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One Cruise Line Just Announced Covid Vaccine Requirement for Passengers. Will Other Cruise Lines Follow?

See our Advertiser Disclosure here. Yesterday, British cruise line Saga Cruises announced that all passengers must be vaccinated for Covid in order to cruise. Saga is... Read More

Family Flys Free
Review: KLM Crown Lounge 52 Amsterdam

Enjoy a beautifully designed space and good food at the KLM Crown Lounge 52 Amsterdam. Here is my review of this excellent business class lounge: Read More

Miles For Family
Finally Feasting my Eyes on Next Year’s School Calendar

See our Advertiser Disclosure here. Last week, my district’s school board approved the school calendar for 2021-2022. I was giddy with excitement! Now that my kids are... Read More

Live and Let's Fly
3 Unique Things to Do In Fort Myers, Florida

It’s not just golf courses and beach umbrellas in Fort Myers. Here are three unique things to do in Fort Myers, Florida. If you are considering booking... Read More

Family Flys Free
3 Days in Istanbul: Day 3 – UNESCO Heritage Neighborhoods and the Old City Wall

I spent my final day in Istanbul visiting the UNESCO neighborhoods and paying one last visit to the Golden Horn. It was sad to leave Turkey so quickly. Read More

Miles For Family
Making Kids Do Hard Things While Traveling, Do Citi ThankYou Points Suck and More

Why I Make My Kids Do Hard Things While Traveling: I really enjoyed this post by Family Flys Free on Travel Update. When my family went to New Zealand, we did some hikes... Read More

Family Flys Free
No Vaccine for Greece Travel, U.S. Enacts COVID Testing, and the Death of Norwegian?

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
Why the New CDC Covid Test Requirement for International Flights is a Big Deal to Some

See our Advertiser Disclosure here. Recently, the CDC issued an order requiring that all passengers arriving on flights to the U.S. show proof of a negative Covid test... Read More

Bald Thoughts
Foodie Tour of Bowling Green, Kentucky: Tasty Steaks, Cinnamon Rolls & Baked Treats

During our visit to Bowling Green, Kentucky, we avoided the normal fast food spots so that we could try some of the local flavors. We decided to do a foodie tour of... Read More

Points With a Crew
My Travel Plans for 2021 (How About Yours?)

Last time we talked about 2020 in (not) traveling. Now it's time to look ahead to what 2021 might have in store for us... Read More

Pizza in Motion
US Will Require Negative COVID-19 Test For Entry From International Flights, Report Says

There’s a report on most of the major news sites right now indicating that the US is very close to requiring a negative COVID-19 test for all travelers entering the... Read More

Miles For Family
Disneyland Steps Up to Become Super POD Vaccination Site

See our Advertiser Disclosure here. California residents may be visiting Disneyland earlier than they previously imagined, although not for the purpose of going on... Read More

Miles For Family
No Surprise Here: Royal Caribbean Cruises Canceled Through April 2021

See our Advertiser Disclosure here. This morning, Royal Caribbean officially canceled U.S. cruises through April 2021. Previously, Royal Caribbean had canceled cruises... Read More

Miles For Family
The Risks and Rewards of Flying During Covid Pandemic

See our Advertiser Disclosure here. The last few days, I’ve seen several articles about passengers infected with Covid during an 18-hour flight from Dubai to New... Read More

TravelUpdate
Why I Make My Kids Do Hard Things While Traveling

Travel provides a unique opportunity for growth and getting outside your comfort zone. I love making my kids try new, hard things while traveling. Read More

Miles For Family
Breaking News: Disney World to End Magical Express Airport Bus and Extra Magic Hours

See our Advertiser Disclosure here. Say it isn’t so! Today, Disney World announced it will be ending its Magical Express airport bus service and Extra Magic Hours this... Read More

Bald Thoughts
Best Things to Do in Bowling Green with Kids: Caves, Kangaroos & Corvettes

The kids and I were looking for a local getaway over Christmas break, so we booked a trip to Bowling Green, Kentucky. We’ve never been there before, but it was only an... Read More

Miles For Family
Why I Fear my October Cruise Won’t Happen

See our Advertiser Disclosure here. We’re not even halfway through January 2021. Yet, I feel some pessimism about cruise travel already creeping in. My daughter and I... Read More

Family Flys Free
3 Days in Istanbul: Day 2 – Topkapi Palace and the Perfect Istanbul Trifecta

Explore Istanbul with me for the second day of my quick solo trip to Turkey's largest city. Today I see Topkapi Palace and enjoy a boat tour and hammam. Read More

Pizza in Motion
I Was In An Airport For The First Time In 9 Months This Week. It Was Odd.

It won’t be too much longer before I’ll be able to say it’s been an odd year of not boarding airplanes. As it stands today, that seems to be the earliest I could... Read More

Family Flys Free
Paying $4,000(!) in Annual Fees, New Aeroplan Partner, and Being Swindled by Elite Status

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
Booking R/T Biz Class to Europe for 88k Miles, Why I Lie to my Friends and Family and More

Booking R/T Business Class to Europe for 88k Miles: Summer from TPG explains how she used Amex points to book round-trip business class seats to Europe for 88,000 miles.... Read More

Miles For Family
Steps I’m Taking to Make our Spring Break Trip Less Risky

See our Advertiser Disclosure here. 2020 is over, and yet still here we are, with raging virus cases all over the U.S.A. While there is hope that things will improve in... Read More

Family Flys Free
3 Days in Istanbul: Day 1 – The Historic Heart of the City

Experience the first of my three days exploring Istanbul this past summer during COVID-19. Here is what I saw and did during my short visit to Turkey: Read More

Family Flys Free
Enjoy Up to 60% Hotel Savings with a Complimentary Club 1 Hotels Membership!

Club 1 Hotels offers savings up to 60% off more than 1.5 million hotels around the world. Check out this offer for a free ongoing rewards membership: Read More

Miles For Family
We Decided to “Go Big” on Universal Orlando Trip

See our Advertiser Disclosure here. A few months ago, I wrote about the vacation destination we kept putting off for another time: Universal Orlando. I had a hard time... Read More

Family Flys Free
Visiting Istanbul During COVID: Overview of My Experience This Summer

Visiting Istanbul during COVID this past summer was an incredible experience. There was plenty open to do and see, and few restrictions. Read More

Pizza in Motion
No Numbers: My 2020 Year In Review

This is about the time each year where I’d summarize how many miles I flew and how many nights I had at various hotel chains.  Obviously, those numbers were way down... Read More

Family Flys Free
Earn Additional Elite Miles With Alaska Airlines Through June 2021!

Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan Status Boost offers you the opportunity to earn 50% bonus elite miles on Alaska flights thru June 2021. Here are the details: Read More

The Travel Sisters
All Southwest Airlines International Flight Destinations

Southwest offers international flights to many popular travel destinations in Mexico, Costa Rica and the Caribbean so it is also a great option for shorter international... Read More

Family Flys Free
My 2021 Travel Planning: What’s Trending and What I Have Penciled In

Are you doing any 2021 travel planning? Maybe you have your summer vacation locked in? Here are the trends and what I have on the calendar. Read More

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