Rand has been maximizing credit card reward points to travel the world since 2006. He has used miles and points to visit over 46 countries and counting. In addition to being a contributor to NerdWallet, he is the founder of the travel rewards blog WellTraveledMile.com.
The latest from Rand
Etihad Guest Loyalty Program: What Travelers Need to Know
Etihad's exceptional partner network means award flights can be booked just about anywhere.
How to Make the Most of Etihad First Class
Etihad's private First Class Apartments are as luxurious as they sound, featuring a recliner and a separate bed.
What Is National Car Rental Emerald Club?
Participating in National's loyalty program could earn you upgrades and free rental days.
How to Travel to Minneapolis on Points and Miles
Minneapolis is a hub for Delta Air Lines, so travelers redeeming SkyMiles have many award flight options.
How to Make the Most of Etihad Airways Economy Class
If you’d like more space, you can book economy fares with extra legroom or make a bid to fly without neighbors.
How to Make the Most of Lufthansa First Class
You don't want to miss visiting one of the Lufthansa lounges when you fly first class.
How to Get Free Hotel Breakfast
These travel credit cards come with elite status, which often includes free breakfast as a perk for members.
5 Best Uses of Lufthansa Miles
Lufthansa's Miles & More program has some bargains in first and business class on international flights.
Is the Citi Rewards+ Card Worth It?
This card rounds up your points-earning on purchases but lacks travel benefits and high-value redemptions.
Lufthansa Miles & More Rewards for Beginners
This German-based airline offers some discounted award flights for booking early, last-minute and more.
Best Credit Cards to Get Free Room Upgrades
You won't have to pay extra for a room with a view if you have one of these credit cards.
Top 10 Priority Pass Lounges in Europe
These lounges at European airports can provide food and showers and more while you wait for your flight.
How to Maximize Chase Ultimate Rewards
Transferring points to an airline or hotel program is one way to get more than the standard redemption value.
IHG One Rewards Optimization for Beginners
IHG's global offering of hotels makes it easy to redeem points at a high value at the beach and other destinations.