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    Ever wondered how a tropical vacation to Roatán might feel, but worried about the cost? Or maybe you’re wondering where Roatán even is! Well, buckle up and grab a piña colada because Pam just returned from an unforgettable adventure to Roatán, and she’s here to spill all the details on how she did it on […]

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    As part of our spring break trip to Scotland, my family of four spent one night at the beautiful SCHLOSS Roxburghe. It’s a Destination by Hyatt property, so I was able to redeem Hyatt points for our stay. What’s better than staying overnight in a castle? Staying overnight in a castle for free! Here’s what […]

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    In this episode, we’re whisking you away on a global adventure from the vibrant streets of Austin, Texas, to the magical world of Disneyland, and across the pond to the historic landscapes of Scotland. Join us, the Travel Mom Squad (Pam, Jess, and Alex), as we dish out the details of our latest journeys, all […]

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    Virgin Red is Virgin’s group-wide rewards club while Flying Club is Virgin Atlantic’s frequent flyer club. While they’re technically two separate programs, you can link your accounts and share points between both. American Express, Chase, and Citi all transfer to Virgin Atlantic. Capital One transfers to Virgin Red, but by linking your accounts, you can […]

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    Ever daydreamed about jetting off on an around-the-world honeymoon? Or perhaps the mere thought of planning such an important adventure feels daunting? Fear not, because in today’s episode, we sit down with the extraordinary Devan Sullivan, aka one-half of Point Sisters. She’s back from a seven-week honeymoon that circled the globe, and the best part? […]

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    In this latest episode, we’re taking a deep dive into the often overlooked yet incredibly rewarding world of co-branded airline and hotel credit cards. Imagine jet-setting in business class to the Maldives or unwinding at a luxury resort in Bora Bora—yes, we’ve done that, and much, much more, all thanks to these specialty cards. We, […]

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    In today’s episode, we’re diving deep into the exclusive world of airport lounges, those serene havens tucked away from the hustle and bustle of crowded terminals. Imagine slipping into a luxurious lounge, where complimentary gourmet meals, cozy seating, and even showers after a long flight become your pre-boarding ritual. Well, Pam, our resident lounge aficionado, […]

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    Welcome to another exciting episode of Points Talk with the Travel Mom Squad, where today, we’re diving into the world of luxury flights. We’re sharing our most unforgettable first and business class flights. Join us—Pam, Jess, and Alex, as we turn left upon boarding, stepping into the realm of spacious lie-flat seats, gourmet dining, and […]

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    Picture this: rooms with sweeping ocean views, sandy beaches at your doorstep, and impeccable service from a team that seems to know what you want before you even ask. Now, imagine enjoying all this luxury at a rate of zero dollars per night. Sounds too good to be true, right? Well, we made it happen […]

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    Hyatt has announced their award chart changes for 2024. Before we get into some of the not-so-good news, here’s the GREAT news—the Hyatt award chart is still around. Hyatt is our favorite brand because of the oversized value it offers, and the award chart is a huge part of that. There has been some speculation […]

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    In this episode,  we’re taking you on a tropical adventure to Costa Rica, a destination that many dream about but assume is out of reach budget-wise (especially for a family vacation). But guess what? Our special guest, Rob Dulgarian, also known as “Travel Points Rob”, along with his family of seven, managed to explore the […]

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    When planning my trip to Japan, I knew I wanted to visit Kyoto and I knew I wanted to stay at the Park Hyatt. How did it stack up? Would I stay again? Keep reading to find out… Quick Rundown How we arrived: Bullet train from Tokyo to Kyoto, then taxi from Kyoto Station to […]

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    Ever wonder how a journey to Japan, packed with adventure and luxury, can be almost free? Well, buckle up, because Jess’s recent trip to the Land of the Rising Sun is nothing short of a travel masterpiece. Imagine scoring business class flights worth over $20,000 for a mere $1,000 in taxes and fees, and luxuriating […]

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    I recently returned from Japan, and what better way to fly there and back than Japan Airlines business class? So, what did I think of Japan Airlines business class? Keep reading to find out…   Quick Rundown U.S. to Japan Route flown: ORD to HND Miles used: 75,000 Cathay Pacific Asia Miles (they have since […]

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    Today, Pam—the queen of booking phenomenal business and first-class flights—shares her recent escapade to Abu Dhabi! Have you ever planned a trip around a flight you want to take? It’s not that unusual for us at the Travel Mom Squad. Pam’s trip was planned around her desire to fly Etihad Apartments first class. This trip […]

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    Welcome back travelers! Today, we’re giving you a glimpse into how we choose those fabulous, family-friendly hotels and resorts for our travels. It’s all about blending fun, comfort, and adventure for the entire family. Join us, as we share some insights and our top picks that have made our family vacations truly special. Listen on […]

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    It’s that time of year for Jess’s birthday sale on Award Travel Academy & ATA Next Level. For her 38th birthday, you can save 38% off both of our courses! Use coupon code: JESS38 Get Award Travel Academy & ATA Next Level Here But that’s not all….   It’s no secret that Jess is a […]

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    Today, we’re getting personal and interactive by answering your questions. We’ve gathered a fantastic collection of questions from our Instagram stories, and we got to answer as many of them as we could in this episode! Listen on Apple Podcasts Listen on Spotify Listen on YouTube Here is just a sneak peek at some of […]

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    Interested in points and miles but find it a bit overwhelming? You’re not alone. With so many cards and rules to consider, it can feel like a daunting task. But don’t worry, we’re here to help simplify it all for you! Listen on Apple Podcasts Listen on Spotify Listen on YouTube In this episode, we’re […]

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    I still can’t even believe 2023 happened. It was my first full year as a business owner/content creator (and without having to adhere to PTO limits like I did when I was at my 9-5). Alex and Pam are great business partners and allow me to travel whenever I want. 😜 I sure did take […]

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    Today, we’re recapping the incredible adventures of 2023, showing you just how limitless your travel possibilities can be with some clever strategies! Listen on Apple Podcasts Listen on Spotify Listen on YouTube 2023 has been a year of remarkable journeys and outstanding savings, all thanks to the art of using credit card points and miles. […]

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