Family Travel

Miles For Family
Why Splurging on a Better View Is (Usually) Worth It

See our Advertiser Disclosure here Last week my family came back from a vacation in North Carolina mountains. I would love to say that I was super excited to go but... Read More

Modhop
Get Your Car Ready for Road Trip Summer

Whether it’s a simple day trip to a nearby city or attraction in the car or you’re preparing for a big road trip across state lines or even a coast to coast haul,... Read More

Miles For Family
Future Rock Star Suite at Hard Rock Hotel Universal Orlando: Worth the Splurge?

See our Advertiser Disclosure and Editorial Note here. One of the pitfalls of using miles and points to offset the cost of vacation is the potential to splurge on other... Read More

Pizza in Motion
WOW: 50% Off Southwest Flights During 3-Day Flash Sale!

This is one heck of a fare sale to wake up to!  As part of Southwest Airlines’ 50th anniversary celebration they’re offering 50% off all revenue flights this fall.... Read More

Miles For Family
A Glorious Travel Planning Conundrum, One Big Reason to Cruise This Summer and More

A Glorious Travel Planning Conundrum: This is a great post on SightDOING. I love reading about the challenges real people face when deciding where to travel. All of the... Read More

Miles For Family
The Reality of Disney World’s New Face Mask Policy

See our Advertiser Disclosure and Editorial Note here. Disney World recently announced a change to its face mask policy inside the parks. Vaccinated guests no longer... Read More

Miles For Family
Big Plans for our First Ever Kid-free Week

See our Advertiser Disclosure and Editorial Note here. All of the stars have aligned in such a way that all three of our kids are at overnight camps this week. ALL.... Read More

Family Flys Free
Visiting National Parks This Summer? Expect Them To Be Packed!

With summer travel upon us, a lot of people are hitting the road to visit the U.S. national parks. Here's what you need to know about reservations at a few of the most... Read More

Miles For Family
Mattel Theme Park Coming to Arizona

See our Advertiser Disclosure and Editorial Note here. In 2019, toy company Mattel announced plans to enter the theme park and entertainment business. Now this is... Read More

Miles For Family
College Visit Review: University of Central Florida (UCF)

See our Advertiser Disclosure and Editorial Note here. During our recent trip to Florida, we carved out time to visit the University of Central Florida (UCF). My oldest... Read More

Family Flys Free
Disney Loses to Universal, Intriguing New Citi Card, and Who Foots Credit Card Rewards?

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

Family Flys Free
The Chunkanán Cenotes: An Excellent Merida Day Trip

Take a swim with me in the three Chunkanan cenotes with me during my recent adventure to the Yucatán. Here's what you you need to know about planning a day trip here... Read More

Miles For Family
Time to Book Those Holiday Flights on Southwest! Schedule Extended

See our Advertiser Disclosure and Editorial Note here. Southwest Airlines just extended its schedule through January 5, 2022. This means it’s time to book those... Read More

Miles For Family
Rolling with the Punches During a Travel Hiccup

See our Advertiser Disclosure and Editorial Note here. Family vacations mean smiling faces in front of fun landmarks and blissful relaxation, right? Not all the time.... Read More

Miles For Family
The Secret to Getting the Coveted Character Dining Reservation at Disney World

See our Advertiser Disclosure and Editorial Note here. A few weeks before my recent trip to Disney World, I lamented at how we could not get a dining reservation at any... Read More

Miles For Family
Simone Biles, Joe T’s and a Lot of Rain: Making the Most of a Fort Worth Staycation

See our Advertiser Disclosure and Editorial Note here. A few days ago, my daughter and I headed to Fort Worth, Texas. After a one-year delay, it was finally time to see... Read More

Family Flys Free
3 Days in Mérida, Mexico: Mayan Ruins, Cenotes, and Other Yucatán Adventures

Explore Mérida with me during a recent trip this spring and I enjoyed the Mayan ruins, cenotes, and other aspects of Mexico's Yucatán state. Read More

Miles For Family
Shocking News: My Family Preferred Universal Over Disney World

See our Advertiser Disclosure and Editorial Note here. My kids call me Mrs. Disney. I carry a Dooney & Bourke Disney Cruise Line handbag. I used to work for Disney.... Read More

Miles For Family
Dang! 100k Bonus Points on Chase Sapphire Preferred Card

I really thought the last bonus on the Chase Sapphire Preferred card (CSP) was the best offer we’d ever see (80k bonus points + $50 grocery credit). I was wrong!... Read More

Miles For Family
Avengers Campus Tips, 100k Bonus, Awful Marriott Experience and More

Avengers Campus at Disneyland: Complete Guide, Tips and Strategies: The Avengers Campus at Disney California Adventure at Disneyland Resort officially opens today!... Read More

Family Flys Free
Push to Ban In-Flight Alcohol, United’s Crazy New Aircraft Order, and Europe Misses American Tourists

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

Family Flys Free
Nearly Getting Bitten By Delta’s Basic Economy Award Ticket Policies

After enjoying months of flexible travel policies, I was nearly out of luck with recent Delta award tickets. Here are their Basic Economy policies. Read More

Miles For Family
How Disney World Brings Out the Best and Worst in Families

See our Advertiser Disclosure and Editorial Note here. My family of five recently returned from a week-long trip to Disney World (followed by a few days at Universal).... Read More

Miles For Family
Finally! Disney Cruise Line Announces Test Cruise

There’s hope for my fall cruise yet! Disney Cruise Line just announced plans for a simulation cruise approved by the CDC. The 2-day cruise on the Disney Dream will... Read More

Miles For Family
My Latest Credit Card Application and Result

I don’t just write about credit cards that earn miles and points for free travel. My family actually “plays the game” in 2-player mode (meaning both my husband and... Read More

Pizza in Motion
Wide Open Business Class Awards From Tahiti To The US

Earlier today I noticed View From The Wing reported on a ton of availability between Tahiti and Los Angeles (the route is PPT-LAX).  Tahiti is a destination that has... Read More

Bald Thoughts
Get Out Pass Promo Code: Save 55% This Weekend

The Get Out Pass includes free and discounted admission to bunches of local attractions for one low price. I bought the Get Out Pass for our family so that we can... Read More

Family Flys Free
Marriott Nukes Points Advance, Crazy AA Flight Diversion, and an IHG Free Night Trick

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

Family Flys Free
Review: Avelo Airlines Arcata-Eureka “Inaugural” to Burbank

Check out startup Avelo Airlines through my experience flying their first flight out of Arcata-Eureka, California (ACV). The new budget airline brings some refreshing... Read More

Miles For Family
Choosing Between Two “Evils”, AKA Canceling my Trip to Japan

See our Advertiser Disclosure and Editorial Note here. A few weeks ago, I’ve mentioned that I was debating on whether we should plan a trip to Europe or Japan for... Read More

Pizza in Motion
Marriott’s New Brand Standard That Should Have Never Been Necessary

What’s the saying, one bad actor spoils it for everyone else?  There are over 5,600 Marriott hotels in the US and Canada.  There may be more than one bad apple, but... Read More

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