I am challenging…

…you to  take your family on a cruise!  Since we are a family with 2 small kids, that is what I tried to focus on in this installment. The second part will apply to anyone, since there will be credit cards advice and booking related stuff. Some of our funniest and weirdest memories are from…

Miles and points roundup, The Wizard of Odd, Norway

  It seems this mid-week post is morphing into 3 parter: short (for me) rant+old irrelevant trip report+ current news.The other day I was watching “Phineas and Ferb” show with my kids. There was an episode, called “The wizard of odd”. That would be me! But it could be worse. I could be  “The wizard…

I am challenging Gary Leff!

That’s right, I am going after the high priest ! Next up, Randy Petersen. Well, actually this time its not so much of a challenge, but rather a different perspective. First, I really like his blog “View from the wing”. Its one of the best if not the best for a reason. The energy of…

I Am Challenging Frequent Miler!

Catchy title, no? I thought so. I planned to do this post anyway but decided to add some controversy. The idea was to show that it’s not worth it to keep Barclaycard Arrival for a middle class family or most non-manufacturers (my new invented word) past the first year. The card  earns 2.22 percent cash…

Miles and points roundup, Florida Keys

I see an interesting trend developing with my blog. Most of my readers are…men. Some are teenage guys, living in Canada. What are they doing reading a SAHM blog in the first place? 🙂 I guess, I shouldn’t be too surprised. I have never been a girly girl and always felt more comfortable around males.…

Freaks and geeks rule!

No, its not  a rant. Yes, its miles and points related. You may have heard all the talk about Southwest Rapid Rewards program devaluation, coming after March 31st  2014. Basically, one point will be good for 1.4 cents in travel instead of 1.67 cents currently. Even before this change, when you heard “most valuable mile”…