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White pillar near water and pink blossoms on trees

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Recently, Alex and I used points and miles for a trip to Washington D.C. We took her eldest son, Eli, as part of his birthday celebration. Washington D.C. is a fascinating place to travel and Eli soaked up all the history and museum outings as well as being our solo male traveler throughout the trip. […]

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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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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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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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 […]

View of Empire State Building and surronding area

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  Back in 2017, I went on a girl’s weekend in NYC. It was my first time in the Big Apple and I LOVED it! I went on the trip with my mom and three sisters, who just happen to be the best girls to travel with!  Ever since then I have been wanting to […]

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