June is the author of “The Joy of Syntax" and “The Best Punctuation Book, Period.” A former staff writer, reporter and editor for the community news division of the Los Angeles Times, she also writes the weekly syndicated “A Word, Please” column that runs in newspapers in five states.
The latest from June
The Guide for American Airlines Flights to Las Vegas
This major domestic carrier usually offers better deals for travelers coming from farther away.
4 Things to Know Before Getting the Chase Freedom Flex
This card requires strategic spending, but it's worth it.
6 Best Hotels in Las Vegas to Book with Points
There's no shortage of options for all budget levels and travelers with all types of points.
The Best Non-Disney Hotels in Orlando to Book With Points
Most of the major hotel chains have one or two good options for travelers looking to redeem points.
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.
The Ultimate Guide on Southwest Flights to Vegas
The carrier's selection of high-value direct flights makes it easy to get to Vegas.
How to Get Free Flights (Or Close to It)
Earning free flights comes down to two essential steps: Joining an airline loyalty program and opening a travel rewards card.
6 Things You Should Know Before Getting the Platinum Card from American Express
Before applying, be sure you're eligible for the welcome offer and have a plan for maximizing the annual credits.
8 Things to Know Before Getting a Marriott Credit Card
Understand your spending and travel habits so you can pick the card that will deliver the most value for you.
Hilton Honors in Las Vegas: A Guide for Members
Hilton has fun and interesting properties all over Sin City at a variety of budget levels.
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.
A Beginner’s Guide to Hotel Elite Status
The biggest choice is picking which program or programs to join. After that, it's all about earning toward status.
The Beginner’s Guide to Airline Elite Status
With some strategic spending, airline elite status is in reach even for less-frequent flyers.
How to Build the Best Hilton Credit Card Strategy
To optimize spending, use your Hilton card for certain purchases and a general travel card for others.