Family Travel

Miles For Family
The Nightmare of Rebooking my Parents’ Flight from Montenegro to Belarus (a Sequel)

See our Advertiser Disclosure and Editorial Note here. If you’ve been following the whole saga of planning a family reunion with my relatives from Belarus, you... Read More

Miles For Family
Why I Passed on Lucrative Transfer Bonus

See our Advertiser Disclosure here. Last week, I wrote a post about some options I’m considering for award flights to Europe next year. Since our trip is about a year... Read More

Pizza in Motion
Hyatt Expands Brand Explorer. Earn Up To Five Free Nights

When Hyatt transitioned from the Gold Passport program to World of Hyatt they added some very thoughtful benefits to the program.  One of those was Brand Explorer. ... Read More

Miles To Memories
My Most Boneheaded Booking Ever?!?

Last night I made the most bonehead booking ever. It almost cost me a lot, but thankfully I was able to talk myself out of too much trouble! The post My Most Boneheaded... Read More

Miles For Family
Using Wyndham Points on Vacasa Property in Siesta Key

See our Advertiser Disclosure here. Not long ago, my husband and I got a chance to get away (no kids!) to Siesta Key in Florida. For those unfamiliar, Siesta Key is a... Read More

Miles For Family
The Deciding Factors in Picking our European Cruise

See our Advertiser Disclosure here. Recently, I’ve shared some potential itineraries and award flight strategies for another trip to Europe next year. My family is... Read More

Pizza in Motion
Earn 30,000 Bonus Points PLUS 9X On Dining For Some AMEX Referrals!!

A friend just asked for some help reorganizing their wallet.  Their credit card choices had become outdated and they had way too many points they didn’t have any... Read More

Miles For Family
Targeted for Bonus Points on Chase Business Cards

See our Advertiser Disclosure and Editorial Note here. Last week, I received an email from Chase (two emails, actually). Each email contained an incentive offer for... Read More

Pizza in Motion
Hyatt Adds 50 New All-Inclusive Properties, 5,000 Point Bonus For 3-Night Stays

After announcing six new all-inclusive properties last month, Hyatt is back to announce another 52 properties that members can redeem points at for all-inclusive... Read More

Miles For Family
Exploring Options for Booking Europe Award Flights (Again)

See our Advertiser Disclosure here. As I mentioned last week, I’m on the verge of booking award flights for another trip to Europe in 2023. Our home airport is DFW,... Read More

Pizza in Motion
Breaking Down The Best In Travel Loyalty – My Thoughts On The Freddie Awards

For the past decade I’ve helped organize the Freddie Awards, frequently referred to as the “People’s Choice Awards” for airlines and hotels.  It’s been three... Read More

Miles To Memories
My Travel Habits Feel Seen By Those You’re Becoming Your Parents Commercials

It's been building for years, but I can now finally admit my leading 2022 travel habit. I'm a shameless Dad Traveler now. Here's how I know. The post My Travel Habits... Read More

Miles For Family
Terrible at Sleeping on Planes, Transfer Bonuses and More

I’m Terrible at Sleeping on Planes: I was shocked to read this post on One Mile at a Time. It never occurred to me that I might have any issues sleeping on our... Read More

Miles For Family
Back to the Drawing Board for Next European Trip

See our Advertiser Disclosure here. My family is traveling to France and Switzerland next month. See our plans here and here. That trip is still on. But, I realized... Read More

Miles For Family
What Is Taking Chase so Long to Review Credit Card Applications?

See our Advertiser Disclosure here. Not too long ago, I’ve met the minimum spending requirements on my husband’s Capital One Venture X card. It actually happened way... Read More

Miles For Family
80k Bonus Miles on AAdvantage Business Card

Barclays just increased the bonus on its AAdvantage Aviator World Elite Business Mastercard (non-affiliate link). Let’s take a look. AAdvantage Aviator World Elite... Read More

Miles For Family
Renewing my Son’s Global Entry

See our Advertiser Disclosure and Editorial Note here. We received an email from U.S. Customs and Border Protection that my son’s Global Entry membership will expire... Read More

Miles For Family
Crawling Toward the Finish Line, and the One Thing Keeping Us Going

I’m not trying to be dramatic here, but some of you may be able to relate. The month of May is tough for families with kids in school. The kids are burned out on... Read More

Live and Let's Fly
The Burj Khalifa Can Wait

On a very long layover in Dubai – my first visit to the city and the UAE – I gave a pass to the tallest skyscraper in the world. I gave a pass on pretty much... Read More

Pizza in Motion
Success! Topping Up Marriott Free Night Certificates Is Live And It Works!

When Marriott announced that they were moving to a dynamic award chart, it was mostly bad news.  One meaningful improvement they announced was that members would be... Read More

Miles For Family
Disney Cruise Line Announces Summer 2023 Itineraries

See our Advertiser Disclosure and Editorial Note here. Yesterday, Disney Cruise Line announced its lineup for Summer 2023. I used to excitedly anticipate this... Read More

Miles For Family
Our Unplanned Stopover in Paris: a Blessing and a Curse

See our Advertiser Disclosure and Editorial Note here. My family is literally weeks away from taking our trip to Europe. And yet, not long ago, I found myself still... Read More

Bald Thoughts
Nashville LEGO Show & Contest: Music City is AWESOME!

My kids love playing with LEGOs to build creations out of the box and get creative on their own. So, when they found out about the Nashville LEGO show was coming to Opry... Read More

Miles For Family
Using Miles and Points for College Campus Visit at Texas Tech

I’m a big believer in visiting college campuses before committing to study at one for four years. Seeing a college on paper or on the internet is just not the same as... Read More

Miles For Family
Activities I’m Pre-purchasing for Europe Trip

See our Advertiser Disclosure and Editorial Note here. Sorry if I’ve repeated this a million times, but my family is heading to France and Switzerland soon! One... Read More

Miles For Family
Chase Airport Lounges Coming, Saving on Kids in Business Class and More

Chase Sapphire Lounges Coming to Six Airports: See this post on One Mile at a Time. Not too many details are available yet, but this seems like a marketing tool to me.... Read More

The Travel Sisters
Best Mother’s Day Gifts for Moms That Love Travel

Mother's Day is a few weeks away. Need some gift ideas for mom? We have great travel gift ideas for mom that she will use and love. The post Best Mother’s Day Gifts... Read More

Miles For Family
How I’m Dealing with Outrageous Flight Prices

See our Advertiser Disclosure and Editorial Note here. As many long-time blog readers know, my family is going to Europe this summer. I used miles and points to book us... Read More

Miles For Family
My Challenge on Dealing with a Cancellation of Parents’ Flight from Belarus

See our Advertiser Disclosure and Editorial Note here. As  I’ve mentioned a few times before, I’m currently in the middle of planning a family reunion in Europe.... Read More

Miles For Family
Big News–No More Masks on Public Transportation!

Last week I mentioned that the CDC extended the mask requirement on public transportation for two more weeks. They basically kicked the can down the road. Yesterday, in... Read More

Miles For Family
Two More Days to Get Chase Aeroplan Card with 100k Bonus

See our Advertiser Disclosure and Editorial Note here. I have written about the “new” Chase Aeroplan World Elite Mastercard before. It currently has a 100k sign-up... Read More

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