I’m happy to help with travel dilemmas whenever I can and encourage you to reach out with this Dear Deal Mommy series, at email@example.com as well as via Facebook or
Happy New Year! Instead of a typical recap post I thought it would be fun to share 2015 in pictures. We spent over 900,000 points on travel in 2015 and
As this is a first world problem, I owe a Kiva loan.
A rare downside of traveling on miles and points is that most destinations cost the same to visit. Assuming you
I’m happy to let you know that the 4th Family Travel for Real Life (FT4RL) will be in Orlando, FL on April 23rd! Get your tickets here.
FT4RL will be held
I know the FT4RL ers out there can attest: Haley presented a TON of Disney World hacks in her presentation. So many, in fact, that we couldn’t keep up! Fortunately,
In honor of Halloween, I wanted to share some pics from Mexico City. Dia de Los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, is actually on November 2nd and in Mexico
I gave Deal Girl the Sun but she gave me so much more. This past weekend we were invited on a tour with Urban Adventures to visit Teotihuacan on their
Thanks to everyone who chimed in with opinions/advice on my aversion to Uber last week. With your encouragement Deal Girl and I took the plunge this week and the results,
Greetings from Mexico City! I’ll have a lot to share about our adventure over the next few posts but just wanted to give a shout-out to a last minute (great)
Yes, I’m scrambling again. Less than 48 hours from departure to Mexico City with Deal Girl and I haven’t even started doing the laundry I need to do to start
I am the least crafty person on Earth. I don’t DIY, I don’t creatively re-use my recycle bin, I can barely sew on a button. So if I came up
I’ve seen your Instagram photos. I’ve watched your Twitter feeds. I know how many of you #AvGeek (s) are out there. And I know how excited you get about new
New Otani Garden Highlights
I wish I could claim more credit but we only found the New Otani hotel because of a Skybus Stop. In a city full of fancy hotels,
A small selection of the Petroglyphs you can find near the Fairmont Orchid in Waikaloa.
Hawaii isn’t cheap. No matter if your condo is only $279 a week, no matter if
Breakfast from my balcony at Club Casablanca, Tenerife, one of many properties available from $391/week.
I’m just back from Hawaii where I utilized one of my favorite types of lo..
A Passport is no longer enough! Image via state.gov
Readers in the know are already planning for Summer 2016 as many award tickets are released 11 months out. Now that the
There’s no Boardwalk, but it will do, I guess.
It’s the end of summer. Camps are over and many families find themselves with a spare week and nothing to do. In
One of my favorite shots of Italy’s Adriatic Coast, August 2014
When I discuss something three times in a week, it’s time to write about it. This week three people have mentioned
Highlights from the Paint the Night Parade at Hong Kong Disneyland
As a well documented Disney family, the Deal Kids and I were excited to visit Hong Kong Disneyland. However, ..
Dollars and Sense.
I want to inject some reality into the conversation about “The Hobby” and “Free Travel”. Instead of writing an editorial I’m going to let the numbers talk. H..
Image via Osaka Metro
The Napoli Metro wins awards, The Paris Metro is more historic and New York’s Subway more famous, but my vote for the world’s best Metro system (so far)
Views from Holiday Inn, Solomons Island, Maryland
If you follow all of the Points Blogs, you know PointBreaks are a great deal where points stays at IHG hotels are slashed to
Monsters and Robots and Lasers Oh My!
Disclosure: I received two tickets for review but paid full price for the rest of my family and for all concessions.
Recently I tried to