This past weekend, my husband and I took the kids on a frugal theme park getaway to King’s Island – a fun, family park just a few hours from our home. Although it wasn’t our first choice, we had an awesome time. You see, I initially had this crazy idea to take a frugal trip […]
If you’re into earning points and miles, you’ve probably wondered if it’s possible to pay for big ticket items with a credit card. You know, the big stuff – your mortgage, daycare, and car payment. Fortunately, it is possible and there are several ways to get the job done with minimal hassle and expense. While the process itself is easy, […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
I recently planned out all of our trips through November 2015. Crazy, I know, but it is just part of the sickness. Still, sometimes it pays off to plan ahead since some of the best award redemptions can only be made early. Personally, I like to have as many options as possible, so I always start scheming […]
If you know me at all, you know that I absolutely love beaches. Of course, not all beaches are created equal. I love the soft, white sand found on the beaches of the Florida panhandle, for example, but I prefer the crystal clear water you find in the Caribbean. Bonus Points for a soft, sandy bottom you can […]