Category Archives: Beginner Tips

“We Paid Off Over $30,000 in Credit Card Debt”

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Welcome to the next installment of our interview series where folks share their thoughts about Big Travel with Small Money!

Miles & Points Interview:   Eyes on the Dollar  

Kim started Eyes on the Dollar to document her and her husband’s journey from broke to debt-free.  Now they have paid off their debt, learned how to use credit cards responsibly, and travel the world!

Eyes On The Dollar - Interview With Kim

Arches National Park, Moab, Utah

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How to Find Out Which Hotel Card Is Right for You!

Disclosure:  Emily & I get a commission for links on the blog.  You don’t have to use our links, but we’re very grateful when you do.  We don’t write about all the credit cards available in the US, but only the ones which get us miles and points or cash back for Big Travel with Small Money!

Now that you’ve earned airline miles for your flights, it’s time to figure out your accommodations.

How To Find Out Which Hotel Card Is Right For You

Enjoying Our Free Nights at the Grand Wailea

Have a Goal

You should have a destination goal in mind such as Hawaii, Florida, or Italy before you apply for a hotel credit card.  This way you get the right card so that you can get your accommodations for free (or mostly free)!

Most hotel redemptions are actually free because you don’t pay any taxes and fees.  In some cases, you might pay a few dollars in taxes if there is a local tax or fee. Continue reading

“Then the Memorable Volcano Eruption in Iceland Happened”

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Welcome to the next installment of our interview series where folks share their thoughts about Big Travel with Small Money!

Miles & Points Interview:   The Broke Professional

Syed started The Broke Professional to help other young professionals get out of debt and build a positive net worth.

The Broke Professional - Interview With Syed

My Wife and I on Vacation

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Get Hilton or IHG Hotel Points With Your Next Meal

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There’s a simple way to earn hotel points for a fun activity you’d be doing anyway.  We’ve seen how to earn airline miles for dining.  Today, let’s see if you can earn hotel points!

  • Sign-up for the free Rewards Network
  • Enter your credit card information
  • Automatically get points in your Hilton or IHG account when using your card at 1 of their ~10,000 restaurants, pubs, and clubs
Get Hilton Or IHG Hotel Points With Your Next Meal

What Would You Like for Dessert…Hilton or IHG Hotel Points?

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“After the 100,000 British Airways Card I Was Officially Hooked”

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Welcome to the next installment of our interview series where folks share their thoughts about Big Travel with Small Money!

Miles & Points Interview:   Wander The Map

Jenna is the creator and writer of Wander The Map.  Her husband Micah is the photographer and videographer.  Through blog posts, photos, and incredible videos they hope to inspire folks to get out and see the world.

Wander The Map - Interview With Jenna

Micah and Jenna at the Grand Canyon

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