How We Scored Airfare and Hotels for a Week in Hawaii and One-Way Business Class Tickets to Europe for Less Than $700 Total

My husband and I always wanted to go to Hawaii and I had been collecting points long enough to see my points balances rising steadily. I was already planning on booking our flights with miles, but I had no idea that I was going to be able to also get our hotels for a fraction of what we … Continue reading How We Scored Airfare and Hotels for a Week in Hawaii and One-Way Business Class Tickets to Europe for Less Than $700 Total

Traveling internationally? Avoid paying ridiculous data roaming charges! 

Here are links to our Italy posts so far: How we booked our flights to Italy entirely on points and miles How we booked our hotels  in Italy entirely on points and miles Getting around Italy/transportation logistics Packing everything in a carry on How to stay connected while traveling without paying ridiculous data roaming charges … Continue reading Traveling internationally? Avoid paying ridiculous data roaming charges! 

How To Pack For Italy With Only A Carry-On Suitcase

I'm taking a little break from talking about miles and points so that I can post some information that will make traveling easier for you!  Yesterday, I posted about getting around Italy without wasting time.  Today, I will explain how I packed everything in a carry-on and a backpack.  I'll be back to posting about … Continue reading How To Pack For Italy With Only A Carry-On Suitcase

Transportation logistics of our Italy trip 

Spend more time enjoying Italy rather than in transit There are several transportation options to travel between different parts of Italy. Some are more cost-effective and time-efficient than others.  I will explain how we traveled to different parts of Italy and I will list other options for each part of our trip. If you want … Continue reading Transportation logistics of our Italy trip 

How we flew to Italy for (almost) free… and you can too!

How to go to Italy and do all of the things without breaking the bank Update 9/24: Thank you to our friend Stephanie who pointed out that as of this morning, there is no minimum spend for the Barclaycard AAdvantage® Aviator Red World Elite MasterCard discussed below.  All you have to do is make one … Continue reading How we flew to Italy for (almost) free… and you can too!

What happens to an AAdvantage award ticket affected by a severe weather event?

First of all our thoughts are with our family and friends in Florida as they brace for hurricane Irma.  Both of our parents live in Florida so we are anxious too.  We're hoping for the best, but the photos coming out from the devastation in some Caribbean islands thus far are heartbreaking. What can I … Continue reading What happens to an AAdvantage award ticket affected by a severe weather event?

Sometimes Life Gives You Lemons and You Need a Last Minute Flight

Let's talk about last-minute flights If you think miles and points are only useful for trips planned well in advance, this will change your mind!  Miles and points just saved us lots of money on last minute flights.  Here is a real-life example. Well, yesterday we had our first broken bone.  Taylor fell off of … Continue reading Sometimes Life Gives You Lemons and You Need a Last Minute Flight