As a family of frequent travelers, our end goal is often to save up points and miles for upgrades and perks, a free hotel stay or flight on our next family vacation. But sometimes, we find ourselves with more points and miles than we know what to do with.
We’re the traveling Pointsmans – nice to meet you! We’re chronicling our adventures in loyalty as we rack up points and miles, share our tips, tricks and best advice, and hopefully reach our ultimate goal: a family vacation for four to Europe.
Here’s a quick intro so you can get to know the family.
Traveling with a family can be chaotic. Between packing plenty of snacks, charging your phones and tablets for in-flight entertainment, hailing a cab and navigating your way around the airport, most of us give ourselves plenty of time before a flight.
Can you believe it’s that time of year again? While the start of the school year always brings some much-needed peace and quiet at home, back-to-school supplies seem to require a budget of their own.
Teaching our kids to make smart financial decisions has always been important to us. As Penny heads off to college in the fall, we want to make sure she builds strong spending and saving habits before leaving.
As a family of four, life can get pretty hectic. Between work, school, soccer practice and dance classes, not many of us have extra time to dedicate to tracking and racking up loyalty points and miles for upcoming vacations.
Are you planning on taking your pet on your next family vacation? Here are simple tips to save on pet travel fees.
In addition to some relaxation and fun in the sun, summertime for our family means wedding season. And if you’re like us, the wedding travel expenses can add up – and fast.
One of the great things about being a business traveler and amassing a cache of points or miles is… giving them away! That’s because there are many situations when points or miles make a perfect gift.
I am constantly checking my social networks to see what my friends are up to – and keeping an eye out for new ways we can earn miles and points along the way.
In a loyalty program-saturated world, it’s easy to forget that not everyone is an avid points or miles collector. There are some who aren’t interested in tracking loyalty programs, some who don’t see the value and others who just don’t know where to start.