Black Friday Starts Now With $99 Flights to Iceland and Beyond

Purple Friday is the new Black Friday if you ask WOW air, and it starts today, on a Monday. To celebrate “Purple Friday”, Wow air says that they have made $99 tickets available from Boston, Pittsburgh, and Chicago to Reykjavik, Amsterdam, London, and Dublin from December 2017 – May 2018. They are also reportedly offering $129.99 tickets from Miami, Los Angeles, and San Francisco to those same European destinations. I am a couple hours behind the curve here so perhaps they…

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Early Black Friday Deal: Silvercar Promo Code Saves 40% for All Customers

The rental car process can be one of the worst parts of family travel if you aren’t careful. There can be long lines, nowhere to safely contain tired and cranky children while you wait at the check-in desk, old cars that have seen better days, nasty and over-priced rental car safety seats, and even sneaky surprise fees and charges. Sure your rental may have only cost you $9.99 per day at first, but in the end, you may owe a…

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Tales From Flying Solo With Two Children

Unless I am forgetting a flight somewhere along the line, I think yesterday was my first time flying with both of my little kids at the same time without any other adults along for the ride. I’ve flown solo with each child individually a number of times, but never both at the same time. The journey started out a little rocky but ended with smiles and smooth sailing thanks to luck, airline lounges, and some toddler travel training along the…

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Airline Gets Car Seat Rules Wrong Again, You Get Them Right!

It is the start of the Thanksgiving travel week when lots of families will hit the airports and the skies to go visit family, escape family, and hopefully make lots of fun memories in the process. One memory that no one wants to make is an unpleasant exchange with airline staff about a car seat. I have a few of those unfortunate memories myself, and when I fly solo with both of my children this weekend (for the first time,…

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New Priority Pass Select Airport Restaurants and Lounges

One of the perks of several premium rewards credit cards including The Platinum Card® from American Express and Chase Sapphire Reserve is included membership in the Priority Pass Select lounge network. You need to activate this membership once you get those credit cards, but then you can access over 1,000 lounges around the world. Some of these lounges are good and some aren’t really worth getting excited over, but the new trend to include airport restaurants in the Priority Pass Select network is…

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How to Get the Lowest Black Friday Prices Right Now

One of my daughters is already off of school for Thanksgiving Break and the other one will be arriving off of the bus at any moment, so let’s go ahead and talk about Black Friday sales. Or rather, let’s talk about why you don’t need to wait for them to start to go ahead and get what you want or need at the lowest prices of the season (while stacking up the mileage earnings, of course). You can buy now…

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Join Alaska Mileage Plan and Buy One Flight, Get Miles for a Free Flight (California Only)

Those who live in California have all the fun – first they could get a Southwest Companion Pass just by getting a new credit card and making one purchase and now they can get 5,000 bonus Alaska Airlines miles by joining Mileage Plan by December 31, 2017, and taking a Virgin America or Alaska Airlines flight between now and June 30, 2018! To be eligible for this promo, the flight needs to be a paid flight that is eligible to…

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Park Hyatt St. Kitts Camp Hyatt and Activity Details

The Park Hyatt St. Kitts is now open for business and while we haven’t really seen many reviews coming out of the island resort quite yet, I did just receive information about the Park Hyatt St. Kitts Camp Hyatt Island Fort and the additional activities offered by the hotel. While this hotel and many of its activities are likely pretty pricey if you are paying with cash, remember you can stay here using 30,000 Hyatt points per night or the…

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Save on Atlantis Wristbands by Using Choice Hotel Points

We have probably all seen those commercials on TV with the tall pinkish connected towers, the steep water slides, and beautiful blue waters at the Atlantis Resort in the Bahamas. The property originally opened in 1998, so I remember those commercials even from my later teenage years. Back then, Atlantis seemed like a magical and totally unattainable vacation destination, but thanks to miles and points, I have now been able to take my family there twice in the last few years.…

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How to Earn 300 Bonus Starbucks Stars With Chase Pay

On weeks when Josh is traveling, the girls and I are Starbucks drive-thru regulars in the mornings, and I’ve really started to enjoy not only the ease of ordering and paying in their app but also the ability to rack up stars pretty quickly thanks to their fun and frequent promotions. I could write a whole article on what Starbucks is doing right in the loyalty world, but for today let’s talk about how you can rack up a quick…

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