Travel Binge Before Baby Brought Balance


Our newest family member is 9 days old today, and let’s just say that in the last 9 days my heart may have grown many sizes, but my world has shrunk significantly.  In fact, I haven’t even made it the 1/2 mile down the road to the grocery store since she was born, let alone anywhere further than that.  This isn’t a surprise or really even a bad thing.  Since this is our second child, I have been down this…

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Chase Lounge Returning to Disney’s Epcot This Fall!

Travel Kid 3 Disney

Today Chase announced that as part of their multi-year agreement with Disney Parks, Chase debit and credit cardmembers will again have exclusive access to a Chase Lounge at the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival.  The lounge will be open from 11AM – park closing daily during the festival from September 25 – November 16, 2015.  It is again going to be located on the third floor of the American Adventure Pavilion within the Epcot World Showcase.  The lounge will offer…

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20X+ United Miles at Sears Coming Soon?

4000 bonus United miles

This morning I saw a post from The Points Guy discussing the current United MileagePlus Shoppping promotion that I also outlined here.  The United MileagePlus shopping portal is offering up to 4,000 bonus miles based on cumulative purchases you make in their portal from July 21, 2015 through August 12, 2015 in the following tiers. 500 bonus miles for cumulative qualifying purchases of at least $125 1,750 bonus miles for cumulative qualifying purchases of at least $600 4,000 bonus miles…

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PointBreaks Live: Hotels for 5,000 Points Per Night

Holiday Inn Express Tremblant

Hopefully you had a chance to check out the IHG PointBreaks preview list over the weekend, because the PointBreaks list is now live and available for booking at just 5,000 points per night! This PointBreaks list is valid for bookings and stays from July 27 – October 31, 2015 (subject to availability), which is great for late summer travel with the kids oreven  early fall travel for when the kids are back in school. If you see some hotels you would like…

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Current Limited Time Increased Credit Card Offers

Limited Time Increased Bonuses

I hope that you are surviving this super hot week of summer for much of this part of the world.  I could try and make some super cheesy tie in from the crazy hot weather to hot limited time miles and points credit card offers, but then I’d have to go dunk my own head in cold water.  Instead, I’ll just say that this insanely hot weather may be a good catalyst to earn more  airline miles so you can…

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Award Space on New American Airlines Flight to Australia

American Airlines to Sydney

As I shared here, American Airlines is launching new service between LAX and Sydney beginning on December 17th via a code-share with Qantas using a 777-300ER with lie-flat seats in first and business class.  The flight goes on sale today, and not only does that mean you can purchase a ticket if you are in the market for paying with cash, but award seats are now available as well. Well, technically award seats are available, but if you are looking…

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160 Hotels Available for 5,000 Points ($35) Per Night!

Crowne Plaza Little Rock

The new IHG Rewards PointBreaks preview list is out, and that means you can take a look and see if there are any hotels that align with your late summer and early fall travel plans.  As you may already know, IHG PointsBreaks are hotels that are available for just 5,000 IHG points per night instead of the regular points prices that can go as high as 50,000 points per night. The list will be live on Monday for bookings and…

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Limited Time: Award Flights from 5,000 Miles


Most in the miles and points world would contend that the Delta SkyMiles program is not to be trusted, and certainly not somewhere you want to park large sums of miles for long periods of time as devaluations within that program can be quick and frequent.  We know that some awards are getting more expensive/dynamically priced for travel beginning on June 1st, and some of those may be getting much more expensive.  Of course many awards will stay the same…

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Help Students Take FLYTE and Travel the World


I think travel can be not only fun, but truly life altering for kids who have the luxury of growing up experiencing first-hand that the world is bigger than their own neighborhood.  Travel can turn really bring to life information that is taught in schools and can even aid in breaking down negativity or fear about those who are “different” from ourselves. That is one of the big reasons that I put travel as a priority for my family, and…

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New List of Hotels Available for 5,000 Points Coming!

intercontinental mendoza

Great news for points travelers, the next IHG PointBreaks list will be live on Monday, July 27 for bookings and stays from July 27 – October 31, 2015!   As you may already know, IHG PointsBreaks are hotels that are available for just 5,000 IHG points per night instead of the regular points prices that can go as high as 50,000 points per night. You never know if one of the properties will be handy for your upcoming travel plans,…

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