About

Hi! Thanks for visiting. You clicked through to this page so you apparently want to learn more about us. My name is Joe and I’m the one who does most of the travel planning and will usually be the one posting to the blog. My wife Sharon is the one who has to deal with me constantly talking about travel and points. She also is my proofreader. Her reward for this is going on these trips with me. šŸ™‚

I’ll be posting trip reports to the blog, as well as helpful tips and tricks in between trips, to explain how I make these trips happen.

I decided to write this blog because:

  1. Many of ourĀ friends kept saying, “You should give lessons!”
  2. We have a eclectic travel style that is generally not represented on other blogs.
  3. We’ve developed a criteria which helps us make travel decisions that we think couldĀ be helpful to others.

Travel for us is a means to get to a destination. We have done the extra 6 hours of flying so we could sit in the fully flat seat instead of a recliner. We’ve scheduled layovers just so we could see the fancy airport lounge. After experiencing these things a few times, we have decided that they areĀ not all that important to us; with rare exception, we just want to get to where we’re going as quickly and comfortably as possible.

If you are looking for aspirational travel tips, this is not the best place to start. We do take some nice trips where we splurge for something special, but there are plenty of other blogs like One Mile at a TimeĀ and The Points Guy, which cover traveling in the best planes and staying at the nicest hotels in the most amazing locations. I’d also like to recommend Gary Leff and hisĀ blog,Ā View from the WingĀ – heĀ helped me book our first trip to Japan with points. However unlike those websites, my posts will vary from how we booked a flight to Austria in a flat bed seat with miles, to how I saved money booking a Southwest flight to Austin.

We hope you enjoy following our travels and insights into how we make these trips happen. Hopefully you will be able to use these tricks to improve your own vacations. However, as always, Your Mileage May Vary.