Category Archives: Shopping

NodPod: A New Type of Travel Pillow So You Can Sleep Anywhere

I’m lucky enough to be able to sleep anywhere!  But if you have trouble sleeping on planes or on long car rides, there’s a new product to take a look at.

Million Mile Secrets reader David sent us an email to let us know about a new travel pillow called NodPod.  It’s designed to keep your head in a comfortable position when you sleep upright.  So you don’t have to worry about falling asleep on your neighbor!

There’s currently a Kickstarter campaign to raise money for the product.  And so far, the project has received nearly 10X the initial fundraising goal!

NodPod A New Type Of Travel Pillow So You Can Sleep Anywhere

I Can Sleep on a Plane – or Anywhere Else! If You Can’t, Consider the NodPod Travel Pillow!

I’ll explain how you can get a NodPod!

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Easy Discounts at Amusement Parks for Summer 2016

I showed you my tricks for getting to Disney World without breaking the bank.  But it’s also easy to save money at lots of other popular theme parks around the US!

Easy Discounts At Amusement Parks For Summer 2016

Scream in Terror at the Rollercoasters, Not Your Credit Card Balance

A key to saving money is to prepare ahead of time.  And that’s especially true for saving money at amusement parks!  I’ll tell you what you need to know before heading out the door.

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Bonus Points for Online Shopping at These Portals

Making online purchases through airline or hotel shopping portals is an easy way to earn bonus miles, points, or cash back.  Especially if you prefer online shopping like me!

Plus, most airlines and hotels have their own shopping portals.  So you have many choices when deciding which one to use!

And there are great tools like Evreward to find the best shopping portal deals!  Like 5% cash back at Apple through the Discover Deals shopping portal!

Bonus Points For Online Shopping At These Portals

Using an Airline, Hotel, or Cash Back Shopping Portal Is an Easy Way to Earn a Bonus on Your Online Purchases!

I’ll share some of my favorite current shopping portal bonuses and offers.

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“I Think I Got My First Delta Account When I Was Around Age 12”

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

Miles & Points Interview:

Gilbert Ott is the creator and writer of God Save The Points.  He writes about tips and tricks on how to earn miles.  You can follow him on Twitter and Instagram.

God Save The Points - Interview With Gilbert

Flying British Airways’ “Baby Bus”, Their Direct Flight From New York to London City With Only 32 Seats, All Business Class!

How and when did you start collecting miles and points?

I was young!  I think I got my first Delta account when I was around age 12.  I don’t quite remember why I was so hell-bent on it, but I was.

Perhaps I read an in-flight magazine talking about the places it would take me.  I got everyone in my family an account too.  They were NOT miles people…

Why did you start your blog?  What’s special about it?

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Viva Cuba! Part 9 – The Best (Cheap) Food & Drink Options

Emily:  When I learned about America’s more relaxed policy towards travel to Cuba, I jumped at the opportunity!

Cuba has a lot to offer.  My friends and I were drawn to the classic cars, the Art Deco architecture, and, of course, the friendly people!  We also love music and dance, which is one of Cuba’s specialties! Rick Steves recently produced an excellent video on Cuba that’s fun and informative.

The US and Cuba reached an agreement for direct flights.  Flight availability to Cuba from various US airports and search engines is ALWAYS changing, so be sure to try multiple search engines and cities, if possible.  Readers have reported that some flights to Cuba from the US may be opening up.  When I went to Cuba in December 2015, flights were not scheduled yet. My friends and I flew via Cancun, and continued our journey to Havana.

Note:  Regulations surrounding US travel to Cuba are always changing, so make sure you check the current rules before planning your trip.  There are limited opportunities to use miles & points, but you can save some money.  I’ll show you how later in this series!

Viva Cuba Part 9 The Best Cheap Food Drink Options

Cuba Has Charming Public Squares, Just Like in Europe

My travel partners included many of the same friends who accompanied me to Croatia!

Robbie (pink hair) is a professional dance instructor who teaches salsa, kizomba, and bachata.  Sarita is also a dance teacher, as well as a graphic designer.  Gissell teaches fitness classes and loves rock climbing.

On this trip, I went with 3 new friends – Diana, a local art teacher, Chelsea, who manages a hostel, and Antonio, who works in IT design.  Traveling as a group of 7 was fun, but definitely challenging at times!  We had a great time together, and can’t wait to return!

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