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Travel Hack: Maximizing Radisson’s 5k Per Stay Promo

As travel slowly creeps back into the minds of Americans, many hotel chains are running promotions to attract your business. But Radisson Hotels is offering an especially eye-catching deal: The 5k Per Stay promo. If you pick the right hotels at the right times, your Points + Cash stay could be as low as 0 (yes, zero) points plus $39, and you earn points on the cash portion.

Here’s a look at how the Radisson 5k Per Stay promotion works and how you can get the best value from it.

Promotion overview

From now until the end of 2020, Radisson Rewards members earn 5,000 bonus points for every stay at over 1,100 Radisson hotels all across the planet. The kicker is that Points + Cash stays are eligible. Points + Cash rates start at only 5,000 points, meaning that when you stay, you’ll pay 5,000 points and then get those 5,000 points rebated back to you. You can recycle those same 5,000 points over and over again and stay for only the cash portion of the rate. Pretty amazing, right?

It gets better. When you book a stay on Points + Cash, you earn points on the cash portion of your stay. Choosing a hotel that costs 5,000 points and $50, for example, means that you’ll get those 5,000 points back plus earn points on the $50.

You have to register for the promotion before your first stay. That stay must be completed before Dec. 31 (checking out on Jan.

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Thinking about a Labor Day road trip? Here are some ways to stay safe during the pandemic.

Longtime radio host Eric Tyler said he and his wife, Randi, have each visited more than 80 countries and were “always on airplanes.” Then the coronavirus pandemic hit, and Tyler was laid off from WBBM-FM 96.3 as part of cuts made by Entercom Communications.



a woman wearing a white shirt: Dr. June McKoy stands in a hospital room at Northwestern Memorial Hospital Feinberg Pavilion on Aug. 27, 2012. McKoy suggests car travelers create a packing list that includes prescription and over-the-counter medications, hand sanitizer, disinfecting wipes, rolls of paper towels, water and snacks.


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Dr. June McKoy stands in a hospital room at Northwestern Memorial Hospital Feinberg Pavilion on Aug. 27, 2012. McKoy suggests car travelers create a packing list that includes prescription and over-the-counter medications, hand sanitizer, disinfecting wipes, rolls of paper towels, water and snacks.

Anxious to satisfy their travel itch, the two rented a Mazda CX-5 — a “Mazdarati” they called it — from an Avis location near their South Loop home for more than a month and went west.

“We have a 6-month-old puppy,” Tyler, 41, told the Tribune by phone of his Aussiedoodle named Esther. “I think we came up with this after a few drinks, but we decided that we are going to bring our 6-month-old puppy and get a picture with her in all of the lower 48 states by the time she turns 1, so we’ve got until the end of the year to do it.”

The couple went so far as to buy a 2015 Ram ProMaster van — they named it Velma — outfitted with a bed, toilet, portable shower, solar panels, cabinets and outlets with USB capabilities for $59,000 to continue their journey. Eric said he often drives while Randi works

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East Devon travel guide: best attractions, walks, restaurants and places to stay

Boasting beautiful beaches and some of the most rural landscapes in the UK, East Devon may just be the ideal spot for a country break. 

With its rolling hills, picturesque villages, big bold ridges, forests and clear fast-flowing streams, the region is open again and accessible within a three-hour drive of key cities in the south of England. 

Ruud Jansen Venneboer, co-founder of East Devon Excellence, gives his tips on where to go, the hotels to stay at, the best food and the attractions to visit.

Jurassic Coast, East Devon
Walking and hiking: take the less travelled path

Enjoy breathtaking scenes along the South West Coast Path from beautiful Branscombe to Beer, or venture further along the Jurassic Coast to Exmouth.

Take the short walk from Colyton to Smallicombe Farm, where all manner of rural pursuits are on hand to enjoy. 

Explore Fire Beacon Hill – one of ten East Devon nature reserves. It’s a ten-minute stroll between Sidmouth and Sidbury and those who make it are rewarded with stunning panoramas from the place where the ridge terminates in a dramatic summit. This was the ideal place to light warning beacons in times of yore. Managed with nature conservation as a priority, the nature reserves are free to visit and explore and range from ancient woodlands to stunning heathland and wetland havens.

Located inland of Exmouth and neighbouring Budleigh, you’ll find the beautiful and unique East Devon Pebblebed Heaths. These scenic heathlands offer superb walking opportunities – try one of

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