Posted in May 2014

Newbie Frequently Asked Questions

Newbie Frequently Asked Questions

I received a lot of positive feedback from my last post on how to get started in this travel hacking game. One reader actually had some great follow up questions that I’ve been asked a lot so I thought it would be useful to post her questions and my answers here for all to see. … Continue reading

How Do I Get Started?

How Do I Get Started?

One of the most frequent questions I get with regards to utilizing miles and points for cheap travel is “how do I get started.” And I have two diverging thoughts on the topic that I thought I would lay out here. My first recommendation is for those who know where they want to go within … Continue reading

Costa Rica Totals

Costa Rica Totals

So as I have done at the conclusion of several of our past trips, I wanted to give the cost breakdown of our Costa Rica vacation. We endeavor to spend no more than $1500 per vacation, but infrequently hit this total. And again, this time, our goal was not achieved. In general, we spent far … Continue reading

Europe or Asia Anyone?

Europe or Asia Anyone?

So, I’ve spent the better part of the last 6 hours working on a mistake fare that I heard about on Flyertalk. To save you the time (assuming that it’s still available by the time you read this), the crux of finding the cheapest fare is by booking the outbound on Alitalia on a direct … Continue reading

A Winter Weekend in St. Martin

A Winter Weekend in St. Martin

Despite regularly booking dream trips for clients, I am constantly awed by how little vacations can cost when you leverage miles and points acquired exclusively through signing up for credit cards. As a result, I have asked a few of my clients to share with me their experiences of trips I have booked for them … Continue reading

Costa Rica Excursions

Costa Rica Excursions

Our first two days in Costa Rica were filled with pools, monkeys, food, and sleep. And it was wonderful. The kids capacity for action filled adventures is only about a half a day and with the Andaz being a fair distance from any exciting activities, we decided to just lay low while at the Andaz … Continue reading

New England Publicity!

After writing a post for Mommy Points, I met with and was featured on NECN as part of their Money Saving Mondays segment.  Check it out! Money Saving Monday: Summer Travel