Category Archives: Travel Tips

National Parks Family Road Trip: Part 5 – Tips for Family Travel & Camping With a Baby

Planning a family trip or taking your baby camping for the first time?

Million Mile Secrets team member Meghan, who 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. 😉

Camping With A Baby

Here Are Tips to Keep Everyone Smiling on Your Next Family Vacation

I’ll share with you the tricks we learned from traveling with a baby.  And tips on making your next family vacation a success!

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Earn up to 20,000 Bonus American Airlines Miles on Flights to Europe

Good news for folks planning a trip across the pond soon!

Via View From the Wing, you can earn up to 20,000 bonus American Airlines miles on round-trip trans-Atlantic flights booked and flown through March 31, 2017.

You’ll earn bonus miles when you fly American Airlines (plus certain British Airways, Finnair, or Iberia flights) and credit flights to your American Airlines account.  But you must register for the promotion.

Most paid flights, like First Class, Business Class, Premium Economy, and some coach tickets qualify.  But you’ll earn the most bonus miles for First Class tickets.

Flying Blue Promo Awards November 2016

Earn Bonus American Airlines Miles on Round-Trip Flights Between North America and Europe Through March 31, 2017

Here’s more about this promotion.  Let’s see if it’s a good deal for you!

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“Taking an Around-the-World Trip Bolstered My Confidence in Areas of My Life Beyond Travel”

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

Miles & Points Interview:  Jetsetter’s Homestead

Jennifer writes Jetsetter’s Homestead to share how she maximizes her vacation by planning extracurricular trips.

You can follow her in Instagram or Twitter.

Jetsetters Homestead

As I Travel More, I Seek out Unusual Experiences. This Was Shot at the Top of the Borobudur Temple in Indonesia 2 Years Ago on a Private Overnight Tour That Included a Pre-Dawn Hike to Watch the Sun Rise at This UNESCO World Heritage Site

How and when did you start collecting miles and points?

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Limited Time: Kids Fly (Almost) Free to Europe on Scandinavian Airlines!

Good news for families planning a trip to Europe!  Via The Points Guy, if you book a round-trip ticket between the US and Norway, Denmark, Sweden, or Finland by January 23, 2017, you can take up to 8 children with you for (almost) free!

The deal is valid for travel between February 7, 2017, and April 9, 2017.

If you have a big family, this could be a great opportunity to get to Europe for less.

Limited Time Kids Fly Almost Free To Europe On Scandinavian Airlines

With This Promotion, Your Family Can Fly to Finland for Less. And Explore the Rest of Europe From There!

Here’s more about this offer!

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Top 5 US Cities for Cheap Flights

If you’re looking for a great deal on your next getaway, you may have better luck than others if you live in one of these 5 cities!

Top 5 US Cities For Cheap Flights

Which US Cities Are Most Likely to Have Great Flight Deals?

Here’s a list of US cities where you’re most likely to find cheap flights!

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Limited-Time: 80% Bonus With Hilton Points Purchases

Via One Mile at a Time, you can earn an 80% bonus when you buy at least 5,000 Hilton points, through February 17, 2017.

This could be a good deal for folks looking to top-off their Hilton account for an award night.  Or if you plan to use the Hilton points you buy for an otherwise expensive stay!

Hilton Buy Points Promotion

You Can Buy Hilton Points Through This Deal and Use Them for Stays at Any Hilton Hotel. Like the Magical Hilton Bora Bora Nui Resort & Spa!

I’ll explain more about the offer.  And help you decide whether it makes sense for you!

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4 Tips to Make Sure You Get Your Southwest Shopping Portal Points

Lyn blogs about Southwest at Go To Travel Gal.  So I’ve asked her to share tips to make sure y’all receive your Southwest points after shopping through the Southwest Rapid Rewards Shopping portal.  

Sometimes these points do not show up in your account, so she’ll show us ways to make sure this doesn’t happen.

Lyn:   Starting online shopping at the Southwest Rapid Rewards Shopping portal is one of the easiest ways to earn Southwest points for free travel.  

If you’re going to be purchasing something anyway, why not earn some points to boot?  Plus, most of these points, unless Southwest says they are “bonus points,” qualify for the Southwest Companion Pass. 

Daraius and Emily know this is the best deal in travel, because with the Companion Pass, a friend or family member flies with you for nearly free for up to 2 years.

4 Tips To Make Sure You Get Your Southwest Shopping Portal Points

Shop Through Southwest’s Shopping Portal to Get Extra Points! I’ll Share Tips to Make Sure You Receive the Points You’ve Earned

For a step-by-step process of how to easily earn the Southwest Companion Pass, you can download my free guide.

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National Parks Family Road Trip: Part 4 – Highlights of Zion & Bryce Canyon

If you’re planning a trip to Zion or Bryce Canyon National Parks, you’ll want to read this post!

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. 😉

Brice Canyon Lodge

We Were Lucky to Have Great Weather During Our Time in Zion National Park. The Temperature in Mid-October Was Perfect for Hiking!

I’ll share the highlights of our trip to Zion and Bryce Canyon.  And tips for planning your own trip to these awesome destinations!

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Secret Way for Free Uber Rides With Arrival Plus Miles

Did you know there’s a way to use the rewards you earn from the Barclaycard Arrival Plus for Uber rides under $100?

The Barclaycard Arrival Plus is a travel credit card, with a sign-up bonus worth ~$525 toward travel.  But a major restriction is you can only redeem your rewards for travel purchases of at least $100.

But folks have figured out a way to redeem their Barclaycard Arrival Plus miles for inexpensive Uber rides by purchasing $100+ Uber gift cards through the United MileagePlus X app.

Arrival Plus For Uber

Use Your Barclaycard Arrival Plus Miles for Uber Rides Under $100 With This Simple Trick!

I’ll show you how you can do it, too!

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Ultimate Guide to Big Travel With American Express Membership Rewards Points Part 7: Europe

You get lots of travel flexibility with AMEX Membership Rewards points.  Because if you don’t have set travel plans for a future trip, these transferable points give you the option to choose from multiple airline partners when you’re ready to book.

Folks in the miles & points hobby know earning transferable points, like AMEX Membership Rewards points, are the best way to get Big Travel.  

The AMEX Membership Rewards program has 17 direct airline partners.  Plus, you’ll get access to other indirect partners as well, which opens up lots of options for flights to the Europe!

Or you can keep it simple and use AMEX Pay With Points to book flights through the Membership Rewards travel portal and get a fixed amount per point.

American Express Membership Rewards Points For Flights To Europe

Use AMEX Membership Rewards Points to Travel to Wonderful European Destinations Like Cinque Terre, Italy

I’ll show you the best ways to use AMEX Membership Rewards Points for flights to Europe!

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