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The Nightmare of Rebooking my Parents’ Flight from Montenegro to Belarus (a Sequel)

See our Advertiser Disclosure and Editorial Note here. If you’ve been following the whole saga of planning a family reunion with my relatives from Belarus, you... Read More

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Why I Passed on Lucrative Transfer Bonus

See our Advertiser Disclosure here. Last week, I wrote a post about some options I’m considering for award flights to Europe next year. Since our trip is about a year... Read More

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Using Wyndham Points on Vacasa Property in Siesta Key

See our Advertiser Disclosure here. Not long ago, my husband and I got a chance to get away (no kids!) to Siesta Key in Florida. For those unfamiliar, Siesta Key is a... Read More

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The Deciding Factors in Picking our European Cruise

See our Advertiser Disclosure here. Recently, I’ve shared some potential itineraries and award flight strategies for another trip to Europe next year. My family is... Read More

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Targeted for Bonus Points on Chase Business Cards

See our Advertiser Disclosure and Editorial Note here. Last week, I received an email from Chase (two emails, actually). Each email contained an incentive offer for... Read More

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Exploring Options for Booking Europe Award Flights (Again)

See our Advertiser Disclosure here. As I mentioned last week, I’m on the verge of booking award flights for another trip to Europe in 2023. Our home airport is DFW,... Read More

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Terrible at Sleeping on Planes, Transfer Bonuses and More

I’m Terrible at Sleeping on Planes: I was shocked to read this post on One Mile at a Time. It never occurred to me that I might have any issues sleeping on our... Read More

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Back to the Drawing Board for Next European Trip

See our Advertiser Disclosure here. My family is traveling to France and Switzerland next month. See our plans here and here. That trip is still on. But, I realized... Read More

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What Is Taking Chase so Long to Review Credit Card Applications?

See our Advertiser Disclosure here. Not too long ago, I’ve met the minimum spending requirements on my husband’s Capital One Venture X card. It actually happened way... Read More

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80k Bonus Miles on AAdvantage Business Card

Barclays just increased the bonus on its AAdvantage Aviator World Elite Business Mastercard (non-affiliate link). Let’s take a look. AAdvantage Aviator World Elite... Read More

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Renewing my Son’s Global Entry

See our Advertiser Disclosure and Editorial Note here. We received an email from U.S. Customs and Border Protection that my son’s Global Entry membership will expire... Read More

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Crawling Toward the Finish Line, and the One Thing Keeping Us Going

I’m not trying to be dramatic here, but some of you may be able to relate. The month of May is tough for families with kids in school. The kids are burned out on... Read More

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Disney Cruise Line Announces Summer 2023 Itineraries

See our Advertiser Disclosure and Editorial Note here. Yesterday, Disney Cruise Line announced its lineup for Summer 2023. I used to excitedly anticipate this... Read More

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Our Unplanned Stopover in Paris: a Blessing and a Curse

See our Advertiser Disclosure and Editorial Note here. My family is literally weeks away from taking our trip to Europe. And yet, not long ago, I found myself still... Read More

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Using Miles and Points for College Campus Visit at Texas Tech

I’m a big believer in visiting college campuses before committing to study at one for four years. Seeing a college on paper or on the internet is just not the same as... Read More

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Activities I’m Pre-purchasing for Europe Trip

See our Advertiser Disclosure and Editorial Note here. Sorry if I’ve repeated this a million times, but my family is heading to France and Switzerland soon! One... Read More

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Chase Airport Lounges Coming, Saving on Kids in Business Class and More

Chase Sapphire Lounges Coming to Six Airports: See this post on One Mile at a Time. Not too many details are available yet, but this seems like a marketing tool to me.... Read More

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How I’m Dealing with Outrageous Flight Prices

See our Advertiser Disclosure and Editorial Note here. As many long-time blog readers know, my family is going to Europe this summer. I used miles and points to book us... Read More

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My Challenge on Dealing with a Cancellation of Parents’ Flight from Belarus

See our Advertiser Disclosure and Editorial Note here. As  I’ve mentioned a few times before, I’m currently in the middle of planning a family reunion in Europe.... Read More

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Big News–No More Masks on Public Transportation!

Last week I mentioned that the CDC extended the mask requirement on public transportation for two more weeks. They basically kicked the can down the road. Yesterday, in... Read More

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Two More Days to Get Chase Aeroplan Card with 100k Bonus

See our Advertiser Disclosure and Editorial Note here. I have written about the “new” Chase Aeroplan World Elite Mastercard before. It currently has a 100k sign-up... Read More

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Don’t Forget to Earn Your Miles for Using Turbotax

Tax day is TOMORROW! I’m assuming some of you are waiting until the last minute to do your taxes. I usually get mine done early, but this year I procrastinated.... Read More

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Cruise Ship Runs Out of Food, IHG One Rewards and More

Cruise Ship Runs Out of Food After Return of Self-Service Buffet: See this post on The Takeoff Nap. Remember, this is satire, people! IHG One Rewards Is Here: IHG’s... Read More

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My #1 Credit Card is Back to 80k Offer!

See our Advertiser Disclosure and Editorial Note here. The #1 card I recommend to newbies in the miles and points hobby is the Chase Sapphire Preferred card. The offer... Read More

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What Happens to Redeemed Points when You Cut Your Hotel Stay Short?

See our Advertiser Disclosure and Editorial Note here. Last week my family had a chance to stay at a Country Inn and Suites in a nearby town. I won’t do a review... Read More

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I Haven’t Talked About the B Word Yet…

See our Advertiser Disclosure and Editorial Note here. Apparently there’s been a hot topic in the miles and points world these last few weeks, and I haven’t even... Read More

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Comparing 3 Cruise Lines for Thanksgiving Cruise

See our Advertiser Disclosure and Editorial Note here. A friend recently asked me for advice on planning a cruise out of Galveston during Thanksgiving week. Our school... Read More

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Donating Miles and Points to Help Ukraine, 23 Fun Airports and More

How to Donate Points and Miles to Help Ukraine: See this post on TPG for easy ways to donate your miles and points. U.S. Not Dropping International Arrival Covid Test... Read More

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Tips for Visiting Kalahari Resort in Round Rock, Texas

See our Advertiser Disclosure and Editorial Note here. My family recently stayed at Kalahari Resort in Round Rock, Texas over spring break. I previously wrote a post... Read More

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Why I Used Capital One Travel Portal to Book my Family’s Flights from Belarus to Montenegro

See our Advertiser Disclosure and Editorial Note here. Over the last few months I’ve been debating on how to proceed with booking my family’s tickets from Belarus... Read More

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New All-inclusive Resorts Now Bookable with World of Hyatt Points

See our Advertiser Disclosure and Editorial Note here. Yesterday, Hyatt revealed that six of its acquired Apple Leisure Group all-inclusive resorts are now available to... Read More

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