Europe

Red phone booth in front of building of bricks

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Our latest reader success story comes from Cheryl and is all about three European cities on points and miles. Cheryl just started in 2023 and has had some amazing success! Here is her story:   Cheryl’s Story with Credit Card Points and Miles First of all, I wanted to say Thanks!   I started my […]

Green field with large stones standing up on it

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Kayla shared her 8-day reader success story to the United Kingdom in our Facebook Group and said that we could share it with everyone here. We love, love, love to hear about your successes and know that they inspire all those who read about them.    Flights to the United Kingdom My husband and I […]

Blue water with boats on it

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This post about traveling to Sardinia, Italy on credit card points and miles, was not something I expected to write about today. I was supposed to be on an African Safari instead. If you’ve been following my adventures, you know how well that turned out. Sardinia is an enchanting island in the Mediterranean Sea, off […]

Beach with blue-turquoise water

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The trip I planned for my birthday was not the one I ended up taking. I had planned a safari in Kenya for my birthday in May. First, we went to Mauritius, and on our second to last night, we got an email at dinner that changed everything. This post is about when your safari […]

Colorful van parked on beach between two palm trees

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We met Beth a couple of years ago before she knew anything about points and miles. Here is her first-year reader success story, and it is a doozy—congrats, Beth, on all your success!   For the past 27 years, I have focused on raising my three boys and working full-time for a nonprofit. I never […]

Air France airplanes

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I’m about to make a pretty definitive statement: Air France to Europe might be the best deal there is—at least consistently. I seem to find great deals on the Air France site repeatedly. I also find a lot of Air France flights on other sites like Virgin Atlantic, both in economy class and business class. […]

Family near palace

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Our latest reader success story: Spring Break EuroTrip, comes from Elise. We love hearing from our readers about how they use credit card points and miles to create lasting memories with their families.   Getting Started with Credit Card Points and Miles I’d been lurking in the travel communities for a while, but I had […]

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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 […]

Families taking pictures in front of arc

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Family hotels in Europe are harder to find than in the United States because they have stricter room occupancy limits. This is regularly a thorn in the side for many of our readers who travel with their families on credit card points and miles. Who really wants to split a family up into two or […]

Photo of Virgin Atlantic airplane

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One of my favorite ways to fly to London in business class is by positioning to Boston and flying on Virgin Atlantic. Even better, I can get this cheaper by booking it through the Air France site rather than the Virgin Atlantic site. Yes, the surcharges are high at about $700 for a round-trip ticket, […]

Dogs leading sled in snow

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Visiting Santa Claus Village in Lapland is always a popular destination for our readers when the winter months hit. It is located in Rovaniemi, Finland – where the Arctic Circle begins. Rovaniemi is also the official hometown of Santa Claus – making it a magical place to go this time of the year! Using credit […]

City near waters edge with church and mountains

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I traveled to Greece and Italy this summer, two destinations that are on a lot of people’s bucket lists. So many people want to go to Europe so let’s go over some of the best ways to get to Europe on points and miles.   United Airlines One of the ways I fly to Europe […]

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Visiting the beautiful city of Istanbul doesn’t have to break the bank. Istanbul, a city that straddles two continents, was even more magnificent than I imagined it would be. The people, the history, the food—I can’t wait to return! Here’s how I turned what would have been a $5,000 trip to Istanbul into one that […]

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This week, we’re diving into the captivating world of Istanbul, where every turn is a discovery and every moment an adventure. Jess and Pam have been there, explored its wonders, and are thrilled to show you how to experience this magical city using the clever art of points and miles. Listen on Apple Podcasts Listen […]

Double decker bus by Parliament in London, England

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One of my favorite cities in the world is charming London! The history, the parks, the museums, and the Royal Family—what’s not to love? My daughter, Lindsey, and her family have lived in London for about 14 years, so I usually go over at least twice a year.  London is by far my most visited […]

Town of bright colored houses set on cliff with blue water surrounding it

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Today, I had the option of two different Venture Mile redemptions for my trip to Italy next Fall. I have a multi-city trip planned starting in Rome, on to Lake Como, and finishing in Cinque Terre. In Rome and Lake Como, I will use Hyatt hotels for my stays, but there are no chain hotels […]

Sunset view of city with large cathedral

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Our latest reader success story to Spain using points/miles comes from Meghan. Here it is in her words: Our son is in a dual language program with Spanish.  We are trying to travel, at least once a year, to a Spanish-speaking country to help him build his real-life skills (especially since Mom & Dad aren’t […]

Champs de Elysee at night with Arc de Triomphe

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This post on Christmas Markets in France on Points and Miles comes from our Digital Business Manager, Megan Condello. We know many of you are interested in Christmas Markets so we were thrilled to get her report. Here it is, in her words: It is very rare for me to repeat a visit to a […]

Center of village streets with pubs

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On our recent sister’s trip, we went to four cities, and I had already been to three of them.  I loved the return visits we had to NYC, London, and Florence, but I wanted to have at least one new destination. Ireland is somewhere I have never traveled to, so we included a sister’s trip […]

Aerial view of city with large white cathedral with red tile roof

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Florence, Italy, is one of my favorite places to visit. Every time I go there, I say that I will be giving it a rest, and then I end up going back. On my recent sister’s trip, my sister really wanted to go to Florence, and who am I to say no when I love […]

two women under sign that says Carnaby Street

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Even though I go to London at least yearly, my sister has never gone there with me. We had planned to go there last year but ended up going to Maui. We were determined to make that part of our travel plans this year. Here is my report on our sister’s trip to London.   […]

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