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Our Copa flight at PTY

Finding and Booking Flight Deals During COVID-19: Good or Bad Idea?

Many of us are sad and disappointed in having to cancel and postpone travel plans during the COVID-19 pandemic. Some of us might even be looking forward to traveling again when it is safe and possible to do so and speculating as to when that might be. In this post, we talk about travels deals…
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April 17, 2020 1
TAP Air Portugal airplanes at LIS - Lisbon Airport

Review: TAP Air Portugal A330neo Business Class from LIS – Lisbon to EWR – Newark

Last Updated: June 3, 2020 COVID-19 Update: Portugal has re-opened to tourists from certain countries as of June 1st. TAP Air Portugal is scheduled to resume flights to North America on June 4, 2020. Overview: For the last leg of our most recent around the world trip in November 2019, we booked business class tickets to…
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March 10, 2020 1
Jason and Maxine at the Lava Lava Beach Club on the Big Island of Hawaii

We Leave Today: The 2019 Recap

It’s been another busy year for us; working full-time while maximizing all the travel opportunities that present themselves and also seeking them out. It is always a challenge for us to balance visiting all the places we are interested in but also to visit the places where the return on investment for miles and points…
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January 3, 2020 4
The El Vado Motel in Albuquerque

Review: El Vado Motel in Albuquerque New Mexico

Initially posted on September 20, 2019. Last Updated on July 15, 2019. COVID-19 Update: At this time, El Vado is open and offering staycation specials for locals; please call (505) 361-1667 for more information. In addition, the restaurants have re-opened too and access to the outdoor space is available. The pool is available and social…
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September 20, 2019 3
Alaska Lounge North Satellite Terminal

Review: Alaska Airlines Lounge SEA-TAC North Satellite Terminal

Seattle-Tacoma Airport (SEA-TAC) is the 8th busiest US airport and commercial and cargo flights continue to increase. As part of the airport’s growth and modernization strategy, the North Satellite Terminal, also known as the “N-Gates” has been renovated and expanded. In addition to new vendors, 8 more gates, Alaska Airlines has also opened their 15,800…
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September 6, 2019 0
Jason and Maxine at sunrise

Top 15 Destinations in 15 Years: Our List

We often get asked “What’s your favorite place out of everywhere you’ve traveled?” and it is such a difficult question to answer because we tend to find things we enjoy in all of the places we visit! That being said, after 15 years of travelling together, there are definitely places that we remember more fondly…
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July 9, 2019 2

Plan – 7 Mistakes to Avoid When Booking Flights

Last updated: November 24, 2019 As easy as it can be to search for flights and book them either using points or paying for them, there are complexities to air travel that are not always easy to find and understand. We’ve learned from mistakes we’ve made and how to avoid them. In this post, we…
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May 28, 2019 1
Floret by Café Flora at SeaTac

Priority Pass Restaurant at Sea-Tac: Floret by Café Flora

Last Updated: June 17, 2019 As a Priority Pass member, there are 2 lounge options and there was 1 restaurant option at Sea-Tac: The Club at SEA in Concourse A The Club at Sea in the South Satellite Terminal near Gate S9 Floret by Café Flora in Concourse A As we have an American Express…
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May 17, 2019 0
Map of our trip

How We Use Points for Hotels and Flights – Our Trip to the UAE, Maldives, Qatar, and Indonesia

If we’re lucky, once a year we get to go away for up to 3 weeks in the fall based on our work schedules and the times we can take time-off. In the last few years, we’ve been really lucky with our trips that often include numerous stops on the same itinerary to maximize time,…
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March 6, 2019 5

Flight Review – Emirates First Class A380 LAX – Los Angeles to DXB – Dubai

We had so much fun on our last Emirates First Class trip that we decided to splurge and do it all over again. As you may recall from our past blog post, we had initially booked first class on the A380 but Emirates changed the aircraft on the Houston route to a 777, so we…
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February 19, 2019 0