preferred Guest Program? Don’t make a decision about what to do with your points until you read this. Your Bottom Line To get straight to the point, I recommend keeping your points where they are. If you were a...
When Economy is a Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing

When Economy is a Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing

Economy: what immediately comes to your mind when you think of that word? Maybe, “cheap, frugal, savings, bargain,” etc. Sometimes there’s more than meets the eye when we’re looking to save money, and I’m about to tell you one of these...
A Great Gem at the Jersey Shore

A Great Gem at the Jersey Shore

Gem alert! I have had the opportunity to travel a LOT for my consulting work. Here’s a great spot I found today while attending this year’s Asbury Agile Conference. For my recap on the conference itself, take a look at the Devops Advisors blog. Gem Reveal...
Peace of Mind for Traveling Consultants

Peace of Mind for Traveling Consultants

Peace of mind on a Monday morning? That’s not usually the case for most of the regular working world. For consultants, especially those of us who travel regularly, or from time to time, Mondays can bring on a case of agita. Most consultants who have a regular...
Hyatt Winners and Losers

Hyatt Winners and Losers

It’s that time of the year again, when one of the large travel reward programs upgrades and downgrades some hotels. It’s a routine practice, which, inevitably creates winners and losers. You might be on the winning side if a hotel which you already...
Travel Happy? Yes, You Can

Travel Happy? Yes, You Can

Travel has not been a happy occasion for many people lately. An irate traveler caught the hours-long wait of many people stuck in security lines at Chicago O’Hare Airport. It set off a firestorm in public opinion, management heads rolled, and Congress magically...