Pay Taxes With Your Credit Card? Drive Or Fly To Your Vacation? & More!

It’s the weekend, y’all! HOORAY! Here’s a quick recap of the posts we wrote this week:

This week Joe wrote about:

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Quick Thoughts About Our First Flight With Frontier Airlines

Flying on a low cost airline isn’t our first choice. I’m not a big fan of their pricing structure and I’ve heard too many horror stories about people having problems. Let me say I booked this flight for us with our eyes wide open. It was the perfect flight times for our trip with a non stop that would give us an additional day at our location and save us from twenty of hours of driving. I planned for contingencies (What if the flight there gets cancelled or what if we get stuck at our destination?) I booked our tickets with the Citi Prestige card since it has the best trip insurance of any card out there and crossed my fingers.  Continue reading “Quick Thoughts About Our First Flight With Frontier Airlines”

This Map Helps Take The Guesswork Out Of Deciding When To Travel

Right up there with, “How’s the weather in THIS PLACE during THAT MONTH?” (PSST!  We have an answer for that – just click here), this is one of the most-often travel-related questions I see on vacation/holiday/travel message groups:

When is the best time of year to go to THIS PLACE?

The answer to that would vary greatly, depending upon wherever THIS PLACE is – it all depends on where in the world it is, weather and other “nature” factors, etc. Well, some folks from the UK were able to gather all the data from all the places 🙂 and came up with this very helpful resource that will allow you to see the high, medium and low travel season of every country in the world throughout an entire year:

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The Best Manhattan Sightseeing Tour Was Included With My Delta Ticket To LaGuardia Airport

We’ve flown into LaGuardia Airport more times than I want to remember. For the most part, these flights include a sightseeing tour of central New Jersey, Staten Island, Brooklyn or Queens. That means seeing a bunch of houses right next to another, an apartment project here or there, and not much else.

For some reason though, on this trip on Delta to LaGuardia, we took a different route.

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Should You Drive Or Fly For Your Vacation?

This is a question we hear quite often when we fly to nearby locations. “Why didn’t you just drive?” It’s a legitimate question and I agree there are several advantages to driving in comparison to flying. You don’t have to deal with the hassle of the airport. You aren’t on such a strict schedule, so if you’re running late you won’t miss your flight. You can bring everything you want with you including food, clothes and your pillow without worrying about how heavy your suitcase will be. However, driving also has its own perils, as it’s no fun to be sitting on a highway in a traffic jam or trying to drive through a blinding rain (or snow) storm.

There are several factors that can influence your decision. The cost of flying vs. driving is an important one. This is compounded if you have a family because any math shows that four airline tickets cost twice as much as two tickets. If you drive, you’d also have to figure out the cost of gasoline and the wear and tear on your car (or the cost of a rental car if you don’t trust your vehicle for a long drive).

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The Pros & Cons Of Traveling On Points & Miles As A Couple

I recently returned from Frequent Traveler University in Seattle. I love going to these events because you get a sense of the pulse of the miles and points universe. I really enjoy talking to people who are as passionate as I am about points and miles. It’s great to see the people behind the websites in person and they’ll often share tips they don’t write about on their blogs.

During the closing session Q&A, someone asked the panel how they deal when a spouse/significant other doesn’t share your obsession with miles and points. Three of the panelists chimed in that there is always going to be someone who’s in charge of the miles, points, credit card applications and trip planning and then there will be the one who just wants to stop hearing about it all. This, by the way, was from some of the biggest travel bloggers out there. Tiffany from One Mile At A Time shared how her husband will not call a bank for a credit card and Stephan from Rapid Travel Chai told how he has to schedule a time when he’s allowed to discuss travel plans with his wife.  While they were telling their stories, I felt their pain.  Continue reading “The Pros & Cons Of Traveling On Points & Miles As A Couple”

What Vaccines Do You Need If You’re Traveling Out Of The Country?

Sometimes international travel can be a breeze. Just have a plane ticket, a valid passport and sometimes maybe a visa, and you’re free to go to almost any country you want. But sometimes you may be traveling to a country that may not have the same health care standards as where you live and you’ll need one or more vaccinations to ensure you’ll stay free of diseases and other health issues that may be present in the place you’re visiting. The issue becomes even more complicated if you’re traveling with children or if you yourself have a chronic disease or are immunocompromised or pregnant, among other issues.

So if you have to go somewhere internationally, what do you do, and how do you find out what steps in need to take, in terms of vaccinations, you should get before you travel?

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