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How I Booked an Overwater Bungalow for $155

Staying in an overwater bungalow would be a dream come true for me. No, I haven’t always had the dream. But after seeing so many miles and points hobbyists stay in one... Read More

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Free Drum Kits to Spirit Passengers, Easier Priority Pass Access and More

Spirit Hands Out Drum Kits to Passengers: Did you see the news story about Southwest Airlines handing out ukuleles to passengers? Not to be outdone, Spirit hands out... Read More

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Thursday Funny: The Emotional Cost of Flying

I don’t know about anybody else, but I can’t stop watching the news coverage of Hurricane Ian. And honestly, it’s difficult for me to even think about writing... Read More

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As Good As It Gets: Review of Nayara Tented Camp in Costa Rica

OUR ANNIVERSARY GETAWAY TO COSTA RICA: A TRIP OF A LIFETIME TABACON THERMAL RESORT AND SPA: GREAT REDEMPTION VALUE VIA HYATT POINTS  AS GOOD AS IT GETS: REVIEW OF... Read More

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Disney World Waiving Cancellation Fees until Oct 3 due to Hurricane Ian

Due to the projected path of Hurricane Ian and forecasted heavy rain and wind, Disney World quietly announced to travel agents that the company will waive all change and... Read More

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Is the Carnival World Mastercard as Bad as the Royal Caribbean Card?

Last week, I took a closer look at the Royal Caribbean Visa Signature card (see this post). I concluded that it’s not a great card for cruisers, and you can do much... Read More

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New Marriott Cards and Changes to Existing Marriott Cards

Yesterday was a big day for Marriott fans. Amex AND Chase both launched new mid-tier Marriott cards. Plus, sign-up bonuses and perks of existing cards changed. Let’s... Read More

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Finally: Japan will Reopen to Independent Tourists on October 11th

I’ve been waiting for this announcement from Japan’s prime minister Kishida, which was set to take place this week. And it finally happened. There were a lot of... Read More

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BofA Royal Caribbean Visa Signature card: A Closer Look

One of the questions I see often in Royal Caribbean online fan groups is: Should I get the Royal Caribbean credit card? Let’s take a closer look at this card to see if... Read More

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Tabacon Thermal Resort and Spa: Great Redemption Value Via Hyatt Points

OUR ANNIVERSARY GETAWAY TO COSTA RICA: A TRIP OF A LIFETIME TABACON THERMAL RESORT AND SPA: GREAT REDEMPTION VALUE VIA HYATT POINts (THIS POST) A stay at Tabacon... Read More

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Crazy Airline Deals Today: 100% off sale and $115 Flights to Europe

Just in case you don’t follow us on social media, this is a quick post to let you know of 2 crazy airline deals today: Frontier 100% off flights: Today only! See this... Read More

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Credit Cards with Annual Fees: How Much am I Paying, and How Do I Justify?

Last week, a reader asked: How many credit cards do you and your husband have with annual fees and how do you justify them? I actually didn’t know this answer off the... Read More

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How my Out-of-control Cruise Count is Taking me to 13 Countries Next Year

Ok, this isn’t meant to be a “brag” post. Rather, it’s just an example of how my travel schedule sometimes gets a bit out of control, unintentionally. But, I’m... Read More

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Low Air France Award Flights are Here to Stay, Hawaiian Airlines 70k Offer and More

Air France KLM Flying Blue Lowers Mileage Requirements for Transatlantic Economy Rewards: Last month, we shared a post on social media about low economy award prices on... Read More

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Where I’m Spending my Hyatt Credit Card Free Night Certificates

My husband and I each have the Chase World of Hyatt credit card. Initially, we applied for this credit card a few years ago because of the sign-up bonus (which was 60k... Read More

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What Flying to/within Europe in Economy Was Like in the Summer of 2022 

Back from Europe: a Crazy/Amazing Rollercoaster of a Trip Why Montenegro Was the Perfect Choice for My Recent Family Reunion  Review of Popovic Apartments in Kotor,... Read More

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My 5 Most Frequent Award Redemptions

One of the best ways to get more out of miles and points travel hacking is to diversify and multiply your miles stash. I mean sure, you can earn miles and redeem rewards... Read More

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Huge DCL News from D23 Expo 2022!

This past weekend, the D23 Expo 2022 wrapped up in Anaheim, California. In case you haven’t heard of D23, it’s a Disney fan club that has both free and paid... Read More

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“Heroes Sail Free” Promotion from Margaritaville Cruise Line

This is a short post to make you guys aware of the “free cruise” offer for active and veteran military, first responders, law enforcement officers and educators. See... Read More

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Southwest Airlines Extends Schedule through April 10, 2023

Today, Southwest Airlines extended its flight schedule through April 10, 2023. Previously, you could book reservations through March 8, 2023, so this is just a short... Read More

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Disney Cruise Line: 3rd and 4th Passengers Sail Free for Disney+ Subscribers

In 2013, my family took advantage of a Disney Cruise Line “Kids Sail Free” offer sailing out of Galveston. It’s been many years since such an offer has been... Read More

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5 Reasons Why Disneyland Paris is Worth a Day of your Paris Itinerary

Earlier this summer, while visiting Paris, my family spent a day visiting the two theme parks of Disneyland Paris. I know that Disney isn’t for everyone. Most people... Read More

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Online Staples Gift Card Deal–Today Only!

I normally don’t post about every single deal out there, but this one is SO EASY and a great way to earn 5X points. Today, September 7, 2022 only, Staples has a... Read More

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Our Anniversary Getaway to Costa Rica: a Trip of a Lifetime

If you’ve been following this blog for awhile, you probably know that I’m a fan of strategic splurging. If I have an overnight layover in a place I’ve never been... Read More

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THIS RIGHT HERE is Why We Chase Miles and Points

Last night, my husband and son returned from a whirlwind 3-night trip to New York City for the US Open. They had the time of their lives watching their favorite tennis... Read More

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$3 Movies on Saturday, Virgin Voyages Status Matching and More

$3 Movie Tickets: I know this has nothing to do with travel, but who doesn’t love a movie in an actual theatre with popcorn? This Saturday is National Cinema Day, and... Read More

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Current U.S. Passport Processing Times and My Experience

My oldest son’s passport was set to expire next year, and we had to strategically plan his passport renewal between two international trips. Luckily, his passport came... Read More

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Last Day to Take Advantage of August Transfer Bonuses from Capital One and Citi

Today, August 31, is the last day to take advantage of a few transfer bonuses. The three transfer bonuses that expire after today are: Capital One 20% transfer bonus to... Read More

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Review of Our AirBnB in Iceland

Back from Europe: a Crazy/Amazing Rollercoaster of a Trip Why Montenegro Was the Perfect Choice for My Recent Family Reunion  Review of Popovic Apartments in Kotor,... Read More

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Travel Hacking to Europe with Current Credit Card Bonuses

You don’t have to be rich to travel to Europe. Seriously! I wish more people knew that Europe (or any other destination for that matter) can be within reach for... Read More

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Final Switzerland Report: The Chocolate Train, Gruyères, Cailler Chocolate Factory, and Barryland

This is it, folks! The last installment of my Switzerland trip report. Switzerland trip report so far: Back from Europe! First Impressions and Takeaways, How We... Read More

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