Anya is a freelance writer and full-time traveler based in Salt Lake City. She has written about travel rewards and personal finance for FrugalTravelGuy, Fodor's, FlyerTalk, 10xTravel and Reward Expert. Her goal is to visit every country in the world by offsetting the cost with points and miles.
The latest from Anya
The Guide to Anytime Fares on Southwest Airlines
Booking an Anytime fare will get you a lot more for a slightly higher price tag.
How Do Travel Credit Card Categories Work?
Using the right card for the right purchases can help you rack up points more quickly.
7 Things to Know Before Getting a Southwest Credit Card
Sign on for the Companion Pass, stay for the perks and other points-earning opportunities.
How the Delta and Clear Partnership Works
Delta loyalists are eligible for discounted Clear membership rates based on status level.
6 Best Credit Cards for Las Vegas Hotels
Get a card that comes with hotel elite status, elevated earning rates and other Vegas-relevant rewards.
The Ultimate Guide for Delta Flyers in Las Vegas
Use Delta SkyMiles to book award flights and take advantage of other travel card perks to save.
How to Travel to Vancouver on Points and Miles
Look for hotel and airline redemption options to cut costs on your trip to Vancouver.
IHG vs. Marriott: Which Is Right For You?
Marriott outpaces IHG on these fronts, but there's no harm in pursuing status with both chains.
How to Travel to Toronto on Points and Miles
Airline award flights and the variety of hotels in town make it easy to cut costs when traveling to Toronto.
The Best Marriott Hotels For 50,000 Points
These properties are a great redemption value for free night certificates and points alike.
7 Things You Should Know Before Getting the Chase Freedom Unlimited
No annual fee, solid earnings rates and flexible cash back — among other features — make this a good beginner card.
6 Things to Know Before Joining Marriott Bonvoy
Marriott Bonvoy is free to join and offers a variety of ways to earn points toward award stays.
How to Get a Marriott Credit Card
Getting a co-branded credit card greatly increases your points earning potential and comes with other perks too.
How to Use Marriott Points
Traditional redemption methods like free nights or partner transfers will get you the most value from your points.