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
Get 20% off on Amazon purchases this weekend! I just realized we're almost out of diapers. Normally I would use a shopping portal to buy these to earn more points/miles. But, I need the diapers today, and they are eligible for free same day delivery! Ryan is at work so I'm not about to take … Continue reading (Limited time) Get 20% off on Amazon!
With the recent announcement that Southwest will be flying to Hawaii next year, now is a great time to think about earning the Southwest Companion Pass! What is the Southwest Companion Pass? The Southwest Companion Pass allows a designated companion to fly with you for free anytime you book a Southwest flight. There are … Continue reading How to earn a Southwest Companion Pass
How can I get a weekend in Nashville for $22? Asking for a friend. No seriously, my friend really did ask. And we really did find a way! Great redemptions do not always have to be planned months in advance! Last month, a friend texted me and asked if I had any ideas for Nashville … Continue reading Weekend in Nashville for $22: Success story!
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!
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
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
This is the second of several posts about our recent trip to Italy. In this post, I will explain how we booked all of our hotels in Italy on points. If you haven't read about how we flew to Italy for free, click the link below! Italy trip posts: How we booked our flights to … Continue reading 10 days of 4 Star Hotels in Italy for free: Italy trip part 2
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!
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?
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