destinations

Need inspiration of where you can go with points and miles? 

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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 […]

Colorful houses and boats on water

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Pre-Covid, Alex and I added a trip to Copenhagen, using points of course, to our Amsterdam trip. Because it is so close to Amsterdam it was the perfect addition. A girl’s trip to Copenhagen is a great addition to any European trip! Once I get to Europe, I tend to try and stretch out my […]

Winter town scene with snow

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Alex and I recently spent a weekend in Park City on points and used credit card benefits. Nope, we weren’t there to do some of those magnificent winter sports that Park City, Utah boasts of. Instead, we met for a Travel Hacking Mom work meeting. Happily, our little business is growing and we needed to […]

Hyatt Ziva view from balcony

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Ever since we got into the points and miles game, my mom and I have been curious about the Hyatt all-inclusive resorts. We finally scheduled a trip to Cancun and booked both the Hyatt Zilara (adults-only) for three nights and Hyatt Ziva (family-friendly) for two nights. Originally we had booked four nights at the Zilara […]

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We last left you with our sister’s trip to Greece in Athens before we started our trip to Italy on points and miles. From Athens, we traveled via Aegean Airlines to Venice, Italy. Aegean Airlines is part of the Star Alliance so we could use miles to fly this part of our trip. As you […]

White stacked houses overlooking blue sea

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I just got back from my yearly sister’s trip with my sister, Julie. We have gone to Puerto Rico, Mexico, and Hawaii together. Last year we had planned a trip to Greece and London but COVID happened. London is still difficult so we changed the trip to Italy. This is the first time my sister […]

Girl looking at mountains and body. of water

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A reader recently asked about how to visit Alaska on points- let’s do it! Years before I got into the points and miles game, I went to Alaska a couple of times because my daughter lived there while her husband did a pediatric dental residency. I went in the dead of winter once and hated […]

Palm trees and ledge overlooking water

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I just got back from a stay in Puerto Vallarta – I just love Mexican vacations! Although we used a timeshare, I want to share some ways that you can use points and miles to visit Puerto Vallarta. One of the best things about points and miles is that you can just use them for […]

Snow covered town

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I recently spent some quality time in a place that looked like Switzerland, had majestic mountain views, and so many different languages were spoken all around me. Was I in Europe? Nope, I was 3 hours away from my own home in beautiful Vail, Colorado. Whether you want a ski vacation or simply a beautiful spring/summer […]

daylight picture of cinque terre

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Italy is one of the most popular travel destinations in the world.  I have traveled to many places and countries and I have to say, my love affair with Italy grows and grows.  The people, the gelato, the churches, the gelato, the history, the gelato, the buildings, the gelato – I love it all!! In 2018, […]

Eiffel Tower

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This post contains affiliate links. If you apply for these cards using our links we may be compensated. Thanks in advance if you do! One of the most sought-after destinations in the world is Paris. No need to add the name of the country,  everyone knows of this romantic, beautiful city. Here is our ultimate […]

Turquoise water, white sand

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One of the best beaches I’ve ever traveled to was Grace Bay in Turks and Caicos. Miles of white sand along the most beautiful turquoise water I’ve ever seen. It was a place I never knew I had to see but now that I have, I tell everyone that it needs to be on their […]

Hyatt Residence Club Maui

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We just returned from the best family trip to Maui! Mitch and I have been to Maui twice without the kids so we thought we’d take them this time. This was a first for us, we have never taken the kids (besides taking my oldest when he was 1 year old) and it went better […]

pacific beach, San Diego

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I think we need to have a post dealing with travel hacking our way to San Diego! When I was young, our family drove almost every summer from Mesa, Arizona to San Diego, California. I loved it so much that I always dreamed of someday living there! Northern California was my home for 40 years […]

3 girls with Parthenon in backgroud

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At the end of August 2018, I joined my mom and my sister, Lindsey, for an unforgettable girl’s trip to Greece. Greece and Santorini, in particular, had been on my bucket list ever since I saw Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants. I know I’m not the only one who felt that way after seeing that […]

pixar pier at Disneyland

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This post contains referral links. If you use these links to apply and are approved we may receive a bonus. Thanks in advance! Pretty much every kid wants to visit the “Happiest Place on Earth” and many parents want to see the magic in their kid’s eyes as they experience Disneyland for the first time. […]

Pool, Beach, Sand and Palm Trees

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Every year or two, my four daughters and I take a girl’s trip together. We have been to New York City, Greece, and Italy. Pre-COVID, we had a trip planned last April to Barcelona, Morocco, and Venice. We had high hopes that we could make that trip after the “two weeks to flatten the curve” […]

Disney World

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Recently, a friend asked me to help her in planning a trip to Orlando with points and miles. After helping her with the steps I usually use, I thought our readers might be interested in the process I used with her. This is what I do to book domestically but if I am looking at […]

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