I don’t spend the majority of my days online searching for award tickets. Instead I spend them doing exotic things like laundry, attending PTA meetings, and scrubbing the floor. However, today my mom and aunt announced they were going to go to Europe together to celebrate both of their retirements from teaching. I am so very excited for them, and now am fully vested in helping them do it largely… Read the Rest.
There is no question that for most of us the easiest way for most families rack up a large stash of miles and points in a hurry is via rewards credit card sign-up bonuses. That means that it is extremely relevant to be on top of what the best offers are so you don’t miss out on some valuable points when it comes time to apply. My favorites fluctuate some… Read the Rest.
A few months ago, Spirit Airlines (the airline everybody loves to hate) gave away 25,000 mile vouchers in Houston to celebrate the launch of some new routes. My family and I loaded up to get the certificates (I even went to more than one location). We waited in the quick moving lines, and indeed we all received our 25,000 mile vouchers. You can read all about that process here. My… Read the Rest.
Club Carlson had my favorite summer hotel promo of the year last year (by far) with their stay one night, get one night promo. That promo awarded up to 50,000 points with just one stay. That was enough for a free standard room at any of their properties! Naturally many have had their hopes up that a similar promo would return this summer. The good news is that a Club… Read the Rest.
It’s looking like I might be heading to a mini family reunion in the mountains of North Carolina this summer for a long weekend. I met up with these same cousins in the Outer Banks last year, and the places under serious consideration this year are all within driving distance of Charlotte – a US Airways hub. Flights seem to be in the $350 – 400ish range, so not quite… Read the Rest.
I’m at a blogging conference in Colorado this weekend – and luckily my husband and daughter came along so we could be together. Being at a conference and then traveling home together may not be the traditional way to celebrate Mother’s Day, but being able to be together is more valuable than any number of flowers ordered at 30x miles per dollar. Though flowers at 30x are great, too! I… Read the Rest.
I have had a blast on a few “once in a lifetime” MegaDos over the past couple of years, so I am always interested when a new one is announced. Clearly they became more than once-in-a-lifetime for me, but they are cool even if you only get to do them once. Basically you load up a ton of fun loving travel junkies in a chartered plane and fly to a… Read the Rest.
While I am always happy to share my own traveling stories with my family, there are tons of other great traveling families out there with kids of different ages, different numbers of kids, and different experiences than me. As part of my “Little C’s Traveling Friends” series, I am sharing different family’s stories so we can all learn from their experiences. If you would like to be a part of… Read the Rest.
About a month or so ago I saw an option to redeem 7,500 Starwood Preferred Guest points for two luxury suite seats at a Cub’s home game at Wrigley Field. I value SPG points at greater than two cents per point value, but I value this experience even higher than that. It just so happened that the deal appeared as I was trying to plan something special for my husband’s… Read the Rest.
Update: Holy smokes, I stepped away for a second thinking only a couple people would want one anyway, and we’ve quickly passed by the 25 I planned to initially give away. Happy to accommodate all that have asked so far (through comment #46), but will then put a halt on as I need to get all those shipped out before sending out more. You guys rock, and if you missed… Read the Rest.