How we booked Japan for $388 [$13,600 Value] and you can, too!

Other Japan posts: Our Free Ritz-Carlton Stays In Japan Japan Hotels: How To Book A 9 Night Stay For Less Than $400 Total [$3400 Value] Ryan and I just returned from an unforgettable week in Japan!  We visited temples, spotted a Geisha heading to work, walked through the bamboo forest, ate our weight in sushi, … Continue reading How we booked Japan for $388 [$13,600 Value] and you can, too!

11 Ways to Book Flights to Europe with Ultimate Rewards

Best Ways to Book Europe with Ultimate Rewards: Part 1 Want to go to Europe with Ultimate Rewards?  This is the first of 5 posts about booking Europe with Ultimate Rewards.  In this introduction post, I list my 9 overall favorite ways to redeem Ultimate Rewards for flights between North America and Europe.  In parts … Continue reading 11 Ways to Book Flights to Europe with Ultimate Rewards

7 Years

  "Actually, the best gift you could have given her was a lifetime of adventures"-Lewis Carroll 7 years ago, Ryan and I were married in one of my favorite places on this planet. I'll spare you the sappy paragraph, but he's the best! Ryan and I met through a mutual friend very soon after I … Continue reading 7 Years

How To Book American Airlines Flights With British Airways Avios

Update: As of May 30, 2019, British Airways has slightly increased the amount of Avios required for partner flights (such as AA operated flights).  Fortunately, this change wasn't enough to change the fact that British Airways is a great way to book American Airlines (and other OneWorld partner) flights.  You can see the changes here.  I use … Continue reading How To Book American Airlines Flights With British Airways Avios

Iberia vs. British Airways: Battle of the Distance-Based Programs

Update: As of May 30, 2019, British Airways has slightly increased the amount of Avios required for partner flights (such as AA operated flights).  Fortunately, this change wasn't enough to change the fact that British Airways is a great way to book American Airlines (and other OneWorld partner) flights.  You can see the changes here.  When British … Continue reading Iberia vs. British Airways: Battle of the Distance-Based Programs

Ways to Meet Minimum Spending Requirements (2019)

One of the most common concerns people voice to me about opening credit cards is their ability (or lack thereof) to meet minimum spending requirements. Here are a few ways you can meet minimum spending requirements without buying lots of things that you don't need. 1. Plastiq Click here for a detailed post about Plastiq. … Continue reading Ways to Meet Minimum Spending Requirements (2019)