As someone who travels almost exclusively on points and miles, I’ve gotten my fair share of crazy questions about my credit score. People often want to know if a) travel hacking has ruined my credit score, b) opening and closing so many accounts has negatively impacted my score, or c) I just don’t care. [Read more…]
It’s 8:00 a.m. as I write this, and I’m running on fumes after getting only 5 hours of sleep. Our flight home from Jamaica was supposed to land in Indianapolis at 11:05 p.m. last night, but it was delayed, so we didn’t get home until almost 1:00 a.m. Grrreeeaaatttt…..
I scrambled to get my kids out the door this morning before turning my attention to the 5 suitcases of dirty laundry and other stuff we brought back home with us. But once I got the first load in, I breathed a sigh of relief. Why? Because the house is clean, my work is mostly caught up, and I left for vacation with my life in order.
People ask me all the time how I go on vacation so often without losing my mind. Because, let’s be honest, travel – especially with kids – can be just as stressful and complicated as it is relaxing and carefree. Not only do you have to plan your trip, but you also have to plan for everything that needs to happen in your life when you’re gone.
How to Go On Vacation without Losing Your Mind
Here are some of the steps I take before vacation that lead to a much smoother transition once we return home: [Read more…]
When you have young kids, travel can be both inconvenient and expensive. Not only do you have to lug car seats and diaper bags all over the place, but you also have to learn to live with higher travel expenses overall.
Obviously, this should be expected. After all, little bodies take up space on airplanes and often require pricey snacks and their own tickets to attractions.
It almost makes you want to just stay home, doesn’t it? [Read more…]
In just a few weeks, the four of us plan to embark on a week-long all-inclusive vacation to beautiful and sunny Jamaica. Sounds expensive, doesn’t it? I mean, four plane tickets are involved, plus six nights at an all-inclusive hotel that will serve me unlimited BBCs for free.
The cool thing is, this trip wasn’t expensive at all, especially when you consider the fact that the retail cost for the vacation we booked is around $3,500. Here’s how we paid for a spring break for four on points: [Read more…]
Over the last few years, my husband and I have signed up for dozens of new credit card accounts. I’m sure that probably seems pretty extreme, but it’s really not when you consider the fact that our credit cards are spread across our two personal credit profiles and three separate businesses. [Read more…]