Well, it’s been a whirlwind. Laying the groundwork back in September 2016, I set out to make 2017 my year of travel, and of travel hacking. Travel hacking (using different strategies to earn free travel and perks) has at times been fun, tedious, nerve-wracking, and exciting. I’ve learned a lot. Such as, if you take … Continue reading 2017 In Review: My Year As a Travel Hacking Mom
How I Put together an 8 night trip for 3 to New York and Washington D.C. for less than $1,000. My cousin is graduating from Columbia University with her PhD this May. She has worked diligently for years, as student, as a graduate instructor, and as a researcher. She studies brains, how they function and … Continue reading How I Put together an 8 night trip for 3 to New York and Washington D.C. for less than $1,000.
As I’m getting this blog up and running, I’ve written a number of posts about walking the local greenbelt trail, as well as about our first out of town adventures of the year. Behind the scenes I am also doing quite a bit of travel planning. Part of my strategy to make travel possible this … Continue reading 2 Credit Cards, 2 Days. My foray into travel hacking.
How I went to Disneyland with two teens and a baby, had fun and saved money.
The first in a two-part series. This post covers what we did and how we coped with teenagers and baby. The second part covers how much we spent and how we paid for it. When the snow and ice on the roads, and frigid winter temperatures start to get to you, what’s the best thing … Continue reading Our Disney & Universal Girl Trip Getaway: Doin’ Disney
For me, part of the fun of doing cool things is the planning and preparing. I love researching an experience almost as much as I enjoy the experience itself. I’ve made a cottage industry of oohing and aahing over projects and pinning them on Pinterest. I love reading books about different lives in different times … Continue reading The Year of Travel Agenda
Great news on my personal travel hacking front today. You may have heard about the merger between Virgin America Airlines and Alaska Airlines that went into effect recently. You can now book travel on Virgin America flights using Alaska miles, right from the Alaska website. Mileage Plan members can earn miles on Virgin flights and … Continue reading When 2 + 1,000 becomes 10,000. How I got free miles a really surprising way.
I am a simple person. I like the days with nothing scheduled; I can find plenty to do. I love everyone in my family for who they are and enjoy spending time with them. I don’t need very many possessions to feel content. Many, if not most, of my belongings come from thrift stores and … Continue reading The Year of Travel (and Travel Blogging)