Podcast 83. Bucket List Trips with Points & Miles – Mapping Our Dream Trips!


Are you dreaming of your next big adventure but worried about your budget? Buckle up because today, we, the Travel Mom Squad, are diving into each of our bucket list destinations and how we would get there using points and miles. From the bustling markets of Morocco to the northern lights of Iceland, we’re sharing our secrets to making these dream trips a reality—nearly free!

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Join us as Pam spills the details on her ultimate bucket list adventure—a round-the-world trip that’s more affordable than you’d think, thanks to some savvy points planning. She’s got her sights set on Morocco next, with a detailed plan to explore the vibrant streets of Marrakesh and the historical depths of Fez, all on points and miles. 

Not to be outdone, Alex is plotting a dream trip to Thailand, the land of stunning beaches and delicious street food. She discusses the best ways to leverage Singapore Airlines’ generous routing rules to score affordable travel in style and how to make the most of hotel points for stays in breathtaking locations like Phuket and the Hilton Conrad in Koh Samui.

Jess, with her adventurous spirit, talks about her dream to witness the Northern Lights in Iceland and how she’d maneuver her points strategies to make it happen. From flying to Manchester on Singapore Airlines and catching a budget flight to Reykjavik, Jess outlines her plan to use points creatively for a trip that combines natural wonders with urban exploration.

So, whether you’re dreaming of sipping mint tea in the Moroccan sunset or exploring the lush landscapes of Thailand, this episode is your gateway to turning those dreams into reality with points and miles. Ready to start planning your own epic adventure? Hit play to join us on this thrilling journey. Your next big trip might just be a few points away!





Episode Minute By Minute:

  • 1:03 Introduction to Dream Bucket List Trips using Points and Miles
  • 2:20 Pam’s Introduction to Morocco Trip using Points and Miles
  • 5:15 Details on Booking Flights to Morocco with American Airlines Miles
  • 7:10 Pam Explains Staying at the Park Hyatt with Suite Upgrade Awards
  • 9:35 Alex’s Thailand Adventure on Points and Miles
  • 12:20 Using Singapore Airlines Miles for Affordable Travel to Thailand
  • 15:45 Hotel Strategies in Thailand Using Points
  • 18:30 Jess Shares Her Plan for Seeing the Northern Lights in Iceland
  • 21:25 Strategy for Flying to Iceland Using Singapore Airlines Miles
  • 24:30 Accommodation Options in Iceland Using Points
  • 27:15 Recap of How Points and Miles Make Dream Trips Possible


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