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New Hyatt All-inclusive Opening in Barbados, Hotels Consider Covid-19 Surcharge and More

New Hyatt All-inclusive Opening in Barbados: From Deals We Like, a new all-inclusive Hyatt Ziva will be opening in Barbados in 2022. This property was originally... Read More

Family Flys Free
Over 50% Of Travel Jobs Gone, Luxury NYC Hotel Shuttering, and Canceled Maui Trip

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 Over 50% Of Travel Jobs Gone,... Read More

Modhop
Camping is Back. Here’s Why.

Even before the coronavirus pandemic hit, we were living through strange times. Politics were out of control. There were forest fires, floods, and typhoons that seemed... Read More

Miles For Family
Bye Bye, Buffets (and Why I Never Loved Them)

See our Advertiser Disclosure here. Last week, Royal Caribbean’s CEO, Michael Bayley, admitted that traditional buffets will be gone when the cruise line starts... Read More

Miles For Family
Broken Bow Getaway Saves our Sanity

See our Advertiser Disclosure here. Last week, my family went to Broken Bow, Oklahoma for a quick getaway. This was a fairly low-risk getaway because: We drove instead... Read More

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A Triple Stack on DoorDash for a Date Night at the Beach

See our Advertiser Disclosure here. File this one under “Duh!” category, but I had no idea that you could order pickup via DoorDash. I was under the... Read More

Pizza in Motion
Hawaii Not Messing Around: Jails Man Over Breaking Quarantine

The COVID-19 crisis has lead to lots of different reactions by government agencies.  Hawaii, for one, is not messing around. Yesterday they announced that they had... Read More

Family Flys Free
Why Social Distancing On Planes Doesn’t Fly, A Surprising Aircraft Retirement, And Roads Trips Are In For 2020

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 Why Social Distancing On Planes... Read More

Miles For Family
How I’m Assigning a Risk Number During Covid-19 Era of Travel

See our Advertiser Disclosure here. After publishing a post on our recent staycation in Siesta Key, I got an email from one of our readers. He also happens to live in... Read More

Miles For Family
Where Americans Are Traveling After Quarantine, Airport Face Mask Vending Machines and More

See our Advertiser Disclosure here. Where Americans Are Looking to Travel After Quarantine: I love stats, so this post on The Winglet is interesting to me. I’m a... Read More

Miles To Memories
Road Trips Are The Travel Choice Of 2020 & Why I Just Booked One

We have road-tripped for years, and I've put even more emphasis on road trip planning recently. Here's why I'm planning despite possibly canceling later. The post Road... Read More

Family Flys Free
This Is Why We Need Travel Back, Even Amid COVID-19

The travel industry has come to a screeching halt during the coronavirus pandemic. But is travel actually dangerous to public health during COVID-19? The post This Is... Read More

Miles For Family
My Love/Hate Relationship with British Airways Avios

See our Advertiser Disclosure here. Last week, I booked my first flight since this pandemic started. It’s for early next year, and I used British Airways Avios.... Read More

Pizza in Motion
Marriott Is Selling Gift Cards For 20% Off. Should You Buy?

A 20% discount on Marriott gift cards is identical to the biggest discount I've ever seen from them. It might seem like a slam dunk to stock up. Is it? The post... Read More

Points With a Crew
5 Things I Learned from a Year of Travel

Henry Miller said, "One’s destination is never a place, but a new way of seeing things.” Here are 5 things I learned from a year of travel... Read More

Miles For Family
Review of Tropical Breeze Resort in Siesta Key (Plus Some Other Florida Travel Ideas)

See our Advertiser Disclosure here. As I’ve mentioned in my Monday post, after stay-at-home order for most of Florida was lifted, my family enjoyed a short getaway... Read More

Miles For Family
One of the Reasons my Kids Like to Travel

See our Advertiser Disclosure here. This morning, my husband went grocery shopping based on a list we created for our upcoming road trip getaway. As I unpacked the items... Read More

Miles For Family
My Family Just Did a Staycation at the Beach (and Yes, I Did Feel Conflicted Booking It)

See our Advertiser Disclosure here. When will it be OK to travel again? What is the definition of travel, exactly? These are the questions I kept asking myself lately.... Read More

Miles For Family
Confession: I Dread Wearing a Mask on my Next Flight

See our Advertiser Disclosure here. I understand why the CDC recommends wearing a mask when out in public. I get it, and I support it. This isn’t a political issue... Read More

Pizza in Motion
From My Daughter: Five Places I Want To Visit After Being Quarantined

From time to time, my daughter gets the urge to write a blog post.  She was talking about all the places she wants to visit when it’s safe to travel.... Read More

Miles For Family
Travel Shaming, Aerial Look at Grounded Jets and More

Travel Shaming is Here: Now that some states are opening up, people are starting to travel. And then comes the travel shaming. See this post by Richard Kerr on TPG.... Read More

Family Flys Free
LifeMiles Making Me Crazy, Lifetime Status Honey Pot, and When Can We Responsibly Travel?

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 LifeMiles Making Me Crazy,... Read More

The Travel Sisters
$30 Rakuten Sign-Up Bonus for New Members + $30 Referral Bonus

If you are new to Rakuten (formerly Ebates) you can earn an easy $30 cashback sign up bonus just for signing up with Rakuten and doing your usual everyday online... Read More

Miles For Family
Royal Caribbean Announces “Lift and Shift” and Extends Cruise with Confidence Policy

See our Advertiser Disclosure here. Yesterday, Royal Caribbean announced additional measures to encourage customers to book a cruise. Cruise With Confidence Extension... Read More

Miles To Memories
Do Babies Fly Free? What You Need To Know When Flying With An Infant

Do babies fly free? We look at the important policies and costs for flying with an infant on various airlines, domestically and internationally. The post Do Babies Fly... Read More

Miles For Family
I Asked My Teenager to Choose Between Disney and Royal Caribbean

See our Advertiser Disclosure here. I normally don’t let our kids call the major shots on our vacations. For the most part, my husband and I decide where we go,... Read More

Miles For Family
When Will I See Her Again?

As much as I’m going stir-crazy in my house during the quarantine, my mom has it way worse. She’s in an assisted living facility in another state. Her... Read More

Miles For Family
Round Two: Lifemiles Vs. My Sanity

See our Advertiser Disclosure here. As I started to write this post, I kept shaking my head. How on earth did we end up buying Lifemiles (miles)? Especially considering... Read More

Miles For Family
Carnival Cruise Line Announces Phased-in Restart for August

See our Advertiser Disclosure here. This morning, Carnival Cruise Line announced its plan for a phased-in restart of cruising. See the official press release here. All... Read More

Miles For Family
I Jumped on a Travel Deal for May, and I Can’t Wait to Get Outta Town

See our Advertiser Disclosure here. I know that everyone is getting stir crazy. Here in Texas, the stay-at-home order was lifted and we are in a gradual re-opening. But,... Read More

Points With a Crew
11 Tips to Survive a Flight with Kids

Traveling with young kids can be a challenge. Here are 11 tips to make it a better experience for you and your youngster... Read More

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