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National Parks Road Trip Day 1: Mesa Verde National Park

National Parks Road Trip Day 1: Mesa Verde National Park

Last summer we went on a National Parks road trip with my sister and her family. With a caravan of 3 cars, over 2 weeks we visited TEN states, six national parks and drove a total of 4200 miles. The first stop of our road […]

How to Maximize your Hotel Point Earnings

How to Maximize your Hotel Point Earnings

With Spring Break around the corner and vacations on the mind, I thought it was time to talk about extra ways you can earn more hotel points. Now, if you read my travel hacking Getting Started guide, you know that one of the steps is […]

Travel Hacking 101 – A Get Started Quick Guide

Travel Hacking 101 – A Get Started Quick Guide

If you follow me on Instagram (find me here) you know that I’m always sharing our travels and how we’re able to offset a large portion of travel (flights and hotels) by using miles and points. I thought I’d write up a short FAQ guide […]

San Francisco and Monterey – A 4 Day Itinerary

San Francisco and Monterey – A 4 Day Itinerary

Our first trip of the New Year was a Girl’s Trip to San Francisco. My travel companion was my oldest daughter. It’s the first time we’ve ever traveled anywhere without the rest of the crew and it was so nice spending one on one time […]

I just booked 6 flights to Europe for Summer 2018 for $300

I just booked 6 flights to Europe for Summer 2018 for $300

I think writing my 2018 Miles and Points Review post really lit a fire underneath me to get some travel booked for the coming year. As I wrote about in last week’s post, last August I booked 6 one-way flights to Amsterdam (remember, most airlines […]

2018 Miles and Points Review

2018 Miles and Points Review

Happy New Year! Can you believe it’s been over a month since I posted last? Real life has gotten in the way of my hobby over the holidays. Things are winding down at work for me, kids are back in school and we’re settling back […]

Review – Hyatt Regency Paris Etoile

Review – Hyatt Regency Paris Etoile

My sister and I recently spent a long week-end in Paris (read how we only paid $85 for the flight to Paris here) One of the reasons we chose Paris is because we each had free night certificates from holding the Chase Hyatt card and […]

How I Flew to Paris for $85 Roundtrip and You Can Too!

How I Flew to Paris for $85 Roundtrip and You Can Too!

A few months ago, my sister (and fellow points junkie) asked if I wanted to go to Paris in the Fall, just the two of us, no kids, a girl’s trip! Now, the normal answer would be “there’s no way I can afford it, flights […]

London Travel Tips

London Travel Tips

Traveling out of the country can be both scary and exciting! While guidebooks provide a ton of information, there are some things you just don’t learn until you hit the pavement. I’m sharing my best London Travel Tips gathered from 3 recent trips to London […]

London Travel Guide – Part II

London Travel Guide – Part II

Sometimes booking flights and hotels is the easiest part of trip planning. Deciding what sights you’ll see and how you plan out each day can be a daunting task when visiting a city for the first time. Add kids to the mix and it adds […]