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Year In Review: Hungry For Points Top 10 Posts Of 2014

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While my blog has technically been in existence for years, the early posts were really just a repository of trip reports to be shared with family and friends.

But 2014 marked the beginning of the new and improved Hungry for Points website after joining the Prior2Boaring/BoardingArea back in July. I’ve learned so much since then, especially at “blogging school” at the BoardingArea Conference back in September, and am excited for what 2015 will bring.

Before we close the book on 2014, I thought that it’d be fun to run through the top 10 posts from the past year, as voted by your pageviews:

10. How I Found Over $100 in Lost Money Using MissingMoney.com

I’ll always remember this one since it was during my first week after joining P2B, and it received so many more pageviews than the other posts that week. My main takeaway? People love money! So I made sure to follow-up with another money-finding tip using TopClassActions.com.

Conrad Maldives Ithaa

9. Honeymooning RTW in 21 Days: Conrad Maldives Rangali Island

A detailed review of our honeymoon stay at the Conrad Maldives where we had so many amazing experiences, ate some fantastic food, and forged long-lasting friendships. I instantly fell in love with the Maldives, and returned 6 months later for an equally amazing stay at Cocoa Island by COMO.

8. My Oldest Credit Card Just Got the Axe

A eulogy to my oldest credit card, which I’d had for over 15 years. Credit card issuers are cracking down on inactivity, and will often close your account if you’ve had no activity within the 3-year card renewal cycle. So if you want to keep your account active, it’s as simple as buying a cup of coffee every 3 years.

7. I Can’t Believe This City Is The World’s Most Popular Honeymoon Destination

According to a recent Facebook study, Las Vegas is the world’s most popular honeymoon destination. That’s right, Las Vegas! After getting over my initial shock, I dug into the methodology and found some reasons why the results may not be entirely accurate.

6. Don’t Leave Home Without a Cash Strategy for International Travel

Learn from the guy who was stranded on a remote island with an ATM card that didn’t work.

a red and green chart

5. Cheat Sheet For Visualizing the True Cost of Your Flight, And Whether To Purchase A Ticket Or Use Miles

A long-winded title which describes my 2nd attempt at getting nerdy and trying to solve the million dollar question, “what’s the true value of points and miles?”

4. New Year’s Trip to “Xin” City: Cathay Pacific First Class San Francisco to Hong Kong

The trip that started my love affair with Cathay Pacific, which is now far and away my favorite airline. Cathay really shines with their Business Class product, which I’d argue is the best one out there today.

3. Why I Walked Away from a 500,000 Point Offer

If an offer is too good to be true, it’s probably best to walk away.

2. Churn the Alaska Airlines BofA Credit Card and Save Big With Multiple Companion Passes

The Alaska Airlines personal and business credit cards issued by Bank of America are both very, very churnable. Best of all, each new card comes with a companion pass which can help you save big.

a room with a couch and a table

1b. Trip Report: Emirates First Class San Francisco to Dubai

1a. Trip Report: A Wild Stay and $5,000 Upgrade at the 7-Star Burj Al Arab

My top 2 posts, by far, in 2014 were part of the same trip report detailing my First Class flight to Dubai aboard Emirates, and my over-the-top stay in a 3,600 square ft. suite at the world’s most luxurious hotel, the Burj Al Arab.

What can I say, I guess people can’t resist the bling?

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