Quarantine Travel Date Night: India

The exotic sub-continent, and a place, much like Brazil last week, that for some reason has never really been on my must-visit list. I've heard mixed things, that it's a love or hate sort of a place. But there's no question India is important historically, economically, demographically, and culinarily. Indian food, in particular, is a…

A Primer to Transferable Points

Over the past few weeks, we have spent a lot of time talking about both airline miles and hotel points, and some ways to earn them. Today, we are going to take a brief moment to discuss the third type of points "currency": transferable points. Transferable points are those earned via a credit card issuer…

Support The Royal Tour

As most of you know, I am an ardent believer in ad-free content here at The Royal Tour, and do my very best to provide that multiple times per week, even during quarantine. I have also staunchly refused to add affiliate links to my writing, since I feel it distracts from content, and would lead…

What are Points and Miles Worth?

As we've talked about collecting points and miles, and some basics in how to redeem them for value, it brings up an interesting point. When using a credit card that can earn points or miles, there is an opportunity cost, typically the 1-2% cash back one could normally get from those purchases by using a…

The Unofficial Best Museum Is…

If you've missed it, my Facebook group, Travelers Tell All (yes, please join), has been running tournaments to keep ourselves amused while we can't travel. We first decided what the best city in the world was, then the best US national park, and then the best man-made wonder. Now it's time for the best museum.…