destinations

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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 girls 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 […]

beach with buildings

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This post contains referral links. If you use these links to apply and are approved I may receive a bonus. Thanks in advance! Aloha my friends! Hawaii is the place that dreams are made of. If you haven’t been, stick with me and I’ll show you how to make your dream vacation a reality without […]

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Many people have left their hearts in San Francisco, myself included. Having lived in Humbolt County, California for years, San Francisco, the city on the bay, was a frequent destination for me. However, I wasn’t a travel hacker when I visited it before. Let’s see how you can enjoy visiting San Francisco on points. Getting […]

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Whether you like to gamble, see shows, layout in the sun, or just walk The Strip, a weekend in Las Vegas is a popular destination site. Add in the dry, temperate weather and it is a great spot for a quick weekend getaway. We can make it even more desirable by visiting Las Vegas for […]

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This post contains referral links. If you apply for a credit card using one of these links we may be compensated. Thanks in advance if you do!   Mexico has been a yearly travel destination of mine for years and years. Today I want to show you how you visit Cancun on points. I’ll go […]

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One of the most asked about itineraries we keep hearing about is an Oregon Coast road trip. Traveling the Oregon coast is a spectacular experience. Having lived near the Oregon coast, in Arcata, California, for 40 years, I have traveled to many of these places, many times. It is a gorgeous drive and definitely worth […]

Mt. Rushmore in South Dakota

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During these times when we aren’t going to be able to travel internationally as much, we want to share some ideas for family or couple trips to parts of our own country. Our first trip is a family trip to Mount Rushmore and parts of South Dakota that I recently took and thoroughly enjoyed.  Who […]

costa rica

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What is your favorite place to travel to in the wintertime? I have one requirement – someplace warm!  A friend and I do an annual girl’s trip every winter and our destination is anyplace warm. We went to Vietnam last year and to Thailand the year before. This year it was Costa Rica and, of […]

Double decker bus by Parliament in London, England

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One of my favorite cities in the world is charming London! The history, the parks, the museums, and the Royal Family—what’s not to love? My daughter, Lindsey and her family have lived in London for about 14 years, so I usually go over at least twice a year.  London is by far my most visited […]

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