In the summer of 2013, we took one of the best family trips ever. We explored many areas of the USA, starting from Colorado and ending in California (and going
I apologize for the break that this blog has taken over the past few weeks. It’s been an eventful run, and not related to travel or parenting at all. Work
So you’ve looked at lots of posts and done research on award booking sweet spots and the best uses of miles to Europe. Or Hawaii or Alaska or wherever you’d
Who: 2 adults and 2 kids (ages 7 and 9)
When: August 2013
Where: Hyatt Regency Indian Wells (California)
Hotel Status at Time of Stay: Hyatt Diamond
We had the pleasure of spend..
I wrote about the Marathon Visa earlier in the year. Unlike a lot of gas station cards and rewards programs which give you rebates based on the amount of gas
We spent Saturday night in Baltimore, Maryland – one of our favorite places to go for a quick family getaway. There is so much to see and do in Baltimore
Hey, how is everyone today? I hope no one is having a blue week, if you know what I mean…
Ok guys and girls, while cruising around the Sears website (since
Acadia National Park with Kids
In August 2014, we took a ten night road trip through New England. The northernmost stop on our trip was Acadia National Park in Maine. We
I’m curious – will the card change?
Last week, I had a short twitter conversation with @tmount, @KennyBSAT, and @FreequentFlyr (follow me @asthejoeflies!) about whether the 10,00..
There’s a really neat American Express Sync offer called Shop NYC and if you spend $50 you would receive $10 back and you can use it up to 3 times
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I love the Staples Rewards program. It gives 5% back on virtually everything. Yes it excludes gift cards, but includes computers and technology.
However, today I stumbled acros..
I received a tweeted question today from a reader named Jay about how to handle a tough seller situation. Of course it’s hard to give a complete answer in a
Twas the morning after Christmas
A slow day at work,
I finished the morning’s tasks
And took a short break
Glanced at the MR forum on Flyertalk
And instantly any leftover Christ..
Has anyone noticed the dramatic shift in some of the blogger’s for a new revenue stream? These are the ones that know that credit card signups aren’t the end all be
Welcome to a special free edition of BigHabitat.
First up: Free Water at Staples.
Free water! Yes, it’s true, just drop in and pick up a case of free water. Today
I recently wrote that Chase devalued their Amazon credit card. It turns out the changes are not over, very minor this time around. I recently received this secured message:
Robinhood is another stock trading startup backed with heavy venture money. CNN Money states “Robinhood wants to eliminate those commissions and make trading as easy as ordering..
In the last several weeks, manufactured spending has become a little more difficult than it was in the past. We have either lost or will be losing:
Chase’s dividend for both
First and foremost, this is a travel blog. Primarily a family travel blog. Our family consists of two adults and two children. It is about our personal experiences and goals
To my legions of loyal readers, I know it’s been a long time since I’ve posted, and I apologize, but I’ve been dealing with some illness in my family. Thanks
Going into this trip, we’d heard some horror stories about connecting through Paris Charles de Gaulle (CDG) airport. While it’s not the world’s most convenient airport to have a..
I love the last half of every year, especially the last quarter of the year. Why? Every year it seems some portal will give you a spend bonus whether it is