I just got back from a weekend in Atlantic City, where I took advantage of the status match promotions I wrote about a few weeks ago.Getting there and backOnce I
I’m just back from Soave Italy via Des Moines, Iowa. (I know.) I’m also just off my most miserable hotel stay in a long time.To be fair, the problem had
I recently partnered with Moon Guides as one of their first family travel ambassadors. It is a natural fit as my travel style matches the Moon philosophy of independent travel
On a recent trip to Disney World I stumbled across a new tour option: Highway in the Sky. Highway in the Sky is a progressive dining experience unlike any other meal
I’m headed to New York City this weekend on a last minute trip. I am not sure what Deal Girl and I will do, but I know one thing we won’t
I first visited the Czech Republic for a semester in the spring of 2006, and I’ve returned frequently ever since then, completing my English-language teaching certificate, enroll..
Having concluded the first part of this trip, and safely ensconced in the Executive Lounge at the Hilton Prague Old Town, I thought I’d share some reflections on the Karlovy
Update: It’s rare that a post becomes obsolete a week after writing it. Marriott released its new rewards chart and doubled/tripled the price of this hotel to 25K Marriott points
Another cherry blossom season has come and gone, and with it the enormous crowds. If you missed the Tidal Basin’s peak bloom, you are not out of luck. The best
I recently saw a Facebook question asking about a teenager’s first trip to Europe. Instead of answering in Facebook, I thought I’d put together a handy resource that anyone can
I got a question from a friend about Iguazu Falls and realized I had yet to share my thoughts about navigating Iguazu Falls with kids. As opposed to a detailed
Cute enough to almost make you forget the nightmare getting there. Almost.
I’m so glad that Sam from Milenomics has returned to the keyboard. He wrote today about how his two
One hazard of raising kids as a travel hacker is that you raise the bar of surprise. While we try to keep the Deal Kids grounded for Deal Girl’s birthday
My buddy Nick at Personal Finance Digest finally prompted me to write a post that’s been years in the making. He announced that Disney World is overrated. Nick’s argument is basi..
I’m so thrilled to share the news: my Disney World Hacks eBook is now available! You can order it via this link. The #1 topic I get asked about, both on and
UPDATE: My buddy Ed over at Pizza in Motion has provided a counterpoint.My rebuttal is at the bottom of the post.Greetings from Chicago! I’m here with Deal Girl on a
It’s not always about what you wear, where you go, or where you stay. There’s one thing you can do every time you travel that immediately will make you feel
In Case You Missed Part 1I recently spent a week at Ka’anapali Beach in Maui on a press trip. I know, tough gig. However, I assure you plenty of work
Keiki- Ka lei ha`ule `ole, he keiki Hawaiian Proverb meaning A child is a lei never cast aside.We all woke up this morning to yet another tragedy. Another day of
You’re in Ka”anapali no matter where you stay.
I recently spent a week at Ka’anapali Beach in Maui on a press trip. I know, tough gig. However, I assure you plenty
So many trip reports out there tell you about all of the best hotel points redemptions. While I’m not immune to the $2500/night redemption I’m finding more and more of my travels
This is a guest post from fellow points/miles enthusiast and TDM friend Ben Komenkul. Ben recently checked out the new Marriott EMC2 in Chicago and I asked him to share
Marriott Platinum benefits include free breakfast at the Westin Maui.
Last Night I Scored a Transcontinental Upgrade on United. Even better, it’s the third upgrade on United I’..