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Trip Reports

We write about our travels around the world so you can see how we use miles and points for Big Travel with Small Money.  We have literally saved hundreds of thousands of dollars and these trip reports will show you, with step-by-step instructions, how to do the same!

For example, team member Keith recently went on a $53,000 Around-the-World Honeymoon for ~$6,700, Daraius flew in a First Class airplane suite, and all of us have taken multiple trips to visit friends and family.  Hawaii was also a great place to visit, and you can learn how you can visit both Maui and Kauai for nearly free!  These trip reports will show you how you, too, can fulfill your travel dreams and why we think that travel is one of the best gifts you can give your kids.

Just click on the photo to learn how many miles & points we redeemed for each trip and ideas on what to see and do.

We enjoy hearing about the trips our readers take. So follow us on Twitter and Facebook to send us your travel photos and tell us how Big Travel with Small Money has changed your life!

Asia

China

A Jaw-Dropping $55,000 Vacation to Asia for ~$375!!

A Jaw-Dropping $55,000 Vacation to Asia for ~$375!!

My Chinese-Food-Loving Parents Were Forced to Use Chopsticks In This Favorite Destination!

My Chinese-Food-Loving Parents Were Forced to Use Chopsticks In This Favorite Destination!

Flying First Class to Las Vegas of the East (Without the Hefty Pricetag!)

Flying First Class to Las Vegas of the East (Without the Hefty Pricetag!)

French Polynesia

Bora Bora – How to Have a ~$15,000 Honeymoon for ~$2,000

Bora Bora – How to Have a ~$15,000 Honeymoon for ~$2,000

Using Hilton Points Got Us an Unbelievable Beach Bungalow in Moorea!

Using Hilton Points Got Us an Unbelievable Beach Bungalow in Moorea!

India

A Family of 4 Visit India for Next to Nothing

A Family of 4 Visit India for Next to Nothing

Emily’s Top International Shopping Destinations: Mumbai, India

Emily’s Top International Shopping Destinations: Mumbai, India

How to Fly Like a Baller in First Class to India

How to Fly Like a Baller in First Class to India

Make Your Mother Feel Like Royalty on This Flight

Make Your Mother Feel Like Royalty on This Flight

Mother-In-Law’s First Trip to India–Seeing the Taj Majal

Mother-In-Law’s First Trip to India–Seeing the Taj Majal

The Class and Sophistication of This 5-Star Resort in India Might Surprise You

The Class and Sophistication of This 5-Star Resort in India Might Surprise You

Transport Yourself to Another World in this 5-Star Hotel in India

Transport Yourself to Another World in this 5-Star Hotel in India

Maldives

An Afternoon in Male

An Afternoon in Male

Our $27,000 Vacation to the Maldives for ~$4,300 & How You Can Do It Too

Our $27,000 Vacation to the Maldives for ~$4,300 & How You Can Do It Too

Japan

Emily’s Top International Shopping Destinations: Tokyo, Japan

Emily’s Top International Shopping Destinations: Tokyo, Japan

How to Find Out Which Hotel Card Is Right for a Trip to Tokyo

How to Find Out Which Hotel Card Is Right for a Trip to Tokyo

How to Fly Round-Trip to Japan for ~$100 in Business Class

How to Fly Round-Trip to Japan for ~$100 in Business Class

How to Use Miles for a Trip to Kyoto

How to Use Miles for a Trip to Kyoto

Tokyo – How to Stay in Tokyo for Free

Tokyo – How to Stay in Tokyo for Free

Phillippines

Business Class Award Flights for a Family of 4 (Worth Over $18,000!) From Asia to the US!

Business Class Award Flights for a Family of 4 (Worth Over $18,000!) From Asia to the US!

Using This Simple Booking Trick, My Family Got a Spontaneous Deal at a Beautiful Tropical Resort!

Using This Simple Booking Trick, My Family Got a Spontaneous Deal at a Beautiful Tropical Resort!

Australia

Sydney

1.1 MILLION Miles & Points for Nearly $66,000 Worth of Travel to New Zealand and Sydney!

1.1 MILLION Miles & Points for Nearly $66,000 Worth of Travel to New Zealand and Sydney!

United Airlines International Business Class to Australia

United Airlines International Business Class to Australia

Europe

Croatia

Shhh! Europe’s Hidden Gem: Rovinj, Croatia–And How to Get There with Miles

Shhh! Europe’s Hidden Gem: Rovinj, Croatia–And How to Get There with Miles

England

Hyatt Regency London – The Churchill

Hyatt Regency London – The Churchill

London – I Found My New Best Friend in London

London – I Found My New Best Friend in London

France

Emily’s Top International Shopping Destinations: Paris, France

Emily’s Top International Shopping Destinations: Paris, France

Paris – Making Mom’s Paris Dreams Come True

Paris – Making Mom’s Paris Dreams Come True

Why Strasbourg Is One of My Favorite Small French Towns

Why Strasbourg Is One of My Favorite Small French Towns

You’ll Feel Like King Louis in This Parisian Hotel

You’ll Feel Like King Louis in This Parisian Hotel

Iceland

Using WOW Airlines for a Trip to Reykjavik, Iceland

Using WOW Airlines for a Trip to Reykjavik, Iceland

Italy

Flying Virgin Atlantic Upper Class for a Trip to Lake Como, Italy

Flying Virgin Atlantic Upper Class for a Trip to Lake Como, Italy

This Hotel in Rome Has One of the Best Restaurants I’ve Visited!

This Hotel in Rome Has One of the Best Restaurants I’ve Visited!

This Hyatt Hotel Was One of My Top 3 Miles & Points Redemptions

This Hyatt Hotel Was One of My Top 3 Miles & Points Redemptions

Venice Is Full of Points Hotels–Check Out This Hilton Favorite!

Venice Is Full of Points Hotels–Check Out This Hilton Favorite!

Switzerland

How to Stay for FREE in Zurich, Switzerland

How to Stay for FREE in Zurich, Switzerland

Netherlands

~$53,000 Around-the-World Honeymoon for ~$6,700! Part 5: Highlights of Amsterdam, Cape Town, Dubai, Bali, and Singapore

~$53,000 Around-the-World Honeymoon for ~$6,700! Part 5: Highlights of Amsterdam, Cape Town, Dubai, Bali, and Singapore

Portugal

Emily’s Top International Shopping Destinations – Porto, Portugal

Emily’s Top International Shopping Destinations – Porto, Portugal

Middle East

United Arab Emirates (UAE)

A Luxury, Family-Friendly St. Regis Hotel for WAY Fewer Points Than You’d Expect!

A Luxury, Family-Friendly St. Regis Hotel for WAY Fewer Points Than You’d Expect!

North America

Cuba

Why Cuba is a Must for a Cheap and Easy Vacation (NO miles & points required!)

Why Cuba is a Must for a Cheap and Easy Vacation (NO miles & points required!)

Dominican Republic

See the Natural Beauty of the Dominican Republic in Bayahibe

See the Natural Beauty of the Dominican Republic in Bayahibe

Quick and Easy: An All-Inclusive Stay in Punta Cana

Quick and Easy: An All-Inclusive Stay in Punta Cana

Avoid Vanilla Resorts and Stay in Colorful & Historic Santo Domingo Instead

Avoid Vanilla Resorts and Stay in Colorful & Historic Santo Domingo Instead

Mexico

Using Southwest Points for a Trip to Playa del Carmen, Mexico

Using Southwest Points for a Trip to Playa del Carmen, Mexico

US - California

A Weekend in Orange County–Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach

A Weekend in Orange County–Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach

How to Save $1000+ on an Unforgettable Trip to the California Coast

How to Save $1000+ on an Unforgettable Trip to the California Coast

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

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

US - Florida

How We Saved ~$1,300 on A Recent Trip to Miami!

How We Saved ~$1,300 on A Recent Trip to Miami!

Roadtripping the Overseas Highway- Our Adventures in Key West, FL

Roadtripping the Overseas Highway- Our Adventures in Key West, FL

The BEST Use of Miles & Points is to Visit Family & Friends

The BEST Use of Miles & Points is to Visit Family & Friends

ZERO Out-of-Pocket Expense for a Disney World Hotel Stay (and You Can Do It Too!)

ZERO Out-of-Pocket Expense for a Disney World Hotel Stay (and You Can Do It Too!)

US - Hawaii

Haiku How-To: Hiking the Haiku Stairs and Moanalua Ridge in Oahu

Haiku How-To: Hiking the Haiku Stairs and Moanalua Ridge in Oahu

Maximize Your Miles & Points for an Unforgettable Trip to Kauai

Maximize Your Miles & Points for an Unforgettable Trip to Kauai

You, Too, Can Take This ~$9,000 Vacation to Hawaii for ~$600!!

You, Too, Can Take This ~$9,000 Vacation to Hawaii for ~$600!!

US - Illinois

A 1-Night Stay at the Fancy Park Hyatt Chicago for FREE Using Points

A 1-Night Stay at the Fancy Park Hyatt Chicago for FREE Using Points

A Family Trip to Chicago (Using Points!) and How We Scored Cheap Tickets to Hamilton

A Family Trip to Chicago (Using Points!) and How We Scored Cheap Tickets to Hamilton

US - New York

A New York Family Reunion, and How You Can Do It, Too!

A New York Family Reunion, and How You Can Do It, Too!

Child’s Birthday Party in a Hyatt Suite!

Child’s Birthday Party in a Hyatt Suite!

Daraius’ Adventures in Queens

Daraius’ Adventures in Queens

Using Hotel Points for a Fancy Stay at the Andaz 5th Ave in NYC

Using Hotel Points for a Fancy Stay at the Andaz 5th Ave in NYC

US - Ohio

Mother’s Day Memories for $55 in Toledo, Ohio

Mother’s Day Memories for $55 in Toledo, Ohio

US - Oregon

See How Easy it Is to Use Southwest Points for a Mother-Daughter Trip to Oregon

See How Easy it Is to Use Southwest Points for a Mother-Daughter Trip to Oregon

US - Washington, D.C.

Hobnob at the Willard InterContinental in DC for Next to Nothing

Hobnob at the Willard InterContinental in DC for Next to Nothing

Canada

Toronto: Insider Secrets (From a Local!) for Big Travel With Small Money

Toronto: Insider Secrets (From a Local!) for Big Travel With Small Money

“My Family of 4 Saved ~$2,300 Flying With Delta Miles on WestJet!”

“My Family of 4 Saved ~$2,300 Flying With Delta Miles on WestJet!”

US - Texas

Hiking in Big Bend National Park

Hiking in Big Bend National Park

US - Nebraska

Berkshire Hathaway Meeting: Part 1 – Why I Go to Omaha

Berkshire Hathaway Meeting: Part 1 – Why I Go to Omaha