Category Archives: Beginner Tips

“One of My Dreams Is to Be an Expat in a Lovely European Country”

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

Miles & Points Interview:   Kid Free Travel

Laquel writes Kid Free Travel to share information with readers who prefer to travel without kids.

KidFreeTravel - Interview With Laquel

Laquel and Her Husband Wes and in Puerto Banus, Southern Spain

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“Hiking Through the Thick Vegetation…to Watch Mountain Gorillas”

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

Miles & Points Interview:   Adventure Travel Lovers

Shady and Millzo started Adventure Travel Lovers to share their travel adventures.

Adventure Travel Lovers - Interview With Shady And Millzo

Shady and Millzo Hiking Diamond Head on 1 of Their 1st Adventures to Hawaii in 2006

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“We Were Upgraded to Business Class on Emirates, Thanks to My Daughter’s American Girl Doll”

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

Miles & Points Interview:   From Fresno to Timbuktu

Ruthie and her friend Kate started From Fresno to Timbuktu to share their stories of traveling with their children.

From Fresno To Timbuktu - Interview With Ruthie

Ruthie at a Village Market in Zambia

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Top 5 Cheap Ways to Get to Europe Using Miles and Points!

The ancient ruins of Rome (and the amazing food!), the romance of Paris (dinner inside the Eiffel Tower!), the theater in London (I won’t mention the food)…

It’s the time of year when folks are planning their summer trips to Europe.  Sometimes low-level award seats can be hard to find because it’s such a popular place to go!

So it’s good to have options for the cheapest ways to get there using miles and points!

Here are my favorite cheap award tickets to Europe.  If you don’t mind flying coach class, you could get there for as few as 25,000 miles round-trip!

Top 5 Cheap Ways To Get To Europe Using Miles And Points

Planning a Summer Getaway to Europe? I’ll Show You the Cheapest Ways to Get There!

And remember, you don’t have to fly there and back on the same airline.

Sometimes you’ll get a better deal (and more available award seats) by booking 1-way flights on different airlines.  Or you might mix-and-match because you don’t have enough points in 1 program for a round-trip ticket.

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Why You Should Apply for Cards From Different Banks

Million Mile Secrets reader Chris commented:

Do you have a list of the different bank credit cards and what credit reporting company they use?  This would help in deciding what credit card to open next.

Why You Should Apply For Cards From Different Banks

Choose Different Banks When Applying for Multiple Cards on the Same Day

Unfortunately for Chris, there isn’t a simple answer of which credit reporting agencies are used by the banks.  That’s because banks may use a different reporting agency depending on your state.

But I’ll give you some tips!

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