Europe

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  Greece has been a bucket list destination of mine for years. So when I had the chance to fly to Greece in business class using points and miles, I couldn’t book my award ticket fast enough! Even better was that I convinced my best friend to open a new credit card and join me. […]

Old building on top of mountain with pillars and buildings below

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Madison shares her reader’s success story to Greece with us today! We love, love, love Greece so we loved reading about this. Here is her story: Growing up, my father had credit cards and used points and miles to pay for most of our family vacations. He is an accounting manager for a company, putting close […]

Large tower in center of many streets

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Our trip to Paris on Points and Miles came about because I needed a destination for 5 days after taking a dream flight with Singapore Suites to Frankfurt. Now Frankfurt was not a planned destination at all. The goal was the Singapore Suites flight before needing to be in London October 10th. Suites are hard […]

Street in Paris

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On our recent trip to Paris, Alex and I decided to do some hotel hopping to see what our favorite recommendations would be for our readers. Changing a hotel every one or two days may sound horrible to some of you, but we like to check them out. Here are the results of our Hyatt […]

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Paris is a bucket list destination in and of itself. But add in a chance to stay at the Park Hyatt Paris, and I was counting down the days to our trip for months! If you can believe it, the stay was even more magical that I had imagined. Let’s dive into what makes the […]

white stucco buildings, green water

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Recently,  we talked about how the Citi Premier Credit Card’s limited-time 80K signup bonus can get us to Hawaii. Is a  Citi Premier Bonus to Europe possible? Let’s check it out! In this post, we will be talking about transfer partners. You can get a video on how to transfer Citi ThankYou Points to partners here. […]

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I’ve been to Greece twice and I am all about heading there again. There is something about those white stucco buildings against that blue Aegean Sea that gets to me every time. Add in the sunsets, the fresh feta, and the Greek people and I am a goner. We know a lot of our readers […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

American Airlines Plane

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Never in my life did I think I would be able to fly business class to Europe. The cost is just insane, $3,000 (and up to much, much more) for a one-way flight?! Just a tad out of my price range! I would see those seats and be so envious and imagine what it would […]

Amsterdam Canal View

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This last spring I planned a girl’s trip to Amsterdam with two of my daughters and a granddaughter.  We used points for travel there and paid cash for an Airbnb.  It is said that the Dutch are the friendliest people in the world and that was certainly our experience!  All we had to do was […]

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If you ever go to Istanbul, one of the things you have to do is have a Turkish Hammam or bath.  My daughter, Lindsey, and I were in Istanbul and put it on our must-do list.  Luckily, we called the second day we were there to get reservations.  Our first choice had no options until […]

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My daughter Lindsey lives in London.  Often, when I go visit her we take off for a few days to visit another part of the world because London is so centrally located to the rest of Europe.  She has always wanted to visit Istanbul, Turkey so I used award points to make that happen. Getting […]

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