Family Travel Miles and Points

Determining the value of the Southwest Companion Pass for your family

With the news of the new sign up bonus for Chase’s Southwest cards, people are understandably rushing to earn a new companion pass. The new cards all offer 30,000 Rapid Rewards points and a companion pass good through the end of 2019 after $4000 of spending in three months. Can’t get it if you’re over […]

Preferred seating stinks – How to get seats together on a plane (maybe)

Disney Dream nursery baby

7 Tips for taking a Disney Cruise with a baby

Miles and Points

Tidying Up Your Miles and Points Balances, Marie Kondo style

So you’ve probably noticed that Marie Kondo’s tidying up method has quickly entered the zeitgeist. She has a book (which my wife read) and a new Netflix show so everyone is talking about it. She’s getting the full meme treatment, deservedly so. Her main thesis is to only retain things in your house that “spark […]

Determining the value of the Southwest Companion Pass for your family

City National Bank Crystal Visa Infinite Card – Family Travel Review

Toy Story Land - Slinky Dog Dash

Walt Disney World Ticket Changes – What you need to know

As of today, Oct 16, 2018, Walt Disney World ticket changes are in full effect. They have a newly implemented dynamic pricing model. This means that the amount you pay for tickets will vary depending on when you take your trip. Travel during peak season will result in more costly tickets while off season will […]

Award Booking Destinations Hawaii

Hawaii miles and points guide Part 2: Best award rates

In Part 1, we discussed who flies to Hawaii, how to find out which carriers might work for you, and how using partners can save you miles. In Part 2, we’ll take a deeper look at using partner miles and the best award rates to Hawaii. Let’s review how much US airlines (the ones actually flying from […]


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My name is Joe Cheung and I love to travel. After my wife and I had two THREE lovely kids, we still kept going. Follow along as I chronicle our family travels – good and bad – and the tips and tricks we use to fund the majority of our travel with miles and points. Click the photo for more about us and thanks for visiting!

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