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A weekend in Paris for just over $500: How I made it work

Trip length: 3.5 days Total cost: $520 per person Vacation days used: 1.5 God, I love mistake fares. A few months back, one of my favorite deal bloggers, The Flight Deal, shared a mistake fare on Air Canada to Europe. Since I get deals sent to my phone via text, I was quickly able to jump on […]

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A luxury Adriatic vacation for 3 for under $2000: Hacked!

The results are in! After more than a year of racking up points and miles as I worked towards hacking an Adriatic cruise for my parents and me, I’ve totaled the results and have finalized the remaining balances. What an adventure it’s been! In hindsight, I probably should have started out with a more modest trip […]

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Hack this trip: A winter getaway to Cabo

In this series, I plan to share practical examples of how to turn seemingly unattainable trips into affordable travel options using a little creativity and some more traditional travel hacking techniques. If you’d like to have a trip hacked, complete the online form through this link. Goal Trip Details A couple is looking to get away […]

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An Adriatic cruise on points and miles: Exploring Rome

Just in case you haven’t been following along on my points-hoarding progress, I took my parents on a trip of a lifetime to Italy and the Adriatic for two weeks using points and miles to offset almost 95% of the cost. I’m finalizing my totals as the last of my points are added up, so be the […]

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An Adriatic cruise on points and miles: Venice and the JW Marriott

Points and miles pay off! Just in case you haven’t been following along on my points-hoarding progress, I took my parents on a trip of a lifetime to Italy and the Adriatic for two weeks using points and miles to offset almost 95% of the cost. I’ll be writing up my final totals within the coming […]

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Hack this trip: A Key West getaway

In this series, I plan to share practical examples of how to turn perceivably unattainable trips into affordable travel options using a little creativity and some more traditional travel hacking techniques. If you’d like to have a trip hacked, complete the online form through this link. Goal Trip Details A couple is looking to get away […]

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Hack this trip: A Honeymoon in Costa Rica

   In this series, I plan to share practical examples of how to turn perceivably unattainable trips into affordable travel options using a little creativity and some more traditional travel hacking techniques. If you’d like to have a trip hacked, complete the online form through this link. Goal Trip Details A couple is looking to […]

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Hacking my way to a Mediterranean cruise, Update: April 2015

One month to go until cruise time! With the finish line in sight and everything booked, here’s where I stand on reaching my goal of a hacking an almost free Mediterranean cruise: Goal Take my parents on an Mediterranean Adriatic cruise in June 2015 for less than $1500 total (for all 3 of us), including flights, hotels, and […]

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A week in Maui for $1800: How I made it work

Trip: 7 Days Total Cost: $1783 Vacation days used: 5 Ok, so this wasn’t my cheapest ever trip. And since the main focus of my blog is to inspire others to travel by demonstrating how to make it an affordable and easy part of life, this probably isn’t my most inspirational post. But since I’ve promised full […]