Ada and I love catching up with friends and family partly because it gives us a chance to relive some of our most memorable vacations. But while those close to us are excited to see where our family has traveled, they’re often more eager to find out how they can start planning a trip of their own.
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.
As is the case for most families, our holiday travel schedule can be quite a balancing act. Between Ada’s side of the family on the West Coast and mine on the East Coast, we often switch off between visiting each side for Thanksgiving and Christmas.
If you like to travel as much as I do, you’ve probably dreamed of soaking up some sun on an all-expenses paid vacation.
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.
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.