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Update on Diamond Princess Cruise Ship, and How It Might Affect Cruises Closer to Home

See our Advertiser Disclosure here. A few weeks ago, I wrote a post about the Diamond Princess. The cruise ship was being quarantined in Yokohama Bay because a passenger... Read More

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Will Alaska Mileage Plan Devalue Significantly After Joining Oneworld?

Alaska joining the Oneworld alliance has resulted in a lot of cheering from many. Not me. Here's why I think we'll see an Alaska Mileage Plan devaluation. The post Will... Read More

Miles For Family
Do I Need a Backup Plan for Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance?

See our Advertiser Disclosure here. For my family’s trip to Disney World this summer, I’ve been keeping up with all the latest news for the new Star Wars:... Read More

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Review: Kimpton Buchanan Hotel San Francisco

After spending a pleasant afternoon at Fisherman's Wharf, the kids and I ended our day in Japantown at the Kimpton Buchanan Hotel San Francisco. My review: The post... Read More

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Finally: I Booked My First Fifth Freedom Flight!

After being intrigued by fifth freedom flights for literally years, I've finally booked my first fifth freedom flight. Here's why I'm super excited: The post Finally: I... Read More

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Best and Worst Uses of FastPass+ at Disney World, Booking The Hamptons with Points and More

See our Advertiser Disclosure here. Best and Worst Uses of FastPass+ at Disney World: This article on Allears.net advises on the best and worst uses of FastPass+ at... Read More

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Playing Chicken With Award Flights, Mixed Hyatt Changes, and Another Airlines Bites the Dust

Here is the latest set of interesting stories and news from around the travel web that I find interesting and hope you do, too! The post Playing Chicken With Award... Read More

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5 Fun, Cheap Things to Do In San Francisco with Kids

Looking for ideas to experience the expensive City by the Bay without breaking the bank? Here are five fun, cheap things to do in San Francisco with kids. The post 5... Read More

Miles For Family
Why DCL Concierge Is Not Worth It for My Family

See our Advertiser Disclosure here. Long-time blog readers know that my family loves Disney Cruise Line (DCL). I’ve been on 8 DCL cruises, most recently on a Very... Read More

Miles For Family
Could Be Worse: Hyatt Changes for 2020

See our Advertiser Disclosure here. Today, World of Hyatt announced category changes for some of its properties. This announcement comes on the heels of the recent... Read More

Miles For Family
Holding Out Paid Off for These Award Flights

See our Advertiser Disclosure here. My family is going to Disney World in a few months right after school gets out. I planned to use miles and points for our flights,... Read More

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Which is More Lucrative, Business Travel or Travel Hacking?

See our Advertiser Disclosure here. My husband travels for business throughout the year. Sometimes, he travels three out of four weeks a month. Other months, he’s... Read More

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NOLA Recap: Reflecting On An Awesome Award Travel Meetup

Ever considered attending an award travel meetup? I had a blast at this recent event. Here's why you should consider one in the future: The post NOLA Recap: Reflecting... Read More

Miles For Family
Influencers in the Wild, Why a Bucket List Is Bad and More

See our Advertiser Disclosure here. Here are some of our favorites from around the web: Influencers in the Wild: I recently stumbled upon this instagram page called... Read More

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Increased Ticket Prices at Disney World and Disneyland Starting Today

Today, both Disney World and Disneyland increased ticket prices for 2020. At Disney World in Florida, prices on annual passes increased overnight. See this chart for a... Read More

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Saving On A Disney Annual Pass, Why Israel Isn’t All It’s Cracked Up To Be, and a Bizarre Seatmate Request

Here is the latest set of interesting stories and news from around the travel web that I find interesting and hope you do, too! The post Saving On A Disney Annual Pass,... Read More

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Are You Reconsidering Travel to Asia Due to Coronavirus Scare?

See our Advertiser Disclosure here The other day, we had a picnic with extended family and conversation turned to Coronavirus scare. When I mentioned that we are... Read More

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Hyatt Announces Double Points Promotion, First Promo of 2020

Hyatt announced a double points promotion today that runs through May 15th, 2020. And, if you hold a Hyatt credit card you'll earn even more points on weekend stays.... Read More

Miles To Memories
How To Get A Disney World Annual Pass On The Cheap

A Disney World Annual Pass is expensive, but there are cost-saving options out there. Let's look at a strategy and how to implement it. The post How To Get A Disney... Read More

Miles For Family
How I would Spend 140X2 IHG Bonus from IHG Premier Rewards Club Premier Card

See our Advertiser Disclosure here. The Chase IHG Premier Rewards Club Premier Credit Card currently has a sign-up bonus of 140,000 IHG points after spending $3000 in... Read More

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Why Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan Is the Most Rewarding Airline Loyalty Program

For people who aren't hub captive, airline loyalty is truly a choice. Here's why Alaska Mileage Plan is solidly the most rewarding airline loyalty program: The post Why... Read More

Miles For Family
Earn Extra Miles for Buying V-day Flowers

See our Advertiser Disclosure here. There are just a few more days until Valentine’s Day. If you’re already planning to order flowers, why not earn some... Read More

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Why I’m Glad I Passed On The $600 Emirates First Class Fare

Crazy flight deals happen every once in a while. But not everything is worth jumping on. Here's why I said no to 15+ hours of Emirates first class for $600. The post... Read More

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Get Southwest Companion Pass with One Credit Card

See our Advertiser Disclosure here. If you own a small business and you have a lot of spending coming up in the next 6 months, this could be a great offer for you! Check... Read More

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Fifth Time Is The Charm? Frustration And Difficulty Transferring Hilton Points

Have you ever had difficulty transferring Hilton points? I've been trying to pool points for over a month, but it fails every time. Here's what I've tried: The post... Read More

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Swimming with Pigs, NY Banned from Global Entry and More

See our Advertiser Disclosure here. DHS Bans NY Residents from Global Entry: If you are a resident of the state of New York, you cannot currently enroll or re-enroll in... Read More

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Best In-Flight WiFi Ad Ever, 737 Breaks Apart on Landing, and a Coronavirus Flight Diversion

Here is the latest set of interesting stories and news from around the travel web that I find interesting and hope you do, too! The post Best In-Flight WiFi Ad Ever, 737... Read More

Miles For Family
Great Deal: Two New Low-category Hyatt Properties Coming to Florida Soon

See our Advertiser Disclosure here. As a Florida resident, I’m always on a lookout for family-friendly hotels in my state that don’t cost an arm and a leg... Read More

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Why Saving for College is a Crapshoot, and How It Relates to Family Travel

See our Advertiser Disclosure here. Ever since my oldest son started high school, college has been on my mind more and more. I take pleasure in managing my... Read More

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Review: Embassy Suites Napa Valley

As part of a quick trip to the Bay Area, I decided to burn a Hilton free weekend night certificate at the Embassy Suites Napa Valley. Here's my review: The post Review:... Read More

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Wyndham Properties to Book Before Next Devaluation

See our Advertiser Disclosure here. As some of you know, Wyndham program has announced that on February 11th they will implement award category changes. What will the... Read More

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