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Man Warns Parents To “Control Your Child Or I’ll Do It For You” On Flight To Denver
After a child repeatedly spit on a couple seated nearby on a flight from Atlanta to Denver, the man turned to the parents and warned them to “control your child or I’ll do it for you!” While that is not a helpful warning in an airplane cabin, it should never...
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Should You Transfer Your BILT Points ASAP?
A few days ago, an article in WSJ made quite a splash in the miles and points world. It’s behind a paywall, but here are the highlights: 1) Wells Fargo pays BILT 0.8% on all rent transactions, even though the bank makes ZERO on them 2) BILT makes $200 on...
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Our Adventures Outside Tulemar in Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica
Note: I’m currently traveling and may not be able to respond to comments/emails immediately. While my family was in Costa Rica last month, we ventured outside of our resort (Tulemar–see my review here) for some sites and activities. Jungle Safari and Waterfall Hike My daughter and I booked this activity...
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I Finally Got a Credit Card Refund for Overpayment on Surgery After 6 Months of Fighting (Plus Lessons I’ve Learned Along the Way)
If you’ve ever read a book “Little Dorrit” by Charles Dickens  or watched excellent min-series by the same name, you may remember the Circumlocution office. It’s a fictional/dysfunctional establishment known for its incompetence, an example of how not to do things. Their goal is to never give a straight answer....
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What I Liked and Disliked about Discovery Princess Cruise Ship (Alaska Trip)
This is a continuation of my Alaska cruise trip report. See my previous posts Back from Alaska cruise on Princess: Watching glaciers and getting fancy and Hyatt Regency Lake Washington: a great option for a short layover in Seattle area Since I wanted to book a roundtrip Princess cruise from Seattle...
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Father’s Day 2024: Traveling With My Kids Around The World
It’s been a big year since Father’s Day last year and there’s more to come.  If you are considering booking travel or signing up for a new credit card please click here. Both support LiveAndLetsFly.com. If you haven’t followed us on Facebook or Instagram, add us today. More New Experiences, And More To...
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Why Now is a Good Time to Earn a Southwest Companion Pass
One of the best travel tools available to families is the Southwest Airlines Companion Pass. This pass allows you to bring one companion with you on your Southwest Airlines flight for free. Well, almost free. You just have to pay taxes, which are usually $5.60 for one-way domestic flights. This...
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Hyatt Regency Lake Washington: a Great Option for a Short Layover in Seattle Area
This is a continuation of my Alaska cruise trip report. See my introduction post Back from Alaska cruise on Princess: Watching glaciers and getting fancy Since we live in Florida, my husband and I needed to fly to Seattle the night before the cruise in order to play it safe. I...
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Sale on Norse Atlantic Airways Flights (I’m Seeing Summer Dates)
Finding cheap flights to Europe during fall and spring months isn’t usually all that difficult. So, when I heard about special sale on Norse Airways for that time period, I basically shrugged. Sure, the price of $149 one-way is pretty good. But it’s not spectacular, especially considering the fact that...
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My Hong Kong Itinerary
Note: I’m currently traveling and may not be able to respond to comments/emails immediately. Right now, my daughter and I are on a European adventure. It’s hard to believe our fall trip to Hong Kong is not that far away! I booked us business class flights using miles. Here is...
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A Few Interesting Things I’ve Recently Learned about Delta SkyMiles Amex Gold Card
A couple of weeks ago my husband and I went on a cruise to Alaska without kids. Meanwhile, my MIL was planning to take my children to Michigan in order to visit my recently-married SIL. It worked out well, since they would have an adventure of their own while my husband...
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Tulemar Resort vs. Hyatt Andaz Costa Rica at Peninsula Papagayo
Note: I’m currently traveling and may not be able to respond to comments/emails immediately. Last month, my family stayed at Tulemar Resort in Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica (see my review here). Four years ago, we visited a different part of Costa Rica and stayed at Hyatt Andaz Costa Rica Resort...
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Where to put a car seat on an airplane?
A car seat is the safest place for a child, even on an airplane. But what are the rules of where it can go?
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Last Call for 75k Bonus, 200k Amex Business Platinum Bonus and More
Note: I’m currently traveling around Europe. See our Facebook page to follow along! American Express Business Platinum Card 200k Bonus: Amex Business Platinum Card (non-affiliate link) has an elevated welcome bonus of 200,000 points after spending $20k in the first 3 months. That spend is too high for many small...
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Travel Accessories I’m Bringing to Europe
For my imminent trip to Europe, I’m bringing a few new travel accessories as well as ones I’ve used on prior trips. Note: I am not affiliated with Amazon or these products.   Travelon Anti-theft Crossbody Bag On previous trips, I’ve used a regular handbag and/or a belt bag/fanny pack....