June 13, 2018

Based on everything I'd read and heard from other travelers I knew there was a good chance we'd like Porto. I had no idea we would fall in love with Porto in just a few short hours. After yesterday's travel - and the adventure of the lost passport - we were exhausted,...

June 7, 2018

Porto...yeah, it doesn't suck

Lately life has been...interesting. The challenges we've encountered are normal in the course of life's seasons, and every human experiences them at one time or another, however not usually within a two-week time span. We're battered and br...

May 7, 2018

If I'm lucky enough to celebrate 80 years on this planet I hope somebody throws me a party - hint, hint. Over the weekend, David and I drove down to Austin to celebrate his mother's 80th birthday with friends and family. I booked us into the Hyatt Regency Lost Pines Re...

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...

August 4, 2017

The new Facebook group is off to a great start! I've been posting my day-to-day hacking activities and a couple of other expert friends have chimed in as well. If you're interested in joining I have a few slots left...the group is capped at 100 people for now.

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August 1, 2017

Hey friends - today I'm launching a new Facebook group dedicated to answering your questions about travel hacking and planning. The group is meant mostly for beginners - all questions are welcome - but there will most definitely be some experts lurking around, too, in...

June 17, 2017

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

December 20, 2016

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There's a lot to recommend about Mainz. I had only smallish hopes for this town since my travel hero Rick Steves dismisses it in his Germany guidebook. The Mainz Hyatt Regency, however, is a solid category 4 hotel and a good use...

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...

October 2, 2016

Hat tip to Harlan at Out and Out

GIANT moneymaker at Kohl's until tomorrow night! Purchase Toastmaster appliances on sale for $16.99 and receive a $12 mail-in rebate via Visa Gift Card. The deal stacks with Discover cash back, United MPX Mileage App, Discover Deals, Koh...

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We're Dave and Robin, and we love to travel for "freeish". We started this blog to share our travel stories as well as a few travel hacking tips. Robin is the miles/points guru and Dave manages the family finances. We are both public-school teachers and LOVE our jobs almost as much as we love travel!

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