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Swimming pool surrounded by palm trees

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I love my hotel credit cards and keep them year after year due to the free annual night certificates I get when I renew them. Recently, I had a Marriott 50K annual certificate that I needed to use in a couple of months. I was already meeting my sister and stepmother in San Diego for […]

White sand surrounded by turquoise water

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If you’re looking for an all-inclusive resort in the Dominican Republic, the Hyatt Ziva and Zilara Cap Cana are great options. These resorts feature luxurious accommodations, top-notch service, and plenty of activities to keep you busy. We recently had the opportunity to stay at this property and here’s our review. (This review is written by […]

Blue lifeguard station in front of pier at ocean

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If you are looking for a budget-friendly, fun beach vacation for your family, look no further than Oceanside, California. It is much more inexpensive than San Diego, Newport Beach, and Huntington Beach and just as much fun! Complete with miles of beach access, an occasional seal or dolphin, and a pier, it has fun for […]

hawaii sunset

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Hawaii is one of the top destinations people want to travel hack and one of the most popular destinations for family vacations. Travel hacking with a family obviously takes more points, which makes it even more important to keep going after those signup bonuses. Despite it costing more points to visit with a family, it […]

Hr and beach with palm trees

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Last year, Alex and I went to Cancun on a mission. We wanted to compare the Hyatt Zilara and the Hyatt Ziva for our readers. The Hyatt Ziva was our favorite. This year we made a return trip to Hyatt Ziva Cancun on points. We knew it was the perfect place to bring Alex’s boys […]

Tower overlooking sea

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We just got back from our (almost) annual girls/mom trip and it was one for the books! A girl’s trip to Croatia with points and miles is definitely something you want to consider. Or a couple’s trip or a family trip. If you love Italy, you will love Croatia! They are definitely very similar with […]

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I recently returned home from a dream vacation to the Maldives. This was a major bucket list trip and it was even better than I thought it would be! If you want to do a similar vacation then you are in the right place. With credit card points and miles visiting the Maldives doesn’t have […]

Ancient ruins with big mountains

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Prior to Covid, my husband and I had booked a tour to Machu Picchu. This got canceled and rescheduled for this fall. Although most of our hotels were with the group, our flights and some hotel stays were made with points and miles. I’ll add a few more possible hotels that are available as we […]

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For President’s Weekend my family and I escaped the winter cold and headed to sunny Scottsdale, Arizona. I have had my eye on the Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Gainey Ranch for awhile. I reached out to the hotel to see if they would be open to hosting my family. They agreed to host […]

Turquoise water with tan sand and palm trees

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There is one way to book a trip to Hawaii that is unbelievably cheap and also quite hard to find. Are you up to it? What if I told you that you could get a roundtrip ticket to Hawaii for 15k miles? Are you willing to put in the work to make it happen? It […]

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This post comes to us from our friend Jess over at Made Possible By Points. When Jess told me she was heading to Miraval Austin on points I asked her if she wanted to write a guest post about her stay. Visiting one of the Miraval resorts has been on both mine and my mom’s […]

Hilton Bora Bora

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I’m not sure if I’m writing this post for our readers or for me. One of the places I most want to go to is Bora, Bora. I figured if I wrote a post about how to travel hack to Bora Bora, I’d be closer to making it happen, so here goes.  Let’s use points […]

Maldives beach

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Let’s talk about how to book a Maldives vacation on points since I just finished doing it for my husband and me. There are a variety of ways that you can visit the Maldives on points, which we’ve discussed before. In this post, I am going to go step-by-step through exactly how I booked this trip […]

Large green island in water

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If we had to say where most of our readers want to go with credit card points and miles, it would be Hawaii. And we get it, Hawaii is a dream destination. We’ve used a fair share of award redemptions ourselves for Maui and Kauai. Which are the best credit cards for a Hawaii trip […]

Overwater bungalows over green-blue water

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Question. Do you know what one of the most aspirational travel destinations is?  Where do many of our readers dream of a travel hacked vacation? The answer is the Maldives, a series of islands off the coast of India. It is known for over the water bungalows, white sand, and crystal clear turquoise water. Sound […]

City near waters edge with church and mountains

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I traveled to Greece and Italy this summer, two destinations that are on a lot of people’s bucket lists. So many people want to go to Europe so let’s go over some of the best ways to get to Europe on points and miles. Note: These are current redemption prices at the time of publishing. […]

Turquoise water with person swimming in it

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Do you want to use points and miles to go somewhere with clear, turquoise water but don’t want to go as far as the Maldives or Bora Bora? Head to one of the islands in the Caribbean! I’ve been to Turks and Caicos this year but I’m squeezed In one last white beach, turquoise waters […]

pink bird in front of beach

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Michael sent us a reader success story about how he went to Aruba on points and miles. This got my attention as I had a trip planned for November doing the same. We are using different points and miles but the end result is the same – fun in the sun for next to nothing! […]

arches national park

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Moab is a cute little town in southeastern Utah. It is located just outside of Arches National Park and about 30 miles from Canyonlands National Park. Living in Utah, my family has been able to visit Moab a few times. Each time we’ve discovered new areas to explore and still have so much we haven’t […]

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We just returned from a recent trip to Disneyland with my mom, sisters, nieces, and nephews. We had a group of 14 and we had such a great time! Of course, we visited Disneyland on points. Credit card points and credit card benefits helped us save big time for this trip. We also maximized our […]

Disneyland unsplash

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Hi, I’m Samantha from almostfreetraveling.com, an expert on travel hacking to Disneyland using points and miles. Today we’re looking at four different ways to use credit card bonuses to purchase Disney park tickets on points.    Citi Premier Let’s start with our favorite, most lucrative way- At the time of writing, Citi offers 80,000 Citi Thankyou […]

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