Everything About the Southwest Companion Pass

It’s the time of year to talk about the Southwest companion pass, which may be the best airline benefit you can earn from credit cards. (See How Long The Southwest Companion Pass Lasted Us). By earning it at the beginning of the year you can have free flying for...

5 Tips Before You Use Your British Airways Avios

Avios are likely the easiest frequent flyer miles to earn for free via credit cards, but BA doesn’t make it easy to understand their program. They have 3 award charts, inconsistent pricing on fuel surcharges, and distance based pricing. In other words, you can...

Cost Breakdown of 18 Days in Albania

This is a delayed cost breakdown of all the expenses from our trip to Albania and Macedonia. As usual, we keep track of all of our expenses while traveling, so this is exact and may help you get an idea for how much a trip like this would cost, and where our money...

(New) Unbelievably Cheap Points Hotels

Since I’ve now updated our Complete Maps, I decided to go through each chain and pick out the best deals. The idea is that category 1 hotels can cost a fraction of the top tier hotels, and yet some are actually really nice or in great locations. For example, you...

11 Best Stopovers with Alaska Miles

Yesterday I not only talked about how Alaska allows stopovers on oneways, but then shared some weird routings to get two tickets out of 1 award. Today, in this post, I want to go over the best 11 stopovers that you can do with Alaska miles. Really, it will go over...
We have spent the majority of our marriage traveling full time, living out of hotels.   All the while, we list our expenses publicly, budgeting $25,000 a year for our nomadic life while still staying in mostly 4 or 5 star hotels across ~20 countries a year.
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