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Family Flys Free
Why I Wasn’t Supposed to Fly Home Last Week

Sometimes plans go awry for a better reason. This past week was one of those times. You might call it chance. I call it God's providence. My trip home started out... Read More

The Travel Sisters
Bunny Cuddles in Chicago? Yes, Please!

Visiting the Cuddle Bunny in Chicago, a fun place where kids and adults can cuddle, pet and feed bunnies in Chicago. The post Bunny Cuddles in Chicago? Yes, Please!... Read More

Family Flys Free
The Loneliest Road in America? This Might Be Even More Lonely.

Buying a vehicle out of state means it's road trip time. But why take the quickest route when you can enjoy what might be the loneliest road in America? Read More

Miles For Family
A Few Thoughts After Watching ‘The Last Cruise’ Documentary on HBO

See our Advertiser Disclosure here. The other night, I watched The Last Cruise documentary on HBO. I’ve been anxiously awaiting the show’s debut. The documentary is... Read More

Miles For Family
Norwegian Cruise Line Submits Plans to CDC for 100% Vaccinated Cruises from U.S. Beginning July 4

See our Advertiser Disclosure here. The first “big” U.S. cruise line just submitted plans to the CDC to resume cruising on July 4. Norwegian Cruise Line hopes to get... Read More

Family Flys Free
Record-Breaking 787 Flight, Amazing ‘Safety Dance’ Update, and Passing on the COVID-19 Vax

Here is the latest set of interesting stories and news from around the travel web that I find interesting and hope you do, too! Read More

Family Flys Free
No Way: Airbus Renews A380 Production??

After sending out what would likely be the last A380, Airbus has completely reversed course, renewing production on the jet in a bold move with Emirates! Read More

Miles For Family
Magic Village Views Trademark Collection by Wyndham: Fancy Disney Lodging Option for Large Families

See our Advertiser Disclosure here. This is actually a short review of a stay that happened last March. But I guess, it’s better late than never, right?  Originally,... Read More

Family Flys Free
Review: Flying United Business Class, San Francisco (SFO) to New York (JFK)

Experience the comfort of flying United Business class SFO to JFK on the new service. I missed the inaugural, but here is my review of the 737-300 premium cabin. Read More

Miles For Family
Southwest Airlines to Extend Flight Schedule through November 5, 2021 Tomorrow

See our Advertiser Disclosure here. Tomorrow, Southwest Airlines will extend its flight schedule through November 5, 2021. Currently, you can only book flights through... Read More

Family Flys Free
Last Call: Book Emirates First Class Awards With Partner Miles Today!

This is your last chance to book Emirates first class awards using partner miles! Here's what I locked in with Alaska Mileage Plan. Read More

Points With a Crew
Another Family Trip During Covid … on the Road Again!

A few months after our last family road trip, it was time to take another trip. The only non-negotiable in our search for an Airbnb was that it had to have a hot tub! Read More

Miles For Family
Best Beach Vacation Ever! North Captiva Island Review

See our Advertiser Disclosure here. Earlier this month, my family of five (with kids ages 10, 13 and 16) traveled to North Captiva Island for spring break. We had a... Read More

Miles For Family
Transferring Hyatt Points from Another Member to My Account

See our Advertiser Disclosure here. My husband recently transferred World of Hyatt points from his account to my account. Why would we do this? After all, he could just... Read More

Miles For Family
My Bonus Southwest and Hyatt Points Posted This Week

See our Advertiser Disclosure here. I post a lot about opportunities to earn bonus points by doing small tasks during promotional periods. This is a follow-up on two of... Read More

Miles For Family
Tips for Visiting Universal Orlando, DCL Announces New Summer Sailings and More

Tips for Visiting Universal Orlando During Covid-19: This is a great post from Travel Codex about visiting Universal right now. Unlike Disney World, Universal doesn’t... Read More

Family Flys Free
Vacationing Brits Face $7,000 Fine, Bracing for Travel Chaos, and Why Long-Haul Budget Airlines Fail

Here is the latest set of interesting stories and news from around the travel web that I find interesting and hope you do, too! Read More

Miles For Family
Royal Caribbean Announces Two More Cruise Ships to Sail from Foreign Ports this Summer

See our Advertiser Disclosure here. Cruise lines continue to bypass the CDC to get their ships sailing this summer. Last week, I wrote about ships sailing directly from... Read More

Family Flys Free
Three Days in Cartagena: Enjoying Colombia’s Caribbean Coast

Walk through Cartagena with me, enjoying the beauty and history of this colonial city on Colombia's Caribbean coast. Read More

Miles For Family
Chase Sapphire Preferred 80k Bonus!

See our Advertiser Disclosure here. The biggest news in credit cards this week is the increased bonus offer on the Chase Sapphire Preferred card. This is the #1 card I... Read More

Miles For Family
Did I Wake Up at 5 a.m. for Nothing? (Disney Dining Reservations)

See our Advertiser Disclosure here. This is a follow-up to my recent post about making Disney World dining reservations for an upcoming trip this summer. See my original... Read More

Miles For Family
Backup Travel Plans for Fall Disney Cruise

See our Advertiser Disclosure here. For years, I’ve pulled my kids out of school for off-season travel. I’ve done it responsibly and followed the rules of our school... Read More

Family Flys Free
Should I Consider Earning Marriott Platinum This Year?

Should I consider earning Marriott Platinum status for 2021? Here's how my path to elite status breaks down as a current mid-level elite member. Read More

Miles For Family
Adjusting My Expectations and Making Priorities for Disney World Dining Reservations

See our Advertiser Disclosure here. Things are very different at Disney World right now. There are no fireworks shows, no character greetings as we know them, no fast... Read More

Miles For Family
Get 1000 Southwest Rapid Rewards Points for Using TurboTax in 2021

See our Advertiser Disclosure here. I use TurboTax every year for my taxes. I’m not trying to sell you on it. But, if you already use it for your taxes, don’t forget... Read More

Miles To Memories
Why Points And Miles Is A Great Family Hobby

I share why points and miles is a great family hobby and I share a few reasons why we can take it too far as well. The post Why Points And Miles Is A Great Family Hobby... Read More

Family Flys Free
Not Good: Paris Enters Yet Another Lockdown

Even as we head toward summer, France is seeing an uptick in COVID-19 cases. This has prompted yet another lockdown lasting from March into April. Read More

Miles For Family
Royal Caribbean Jumps on the Bandwagon and Bypasses U.S. Ports to Sail from The Bahamas This June

See our Advertiser Disclosure here. Well, that was fast. A few days ago Crystal Cruises announced they will sail from The Bahamas to bypass the CDC and U.S. ports.... Read More

Miles For Family
Another Cruise Line Circumvents the CDC: Celebrity Cruises Announces St. Maarten Homeport

See our Advertiser Disclosure here. Just as Crystal Cruises recently announced cruises sailing directly from The Bahamas, Celebrity Cruises is following suit by figuring... Read More

Miles For Family
Fuzzy Math on Free Night Certs, Bridgerton Filming Locations and More

Fuzzy Math on Free Night Certs: This is a great post from Miles to Memories about spending vs. saving those free nights. Travel with Grant also offers a perspective.... Read More

Family Flys Free
Flight Attendants Robbed at Gunpoint, EU Summer Travel Rollout, and a No-Notice Award Devaluation

Here is the latest set of interesting stories and news from around the travel web that I find interesting and hope you do, too! Read More

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