In case you have missed them, here are a few quick updates from the miles and points world… There is up to a 25% bonus on purchasing Starwood Preferred Guest points through 4/30/13. SPG points are very valuable, though are probably a bit less valuable than they were a few months ago. If you purchase the 13,000 – 20,000 points you are given the full 25% discount. That comes to… Read the Rest.
We are in the final stretch before our family ski trip (woohoo!), and I realized I don’t think I shared the link to an article I wrote for Travel Channel on the topic. Plus, now that we are going through the motions ourselves, I have a few others notes to add. I can recite some of the prices of things related to skiing (lift tickets, ski school, equipment rentals, car… Read the Rest.
I recently worked with the Travel Channel to answer some questions related to surviving (and enjoying) family travel! This is especially important right now as so many families are hitting the skies (and roads) with their kiddos in tow. Travel can sometimes be difficult even for frequent travelers, so it can certainly be stressful for non-frequent travelers who are not only having to get themselves from Point A to Point… Read the Rest.
About a month ago I wrote an article for the Travel Channel on some ideas for last minute family trips before school started back up. The article is now live, but unfortunately there isn’t too much time for most folks to put the tips into action before school actually starts (especially here in the South where school is starting for many places on Monday). However, if you aren’t tied to… Read the Rest.
While in London for the Olympics, I paid attention to some money saving tips that would be applicable not just for trips during the Olympics, but for trips once the Olympics were over. My husband and I are actually returning early next year in an Envoy Suite using the US Airways off-peak awards for just 55,000 miles each (we got a 5K discount for having the US Airways card), so… Read the Rest.
If you follow me on Twitter (or read View From the Wing yesterday), you may have already heard that some of the work I have been doing with the Travel Channel over the last couple of months is now available online. It’s actually been available for a couple days now, but I just find the whole thing so strange and surreal that I have had a hard time writing about… Read the Rest.
Hope you are having a good weekend whether you are curled up at home on your couch (or bed) with some coffee, or are out and about half a world from home. Today I am keeping it short and simple with some updates from the world of miles and points: In case you missed it, I have a post up on the Travel Channel blog about how to still obtain… Read the Rest.
Here in Texas, we are T-24 hours until many schools are closed for Spring Break! As a kid, we almost always loaded up the car and drove overnight to go skiing in New Mexico or Colorado for Spring Break. As an adult, I realize how crazy my parents were for driving us through the night. It makes for easy traveling for the kids, but then don’t you get to your… Read the Rest.