Europe

building with water in front and toy boats floating on it

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Where in Europe do you want to go to? Greece, London, Paris, Amsterdam, Croatia? There are so many fabulous European destinations, and most beginner points/mile users start with earning  Chase Ultimate Rewards, so let’s talk today about using Chase Ultimate Rewards for European flights. First off, there are 11 airline transfer partners that you can […]

Red double decker bus in front of large tower with clock

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We hear from many of our readers that they’d love to go to London for a family trip. I love London – the red double decker buses, Big Ben, and those red telephone booths are some of my favorite sights. Because one of my daughters has lived there for 17+ years, it is the international […]

Eastern European city

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Prague is one of my favorite places to visit: it’s cosmopolitan, it’s rich in history, it’s walkable and it’s budget-friendly. It’s a place you can do cheaply without points and miles, but utilizing points and miles for your airfare and upscale hotels will help cut your costs to pennies on the dollar. Here’s everything you […]

3 girls with Parthenon in backgroud

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One of my favorite trips was when I joined my mom and my sister, Lindsey, to visit Greece! Greece and Santorini, in particular, had been on my bucket list ever since I saw Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants. I know I’m not the only one who felt that way after seeing that movie! I knew […]

Blue top domed white building with blue sea

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I love Greece. It is a beautiful country of white sand, crystal clear turquoise waters, and gorgeous sunsets. Who wouldn’t want to go there as a family? While any international trip will cost more than a domestic trip, Greece is certainly doable. Let’s check out our Friday Family Vacation to Greece today! Our flights will […]

City with large tower in background

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  Family Vacation to Paris This trip is often requested by our readers and is quite doable. In these simple guides, I won’t go over every flight or hotel option but will pick one option for each, thereby decreasing that analysis paralysis we all run into. The hardest part of this plan is deciding what […]

Colorful buildings in Barcelona

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Barcelona is one of my favorite European cities. The food, the people, the history, the architecture… this place is ready to wow every type of traveler. And with many points and miles to choose from to visit Barcelona, you’ll also have plenty of opportunities to save money. Here’s my complete guide to visiting Barcelona on points […]

Two cities separated by river and joined by bridge

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  If there is one thing most travelers can agree upon who have visited Budapest, it’s that it is one of their favorite and most underrated European destinations to visit. Budapest is beautifully stunning with its river views, art deco buildings, and funky offerings. And with an abundance of quality points and miles hotels and […]

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  Greece has been a bucket list destination of mine for years. So when I had the chance to fly to Greece in business class using points and miles, I couldn’t book my award ticket fast enough! Even better was that I convinced my best friend to open a new credit card and join me. […]

Old building on top of mountain with pillars and buildings below

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Madison shares her reader’s success story to Greece with us today! We love, love, love Greece so we loved reading about this. Here is her story: Growing up, my father had credit cards and used points and miles to pay for most of our family vacations. He is an accounting manager for a company, putting close […]

Large tower in center of many streets

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Our trip to Paris on Points and Miles came about because I needed a destination for 5 days after taking a dream flight with Singapore Suites to Frankfurt. Now Frankfurt was not a planned destination at all. The goal was the Singapore Suites flight before needing to be in London on October 10th. Suites are […]

Street in Paris

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On our recent trip to Paris, Alex and I decided to do some hotel hopping to see what our favorite recommendations would be for our readers. Changing a hotel every one or two days may sound horrible to some of you, but we like to check them out. Here are the results of our Hyatt […]

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Paris is a bucket list destination in and of itself. But add in a chance to stay at the Park Hyatt Paris, and I was counting down the days to our trip for months! If you can believe it, the stay was even more magical that I had imagined. Let’s dive into what makes the […]

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I’ve been to Greece twice and I am all about heading there again. There is something about those white stucco buildings against that blue Aegean Sea that gets to me every time. Add in the sunsets, the fresh feta, and the Greek people and I am a goner. We know a lot of our readers […]

Tower overlooking sea

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We just got back from our (almost) annual girls/mom trip and it was one for the books! A girl’s trip to Croatia with points and miles is definitely something you want to consider. Or a couple’s trip or a family trip. If you love Italy, you will love Croatia! They are definitely very similar with […]

Colorful houses and boats on water

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Pre-Covid, Alex and I added a trip to Copenhagen, using points of course, to our Amsterdam trip. Because it is so close to Amsterdam it was the perfect addition. A girl’s trip to Copenhagen is a great addition to any European trip! Once I get to Europe, I tend to try and stretch out my […]

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We last left you with our sister’s trip to Greece in Athens before we started our trip to Italy on points and miles. From Athens, we traveled via Aegean Airlines to Venice, Italy. Aegean Airlines is part of the Star Alliance so we could use miles to fly this part of our trip. As you […]

White stacked houses overlooking blue sea

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I just got back from my yearly sister’s trip with my sister, Julie. We have gone to Puerto Rico, Mexico, and Hawaii together. Last year we had planned a trip to Greece and London, but COVID happened. London is still difficult, so we changed the trip to Italy. This is the first time my sister […]

daylight picture of cinque terre

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Italy is one of the most popular travel destinations in the world.  I have traveled to many places and countries, and I have to say, my love affair with Italy grows and grows.  The people, the gelato, the churches, the gelato, the history, the gelato, the buildings, the gelato – I love it all!! In 2018, […]

Eiffel Tower

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One of the most sought-after destinations in the world is Paris. No need to add the name of the country,  everyone knows of this romantic, beautiful city. Here is our ultimate Paris itinerary and how you can use points to get and stay there for nearly free. It is a dream vacation and one you […]

American Airlines Plane

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Never in my life did I think I would be able to fly business class to Europe. The cost is just insane: $3,000 (and up to much, much more) for a one-way flight?! It’s just a tad out of my price range! I would see those seats and be so envious and imagine what it […]

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