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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 […]

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    There are some recent changes to Hyatt’s loyalty program starting in 2024. While mostly positive, there is one not-so-positive change. Luckily, none of the changes impact Hyatt’s elite tiers or award chart.   Guest of Honor Changes Currently: Globalists get unlimited Guest of Honor bookings. Starting January 1, 2024: Guest of Honor is now a […]

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    Today, we’re talking about London – a city where every street corner tells a story. It’s a city we’ve explored and fallen in love with time and again, and we’re excited to share how you can do the same, smartly, using points and miles! Listen on Apple Podcasts Listen on Spotify Listen on YouTube Imagine […]

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    We had a reader mention that she would like to hear how the we travel the world on points and miles and do so safely. I have ALWAYS felt safe, except for one Vietnam taxi story I will share below The three of us often travel without our husbands, so today, I will share some […]

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    Have you ever thought about exploring the great state of Texas with your family, but weren’t sure where to start or how to make the most of your points and miles? In this episode, we take you on a journey through some of Texas’ best family-friendly hotels and resorts, and it’s an adventure you won’t […]

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    We rarely share posts from others. However, with Costa Rica being such a family-friendly destination, we wanted to give you some ideas of things to do with a family on your trip there. This post is not sponsored. We just wanted to offer you some ideas for family activities for your next trip to Costa […]

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    Have you ever wondered what cards we would pick if they were diving into credit card points/miles today? In our latest episode, we unveil the strategies and cards we would go for if we were newcomers in this game of savvy travel. Listen on Apple Podcasts Listen on Spotify Listen on YouTube Alex kicks off […]

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    I wrote about my recent Hyatt stay in Salt Lake City. Let’s check out what my Globalist Status with Hyatt did for me on this 5-night stay and if it was worth having for this trip. When I checked in, there were not any suites available, but they told me to check back on the […]

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    Want to hear what we’ve been up to lately? We thought it would be fun to recap some of the cards we’ve opened and trips we’ve been booking! Listen on Apple Podcasts Listen on Spotify Listen on YouTube In this episode, we’re taking you behind the scenes. We discuss exciting travels we’ve embarked on and […]

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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 […]

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    I’ve found a new place to position myself for flights to Europe. I had to find last-minute flights to Europe this summer and ended up positioning through the Calgary Airport. I was pleasantly surprised and hope to do it in the future. You might also consider it a place to position as it is not […]

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    Do you have some American Express Membership Rewards points and aren’t quite sure how to use them? Or have you heard about the program but aren’t sure how it works? If so, this episode is for you. Keep listening as we cover all things American Express Membership Rewards. Listen on Apple Podcasts Listen on Spotify […]

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    We get SO many questions about how to travel carry-on only. The three of us do this consistently, even for a 2-week trip. After my Florence fiasco and losing my luggage for three days in Greece, this is the ONLY way that I will travel. Here are our tips and tricks for traveling carry-on only. […]

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    Do you love the idea of free travel but are afraid you can’t meet that $2,000 -$5,000 credit card minimum spend to get your bonus points?  I am here to show you how to meet credit card minimum spend.   It is simpler than you think! And you can listen to more thoughts about it […]

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    It’s no secret that Hyatt is our favorite program to earn points for because of their outsized value. When you can stay at a luxury Hyatt for 40K points per night versus paying double or triple that for a Hilton, Marriott, or IHG hotel of the same caliber, it only makes sense. Many of our […]

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    The Southwest Companion Pass is among the best deals in the points and miles world. Either I or my husband have had the Southwest Companion Pass off and on for the last six years. When you earn the pass, you get to fly someone with you for free (minus taxes and fees starting at $5.60) […]

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    In this episode, Jess and Alex break down one of the greatest deals in travel – the Southwest Companion Pass. Learn how you, too, can make it part of your award travel strategies! Listen on Apple Podcasts Listen on Spotify Listen on YouTube Welcome back, travelers! It’s just Alex and Jess here today. Pam is […]

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    Chase Ultimate Rewards are our favorite points currency. We love the flexibility that these points offer. It is also pretty easy to earn a bunch of these points because many cards offer them. There are the Chase Ink Business cards, the Freedom cards, and the Sapphire cards. With the incredible increase in the Chase Ink […]


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    When it comes to traveling on points, it pays (or in this case saves) to have some flexibility. One area that can offer you huge savings is positioning flights. Positioning for a flight means taking a flight from your home airport to a bigger international airport. This is something that can save you a lot […]

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    We love using our points and miles for family trips and luxury vacations. However, points and miles can save the day (or vacation) in some instances! Having a stockpile of points and miles when you have to travel at the last minute (and the cost of travel is high) makes a huge difference. If you […]

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    Nearly free flights and hotel nights aren’t the only reason to get some travel rewards credit cards. In addition to credit card points and miles, you can also enjoy some nice perks from your credit cards that will make your travels less stressful, more enjoyable, and save you more money. Let’s go over 5 credit […]

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