Take Your Family to Disney World For Free: Step-by-Step Instructions

Walt Disney World Swan Hotel

As featured in the New York Times' Tips for Travel Savings in 2014, CBS and NBC, here’s our step-by-step guide explaining how to take a nearly free family trip to Walt Disney World using travel rewards points! We traveled from Richmond, VA to Orlando with this strategy but if you live anywhere else in the US, the only difference will be the airline tickets, which you can still easily get using our method if you fly nearly every major airline

Q&A Video: How to Book Flights for only 9,000 Points with British Airways Avios

British Airways Logo

This is the first in a new series where I take a common question I get from my travel coaching members and answer it with an explanatory how-to video.  Also, I included a transcript below if you'd prefer to read instead of watch. How to Book American Airlines, US Airways and Alaska Airlines flights with British Airways Miles: I talk a lot about how much value you can get using British Airways miles in the US on American Airlines, US Airways and

How we Saved $7,017 on our 15-night Honeymoon In Europe With Miles And Points

My Wife and I Hanging Out In Rome

A lot of people look forward to their wedding day but any good miles and points blogger will tell you that it's all about the honeymoon!  My wife and I got married over the summer and while we did have an amazing wedding day, I was looking forward to our two week European honeymoon almost as much. My wife is actually a student so we only had a short period of time to get married and take a honeymoon right in the middle of July.  And as anyone

Travel Rewards 101: Three Main Types of Rewards Credit Cards

rewards credit card

For beginners, researching the different rewards credit card rewards can seem overwhelming at first. After all, each bank and card issuer typically has its own rewards program and all these programs offer travel benefits, but often in dramatically different ways. The point of this post is to shed some light on the three main types of travel rewards credit cards, and how they can benefit you. After all, it can be difficult to choose the right

Why YOU Should Earn the Southwest Companion Pass

companion pass

The Southwest Companion Pass is quite possibly the single most valuable perk in all of travel rewards and we'll walk you through what you need to do to earn it and maximize its value. Southwest has a huge network of flights in the U.S. and the ease of redeeming points for flights with absolutely zero blackout dates makes it an ideal airline program for the regular traveler. What is the Southwest Companion Pass? The Southwest Companion Pass

What Are The Best Ways To Get To Europe With Points?

What Are The Best Ways To Get To Europe With Points? - DRAFT

As a kid growing up in Los Angeles, Europe sounded like a magical place.  Great food, different culture and some awe inspiring historic sites.  Who doesn't love Europe and all the beauty that it has to offer?  Once I finally made it over there as a teenager, I knew it was a place that I would visit many more times.  And since that first trip, I've actually returned many times and I even studied abroad one semester in Budapest, Hungary. It's

5 Ways To Prevent Your Miles And Points From Expiring

5 Ways To Prevent Your Miles And Points From Expiring

Racking up miles and points from credit card bonuses, flights and hotel stays is one of the greatest feelings in the world.  I mean who doesn't like to travel around the world for (nearly) free?  But on the opposite end of the spectrum, no frequent traveler ever wants to see their miles and points expire due to inactivity.  I've had it happen to me and I can assure you, it's not a good feeling. Luckily, there are a few easy ways to prevent

How Much are my Chase Ultimate Rewards Points Really Worth?


Our absolute favorite travel rewards points are Chase Ultimate Rewards points. They are extremely flexible since you can transfer them to 11 different travel partners including some of our favorites like: United, Hyatt, Southwest and British Airways. Recently a travel coaching member emailed me and said, “I have 50,000 Ultimate Rewards. What does that equate to approximately in travel? Is there an easy way to understand how that conversion of