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Time for the annual travel hacking year in review! Usually, I do this in an Instagram post this year we are moving it onto the blog so I can go into more detail. Let’s start with the trips I took this year. Then I’ll move onto cards I opened. To finish up I’ll give a […]

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In a world where everyone is comparing themselves to each other because of social media and other things, one of my favorite sayings is, “You Do You”.  This is also true in the points and miles game. You do you! Please don’t compare yourself to others. There are countless strategies to earning points and miles and […]

White sand, turquoise waters in Aruba

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Here is my travel hacking year in review for 2021. Despite there still being a lot of Covid and variations of it going around, I got in quite a lot of travel. The thing that made 2021 different was all the testing and precautions that took place due to COVID. At this point, I feel […]

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Planning to take your family on a vacation this summer with credit cards and points? I hope you are already working on a plan, if not, time to get going! Do you want to spend the holidays next year somewhere warm like Hawaii or Mexico? If so, is important to begin earning on a card […]

Sand and Turquoise Ocean

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You’ve filled out the credit card application and your breath is held now – will they approve you? It doesn’t matter how many cards I’ve applied for, I still love/hate the anticipation of finding out if I am instantly approved! Here are some things you can do to increase your odds of a credit card […]

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Travel hacking for families, especially large families, is a little harder than travel hacking just for a couple’s trips or solo trips. You, obviously, need more points and will use more points. It certainly isn’t impossible as shown by Alex’s recent Maui trip where she had to find flights and accommodations for six people! She […]

Sitting Area of MCO Airport Lounge

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This post contains affiliate links. If you use these links we may be compensated. Thank you for your support! Using an airport lounge prior to travel or during a layover really takes the sting out of traveling. And, yes, I’ve been known to get to the airport early just to eat and relax in an […]

Airline Seats

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I don’t use card points and miles for cheap seats. Now that doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t, but I have some reasons I’d like to share with you regarding why I’ve made that choice. Free is free, though. If you are buying 4 airline tickets domestically, I know it can add up to a lot […]

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We have noticed a common travel hacker misconception among beginners.  Many people think it is about getting that perfect credit card and putting all your spending on that card. That is a great first step. But that is what it is. A first step. You can probably get a free trip every now and then […]

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 […]

Palm trees overlooking beach and ocean

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With COVID on the rise, some people are more reluctant to travel until things calm down a bit. If that is you, then now is the perfect time to learn all you can so you can create stockpile of points and miles. Take this time to learn all you can about credit card miles and […]

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Anyone can learn to use credit card points and miles! And that means you! I understand that sometimes when you start, it seems complicated. I was once there. 5 years ago, Alex and I were beginners – just like you! We weren’t sure what Chase 5/24 meant, what minimum spend was, or what the heck […]

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Yes, you can book an American Airlines flight with British Airways Avios! Sometimes for much fewer points! If that sounds strange, don’t worry. I’m going to walk you through it all. In this post, I’m going to get into all the details on why you’d want to do this and how to do it. Note: […]

Parthenon in Athens

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Did you know that you can actually buy points and miles? Have you ever done it? Is it worth buying points and miles? I think there are a few instances that it is worthwhile. Let’s talk about some of them.   You Don’t Have Points/Miles Yet Let’s say that you are a newbie that doesn’t […]

lady in Vietnam beach staying using points and miles

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So far this year, I have been able to earn a lot of points and miles. Over 800,000! Today I am going to break down how I have been able to do that. I’ve mentioned before (once or twice) that my points and miles style is a little over the top – I’m after ALL […]

Beach, sand, and palm trees

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This post contains affiliate links. Thank you so much if you use these links to apply for credit cards. We appreciate your support.   Just say NO to store credit cards! What, but they are credit cards! I might get $20 off my $100 worth of clothes when I check out if I get this […]

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I’ve been in the points and miles game for about 4 years now and I can’t figure out why so many of my friends/family don’t jump on board. Oh, I’ve heard the usual comments about how it must be so hard to do, how they don’t have time for it, or they couldn’t be organized […]

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If you are like me, most of the time I travel, I head to the airport wondering if I did everything I needed to do before I leave. In that vein, here is a list of 15 important things to do before you travel. I think I’ll be checking these off before every trip so […]

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One of the best ways that you can support bloggers or content creators is by using their affiliate links. Affiliate links are links that contain a unique ID that tracks the referer. Simply put, an affiliate link lets whoever is selling the product or service know who brought the customer to their site. To thank […]

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Are you looking for ways to increase your credit card points or miles for more free or nearly free travel? Our first way of getting credit card points is through signing up for new credit cards and getting that signup bonus. Using our credit cards instead of using cash or checks also keeps our point […]

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Our favorite hobby, travel hacking, has been so good to us. Millions of points were earned, millions of points redeemed, all while still achieving high credit card scores. Nearly free trips to Greece, Italy, London, Amsterdam, Vietnam, Thailand, and more. Trips to Mexico and Hawaii yearly. But, the question, has to be asked, “Is travel […]

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