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If you’re traveling for Thanksgiving the CDC says follow these steps (including wearing a mask indoors)

The CDC has strongly encouraged people to stay home and avoid travel over Thanksgiving weekend, but millions are still planning to travel. If you are planning to travel,... Read More

Modhop
Suitcase of Clean. Our Chat With Deena Lang.

We skip the whole news portion to talk with Jake’s longtime radio friend and co-founder of Emotional Support Threads Deena Lang about a whole Thanksgivning-style... Read More

Miles For Family
Speed Dating on Flights to Nowhere, Maximizing Shopping Portals and More

Maximizing Online Shopping Portals: This is a good post from Deals We Like for beginners new to online shopping portals. Speed Dating on Flights to Nowhere: Interesting... Read More

Miles For Family
Why I Bought a Frontier Airlines Discount Den Membership

See our Advertiser Disclosure here. I haven’t flown much on Frontier Airlines. In fact, I only remember flying on Frontier in the early ’80s as a kid living in... Read More

Pizza in Motion
WIN: I’m Giving Away Aeroplan Elite Status

Psst, hey! Aeroplan dropped some hints on the podcast today about a potential change to the new program that you might really like. Oh, and I've got a pretty awesome... Read More

Miles For Family
State Travel Restrictions Add a Wrinkle to Holiday Travel

See our Advertiser Disclosure here. Earlier this year, several U.S. states announced travel restrictions to help curb the spread of Covid-19. While some of those states... Read More

C Boarding Group
DEAL ALERT: Gate Check Travel Bag for Car Seats (39% off)

39% off a JL Childress Gate Check Travel Bag for a Car Seat is a perfectly timed gift for those brave enough to travel during the holidays this year. At this price, the... Read More

Miles To Memories
Disney World During the Pandemic? Why And How I’m Planning Our Next Trip

Like many of you, our travel has taken a huge 2020 dip. Here's why and how I'm planning a Disney World trip during our current pandemic. The post Disney World During... Read More

C Boarding Group
Post Pandemic Plan – Six Places To Go First

Some day the pandemic will be over. You should start planning your next trips now; here are the six places to go first when the world re-opens. The post Post Pandemic... Read More

C Boarding Group
Discussion: is it unethical to travel right now?

Is it unethical to travel right now? A popular Reddit thread is discussing this topic right now and it has (unsurprisingly) produced some very polarized opinions. We... Read More

Pizza in Motion
We’re All Hoarding Points & Miles. Does That Mean They’ll Be Worth Less?

American Express points out in a recent article what most of us already know.  If you’re earning points and miles via a travel reward credit card right now, you’re... Read More

Pizza in Motion
Whoa! (Targeted)10 Points Per Dollar On All Spending On Advantage Aviator Silver MasterCard

We all know airlines and hotels are hurting right now.  The COVID-19 pandemic has been brutal. In a nod to the reality that 2021 isn’t likely to be a “normal”... Read More

Miles For Family
Covid Cases Rise on Cruise Ship, Biggest Miles and Points Regrets and More

More Passengers Test Positive for Covid on Caribbean Cruise Ship: As a follow-up to my post yesterday, at least 5 passengers tested positive for Covid. There are only 55... Read More

Miles For Family
Covid Drama on Cruise Ship in the Caribbean

See our Advertiser Disclosure here. This week, a small cruise ship began sailing in the Caribbean. This is the first cruise ship since March to sail in the region. The... Read More

Miles For Family
The Business Credit Card Offer I Jumped On Today

See our Advertiser Disclosure here. It’s funny how I was just dreaming about a future trip to Europe earlier this week and BAM! A great new credit card offer from... Read More

Pizza in Motion
Finally! United’s Return To JFK Means Cheap Award Seats On Transcons

Throughout the pandemic, one thing that I noticed was a lack of truly affordable awards for domestic flights.  Even in the face of an unprecedented drop in demand,... Read More

Family Flys Free
How I Earned 31,000 IHG Points From a One-Night Stay!

With a perfect stack of promotions, I was able to earn an insane number of points from a one-night stay on a recent road trip. Here's how it worked: Read More

Miles For Family
Which Direction Is Better for Lie-flat Business Class Seats: TO or FROM Europe?

See our Advertiser Disclosure here. For those of you who have been reading this blog for a while, you know that my family always travels in economy. With five people... Read More

Pizza in Motion
United Treating Pilots Better Than Their Best Customers To Help Navigate COVID-19

Airlines are facing an incredibly unique set of challenges.  The “winners” from this time period will be those that continue to make the best decisions... Read More

Modhop
Camping Business Class. Tips for Mastering the Campervan.

Campervans are becoming more popular all across the world. If you scroll through travel accounts on social media, you’ll find more and more people opting for an... Read More

Family Flys Free
Why You Shouldn’t Become a Pilot, a Classy Move by Southwest, and Emirates First Becomes Tougher to Book

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
What Happens When Everyone is Elite, Hyatt Place Overhauls Free Breakfast and More

See our Advertiser Disclosure here. What Happens When Everyone is Elite? This is a good read on Your Mileage May Vary. I suppose this is why some people are mad at us... Read More

Miles For Family
Using my IHG Free Night Cert for Pre-cruise Stay Near the Beach

See our Advertiser Disclosure here. In a year when I’m not doing much travel, I’m super excited to book trips for next year. Assuming the cruise industry... Read More

Miles For Family
Best November 2020 Credit Card Offers

See our Advertiser Disclosure here. It’s hard to believe it’s November already! If you are looking to earn some miles and points for future travel, now is a... Read More

Family Flys Free
Review: Tomtom Suites Istanbul – My Stay As The Only Guest!

The Tomtom Suites Istanbul is an excellent boutique 5-star hotel with a great location for exploring the city. Here is my review of the World of Hyatt program property: Read More

C Boarding Group
Staycation – Easy Ways to Make It Count

Travel restrictions have closed international borders, especially to Americans. The staycation is the new weekend getaway, but there are some easy ways to make it count.... Read More

Family Flys Free
Strange Credit Card App Results, United and Amtrak Part Ways, and a 60-Second COVID Test??

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
100k JetBlue Offer, World of Hyatt Promotions and More

See our Advertiser Disclosure here. More Hotels Extend Free Night and Point Expiration: Earlier this month, Hyatt extended expiration dates for free nights and benefits... Read More

Pizza in Motion
Hilton Goes First, Dropping Elite Status Requirements For 2021

Travel brands across the world have been struggling with how to get customers to travel since the start of the pandemic.  Many of those offers were patchwork in the... Read More

Miles For Family
My Thoughts on “I Hope Disney Never Returns to Normal”

See our Advertiser Disclosure here. Yesterday, I read an opinion piece on wdwinfo.com titled “I Hope Disney Never Returns to Normal” by Pete Pirone. If... Read More

Pizza in Motion
HELP WANTED: Hiring An Intern

Boy, have I been swamped lately…… I need your help!  Between my blog and podcast (with another surprise or two on the way) I’ve just run out of... Read More

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