We Flew From Portland to Boston for only 5,000 Alaska Miles and Were Upgraded to First Class – Trick

What is better than flying across the country in first class for 5,000 miles one-way? Hmm, not much comes to mind.   Booking Alaska Airlines has a loophole that allows you to layover in a city that a ticketing system would never allow. We booked […]

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How We Scored $143 Worth of Free Food, Drink and Snacks Using Priority Pass – Portland

Whenever I tell people I travel for free I usually get this response, “well, food and drink isn’t free when you are traveling”. While on a three-hour layover in Portland, we did “travel” for free, and then some.   PDX – Portland, OR Portland airport […]

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Sheraton Ambassador Monterrey – The Best Category 1 Sheraton Property Yet

Getting excited over a category 1 SPG property may seem rather silly, but color me impressed. We stayed one night at the Sheraton Ambassador Monterrey hotel in downtown and would certainly do it again. Location Centrally located in downtown, you are just a few minutes […]

Trip Review: 15 Hours in Japan Airlines Business Class For 25,000 Miles + $65

If you want to experience a lot of business class for little points, this post is for you. I too like to sit up front and experience what each airline has to offer for as long as possible. Using Points to Fly Of course I […]

REVIEW: Iberia Level Flight From Barcelona To Los Angeles – $107 One-Way

We just flew 6,000 miles for $107 a piece, did that get your attention? Level Airlines is one of the newest ultra-low-cost-carriers to join the ranks of Wow and Norwegian. Their first flights commenced in June, but it still seems like a few kinks need […]

How You Can Fly Eithad First Class Apartments Using American Airlines Miles

Flying eight hours in Etihad’s Apartments was a bucket list item checked for me. I won’t try to put words to the experience other than: DO IT. Where can I fly in The Apartments? The Apartments, not to be confused with The Residence (which has […]

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I Just Booked a Round-Trip to Asia for Less Than 30,000 Points and Zero Fees

I must admit, for someone who has a large~ish bank of points, it is hard to pay cash for flights or hotels. Over the last year I’ve been getting better, but I still find it difficult to use cash rather than points, even when it […]

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REMINDER: Only 5 Days Left For 40% Transfer Bonus from MR to Avios

If you’ve hoarded American Express Membership Rewards points, now is a good time to off-load them. You have until 9/17/17 to transfer to British Airways or Iberia Avios programs with a 40% bonus. To do the simple math, you will just multiply your Amex MR […]

Traveling Once a Month Has Helped Us Save Even More Money

It’s a an odd scenario to explain to people, traveling actually saves us money. Not only does it save us money, but the life experiences and relationship strengthening we gain is priceless. You save money by taking more trips, huh? Now, before your head starts […]

Is It Okay To Ask Someone To Switch Seats On An Airplane?

That may seem like a stupid and obvious question to ask. Of course it’s okay to ask someone to switch seats, we are all decent people. I thought the same thing until it happened to me.   It’s too early for this We were booked on […]