Category Archives: Travel Tips

Hurry! The Sign-Up Bonus on This New Small Business Card Won’t Last!

A few weeks ago I let you know about the new The Blue Business℠ Plus Credit Card from American Express card that comes with a 20,000 AMEX Membership Rewards point sign-up bonus after meeting minimum spending requirements.  And has NO annual fee!

Our link no longer offers a sign-up bonus, but there’s still a way to get it!

The information for The Blue Business℠ Plus Credit Card from American Express has been collected independently by Million Mile Secrets. The card details on this page have not been reviewed or provided by the card issuer.

We don’t earn a commission from this offer, but we’ll always share the best deals with our readers!

Hot Round Trip 226 To Peru Or Ecuador 505 To Istanbul

20,000 AMEX Membership Rewards Points Is a Great Sign-Up Bonus for a Card With No Annual Fee. And You Can Use AMEX Membership Rewards Points to Take You All Over the World!

I’ll explain how.

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Won’t Last! LOTS of US Cities to Europe for ~$538+

Via Frequent Miler, you can fly coach from LOTS of US cities (big and small!) to Europe for ~$530+, with this huge Delta sale.

I found a flight from Atlanta to Amsterdam leaving November 8, 2017, and returning November 15, 2017, for ~$538.  And a flight departing Minneapolis on August 11, 2017, returning from Paris August 18, 2017, for ~$597.

These sale fares are valid for travel from July 2017 through May 2018.  Meaning you can visit Europe for cheap this summer, or plan fly for less this fall and winter!

Won't Last 442 Round Trip To Europe From 4 Cities

You Can Experience Beautiful Amsterdam With Its Great Museums and Delicious Food for Under $600 From LOTS of US Cities!

Here are the details.  And how to search for deals from your city!

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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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Useful New Perk for AMEX Delta Cardholders!

Via Doctor of Credit, eligible AMEX Delta cardholders can now borrow Delta miles with the cards’ Fly Now, Earn Later perk.

So, for example, if you don’t have enough Delta miles for a particular award, you can use the Fly Now, Earn Later benefit to book your trip, and earn the rest of the miles you need through credit card spending over the next few months.

Check your American Express account to see if you’ve been targeted for this new program!

Delta Fly Now Earn Later

This New Benefit Will Make It Easier to Plan and Book Delta Award Tickets!

I’ll explain the details of how the Fly Now, Earn Later perk works.  And what it means for you!

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Book Winter Break Trips! Southwest’s Schedule Now Open Through March 7, 2018

Good news for folks with travel plans this coming winter!  Via Deals We Like, you can now book Southwest flights through March 7, 2018.

Southwest flies to lots of fun places in the US, including a number of destinations south of the border.  So you can escape the winter’s cold!

Plus, Emily and I love Southwest because of their extra friendly traveler policies, like 2 free checked bags and no change or cancellation fees.

Southwest Schedule March 2018

Picture Yourself in a Hammock on Grand Cayman Island, One of Southwest’s Recently Added Destinations!

Here are the details of Southwest’s extended schedule.  And more information about their generous refund policy!

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Top 10 Easiest Awards to Book in 2017

To get the Biggest Travel with Smallest Money, it’s worth the time and effort to learn award booking tricks.  But it takes practice!

If you’re looking for an easy way to to earn points and book cheap travel, I’ll give you a few ideas!  So even if you’re new to our hobby, you can begin your miles & points journey right away!

Easy Award Flights And Hotels To Book 2017

Here Are Hassle-Free Deals to Help You Accomplish Your Travel Goals!

I’ll share my favorite no-brainer deals that can give you your dream vacation in no time!

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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  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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Do You Have the Dangerous “Someday” Attitude?

Million Mile Secrets team member Joseph is re-reading one of his favorite books: Vagabonding: An Uncommon Guide to the Art of Long-Term World Travel, by Rolf Potts.  Most of our readers are NOT long-term travelers, but I asked him to write down any useful ideas our readers might appreciate.

Joseph:   Are you one of the many folks who want to travel, but can’t find the time?  If so, here’s some good news!

You likely NEVER will find the perfect time to achieve your travel goals!  Your schedule will always be busy.  And that makes NOW the perfect time to travel.

Importance Of Traveling

Table Mountain Isn’t Going to Climb Itself. Make Time for Your Travel Goals, or You Could Regret It Forever

Too many folks have that harmful “someday” approach to traveling.  And it can make for a lot of regrets!

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Negative Changes to the Chase Hyatt Card!

Via One Mile at a Time, the sign-up bonus on the Chase Hyatt card is changing.  And I suspect lots of folks won’t be happy with the change.

On June 29, 2017 (in just a few days!), you’ll NO longer earn 2 free nights at any Hyatt after meeting minimum spending requirements.  Instead, the card will come with a 40,000 Hyatt point sign-up bonus after spending $2,000 on purchases in the first 3 months of opening your account.

Chase Hyatt Card Changes

If You Want 2 Free Nights at the Park Hyatt Sydney, You’ll Have to Apply for the Chase Hyatt Card Sooner Rather Than Later!

Here’s more about this news.  And what it means for you.

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“What I Learned About Buying Infant Tickets on My Trip to Spain”

We often let you know about amazing airfare deals.  And Million Mile Secrets team member Meghan bought cheap tickets to Spain during one of those sales!

She was thrilled to get tickets to Europe for ~$456, especially from Missoula, Montana!  But learned an important lesson parents should be aware of when adding an infant lap ticket to her itinerary.

I’ll let her tell you about it.

Meghan:   Thanks Daraius!  Last November, I took advantage of the insanely cheap tickets to Europe.  But when I called the airline to add my infant daughter to my ticket, they charged nearly the same price as what I had paid for our adult tickets!

Buying Infant Airline Tickets

Two Thumbs Up for Babies Who Sleep on Long Flights. She’s a Trooper!

I’ll explain what happened.  And let you know what to look out for when planning your next adventure.

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