Family travel challenge for a trip to Rio

Thanks to my reader Nancy for contacting me about this topic! She said she was watching the Olympic games in Sochi and was inspired to plan a trip to Rio for the next event. So, she wanted to know how you could accomplish it for a family of five with the help of miles. First, the…

Miles and points, spilling the beans, Fort Myers

Miles and points. 1) Different bank sign-up promos via PFDigest HERE 2) Today is the last day to get American Express gift cards with no purchase fee via code FPVALAF  Bigcrumbs pays 3.5 percent in cash back, while Topcashback pays 3 percent. 3) A good post on The points guy on how you can get extra value…

Yay or nay to Discover shopping portal?

I mentioned briefly a few months ago how it’s very important to check the price of  specific store gift cards  before shopping there  with your Chase Freedom ( when it’s a bonus category). Yes, 5 percent back in Ultimate Rewards is a nice incentive. But can you do better? Additionally, one of my readers mentioned…

My Valuation of Miles and Points

Originally, I planned to evaluate each mile and point program individually. However,  at the end of the day, this will only be my personal opinion. So, please, take it as such. Your value may differ from mine significantly, and that is perfectly fine. Even though my blog is quite opinionated, I truly believe that in…

Miles and points, old trip reports, Ostia Antica

 One of my readers voiced his criticism of featuring old trip reports. I always welcome readers’ feedback, so don’t ever hesitate to speak your mind. I don’t have too many trips left to cover, but what I’ll do is put the miles segment first, starting next week. That way, you don’t have to scroll down…

Camping… Not all white people like it.

Obviously, I’m going for controversy with my title! I have never been a fan of camping.  My husband and sister-in-law, on the other hand, have some very fond memories of touring the country and staying in a pop-up. That’s why they wanted to take the kids camping in Disney Fort Wildereness. Though not in a…