March 18, 2018

Dave and I just returned from four glorious days at the Hyatt Andaz Costa Rica. The resort is located on the Papagayo Peninsula and is about a 40 minute drive from the Liberia (LIR) airport.

We used Southwest points for me and the Companion Pass for David. I kept an eye...

June 17, 2017

I have planned an outstanding trip to Russia and the Baltic capitols using points and miles.

December 16, 2016

Wow, it's been a long time since I've written a blog post! The fall semester has been crazy. Even with all the madness of a two-teacher household I've been busy chasing miles and points and have managed to accumulate almost 500K since August. I acquired two new credit...

August 10, 2016

Big state, big skies, big dreams - that's Texas. Texas is one of the oldest growing wine states in the US, with vines planted here more than 100 years before California or Virginia. The Val Verde Winery was established in 1833 and is still going strong today, although...

June 9, 2016

An idiot, I mean. And I am in full-on "idiot mode" this week. I've managed to duplicate a hotel reservation in Madrid and almost botched a 40,000 point bonus from Citi because my head is just not in the game right now. I blame Summer Break. The laziness of No Alarm Sea...

May 30, 2016

Soooooo...you've got that AwardWallet membership all fired up and you're ready to start accumulating miles, right?

 

Crickets...

 

For those of you still with me, I'll summarize how David and I accumulated enough airline miles to enjoy comfortable seats to and from Europe...

May 21, 2016

A quick post to share some photos from our June 2012 trip to Mont St Michel in Normandy. David was still recovering from a catastrophic ruptured aortic abdominal aneurysm that very nearly took his life; I was still struggling to regain my bearings after dealing with hi...

May 15, 2016

The answer is...yes and no. TSA Pre✓® is every domestic traveler's friend when it works as promised. Here are the benefits as described on the TSA site:

The following airlines offer TSA Pre✓®:

  • Air Canada

  • Alaska Airlines

  • Allegiant Airlines

  • American Airl...

May 8, 2016

I've been on countless group tours, and 99% of them have been wonderful. A giant shout-out to my friends at US Integrity Touring for the excellent work they do with performing groups of all types. If you're considering a performance tour to Europe you should definitely...

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