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    We’ve written a lot about vacations to Hawaii, but most of our posts talk about going to Maui or Kauai. Let’s have a Friday Family Vacation to Honolulu where we can find cheaper hotels, often cheaper flights, and all the sun and fun that every Hawaiian beach offers.   Getting There We’re flying our family […]

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    The 90K offer on the  Chase Ink Business Cash and Chase Unlimited Cards is BACK! We love this offer so much, especially if you have never applied for one of these cards. Now is the time to pull the trigger on these cards and earn some more of our very favorite types of points—Ultimate Rewards! The […]

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    Nearly free flights and hotel nights aren’t the only reason to get some travel rewards credit cards. In addition to credit card points and miles, you can also enjoy some nice perks from your credit cards that will make your travels less stressful, more enjoyable, and save you more money. Let’s go over 5 credit […]

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    Dreaming of a trip Down Under? What if you could stay at luxury hotels for $0? I recently returned from a trip to Australia, where my stepdaughter and I spent five nights in wonderful Melbourne. We took a page out of Pam’s book and did some hotel hopping while we were there, too. Here’s how […]

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    I recently returned from a trip to Australia, and I had the pleasure of flying Qantas business class from LAX to Sydney (and back). So, what did I think? Keep reading to find out…   The Redemption Australia has been at the top of my bucket list for years, but I’ve been holding out for […]

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    One of my favorite cities in the world is Rome, Italy—and it’s not just because of the gelato and pizza! Rome is a city rich in history and culture. It is home to iconic landmarks such as the Colosseum, the Roman Forum, and the Pantheon, which can provide a fascinating educational experience for both children […]

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    It is no surprise that we love Chase Ultimate Rewards! We are always trying to get more of them so we can book a great Hyatt stay like our recent Hyatt Ziva Cancun stay. A great credit card that gives us Ultimate Rewards is the Chase Freedom Flex Credit Card. We love the Freedom Flex because […]

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    On my recent trip to NYC, London, Dublin, and Florence with my sister, something happened that underscores why I don’t check luggage very often. We were flying from Dublin to Florence with a layover in Amsterdam. We had packed carry-on luggage only for a two-week trip (yes, it is possible). When we checked in at […]

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    We have talked a lot about using the Chase Ink Business Cards to earn more of our favorite currency, Ultimate Rewards. One card that we’ve rarely talked about is the Chase Ink Premier Business Card. Jess plans to get it soon to help fund a future Disney Cruise. I hadn’t thought of it as being […]

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    We’ve got good news, and we’ve got bad news. The good news is that the Capital One Venture X business card is now available to the public. The card officially launched earlier this year, but up until this point, it has only been available via a Capital One Relationship Manager or business banker. The bad […]

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    We know that award travel is much more complicated than just earning points. We get it, and it is for us, too! However, knowing some airline redemption sweet spots can help make things a little less complicated. We have covered many of them in individual posts, but it’s time to put them all in one […]

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    There is a new United Club Lounge at the Denver Airport. It is located in Concourse A near gate 25. Now, here is a statement that I never thought I’d make—this United Club Lounge is gorgeous! United must be upping their game in the lounge department. Not only is it sleek, modern, and gives off […]

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    Our favorite hotel points are Hyatt points because of the outsized value we get from them. One Hyatt feature we love is how easy they make it to combine Hyatt points with another Hyatt member. You don’t need to be related to them or live in the same household—as long as you’re both Hyatt members, […]

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    Our Friday Family Vacation is a New England road trip with points written by Megan Condello, our lovely Facebook group moderator. Living on the East Coast, a family road trip through New England is a dreamy way to spend your summer vacation. We spent almost 2 weeks in August traveling in our minivan with three […]

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    I love Air France/KLM for getting to Europe on points and miles. One of the reasons is the Flying Blue Promo Rewards that come out on the first day of every month. Check out my post detailing the four reasons I love Air France. These are such good deals, so I will update this post […]

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    We keep most of our hotel-branded credit cards year after year. This is because the benefits of the cards typically outweigh their annual fees (especially those hotel cards that come with an annual free night certficate). Some of our favorites are our Marriott annual free night certificates!  Marriott allows you to “top off” free night […]

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    Our next reader success story comes from Melissa who used points for a family trip to Washington DC. Here’s her story: I am actually sitting in the car driving home from our first family trip using points! My family of four drove to Washington, DC and we stayed at the Grand Hyatt. This was such […]

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    Many readers want to know more about airline transfer bonuses—these really help your miles go further. A transfer bonus is when you transfer from a flexible currency like Chase, AMEX, Capital One, or Citi, and you receive a bonus (usually 10-50%) more with the airline or hotel that you transfer to. I recently transferred AMEX […]

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    Hilton offers the best hotel annual free night certificate. Surprised? We talk about Hyatt so much, and Hilton is low on our radar (except when it comes to their free night certificates). You can use them at almost ANY Hilton. As long as you can find standard award night availability (sometimes difficult), you can use […]

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    Let’s check out the best limited-time credit card bonuses that are available now. We will look at each of these offers and see why they are valuable. Evaluating and comparing before deciding what to apply for is always a good idea. Nothing is worse than finally being ready to pull the trigger on an offer, […]

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    There is a place that just sounds so bougie to vacation in and I’ve never been there—the Hamptons. Maybe if I do a post about it, I might make it happen someday. Let’s do a Friday Family Vacation to the Hamptons so we can all feel bougie!   Flights You used to be able to […]

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