Things I’ve changed my mind about in the miles and points world
I am a sucker for spirited debate, and at the end of my last such interaction with my flesh and blood father, he said to me, “Nobody’s mind was ever
Outlining my 2018 points biases, needs, and wants – a blog refocusing
One thing I always loved about the blog Milenomics was Sam’s deep thinking when it comes to matters of miles and points. Thanks to asthejoeflies (and everywhere else) contributor..
Theorycrafting miles and points travel with three kids
I have a colleague who cites travel as one of the reasons for not having a second child. I totally get it, the more kids you have, the more difficult
On expectations, disappointment, hope, and parenting
Life sometimes throws you curveballs when you least expect it. This blog normally doesn’t address said curveballs unless they happen 30K feet in the air or in a different country.
On blogger bias
Recently, Leslie from Trips with Tykes had a great post on truth in travel blogging. She pulled the curtain back from media trips a little bit. I’ve learned a bit
Hong Kong Revisited: Breaking all the parenting rules in Hong Kong
Raising kids in America means being subjected to a large set of rules about what’s safe and best for your children. I semi-religiously adhere to these rules – car seat
Some parenting thoughts on Mother’s Day
While this post has very little to do with travel, both my mom and the mother of my children majorly influenced me in my love of travel. This post is
Do we overrate travel credits on high annual fee credit cards?
I thought long and hard about getting the new US Bank Altitude Reserve card. The card definitely looks like a potential big winner. People (not me) who can maximize the
TSA Precheck – should you wait for your companion?
So the other day I semi threw my friend under the bus in my Chase Reserve for dummies post. Of course, she’s such a nice person she thanked me for
Reflecting on four years of family travel
It boggles my mind that four years ago I wrote about hopes and fears for my first flight with my two month old. While I wrote slightly tongue in cheek
Save your gift card receipts – and thus you shall be saved
I experienced the nightmare scenario the other week – a lost gift card. Two, to be precise. I had loaded of these Simon gift cards with the standard amount. I
Best Travel Credit Cards for Beginners
Anyone who writes in this space inevitably gets asked, “So, what credit card should I sign up for?” Experienced vets know that’s a very complicated question, dependent on your tr..
A child scared of Disney World rides can still have a magical time
Disney World bills itself as the most magical place on earth, and for Disney lovers like myself, it definitely fits the bill! But I never expected to have a child
Credit card annual fees worth paying
Early this week, I started taking stock of my annual fee cards. Although all my annual fees hit at different times throughout the year, I found myself asking “How many
Real Life Family Travel: Conflicts
I’ve learned a lot over the past eight years, first through traveling with my wife, then with my daughter, and now as a family of four. It’s easy to blog
Irrational Investment Influence
I’ve been thinking about irrational investment influence a lot lately (a term I just made up – one not nearly as catchy as funge). Here’s how I define irrational investment
Discovering the family friendly Embassy Suites
For one reason or another, we’ve stayed at Embassy Suites two separate times in the past two weeks. I booked the Doubletree near Disney Springs during our daddy daughter delay wh..
Eight Memorable DisneySMMC Moments
I’m still in the midst of processing the whirlwind Disney Social Media Moms Celebration (DisneySMMC) from last week, my first ever. I hope to reflect on some of the questions
Why you shouldn’t combine Thank You point accounts
If you’re like me, it’s possible you have multiple Thank You point earning credit cards. A couple of years ago, when I first got into Thank You points, I thought
Rivers of Light Preview Impressions
Disney has had quite a few ups and downs with Rivers of Light. Originally they announced it would debut in 2016, but then it got pushed back to 2017 due
Dos and Don’ts on your first day at Walt Disney World
We are officially here for #DisneySMMC and we had a bit of an uneven day. Fun, but uneven. For some reason we prepared less for this trip than our usual,
Disney considers me a mommy blogger now
So in about a week or so we’ll be going back to Disney World and I’m pretty excited. Why? Because I somehow hoodwinked Disney World’s social media team into inviting
Travel Hacking Alternative Facts
Thanks to this new administration and the events of this weekend, the internet has had a mine full of golden comedy, like this beauty:
Also, good luck trying to top these.