Happy back to school everyone! I’ve been quiet for a bit so just wanted to update you on what’s up in my world. Here’s a quick photo recap of my summer:
I’ll have posts about my adventures over the next few weeks. Posting over here is going to be pretty light as I have a number of other things going on:
- I’ve started writing for The Points Guy Family. So far I’ve written about Timeshare Rentals, Disney Springs Hotels and we have a number of other posts in queue. I agreed to join Summer at TPG because I believe what she is doing over there is important- getting family points and miles travel to the largest audience possible***.
- I’m speaking at Chicago Seminars October 19-21. I’ll be presenting on two topics dear to my heart, vacation rentals and Disney. In the same vein, I’m thrilled to bring a family perspective to the event.
- I’m hard at work on the 2nd edition of Disney World Hacks. My goal is to have it ready by Chicago Seminars, but it is definitely a work in progress. I want to get the updates right so won’t release it until it is ready.
***To be clear, I am NOT shutting down this site. I will still post here, just not as often. I’ve gotten a bunch of pushback on saying that I think TPG Family is important, but I stand by my statement. Anyone who knows me knows that over the last six years I’ve been singularly focused on helping families travel more for less. TPG Family allows more people to learn how to do this.
At my first Chicago Seminars in 2012, I was in a clear minority- both as a woman and as a Mom. The Miles/Points community skewed heavily towards single and male for far too long, and I’m thrilled to see the balance shift.
I know some in this community have an issue with the mainstream sites such as TPG, and I did too for a while. But here’s the thing: daily outrage is a lonely endeavor. I’m all for sharing my knowledge in the hopes that more families will get to experience travel. Period.
How was your summer? I’d love to hear what you did and what you are planning.
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