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National Parks Family Road Trip: Part 3 – Highlights of Death Valley & Red Rock Canyon

Considering a trip to Death Valley National Park or Red Rock Canyon outside of Las Vegas?

Million Mile Secrets team member Meghan recently returned from a 2,500+ mile road trip through some of the top National Parks in the US.  I’ll let her tell you about it!

Meghan:  Thank you Daraius!  My husband and I love adventure, and with a new(ish!) baby in tow, we decided it would be a great idea to take a road trip to fantastic National Parks like Yosemite, Death ValleyRed Rock Canyon, Zion, and Bryce Canyon.  Especially because our daughter is still light enough to carry in a backpack. 😉

Death Valley Lodging

Overlooking Las Vegas From Atop Red Rock Canyon

I’ll share the highlights of our trip to Death Valley and Red Rock Canyon.  And tips for planning your own trip to these fantastic spots!

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National Parks Family Road Trip: Part 2 – Highlights of Yosemite

According to National Geographic, Yosemite is one of the top 5 most visited US National Parks, with ~4 million visitors each year.  And for good reason!

Whether you want relax and take in the stunning scenery, or be adventurous and head out horseback riding, hiking, or rock climbing, there are endless things to see and do in the park.

Million Mile Secrets team member Meghan recently returned from a 2,500+ mile road trip through some of the top National Parks in the US.  I’ll let her tell you about it!

Meghan:  My husband and I love adventure, and with a new(ish!) baby in tow, we decided it would be a great idea to take a road trip to fantastic National Parks like Yosemite, Death ValleyRed Rock Canyon, Zion, and Bryce Canyon.  Especially because our daughter is still light enough to carry in a backpack. 😉

Yosemite Lodging

A Drive to Glacier Point for a View of Half Dome Was a Great Way to Spend a Rest Day From Hiking

I’ll share the highlights of our trip to Yosemite National Park.  And tips for planning your own trip to this fantastic spot!

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Can You Transfer Chase Ultimate Rewards Points to a Spouse?

Million Mile Secrets reader, Soosie, commented:

Can you please tell me if it is possible to transfer Chase Ultimate Rewards points directly (not to airline/hotel program) from spouse to spouse?  Thanks!

Great question, Soosie!

It is possible to directly transfer Chase Ultimate Rewards points to your spouse.  This is great news for folks who want to combine points to book award travel.

But Chase has different rules for transfers depending if you have a personal or small business card.

Transfer Chase Ultimate Rewards Points To Spouse

Transferring Chase Ultimate Rewards Points to Your Spouse Can Make It Easier to Book Award Travel, Like Singapore Airlines First Class Suites!

I’ll explain the rules for transferring Chase Ultimate Rewards points to someone else!

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When Can You Transfer the Freedom Unlimited Sign-Up Bonus to Chase Travel Partners?

Million Mile Secrets reader, Prabha, sent an question via email:

With the Chase Freedom Unlimited card, when can I transfer the sign-up bonus of 15,000 Chase Ultimate Rewards points to airline partners like United Airlines instead of redeeming for $150 cash back?

Great question, Prabha!

Earning transferable points like Chase Ultimate Rewards points is the trick to travel flexibility!  And often times, you can get more value for your points by transferring to airline and hotel partners instead of redeeming for cash back.

But to transfer Chase points to travel partners from no annual fee cards like the Freedom or Freedom Unlimited, you’ll need to have another eligible Chase card, like the Chase Sapphire Preferred.

Otherwise, the points you earn with the Freedom Unlimited can only be redeemed for 1 cent each for cash back or towards travel.

Transferable Chase Ultimate Rewards Points

The Sign-Up Bonus With the Freedom Unlimited Can Be Worth More When You Have a 2nd Chase Ultimate Rewards Card! For Example, You Can Get a Free Night at the Hyatt Centric Santa Barbara Hotel, Which Can Cost $200+!

I’ll explain when Chase Ultimate Rewards points can be transferred to airline and hotels partners for Big Travel!

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Success! A Miles & Points Visit to Mexico City, Mayan Ruins, and Beautiful Cenotes!

Welcome to the next installment of our Reader Success Series where Million Mile Secrets Readers share how they booked a trip with miles & points to get Big Travel with Small Money!

Ronnie is our newest reader success story to show folks it’s possible to travel without spending a lot of money.

Success A Miles Points Visit To Mexico City Mayan Ruins And Beautiful Cenotes

Ronnie and His Wife With Chichen Itza in the Backdrop

A big thank you to Ronnie for sharing his story!

Please introduce yourself to everyone and tell us how long you’ve been involved in the miles & points hobby.

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“I Want to Help My Readers Live a Happier Life – Enjoying Experiences Rather Than Things”

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

Miles & Points Interview:  Zen Life and Travel

Katie writes Zen Life and Travel to share the perks and benefits of collecting credit card points, airline miles, hotel points, elite status, and more.  You can find her on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest!

Zen Life And Travel

Having Fun at St. Pete Beach, Florida

How and when did you start collecting miles and points?

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New No-Annual-Fee Card With 5% Back at Amazon

Chase has released a few new cards in the past several months.  And they don’t seem to be slowing down!

Via Reddit, Chase has released a new credit card, the Amazon Prime Rewards Visa.  This card will give you 5% back for Amazon purchases, 2% back at restaurants, gas stations, and drugstores, and 1% back on everything else.

But you MUST have an Amazon Prime account to earn 5% back at Amazon!

We don’t earn a commission for the Chase Amazon Prime card, but we’ll always tell you about the best deals!

New No Annual Fee Card With 5 Back At Amazon

Amazon Prime Members Can Earn 5% Back on Amazon Purchases With This New Card

I’ll give you the details of this new card!

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Advertise Your Business Online? Best Cards for 2017!

Are you a small business owner or are you thinking about starting a business?  You could earn lots of miles, points, and cash back for business purchases, like advertising, that you already make.

Certain credit cards, like the Chase Ink Business Preferred and AMEX SimplyCash Plus, earn a bonus for online advertising.  And lots of folks use the internet to promote their business!

Best Business Credit Cards

Earn a Bonus With These Small Business Cards for Spending on Social Media Advertising

I’ll show you 3 small business cards that earn bonuses on online advertising expenses!

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Last Chance to Earn 100,000 Points With the Chase Sapphire Reserve

If you’ve been on the fence about signing-up for the Chase Sapphire Reserve, you only have today and tomorrow to apply for the massive 100,000 Chase Ultimate Rewards point sign-up bonus

Because if you apply online after January 11, 2017, will only earn 50,000 Chase Ultimate Rewards points – half the current sign-up bonus!

Last Chance To Earn 100000 Points With The Chase Sapphire Reserve

After January 11, 2017, the Chase Sapphire Reserve Sign-Up Bonus Drops to 50,000 Points!

We don’t earn a commission for this card, but we’ll always alert you when there’s a great deal!

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How to Get $1,500 in Free Flights With No Blackout Dates With Chase Sapphire Reserve Bonus

The Chase Sapphire Reserve is one of the best new cards we’ve had in the miles & points community in a while!

With perks like $300 annual travel credit, a $100 statement credit for Global Entry or TSA PreCheck, and complimentary airport lounge access, the Chase Sapphire Reserve competes with cards like the AMEX Platinum and Citi Prestige.

And you can get at LEAST $1,500 in free airfare with the sign-up bonus from the Chase Sapphire Reserve when you apply online through January 11, 2017.

How To Get 1,500 In Free Flights With No Blackout Dates With Chase Sapphire Reserve Bonus

It’s Tricky to Find Award Flights for Some Destinations, Like Fiji.  Buying Your Ticket With Points Through the Chase Travel Portal Can Be MUCH Easier!

I’ll show you how easy it can be to use the sign-up bonus of the Chase Sapphire Reserve for Big Travel.  

We don’t earn a commission for this card, but we always want you to get the best deals!

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