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Happy 10th Birthday World Traveler Lucas- 70 Countries Visited!

A couple of weeks back my not so little man Lucas reached double digits! I can’t believe that he is 10 years old! To celebrate, we had our favorite burger at Peter... Read More

Miles For Family
Mistakes Happen; Thanks for Sharing

See our Advertiser Disclosure and Editorial Note here. A few days ago, I read a post on TPG titled “How I Suddenly Lost 2 Iberia Award Tickets on the Day of My... Read More

The Travel Sisters
Best Valentine’s Day Themed Travel Gifts

Looking for unique travel gift ideas for your husband, wife or significant other for Valentine's Day? Whether they are traveling right now or reminiscing about travel at... Read More

Miles For Family
How We Met the Minimum Spend on Venture X Cards So Quickly

See our Advertiser Disclosure and Editorial Note here. Back in November, my husband and I were each approved for the new Capital One Venture X cards. The card’s... Read More

Miles For Family
Baker’s Cay Resort in Key Largo: Why It’s a Great Place for Families

See our Advertiser Disclosure and Editorial Note here. Before I get into the review itself, let me make it clear that I’m in no way encouraging readers to travel at... Read More

Miles For Family
And I Would Do Anything For Points, But I Won’t Do That

See our Advertiser Disclosure and Editorial Note here. I saw this post on Miles to Memories about people doing a virtual timeshare presentation for 50k Marriott Bonvoy... Read More

Miles For Family
Easy 1000 Southwest Points for Using TurboTax

See our Advertiser Disclosure and Editorial Note here. I mentioned in my Travel Hacking 201 post that there are a plethora of ways to earn miles and points outside of... Read More

Miles For Family
3 Shows I’m Watching to Satisfy my Wanderlust

See our Advertiser Disclosure and Editorial Note here. I’m in a bit of a travel dry spell right now. With Omicron and the weather, I’m sure I’m not the only one... Read More

Miles For Family
7 Myths About Me and this Blog

See our Advertiser Disclosure and Editorial Note here. In blog comments, emails and in-person conversations, I’m surprised and sometimes amused by the assumptions... Read More

Points With a Crew
What Is a Virtual Vacation? (And Why You Should Take One)

If someone suggested taking a virtual vacation even a few years ago I would have probably said, “Pardon me, a virtual what?” But after nearly two years of navigating... Read More

Miles For Family
My Family’s Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad COVID Week

See our Advertiser Disclosure and Editorial Note here. Not too long ago, my family spent a fabulous week at Baker’s Cay Resort in Key Largo. I’ll publish a... Read More

Miles For Family
Deciding to Go For an Easy $400 Bank Bonus

See our Advertiser Disclosure and Editorial Note here. Recently, my husband received an enticing bank bonus offer via snail mail. The offer is for a $400 bonus for... Read More

Miles For Family
Why I Added my Son as an Authorized User on my Capital One Venture X Card

See our Advertiser Disclosure and Editorial Note here. I am really smitten with my new Capital One Venture X Card (see this post for more details on the card). I’m... Read More

Miles For Family
Unpopular Opinion: CLIA’s Message to Travel Agents is Short-Sighted

See our Advertiser Disclosure and Editorial Note here. In a webinar last week, an executive at CLIA (Cruise Lines International Association) discussed how safe cruising... Read More

Miles For Family
Comedian Trapped in Cruise Covid Quarantine, Accidental Points Hoarder and More

Some good posts from around the web: Shame and Fish Filets: Diary of a Comedian Trapped in Covid Cruise Ship Quarantine: This story in the LA Times terrifies me and is... Read More

Miles For Family
Targeted Chase Credit Card Spending Bonuses

See our Advertiser Disclosure and Editorial Note here. Yesterday, in my Travel Hacking 201 post, I was just talking about taking advantage of credit card promotions to... Read More

Miles For Family
Travel Hacking 201: More Strategies to Earn Miles and Points

See our Advertiser Disclosure and Editorial Note here. Last week, I wrote a post called Travel Hacking 101 with Credit Card Miles and Points. Open a new card, earn the... Read More

Miles For Family
It’s a Miracle: My Husband Got Approved for Capital One Venture X

See our Advertiser Disclosure and Editorial Note here. My Capital One saga has been going on for many years. Between me and my husband, we probably have about 15... Read More

Miles For Family
My 2022 Travel Plans Using Miles and Points

See our Advertiser Disclosure and Editorial Note here. I’m almost afraid that by saying my plans out loud I will jinx these trips. Of course, since this pandemic is... Read More

Miles To Memories
Our Entertaining Hobby – 2021’s Biggest Points and Travel Surprises

Points and travel surprises are constant in our hobby, and this year certainly didn't disappoint. These are the biggest ones from 2021. The post Our Entertaining Hobby... Read More

Miles For Family
Ending Soon: Citi Premier 80k Offer

See our Advertiser Disclosure and Editorial Note here. For the past six months, the Citi Premier Card (affiliate link) has offered 80,000 bonus points. According to... Read More

Miles For Family
Royal Caribbean Announces Cruise Cancelations on 4 Ships

I wish I had better news. Royal Caribbean just announced cruise cancelations on four ships. This announcement comes on the heel of Norwegian Cruise Line’s cancelations... Read More

Miles For Family
Still the Easiest Way to Earn 60,000-120,000 AA Miles

See our Advertiser Disclosure and Editorial Note here. If you are new to the travel hacking world, this post is for you! Earlier this week, I explained how to use... Read More

Miles For Family
Why I’m So Glad I Have a Travel Agent Right Now

See our Advertiser Disclosure and Editorial Note here. I’ve written a few posts about why it’s a good idea to use a travel agent for certain trips. (See When It... Read More

God Save The Points
Did I Abuse This Airline Policy, Or Use It Well?

Travel can be expensive for one, right? So, when you start adding two, three, four and onward to the booking flow, the simple joy of multiplying... The post Did I Abuse... Read More

Miles For Family
The Mileage Angle of Swapping our Switzerland Detour for Iceland

See our Advertiser Disclosure and Editorial Note here. A few weeks ago, I wrote a post on planning to meet my family in Europe during the summer of 2022. As you can... Read More

Miles For Family
The $%#* Has Hit the Fan; Two NCL Cruises Cancelled This Week Due to Covid Cases

Today, Norwegian Cruise Line communicated to guests the cancellations of two cruises this week due to Covid cases among the crew. The Norwegian Pearl departed Miami... Read More

Miles For Family
5 Traits of Successful Travel Hackers

See our Advertiser Disclosure and Editorial Note here. Yesterday, I wrote a post for beginners explaining how this travel hacking hobby works. The cool thing about the... Read More

Miles For Family
I Want to Do More of This in 2022

See our Advertiser Disclosure and Editorial Note here. When our kids were younger and money was tighter, my family was all about free things. When we left the house, we... Read More

Miles For Family
Travel Hacking 101 with Credit Card Miles and Points

See our Advertiser Disclosure and Editorial Note here. Do you hope to travel more in 2022? Do you think that traveling is just too expensive? Travel hacking with miles... Read More

Miles For Family
Happy New Year! And the Winner Is…

Happy New Year to all of our blog readers! Thank you to everyone who commented on our contest post the other day. I read each and every one of your comments and I have... Read More

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