2017 In Review: My Year As a Travel Hacking Mom

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

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How I Put together an 8 night trip for 3 to New York and Washington D.C. for less than $1,000.

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.

When 2 + 1,000 becomes 10,000. How I got free miles a really surprising way.

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.