Man and woman in front of Japanese building

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I previously wrote about booking an ANA flight to Australia with a free stopover in Tokyo. I used Hyatt hotels for my stays there. My trip report of points and miles to Tokyo, Hyatt hotel reviews, and our activities is here. And you can learn more by listening to this episode of our PODCAST!   […]

maldives with boat

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Alex and I (along with another of my daughters, Kasey) just got back from Bora Bora. I often wondered how it would compare to our trips to the Maldives. We were constantly comparing the two trips. And I must tell you that we weren’t totally on the same page. Here’s our rendition of she said, […]

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A recent trip to the Maldives had a 19-hour stopover in Abu Dhabi. I had been to Dubai before but not Abu Dhabi. Unfortunately, this change in our flight schedule meant we missed half a day in the Maldives. Trying to make lemonade out of lemons, I got excited to spend one day in Abu […]

View from airplane of islands in ocean

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We’ve written a bit about going to the Maldives on points/miles because so many people are interested in that. Alex went last Spring to the Maldives and can’t stop talking about it. I had a trip booked for December 2021. Unfortunately, one after another of our flights was canceled, and I finally just decided to […]

Women with parasols wearing kimonos walking down a street

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We have a lot of people wanting to go to Japan (myself include) and it is reopening (finally) on October 11th. It is definitely on my radar and I’ve been wanting to plan a trip there soon. So, basically, this post is as much for me and my research as it is for our readers. […]

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I recently returned home from a dream vacation to the Maldives. This was a major bucket list trip and it was even better than I thought it would be! If you want to do a similar vacation then you are in the right place. With credit card points and miles visiting the Maldives doesn’t have […]

Maldives beach

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Let’s talk about how to book a Maldives vacation on points since I just finished doing it for my husband and me. There are a variety of ways that you can visit the Maldives on points, which we’ve discussed before. In this post, I am going to go step-by-step through exactly how I booked this trip […]

Overwater bungalows over green-blue water

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Question. Do you know what one of the most aspirational travel destinations is?  Where do many of our readers dream of a points and miles vacation? The answer is the Maldives, a series of islands off the coast of India. It is known for over the water bungalows, white sand, and crystal clear turquoise water. […]

picture of boats at Ha Long Bay Vietnam

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I have been doing some serious travel hacking for about three years and have amassed a lot of points. I have primarily used them when I travel abroad so I can fly business class – love those lie-flat seats!  Recently I went to Vietnam on award points – free/almost free trips are the best!! The best part […]

View of The Westin Dubai hotel from the pool

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Is Dubai a place you’d like to visit?  Would you like to know how you can visit Dubai on points? My husband and I went on a group tour with Fun for Less Tours in March. I did a tour of Bali and China with them a couple of years ago and it was fabulous! […]

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