Happy Sunday to all of our travel friends, both near and far! Here are some articles we’ve read from other bloggers (and other sources) that we think you may like, as well, so we’re passing them along.
We’ve made a choice to avoid flying on United Airlines. For our normal travels, it doesn’t cause much of a hardship as we don’t live at a United hub airport. We’ve been able to find flights to where we want without using them and they’ve never been the cheapest or best option anyway. The problem is that we still have a stash of United miles that we earned from the United MileagePlus Explorer card sign up bonus. We didn’t renew the card but those miles are still ours and I need to figure out a use for them.
Thank goodness for airline alliances. United Airlines is part of the Star Alliance, which means we should be able to use those miles for flights on Star Alliance member airlines. You may also hear this being called “using miles on partner airlines.” So where can we fly from our home airport, or nearby, using our United miles?
It’s the time of the year when we need to decide our travel schedule for the following year. This is a necessary task because my work obligations make me put in for coverage if I want an entire week, or two, away from my job. The good thing about this is it forces Sharon and I to decide where we want to travel, Right now this is especially important because we don’t have any trips planned in 2019. What?!?!?!?! We need to fix that ASAP!
Now, we have “ideas” about what we want to go and when we want to go but it’s a different thing to set a date. It’s helpful because it was at this time last year we finally firmed up dates for our overdue visit New Orleans (where we had a parade to celebrate).
Happy Sunday, travel friends – we hope you had a good week! Here are some travel articles we’ve recently seen that we think you may enjoy.
Hooray for the weekend! Hi y’all! Here’s a quick recap of the posts we wrote this week:
This week Joe wrote about:
- The three types of insurance rental car companies try to sell you – why you should or should not purchase them.
- We had access to a hotel club lounge (it doesn’t happen often) and what it was like.
- Why we had to find a new VPN for our travel computer.
- The credit card bonus that’s based on U.S. Olympic wins.
- How to get free upgrades on hotels.
And Sharon wrote about:
- Her suggestion of how NOT to earn 30,000 frequent flyer miles.
- The battery packs Disney parks sell, FuelRods, and if they’re worth the money they cost.
- How to get a tour of the camp where Friday the 13th was filmed.
- We’re so excited about our new addition!
- Plane travel for those with Autism Spectrum Disorder.
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