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Wow: Yet Another New Nonstop Destination From My Tiny Airport!

Check out the newest service addition to tiny Arcata-Eureka Airport. Now we have a total of six nonstop destinations! If you haven't visited Humboldt County, you have no... Read More

Miles For Family
Why I Had to Turn Around at the Airport and Stress About Making My Flight

See our Advertiser Disclosure and Editorial Note here. I’m in charge of planning and packing for our family trips. I pride myself on making lists and being prepared.... Read More

Miles For Family
The Refund Timeline of Cash Portion on Avios Booking (Cancelled Credit Card)

See our Advertiser Disclosure and Editorial Note here. On top of rebooking our award tickets to Japan, my family was also hoping to visit South America in 2021. Neither... Read More

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Deciding to Keep Our Cruise, and Canceling Two Backup Trips

I have a cruise on Disney Cruise Line scheduled for next month. I booked it pre-Covid for just my daughter and me for her birthday party/present. (Don’t worry–my... Read More

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Alaska Airlines Adds MVP Gold 100K Status

Alaska Airlines has added a new elite status tier: MVP Gold 100K. Here's a quick rundown on the qualification requirements and benefits of this new status. Read More

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Gardening Your Reservations, Cleaning Out Credit Card Closet and More

On this Mondayist of Mondays, here is a round-up of interesting posts from around the blogosphere. Covid Travel Skills: Gardening Your Reservations: This is an excellent... Read More

Miles To Memories
Disney Hits Hard with Changes – How I Plan to Adapt and Overcome

Disney has hit us with a slew of updates lately. Here's how we plan to maximize Disney World changes to our benefit. The post Disney Hits Hard with Changes – How I... Read More

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Cost of U.S. COVID Restrictions, Solution to Leftover Plane Food, and Yet Another Ugly Mask Incident

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
Another Credit Card Approval!

See our Advertiser Disclosure and Editorial Note here. I like to keep blog readers apprised of all the ways I earn miles and points for my trips. My husband and I... Read More

Modhop
Having a Plan. Critical for Weekend Getaways.

A weekend away is a great way to explore places you’ve yet to visit and a welcome break from the stresses of modern life. Whether you are booking into a hotel, cabins... Read More

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Southwest Airlines Extends Flight Schedule Today

See our Advertiser Disclosure and Editorial Note here. Today, Southwest Airlines is extending its flight schedule. Until now, passengers could only book flights through... Read More

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Review: Sundial Beach Resort and Spa on Sanibel Island

See our Advertiser Disclosure here. A few years ago, I was approved for Citi Expedia Rewards credit card when the bonus was 50k points. My main reason for getting it was... Read More

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Review: AA Premium Economy Dallas to Hawaii

Earlier the summer, I mentioned that I paid $350 extra for my husband and I to upgrade from regular economy to AA Premium Economy seats on our trip to Hawaii. Was it... Read More

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Fangirling Over Samantha Brown at the Dallas Travel and Adventure Show

See our Advertiser Disclosure and Editorial Note here. This past weekend, I went to the Dallas Travel and Adventure Show with my daughter. This traveling show has been... Read More

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Review: SAS A330-300 Business Class Review – San Francisco to Copenhagen

SAS offers a fine transatlantic business class fight experience. The Thompson Aero seat is reasonably private and offers plenty of space when both upright and... Read More

Pizza in Motion
Why This September 11th Is Just A Little Bit Different For Me

It’s a day to stop and think about the bravery it must have taken for first responders in lower Manhattan to watch the first tower collapse, then run up the stairs... Read More

Family Flys Free
American Strips Passenger Protections, Amazing Australia Destinations, and Why You Should Travel Without Kids

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
Mauna Kea: A Must-do on the Big Island of Hawaii

See our Advertiser Disclosure and Editorial Note here. A few weeks ago while my husband and I were in Hawaii, we splurged on a big excursion. It was totally worth it,... Read More

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Earn Free Nights With Free Nights in This Stellar Radisson Americas Promotion!

Radisson Hotels Americas had launched a One Two Free promotion through the end of 2021. It's honestly an excellent deal. Here what you need to know: Read More

Miles For Family
Why I’m Not Jumping on the Southwest Companion Pass Promo

See our Advertiser Disclosure and Editorial Note here. On Tuesday, like many of you, I received an email from Southwest Airlines. It detailed a special promo to earn an... Read More

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Why You Should Travel Without Your Kids (Sometimes)

See our Advertiser Disclosure and Editorial Note here. Last month, my husband and I had the opportunity to travel to Hawaii by ourselves without our kids. We have only... Read More

Miles For Family
Add One More Person to Europe Trip Using Miles and Points? Challenge Accepted!

See our Advertiser Disclosure and Editorial Note here. Last month, I shared how I booked my family of five on flights to Europe and back in business class using miles... Read More

Miles For Family
All-inclusives Are Not For Us, Travel Plans for Vaccinated vs. Unvaccinated and More

I hope everyone is enjoying the holiday weekend! Here are some interesting stories from around the web: Are All-inclusive Resorts Worth It? We Tried It, and It’s Not... Read More

Pizza in Motion
The Canada-US Border Is Open. Here’s What Crossing By Land Is Like Right Now

If you’re thinking about crossing the Canadian border, I’ve got plenty of details on what to expect.  Our family recently crossed the border into Canada and then... Read More

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Honolulu Enacting New Restrictions, Passing on the Hyatt Card, and a New Alaska Lounge

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
Plan B for Summer of 2022: Montenegro

See our Advertiser Disclosure and Editorial Note here. Many of of us, including myself, thought that by now we would have some degree of certainty when it comes to... Read More

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Get 1,500 Free Etihad Guest Miles to Celebrate The Airline’s Birthday!

Claim 1,500 free Etihad Guest miles as the carrier celebrates their 15th birthday this year, plus get 15% back on award flights. Read More

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Why I’ve Cancelled My Chicago Trip, and Plan to Use Hyatt Certificates in Savannah Instead

See our Advertiser Disclosure and Editorial Note here. And another one bites the dust… Fortunately, I’m only talking about a trip, so it’s not a big loss. A few... Read More

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Why You Should Skip Chase World of Hyatt Visa and Get a Wyndham Card Instead

See our Advertiser Disclosure and Editorial Note here. You’ve probably seen the news that the sign-up offer on Chase World of Hyatt Visa now includes an extra... Read More

Miles To Memories
“Motel” Isn’t a Dirty Word – The Next Few I Plan to Visit

I've loved motels since childhood, and I still enjoy stays on occasion. These are the best US motels where I'm looking to stay next. The post “Motel” Isn’t a... Read More

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Should You Trust Airline Information for COVID-19 Travel Planning?

With country restrictions changing all the time, you have to be careful who you trust to provide you with accurate and up-to-date info. United missed the mark here. Read More

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