I’ve been working lately to add a few things that I hope will make it easier for you to find useful information on Hack My Trip. Remember, my goal from the start was to make this blog sort of like an encyclopedia with commentary. I don’t think of myself as an expert riding the double black diamonds, just an intermediate “blue square” kind of guy, and I’m trying to share what I learn along the way.
First up, I’ve started gathering all of my trip reports in one place, including a separate heading for just the hotel reviews if that’s all you care about. I stay mostly at Hyatt properties, so maybe it’s worth checking out before you plan your next trip. If there’s no active link yet, it means I went there and plan to write about it but just haven’t published it yet. Click on the “Trip Reports” tab on the top navigation bar to read more.
Much of Amol’s content included trip reports when he was still writing PointstoPointB as a separate blog. That blog is still live if you want to go visit, but we are working to move some of the content over here. Those trip reports will also be gathered on a single page for you to peruse.
Second, I’ve added to some of the information in the “Travel Resources” section. It was previously just a few mini reviews and a link to my comparison of airline loyalty programs. I’ve added links to all of the loyalty program redemption charts (hotels and airlines) as well as route maps so you can figure out where the different carriers fly and plan your awards accordingly. You can also find links to sign up for all the different programs and reviews of different services to track your balances.
Finally, I’ve added a “Disclosure” page with more information about how I get paid for writing this blog. I’m not necessarily making this my career for life, but it is my full-time job for the time being and a for-profit enterprise. You deserve to know where the money comes from and how it might influence my content. Credit cards are one of the easier ways to make money as we all know, but most of my income comes from passive display ads influenced by page views (and you’re free to use an ad blocker). Amol receives a cut of this income directly related to the traffic his posts bring in. Both of us are incentivized to continue writing popular material.