Getting Inspired by the Travels of Others

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One of my favorite things about being active in a travel centered online circle is inspiration. That may be inspiration in finding and booking deals, earning points, learning redemption tips etc. but sometimes it is just plain old inspiration to travel. As I have mentioned before, my world at home right now is quite small. I am within the confines of my house around 80% of the time with adorable Baby S, and the other 20% of the day is typically filled with…

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Hilton Rooms as Low as $22.40 With Points Sale


As I mentioned before, Hilton HHonors currently has a sale on their points going through February 8th where you will get an 80% bonus on purchased HHonors points over the usual rate. I have seen sales that offer as high as a 100% bonus on purchased points, so this isn’t the best I’ve ever seen from HHonors, but I think 80% is still worth mentioning – especially since so many of us currently have Hilton Diamond status thanks to this easy…

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Do This Today: Check Your Childs Passport Expiration

Baby S with her passport at 1 month old

You know how when you have little kids they say they days (or really, nights) are long, but the years are short? Well, that is 100% true, but it applies not only to caring for little ones, but also keeping up with their passports. I’ve written about getting a young child’s and infant’s passports before (including getting an infant passport photo), but blink twice and it is time to renew. In fact, if you have more than one kid you…

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Consider This Before Redeeming Citi ThankYou Points

United 777 to Hawaii

If you wish to support the site while adding a credit card to your wallet, you can view many available offers by issuing banks by heading here. Your support is greatly appreciated. I know lots of us, myself included, recently added the Citi ThankYou Premier Card to our wallets to take advantage of the 50,000 point sign-up bonus, but once we hit the $3,000 spending requirement to trigger that bonus what should we do with our points? I like to think…

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Travelzoo Punta Mita Deal I’m Drooling Over

Punta Mita Lazy River

One of the travel discount websites I keep an eye on is I’ve been using and watching that site for years and have scored some killer discount travel deals and experiences from time to time by keeping the site on my radar. I especially like the Week’s Top 20 round-up email they send out of various travel deals that they consider to be the best. Today I happened to open that email and the very top deal on the…

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Spirit Airlines Not Changing Size of Free Carry-On After All

Spirit Bags

Last week I was researching some options for my parents on their ski trip flying Spirit Airlines so they could spend as little as possible on checked or carry-on bags since we weren’t sure if they would be able to pack solely in their free personal carry-ons. While doing that I saw on Spirit Airline’s website that they would be changing the allowed size of their free carry-on personal items effective April 1, 2016. The changes were going to take…

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New American Airlines Reduced Mileage Awards Available

American Airlines inaugural 787 Dreamliner flight

One way to save big on American Airline awards is by taking advantage of the American Airlines AAdvantage Reduced Mileage Awards that are available for Citibank and Barclaycard co-branded American Airlines cardholders. These reduced mileage awards are available to select cities each month and depending on what type of co-branded American Airlines card you have, you can get either a 5,000 or 7,500 mile discount on each round trip ticket (half that discount on a one-way award). Even better, if you…

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Will You Lose Your Points if You Cancel a Credit Card

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I know many of you occasionally get rewards earning credit cards because of their sign-up bonuses, ongoing perks, etc. So do I. However, sometimes the time is right to cancel a card for various reasons. In fact, it is essential you consider closing cards from time to time otherwise the annual fees for cards you aren’t really utilizing can seriously cut at the value of the perks you have earned. When deciding whether you should cancel a given rewards earning credit card,…

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Fly Cross Country for Just $29 – Book Now

JetBlue 29

Who doesn’t love a fun airfare sale – especially one on a day that only comes along once every four years?! If you move quickly you can take advantage of exactly this type of fun sale on JetBlue for flights operating on February 29th that cost just $29 dollars! We aren’t talking just a couple routes at this price either, but tons of routes including trans-continental flights! For example on February 29, 2016 you can currently book: Houston – New…

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Do This Today to Save Avios in the Future


As the sun rose this morning the world is thankfully still rotating just as it was before, but the British Airways Avios 4,500 point shortest distance based awards for flights within/to/from the United States are no more. I know, I felt a pang of sadness, too, literally because I was too tired yesterday to firm up one final booking. But, since the world still turns just as it did before, and most of us will still want to fly around…

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