I get pitched pretty regularly with emails touting the next great travel tool, item for purchase, or community and wouldn’t I like to write about it on this website?
Two recent emails I’ve gotten, though, highlight some things that may be actually useful. One is About Airport Parking which the website’s creator describes as:
- I just wanted to let you know about a new site we just
launched, www.aboutairportparking.com. We’ve collected information, including prices, on all the major lots we could find in the U.S. We then integrated this data with Google Maps to make it easier for people to find the right lot for them. We also include some traveler tools like current flight status and average security wait times, but it’d be a great idea to also include real-time parking availability down the road.
The other site is ev’reward which is a search tool for frequent flyer rewards. They say they offer all rewards — not the just shopping rewards you’ll find at one of my favorite sites, RewardsDB — but I really do just like it for finding the best frequent flyer rewards for online shopping. It apparently updates itself automatically rather than manually (a la RewardsDB) so should keep pretty current. Invaluable.
(Virtually everything you can buy online should earn miles if you first start out at a rewards portal, but the key is knowing whic portal works with which merchant and which one generates the most points. That’s the usefulness of sites like RewardsDB and evrewards.)