Category Archives: Travel

Back for a Limited Time! Save $400 on Business Class Flights

One of the best deals for buying Business Class tickets has returned!  But only for a very limited time.

Via View From the Wing, you can once again use the British Airways AARP discount to save $400 on round-trip Business Class and First Class flights!  You’ll have to book by June 29, 2017, for outbound travel August 1, 2017, through January 8, 2018.

Back For A Limited Time Save 400 On Business Class Flights

This Deal Can Help Turn a Business Class Fare That Costs Thousands in to Hundreds

I’ll remind you about this amazing deal!

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Get Big Travel With These 5 Barclaycard Credit Cards!

For folks looking to get Big Travel with Small Money, there are several Barclaycard credit cards that offer excellent sign-up bonuses and perks.

But Barclaycard is known to be strict with the number of cards they’ll approve you for.  Typically, you won’t get approved for more than 1 or 2 cards per year.

So you’ll want to choose the best offers that help achieve your travel goals!

Best Barclaycard Offers 2017

Use Valuable Miles With a Certain Barclaycard Credit Card to Offset the Cost of Airbnb Stays, Like the Cozy Apartment I Booked in New York City!

I’ll share my picks for the top 5 Barclaycard card offers!

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How to Stay in Tokyo for Free: Part 2 – Our $200 Business Class Flights to Japan

Emily:   Have you always wanted to visit Japan?  You can get there for a fraction of the cost with a few credit card sign-up bonuses!

My boyfriend and I recently flew from Austin to Japan for ~$200 round trip in Business Class.  And for 3 weeks of lodging (including some fancy hotels), I spent ~$450!

Japan is a beautiful country with LOTS to see and do, from high-rise skyscrapers to old temples to hot springs.  I loved Tokyo for its energetic neighborhoods, shopping, and delicious restaurants.

How To Stay In Tokyo For Free Part 2 Our 200 Business Class Flights To Japan

Aboard the Final Plane Before Our Japan Adventure!  I Loved Business Class, but Was SO Excited to Arrive in Okinawa

Wherever you go, you’re sure to have an amazing time!  In this series, I’ll go into detail about where I stayed in Tokyo, what to do, and some of my favorite restaurants, and show you how you can do it, too! Continue reading

How to Stay in Tokyo for Free: Part 1 – Introduction & Planning

Emily:   Have you always wanted to visit Japan?  You can get there for a fraction of the cost with a few credit card sign-up bonuses!

My boyfriend and I recently flew from Austin to Japan for ~$200 round trip in Business Class.  And for 3 weeks of lodging (including some fancy hotels), I spent ~$450!

Japan is a beautiful country with LOTS to see and do, from high-rise skyscrapers to old temples to hot springs.  I loved Tokyo for its energetic neighborhoods, shopping, and delicious restaurants. 

How To Stay In Tokyo For Free Part 1 Introduction Planning

The Tokyo Skyline Is Busy and Beautiful

Wherever you go, you’re sure to have an amazing time!  In this series, I’ll go into detail about where I stayed in Tokyo, what to do, and some of my favorite restaurants, and show you how you can do it, too!

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What’s the Difference Between US Bank FlexPoints and Altitude Points?

A Million Mile Secrets reader emailed:

How do the US Bank travel credit cards work?  Can I redeem points for a statement credit or only toward travel purchases?

This is a great question!

US Bank has 2 different kinds of points – FlexPoints and Altitude points.  You can redeem both types of points for travel, statement credits, or gift cards.  But you’ll get the most value using your points toward travel.

For example, you can earn 50,000 points with the new US Bank Altitude Reserve Visa Infinite® Card after meeting minimum spending requirements.  The sign-up bonus is worth $750 toward travel.  But you would only get $500 if you redeemed the points for a statement credit.

US Bank Points

You’ll Get the Most Value for Your US Bank FlexPoints or Altitude Points By Booking Travel, Like Rental Cars

I’ll compare US Bank FlexPoints and Altitude points.  And show an example of how many points you’ll use for a flight.

Emily and I don’t earn a commission for the US Bank Altitude Reserve card, but we’ll always share the best deals with our readers!

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“Traveling Gives You New Perspective of Other Lifestyles, and a Greater Appreciation for What You Have Waiting for You at Home”

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

Miles & Points Interview:   Travelling King

Samantha writes Travelling King to provide tips, suggestions and guides to help readers plan their travels.  You can follow her on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram!

Travelling King

Ben and Sam at Hobbiton in New Zealand

How and when did you start collecting miles and points?

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Considering a Disney Dream Cruise? Read This First!

Ken and his wife Emily write about using points and miles (and saving money) on Disney trips at Mousehacking.com.  So I’ve asked them to share their tips on taking a cruise aboard the Disney Dream!

Ken and Emily:   While many people think first of Disneyland or Walt Disney World when considering a Disney vacation, Disney Cruise Line is an excellent option as well.

Even if you’ve been on a cruise before, a Disney cruise is extra special.  We’ll be focusing on the Disney Dream, but Disney has 3 other ships, all among the best in the world.

Disney Dream Cruise Review

Get Ready for an Amazing Cruise on the Disney Dream!

We’ll share what you need to know for your first Disney Dream cruise!

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Use Southwest Points to Save Money on a Family Trip to San Diego

Lyn writes about Southwest for her GotoTravelGal.com blog and has taken her family to many destinations around the US, flying nearly free on the airline.  I’ve asked her to share some tips on taking a family trip to San Diego, one of her family’s favorite places, on Southwest Airlines.

Lyn:   San Diego was our very first trip where we flew our entire family, including me, my husband and 2 school-age sons, completely on miles.  It was quite an achievement to take that first flight, knowing we paid next to nothing out of pocket!

Save Money On Family Trip To San Diego

San Diego Was Our First Family Trip Flown Entirely on Miles on Southwest

San Diego offers an array of outdoor and adventurous activities, as well plenty to entertain the kids!  I’ll share some of my favorite things to do.  And how to get there on the cheap.

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15 Ways Y’all Saved $1000s With Starwood Points!

I love hearing readers talk about how they like to use miles & points.  So I loved reading your comments from a recent Starwood giveaway!

We asked “what’s the best value you’ve received from Starwood points?”  And y’all have done some amazing things!

Save Money On Vacations With Starwood Points

One Reader Used Starwood Points for a Suite at the St. Regis Bal Harbour Resort in Miami Last Winter

The giveaway is now closed.  But if you’d like ideas for how to use your Starwood points to get the Biggest Travel, here are comments from other Million Mile Secrets readers!

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Another Chance to Bid for Norwegian’s 737 MAX Delivery Flight!

I recently shared the opportunity to bid for a seat on Norwegian’s Boeing 737 MAX delivery flight from Seattle to Oslo, Norway.  Unfortunately, Boeing delayed the plane’s delivery and some folks had to back out of the auction.

Now, there’s a new auction to get a seat on this flight.  But you’ll have to submit your bid by 11:00 pm Pacific Time tomorrow, June 19, 2017.

Norwegian is only the second airline to take delivery of a Boeing 737 MAX.  So this is a terrific opportunity for aviation enthusiasts to experience a very special flight!

There are only 12 spots available.  And proceeds go to Norwegian’s charity partner, UNICEF.

Another Chance To Bid For Norwegians 737 MAX Delivery Flight

Be One of the First to Fly Norwegian’s 737 Max From Seattle to Oslo This Month!

I’ll share the details!

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