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10 Mistakes You Might be Making with Frequent Flyer Miles

Frequent flyer miles can be a great tool to help families travel on the cheap. My own family saves thousands of dollars on flights and other travel costs every year thanks to miles and points. The frequent flyer programs of most major airlines, however, have gotten increasingly complex. The good news is that some of …

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7 Travel & Disney Podcasts You Should be Listening To Right Now

There are so many different ways to get travel advice these days – blogs, social media, YouTube. While I’m on the road or on the move, I can’t always keep up with all the reading or watching I want to do. Enter the podcast – a travel-friendly way to consume content! Podcasts have been around …

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Travel Hacking Basics to Save For Your Family’s Disney Vacation

Family vacations can be expensive. Disney destinations in particular often get a bad rap for busting the family vacation budget. If you pay full freight for Walt Disney World or Disneyland trips, they can totally be budget killers. But I know you don’t want to do that, right? You want the secrets to save big. …

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Frequent Flyer Accounts for Kids: What are You Waiting For?

As someone who more than dabbles in the travel rewards community, collecting frequent flyer miles and points is a daily part of my financial and travel planning. Miles and points save my family thousands each year on travel. I realize, however, that not everyone is quite as geeky as I am when it comes to miles. …

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Getting Organized for Travel in the New Year

Does anyone else spend the first few weeks of the new year getting organized?  Something about putting the Christmas decorations away seems to inspire a cleaning and decluttering spree for me.  Although my closets and garage can definitely use some serious attention, my travel life often needs a good refresh as well. Let’s face it …

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The Miles and Points Roller Coaster

For the past 4+ years, I’ve been very involved in the travel hacking world – earning and burning frequent flyer miles and other travel loyalty points to help my family travel on the cheap. I’ve said before that I’m purposefully and happily a bit of an intermediate at this game.  There are several reasons for …

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5 Tips for Getting Started with Hotel Points

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of IHG Rewards Club. All opinions are 100% mine. One of the most important tools in my family’s travel arsenal is travel loyalty points. Travel can be expensive, but families can do more of it and do it cheaper by maximizing the benefits these loyalty …

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The Costs, Risks, and Ethics of Travel Hacking

Although I don’t blog about it often, I’ve been involved in the frequent flyer miles and points community for several years now.  Sometimes referred to as travel hacking, the miles and points hobby involves looking for innovative and lucrative ways to earn travel rewards points on the cheap to redeem for “free” travel.  There is a …

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Recapping Family Travel For Real Life #FT4RL

I spent this weekend in Charlotte, North Carolina attending the Family Travel for Real Life conference.  Family Travel for Real Life (or #FT4RL as you may have seen on Twitter) is a conference founded by Dia at The Deal Mommy to promote diverse perspectives in the family travel and miles and points spheres.  The mission …

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