Air · Saving and Money

Beginner’s Guide to Using Airline Miles to Travel

In 2019, I flew to Verona, Italy with my husband; London, England with my husband; Edinburgh, Scotland with my brother; Denver, CO on my own; and Casablanca and Tangier, Morocco with my husband… all using miles we earned flying with United and the Star Alliance! We hoarded miles for so long while Steve was earning… Continue reading Beginner’s Guide to Using Airline Miles to Travel

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Beginner’s Guide for Using Credit Card Points to Travel

*All the information below comes from personal experience. This post is not sponsored, I am not receiving any payment or compensation for this post in any way. I am committed to only recommending practices that actually work. I will never recommend anything to you that I wouldn’t do myself! I have news for you: if… Continue reading Beginner’s Guide for Using Credit Card Points to Travel

Air · Saving and Money · travel planning

How to Find Cheap Flights

It’s one of the most common questions any travel professional gets: “How can I find cheap flights?” I’ve written about this generally before, but here is my fool-proof, step-by-step method of finding the best flights out there! I’m sharing my secrets with you, so get ready for an adventure! 1. Check Rome 2 Rio This… Continue reading How to Find Cheap Flights

Air · Travel Tips

Tips for Flying with Gifts

It’s Christmas! It’s the time for family, friendly get togethers, and gift giving. I don’t know about you, but I love finding that perfect gift for my friends and family, whether it’s for a birthday, Christmas, or just because. But since my husband and I live in a different city than either of our families,… Continue reading Tips for Flying with Gifts

Air · United Kingdom

Cancelled or Delayed Flights in Europe? How to Get Your EU 261 Compensation

You never want it to happen. It’s that feeling when you wake up at 4:00am for your early morning flight… and you have an e-mail saying it’s cancelled. In the United States, you’re basically just out of luck. But in the European Union, you are actually entitled to compensation, even if you’re not an EU… Continue reading Cancelled or Delayed Flights in Europe? How to Get Your EU 261 Compensation

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What to Expect Flying in a Tiny Plane

Sometimes your only option is to fly, and often, the only flight available is on a tiny plane. Lots of people I know have expressed great fear for me and utter horror that I would step on such a small aircraft! “How does it fly!?” they exclaim! Trust me, they fly—and actually, they’re pretty great!… Continue reading What to Expect Flying in a Tiny Plane

Air · Uncategorized

What to Do When You Miss Your Flight

It’s the thing every traveler with a layover of any size dreads: a missed connection. It’s the thing every perpetually late traveler dreads: a missed flight. My husband and I travel a lot—like, a LOT—and believe it or not, we just had our first missed flight situation this past January on our way to Auckland,… Continue reading What to Do When You Miss Your Flight

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Hidden Benefits of Business Class

If you’ve been following my blog for long, you know that my sweet husband Steve and I are loyal to United and have been enjoying the benefits of 1K status with them for several years. All of my business class experiences have been on United airplanes or with their Star Alliance partners until my trip… Continue reading Hidden Benefits of Business Class

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Surviving Long-haul Travel

It’s Faraway Friday! That means I’m letting you in on my top tips to travel your best, even on the longest flights. If the length of a flight has ever kept you from traveling to your dream destination, this post is definitely for you! You can handle a flight of any length with the right… Continue reading Surviving Long-haul Travel

Air · Saving and Money · travel planning

Flight Finding Tools

It’s Travel Tip Tuesday! I get lots of questions from friends about how to find great deals on flights. The truth is, it’s a very volatile market! Prices change rapidly and unexpectedly, and there are so many things to consider: convenience, layover time, airline loyalty, getting or giving up the opportunity to choose your seat,… Continue reading Flight Finding Tools