What if that dream fare is just out of reach and points or miles are not an option? Is there a better way to pay for the perfect flight without incurring credit card interest? Flight layaway could be an option – and one new startup wants to use that concept to help you get closer Read full post »
I discovered Kayak about eight years ago. It instantly became my go-to website for airfare searches. However, even though all my airfare searches still start with Kayak, they do not all end there for two main reasons: Kayak does not display all itinerary options and Kayak does not have access to all sources. 1. Kayak Doesn’t Read full post »
We merry travelers love the idea of traveling around the world in only the most luxurious of accommodations. From the most comfortable suites in the air to the most exclusive five-star hotels, frugal travelers love the rewards of their points. When it comes to luxury travel, where do those in the know spend their vacation Read full post »
Previously, I wrote about my process for finding a cheap fare and booking a trip when I have no predetermined destination in mind. However, when I know where I want to go and have specific dates when I need to travel, my process is quite different. First, my options for finding a cheap fare become Read full post »
Earlier this month, FTG introduced a promotion with Plastiq, a service that allows you to pay any bill using a credit card. The folks over at Plastiq are at it again! Plastiq allows you to pay any bill by charging your credit card and sending a payment on your behalf to your biller in a form Read full post »
When you book a flight with an airline, do you ever go back to confirm that everything is as you expected? Both computers and people make mistakes, but you don’t need to fall victim to a bad travel experience because of an error. A mistake could be as simple as picking an aisle seat instead of Read full post »
I rarely have a predetermined destination in mind — I let the cost of the airfare determine where I will go. I like to earn miles, so I usually purchase flights versus using frequent flyer miles and earning none. I do have some guidelines regarding the destination. I want the chance of being murdered or kidnapped Read full post »
I have mentioned before that I am not a huge fan of social media. However, I fully recognize that Instagram is an exceptional tool for travelers. If you think you know everything in the world that is worth seeing, think again. Here are 10 Instagram accounts that I think every traveler should follow (in no particular order). Read full post »
Can we talk about something for a moment? While it is fun to travel with the miles amassed from creative spending, the game isn’t for everyone. As we have all written about at one point or another, if you are struggling with card balances, don’t have a plan to efficiently make the minimum spends for the sign-up bonus, Read full post »
Finally, it happened. Even though I am extremely cautious when it comes to budgeting for every detail of our travels, I was bound to overspend at some point. When my husband and I traveled to Las Vegas and the West Coast in mid-July, a convergence of factors caused us to spend way over our predetermined Read full post »
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