Family Travel

Family Flys Free
5 of My Favorite Foreign Words

Don't you love picking up new languages while traveling? Here are a handful of some of my favorite foreign words that I've learned over the past years. Read More

Pizza in Motion
A Weird Morning With Delta Stresses The Need For Communication

In one sense, you could chalk yesterday up to just another day as a road warrior.  Travel has it’s fair share of bumps and bruises, especially when flights are as... Read More

Miles To Memories
I Love Disney World Trip Planning, But I’m Using a Travel Agent, Anyway

I'm a competent Disney World trip planner, and I enjoy the process. So why am I using a Disney World travel agent for our next trip? The post I Love Disney World Trip... Read More

Miles For Family
Masks Are Back at Disney, the 5 Most Comfortable Airlines for Flying Economy and More

Travel news from around the web: Masks are Back at Disney Parks: As of today, face masks are now required indoors again at Disney World and Disneyland. See this post... Read More

Family Flys Free
Weekend Trip to Mexico City: Is It Worth It?

Would you consider a weekend trip to Mexico City, or another foreign destination? I'm game for these sorts of trips. You just have to manage your expectations. Read More

Miles For Family
Making the Most of Summer Break with a Free Night Cert Staycation

See our Advertiser Disclosure and Editorial Note here. Leana’s post a few weeks ago about how she is using up her remaining hotel certificates reminded me that I... Read More

Miles For Family
My Latest Credit Card Application and Result

See our Advertiser Disclosure and Editorial Note here. After a bit of a dry spell with credit cards during 2020, I’m back on track to earning even more miles and... Read More

Miles For Family
Why I’ve Switched from Economy to Business Class on our Award Flight to Japan

See our Advertiser Disclosure and Editorial Note here. As the famous ancient Greek historian Herodotus said: “Circumstances rule men; men do not rule... Read More

Miles For Family
Quick Tip: Cancel your Bank of America Credit Card via Chat

See our Advertiser Disclosure and Editorial Note here. Out of all credit card issuers, I hate dealing with Bank of America the most. Their website just isn’t... Read More

Miles For Family
Disney Cruise Line Announces New Sailing Protocols, but It’s Impossible to Make Everyone Happy

See our Advertiser Disclosure and Editorial Note here. A few days ago, Disney Cruise Line announced new sailing protocols based on safety measures during the Covid-19... Read More

Michael W Travels
Product Review: Tortuga Outbreaker Backpack (Spoiler- It’s Awesome!)

Packing for a family of four isn’t always easy, especially when the kids aren’t doing much of the carrying. While we have a decent amount (and variety) of luggage, I... Read More

Family Flys Free
Pilot Claims Airline Stole His App Idea, CBP Confiscates Dangerous Snails, and New Delta Lifetime 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

Bald Thoughts
Summertime Fun in Pigeon Forge, TN: Thrilling Rides, Huge Pancakes & Pirates Adventure

With school out for summer, we wanted to get out of the house for a few days for a little road trip. I asked the kids where they wanted to go and they both agreed that... Read More

Miles For Family
Proposed 4-day Paris Itinerary with Teens and Tween

See our Advertiser Disclosure and Editorial Note here. Now that I’ve got flights to Paris booked for next summer, I’ve been thinking more about what we will do... Read More

Miles For Family
How I Booked 5 Lie-flat Business Class Seats to Paris

See our Advertiser Disclosure and Editorial Note here. I still can’t believe my luck. Last Friday, I booked lie-flat business class seats for my family of five to... Read More

Miles For Family
Interesting Things I’ve Learned from my Recent Chase and Citi Credit Card Applications

See our Advertiser Disclosure and Editorial Note here. Since I’ve accidentally found out a few months ago that as of August of this year I will be under 5/24 limit, I... Read More

Family Flys Free
Limited-Time Citi ThankYou Points Transfer to American Miles: My Experience

It's finally here, the loyalty program we've all been waiting for. For a limited time, you can now transfer Citi ThankYou Points to American miles. Here's how it works. Read More

Miles For Family
Never Buy a Timeshare, What Makes a Good Airport and More

Why I Would Never, Ever Buy a Timeshare: I agree 100% with this post on One Mile at a Time. I’m a numbers gal, and I’ve never gotten the math to work out, even with... Read More

Miles For Family
Movin’ On Up! Why I’m Splurging on Business Class (Finally)

Unlike most people in the miles and points community, my experience in business class and first class seats is very limited. I’ve never made an award redemption in... Read More

Miles For Family
Limited Time: Transfer Citi Points to American Airlines

Breaking news: You can now transfer Citi ThankYou points to American Airlines. This is a limited-time deal valid today through  November 13, 2021. See this article on... Read More

Family Flys Free
Passenger Bites Flight Attendant, Canadian Airline Joins the Jet Era, and Some Travel Regrets

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
Preparing for a Big Flight Award Redemption

See our Advertiser Disclosure and Editorial Note here. The time is almost here! It’s almost time to finally book my long-awaited delayed trip to Europe next summer... Read More

Miles For Family
Why Disney’s Beach Club Resort is #1 in My Book

See our Advertiser Disclosure and Editorial Note here. Earlier this summer, my family traveled to Florida to enjoy Disney World and Universal. During our time at Disney... Read More

Miles For Family
How I’m Burning my Expiring Hotel Certificates

See our Advertiser Disclosure and Editorial Note here. Due to pandemic, my family has decided to avoid staying in traditional hotels until we were vaccinated. My... Read More

Miles For Family
Travel Regrets, Part 2

See our Advertiser Disclosure and Editorial Note here. Last week, Leana wrote about some of her travel regrets. Here are mine: Not Going to Europe Again Before Having... Read More

Pizza in Motion
A Week In Maine In A Stinking RV!

In case you haven’t been keeping up on our extended summer vacation, here’s a list of previous articles I’ve written over the past couple weeks as we’ve... Read More

Miles For Family
C’mon, DCL! Throw Us a Bone

Cruising has resumed in the U.S., at least partly. Royal Caribbean started sailing out of Florida with new health guidelines and protocols that include different rules... Read More

Family Flys Free
Thrown Out of United Lounge, Amex Gets Ridiculous with Card Offers, and No End in Sight for U.S. Travel Ban

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
Citi Premier 80k Offer

See our Advertiser Disclosure and Editorial Note here. The Citi Premier Card now has the highest bonus ever, 80k points! Details on Citi Premier 80k Offer Spend $4000... Read More

Miles For Family
Hits and Misses at Grand Palladium Costa Mujeres, and Why We Won’t Return

See our Advertiser Disclosure and Editorial Note here. My family recently returned from a short stay at Grand Palladium Costa Mujeres in Cancun, Mexico. This trip was... Read More

Miles For Family
Here Are a Few of My Travel Regrets

See our Advertiser Disclosure here. Hindsight, as they say, is 20/20. That goes for jobs, relationships and well, travel. I consider myself very fortunate to have seen... Read More

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