Surviving the Jump Across the Pond & Lucerne, Switzerland

Surviving the Jump Across the Pond & Lucerne, Switzerland

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Jumping Across the Pond Traveling across the Atlantic to Europe for the first time can be a little daunting. Aside from being packed into a plane like sardines for hours, there is the dreaded jet lag. Here are a few tips to make the jump a little easier and more comfortable. Booking Your Flight Once …

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Zip Lining in Vermont

Zip Lining in Vermont

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After my sister showed me pictures of a recent stay she had in Stowe, we knew we had to stay there on our New England trip. When you think of New England, Stowe is what you picture in your mind’s eye – rolling hills covered with colorful trees and the quintessential steeple standing proud just …

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How To Get The Southwest Companion Pass – The Holy Grail of Travel Rewards

How To Get The Southwest Companion Pass – The Holy Grail of Travel Rewards

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  The Southwest Companion Pass is up there as one of the most coveted travel perks. And there’s no question why; it allows you to book travel on any Southwest flight, and take a companion for free regardless of how you pay for your own flight. If you time it right, you can end up …

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Top Five Restaurants of New Orleans

Top Five Restaurants of New Orleans

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Food. It’s really one of my favorite things in life. And a vacation in New Orleans is the perfect place to indulge in it. New Orleans is known for its cuisine; and after this trip, I can completely understand why. New Orleans is heavily influenced by Cajun and Creole cuisine. Being right on the Mississippi …

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Top New Orleans Attractions – An Adventurous Weekend in The Big Easy

Top New Orleans Attractions – An Adventurous Weekend in The Big Easy

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We had a shit load of expenses last year. It sucked for my wallet, but it did wonders for my credit card point balances. One amazing thing that came from it was the ability to get enough Southwest Rapid Rewards points to qualify for the companion pass. The companion pass allows you to book a …

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How to Travel Big with Chase Travel Partners

How to Travel Big with Chase Travel Partners

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In our How to Redeem Chase Points for Maximum Value post I discussed the difference between redeeming points directly through the Chase portal, and transferring points to Chase travel partners. I won’t go into the depth of the difference in this post; suffice it to say that if you want to get more bang for your …

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Top Sixteen Attractions in Paris, France

Top Sixteen Attractions in Paris, France

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Paris is big. I mean big… really big. While many cities have a larger population not many surpass its global dominance in art, fashion, gastronomy, and culture. My most recent European trip to Paris allowed me to spend five days frolicking around this delightful city, yet I still didn’t feel I had enough time to …

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Versailles Palace and Gardens Day Trip by Train

Versailles Palace and Gardens Day Trip by Train

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Waking up in Paris next to Dustin was ethereal. It had been 10 years since I was in the city of lights, and I honestly wasn’t sure if I’d ever make it back there. Luckily, we learned how to achieve extraordinary travel on an ordinary budget using credit card bonus points.  This morning brought the electrified prospect …

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Road Trip From Annecy to Paris, Beaune, and the Eiffel Tower

Road Trip From Annecy to Paris, Beaune, and the Eiffel Tower

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As much as we loved the small town of Annecy, Paris was awaiting our arrival. It’s a five-hour drive, so we packed up early, said farewell to our gracious Airbnb host, and hit the road. Beaune About a third of the way to Paris sits the wine capital of Burgundy, the city of Beaune, pronounced …

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Top 3 Ways to Keep Miles From Expiring

Top 3 Ways to Keep Miles From Expiring

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Once you’ve accumulated a few points in various rewards programs, it becomes easy to see them as you do money. This makes sense as they truly are a currency that provides immense value upon redemption. As such, it’s natural to be tempted to treat them as you would money. This makes sense in a lot …

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