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Travel Regrets and Addictions, Flying Free With Kids, And A Crazy 84-Route Expansion!

Here are the latest set of interesting stories and news from around the travel web that I find interesting and hope you do, too! The post Travel Regrets and Addictions,... Read More

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The World’s Largest Christmas Light Maze & Market Is Coming To Florida (And Seattle. AND Washington D.C.)

It’s never too early to start thinking about Christmas, right? (for those of you who, like my husband, are saying. “WRONG!,” just….shup! LOLOL!)... Read More

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Xiamen Air 787-9 Economy Review: XMN to LAX

Closing out a 3-day adventure to Taipei, my son and I flew Xiamen Air 787-9 economy class from Xiamen to Los Angeles. Here's my review of the experience: The post Xiamen... Read More

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Chill Vibes at DoubleTree Resort in North Redington Beach (Clearwater Area)

After my mega fail with Costa Rica trip, I have been itching to do a short  getaway with just my husband. Due to circumstances, we couldn’t really leave for... Read More

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Take a Flying Uber to the Airport? It’s Coming to Frisco, TX!

Does taking a flying Uber to the airport seem like a scene from The Jetsons cartoon? It’s shaping up to become a reality in Frisco, Texas. That’s just a... Read More

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Monthly Airplane Wi-Fi Reliability Report Card: August 2019

August was a pretty successful month as far as airplane wi-fi reliability was concerned. Given how bad United Wi-Fi has been, I'll wait to claim this a win. The post... Read More

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NY to Spain: $227+ Winter/Spring, $344+ Summer

Book excellent fares to Spain for winter, spring and even summer, and save nearly 50% off of next year's prices. Read More

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Does This Route Ever Release Business Class Award Space?

I'm used to having to work hard to find and book certain awards. But this route takes the cake as the most impossible to book. I'm finding NO award seats! The post Does... Read More

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Once again, kids fly free from the US to Europe (updated Sep 2019)

Once again, up to 8 kids fly free to Europe, but there's a bit of fine print that makes it a bit harder to deal with. From now until September 27, SAS is offering ... Read More

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5 Reasons Why I Hate The CRJ-200

Generally, I love flying. It doesn't matter whether it's a regional hop or a long haul on a wide-body. But there is one plane I hate: the CRJ-200. It's the absolute... Read More

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Our Experience Camping in New Zealand

On our recent trip Down Under this summer, we mostly stayed in hotels and in a vacation home rental. However, the last two nights of our trip we wanted to experience... Read More

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One Thing That Would Improve Each Hotel Credit Card

Hotel cards often end up in the sock drawer in favor of better products. With a little effort, banks could easily improve hotel credit cards. Here are some ideas: The... Read More

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Risks and Rewards of Booking a Brand-New Hotel

Last week, I did something I’ve never done before: I booked a few nights at a brand-new hotel that is not even open yet. The hotel is the Now Natura Riviera Maya,... Read More

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Yes, You Should Buy Medical Insurance For International Travel

When we’re traveling within the U.S., I don’t give much thought to insurance before the trip. I make sure to use a credit card that has good travel... Read More

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My Interview With American Airlines Senior VP Kurt Stache

Just over a week ago I had the chance to participate in the retirement of the American Airlines MD-80 at a celebration in Roswell, New Mexico.  Taxiing past the... Read More

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How Much Would It Cost To Live On The Disney Cruise For An Entire Year?

When the very first Disney Cruise set sail in 1998, it was an immediate success. The Disney Magic sailed on three- and four-night trips to the Bahamas from Port... Read More

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The Odd Reason I’m Excited About My Next Trip

While I generally have reasons to be excited about most trips I book, my next routine work trip will be a bit special in a way I did not anticipate. The post The Odd... Read More

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A Day In Xiamen, China

After spending 3 days in Taipei, my son and I moved on to the mainland, enjoying a day in Xiamen. Our day didn't go as expected, but we made the best of it. The post A... Read More

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On Friday The 13th And Air Travel Superstitions

People can be superstitious in everyday life, but air travel superstitions are an interesting phenomenon. Here are some things pilots and people hold to. The post On... Read More

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More Airlines Flying to Paris, Amtrak Bonus Points, Virgin Atlantic Promotion Scam?

New Discount Airlines Flying to Paris: Via God Save the Points, FrenchBee and Corsair both recently announced new flights from NYC to Paris. Both are expected to... Read More

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Hating Business Class, Too Much Blog Content, and A Reason to Like Resort Fees?

Here are the latest set of interesting stories and news from around the travel web that I find interesting and hope you do, too! The post Hating Business Class, Too Much... Read More

Points With a Crew
Fly to Rome: LAX $242 Spring (24K UR); NYC $263 Spring, $385 Summer

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Review: Hyatt Regency Xiamen Wuyuanwan

During a planned layover in Xiamen, China on a transit visa, my son and I enjoyed a night at the Hyatt Regency Xiamen Wuyuanwan. Here's my review: The post Review: Hyatt... Read More

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My Son’s 15 Minutes of Fame in Rotorua, New Zealand

This is a continuation of my trip report from our summer trip to Australia and New Zealand. See also: Visiting Sydney, Australia with Kids, Visiting Rotorua, NZ Part 1... Read More

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3 Ultra-Long-Haul Flights I’d Love To Experience

You game for ultra-long-haul flights? I am, but I'd be looking to book business class, using miles of course. Here are the top three routes I'd like to fly. The post 3... Read More

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Plenty of Hyatt Promotions To Talk About!

We discuss all the current Hyatt promotions, including triple points, double stay credit and a way to save $250 at Ziva and Zilara. The post Plenty of Hyatt Promotions... Read More

Points With a Crew
Insane Deal: West Coast to Paris $247+Through Spring, $397 Summer! Or Just 27K Ultimate Rewards Main Cabin!

Book a trip to the City of Lights for under $300 from L.A., or redeem Ultimate Rewards for a stupendous vacation! Read More

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18 Years After 9/11

18 years ago, I didn’t have children.  Heck, I wasn’t even married yet.  Life was very different for me. And, on a quiet drive to work in the... Read More

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Impressive: Student Pilot Lands Plane On First Attempt After Mid-Air Emergency

Ever considered whether you'd be able to fly or land an aircraft without any training or experience? One student pilot managed to pull of this feat. The post... Read More

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Is United Economy Plus The Lexus Of The Skies?

In an odd exchange via Twitter, United manages to makes an odd comparison of their products to a Lexus versus a Toyota. It doesn't hold up well. The post Is United... Read More

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5 Travel Experiences I Refuse to Splurge On

Last week, I shared 5 Travel Experiences Worth the Splurge. Today, I’m sharing the things I refuse to spend money on. Hotel Lounge Access Don’t get me wrong,... Read More

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