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    Ever wondered what it’s like to jet off to Singapore and Kuala Lumpur on a whim? Well, strap in because that’s exactly what we did, and we’re spilling all the details on how we turned points into a spectacular adventure. Join us, Pam, Jess, and Alex, as we recount our journey from scoring an insane […]

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    Singapore has long been on my radar to visit. When Singapore Airlines had a recent sale on Premium Economy seats, Jess convinced Alex and me to make a trip. You can read about how I survived Premium Economy later this week. Did Singapore on points and miles live up to the hype that I had […]

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    When we decided to go to Singapore, we knew that we wanted to stay at the Andaz Singapore. Standard rooms are available for 25K Hyatt points/night as it is a Category 6 hotel. We could have fit the three of us in a standard room, but we redeemed a Suite Upgrade Award for an Andaz […]

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    Thanks to you ladies, I’ve easily saved $20,000 in the last two years since I started traveling with points. A lot of that was saved on trips we were taking anyways. Our biggest redemption was recently at the Kimpton Seafire in the Grand Cayman Islands. It was booked on points using my IHG card, supplemented […]

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    We often hear that people are interested in using credit card points and miles for cheap travel, but worry about the learning curve, the organization, and the time it takes to master everything. If this grandma of 21 can do it, you can, too! Let me take you on a month of my travels and […]

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    I’ve used credit card points to stay at two amazing beach resorts within the last year. The Kimpton Roatán vs. the Kimpton Seafire is on tap today. Who will emerge victorious in this battle of the Kimptons?  Head to Head: Kimpton Roatán or Kimpton Seafire—which comes out on top?   How to Book Both of […]

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    I just completed my first stay at the Kimpton Grand Roatán in Honduras. What were my thoughts? Would I return? Stay tuned as I tell you all about it.   Flights to Honduras My United flight to Honduras included an overnight stay in Houston. This flight was bookable for 40K United miles round-trip (20K United […]

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    Ever wondered how a tropical vacation to Roatán might feel, but worried about the cost? Or maybe you’re wondering where Roatán even is! Well, buckle up and grab a piña colada because Pam just returned from an unforgettable adventure to Roatán, and she’s here to spill all the details on how she did it on […]

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    We often get questions about whether or not someone who doesn’t spend much can do this hobby. Can low-spenders travel with points and miles? Absolutely! Ideally, you want to be paying about $1,000 a month on items you can put on a credit card to meet your minimum spend.  Be sure to think of all […]

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    One of our readers’ favorite destinations (and ours!) is Costa Rica. You just can’t beat the pura vida lifestyle with its laid-back vibe! Here is our latest reader success story: Costa Rica on points. I’ve been listening to your podcast since summer, and I have learned so much. I recently bought your Next Level program! […]

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    Big news for those who fly United Airlines—United now allows miles pooling! This is especially beneficial if you are traveling with someone with elite status who can book a better seat. For instance, I am Platinum Elite on United. My daughters and I are planning a trip this summer to Portugal. There is a very […]

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    One card we haven’t discussed is the BILT credit card. The primary reason is that it doesn’t offer a sign-up bonus, and quite honestly, those make up the bulk of our points and miles. However, it makes sense for certain people, and we get questions about it.  Here is our review of the BILT card. […]

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    As part of our spring break trip to Scotland, my family of four spent one night at the beautiful SCHLOSS Roxburghe. It’s a Destination by Hyatt property, so I was able to redeem Hyatt points for our stay. What’s better than staying overnight in a castle? Staying overnight in a castle for free! Here’s what […]

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    In this episode, we’re whisking you away on a global adventure from the vibrant streets of Austin, Texas, to the magical world of Disneyland, and across the pond to the historic landscapes of Scotland. Join us, the Travel Mom Squad (Pam, Jess, and Alex), as we dish out the details of our latest journeys, all […]

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    Virgin Red is Virgin’s group-wide rewards club while Flying Club is Virgin Atlantic’s frequent flyer club. While they’re technically two separate programs, you can link your accounts and share points between both. American Express, Chase, and Citi all transfer to Virgin Atlantic. Capital One transfers to Virgin Red, but by linking your accounts, you can […]

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    Laura shares her reader success story with us today – a winter escape to Arizona. I was raised in Arizona, and there is no better place to go to in winter! Here are all the details of her escape: Recently, my family just returned from a great winter escape to the Phoenix/Scottsdale area.  We flew […]

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    Unsurprisingly, each of us has the World of Hyatt Personal Card. While it historically does not have the best signup bonus, it does give us five elite night credits for our journey to Globalist status. Additionally, it gives us a free night certificate to use at a Category 1-4 hotel each year on our account […]

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    Many readers want to know more about airline transfer bonuses – these really help your miles go further. A transfer bonus is when you transfer from a flexible currency like Chase, AMEX, Capital One, or Citi, and you receive a bonus (usually 10-50% more) with the airline or hotel that you transfer to. I recently […]

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    I love Air France/KLM for getting to Europe on points and miles. One reason is the Flying Blue Promo Rewards that come out on the first day of every month. Check out my post detailing the four reasons I love Air France. These are such good deals, so I will update this post monthly to […]

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    Ever daydreamed about jetting off on an around-the-world honeymoon? Or perhaps the mere thought of planning such an important adventure feels daunting? Fear not, because in today’s episode, we sit down with the extraordinary Devan Sullivan, aka one-half of Point Sisters. She’s back from a seven-week honeymoon that circled the globe, and the best part? […]

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    There are some more changes to AMEX cards; honestly, they are not good. They keep changing their American Express Family Language, making annual fees higher, requiring the cards to be obtained in a certain order if you want all of them, and making it more difficult to get those American Express Membership Rewards. It is […]

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