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The United Island Hopper is one of the world’s most unique travel routes. The route hops and skips its way across some of the most isolated islands in the Pacific Ocean. and is among some of the most popular flying for aviation fans that are into plain different routes. This trip outlines how I put together a trip through the United Airlines Island Hopper, along with what I saw along the way…. Read More

Summer travel is often among the hardest to gain outsized value. Demand is often high with families travelling together, hotel rates are often high and planners often get the best points and miles seats. However, having a diversified points and mileage balance can help families achieve strong value out of your travelling points and currencies. In this trip, we outline how we put together a family trip through Europe in the middle… Read More

The country of Morocco is particularly difficult to get to on points and miles. After we had passed over Morocco in favour of South Africa and and other Southern African destinations when redeeming our points and miles trips, it was finally time to maximize our rewards to get to Northern Africa. Read on to see how we did it. Trip Introduction: Iceland, Spain and Morocco via Icelandair Saga Class and British Airways… Read More

The countries of Eastern Africa have always been a little difficult to get to from my home in the Pacific Northwest in North America. While we had visited the Maasai Mara in Kenya in the past, the Islands of Tanzania and the Seychelles had always alluded me in the past. As a result of an upcoming Air Canada Aeroplan devaluation, we were able to get ourselves on a two week trip to… Read More

The southern state of Florida is a little harder to get to from my home in the Pacific Northwest as compared to California which is an easy 2 – 3 hour flight down our home in Vancouver. When MrsWT73 had an aerospace conference to go to in Fort Lauderdale, the decision was easy in terms of making the most of a free hotel to visit a state that I don’t usually get… Read More

The islands of the South Pacific are among the hardest in the world to get to using frequent flier reward miles. In particular, Easter Island in Chile had escaped me for a substantial amount of time. With a remote physical location in the world, a lack of airlines serving Rapa Nui (the Polynesian name for Easter Island), and limited airline alliances that allow for connectivity to and from this area, it’s a… Read More

The Hawaiian Islands are among the best destinations in the Northern Hemisphere for a family beach trip. With a world class beaches, a safe and secure environment, and easy accessibility from the West Coast of North America, it’s an ideal place for a family trip. While the islands can be called expensive, there are ways to get even greater value from your travels. We used the Alaska Airlines Companion Fare to get… Read More

The islands of the South Pacific are among the hardest in the world to get to using frequent flier reward miles. With a remote physical location in the world, a lack of airlines serving this part of the world, and limited airline alliances that allow for connectivity to and from this area, it’s a challenging region to visit on miles and points. This story is how we set out to visit several… Read More

The city of New York is among one of the world’s greatest cities. It has world class neighbourhoods, hundred of tourist attractions and restaurants that fit among the best in the world. In terms of a travel destination, it has a number of airport access points spread across La Guardia, John F Kennedy International, and another major airport in neighbouring Newark New Jersey. Hotels are spread across Mid Town, Downtown and Times… Read More

The Caribbean country of Cuba has always been an interesting travel proposition. As one of the few countries in the world still to identify as communist, it’s always been on my list as a travel destination that I had yet to realize. After being able to tag onto a girls’ trip, I was able to accompany MrsWT73 and her friends for a week of exploring Cuba. Trip Introduction: Havana and Varadero, Cuba… Read More

One of the lessor known countries in Europe is the island nation of Malta. We stumbled open a deeply discounted Air France Business Class airfare from Canada to Germany and booked it with the intention fo a little exploration around Europe. We would end up travelling to Germany, and onwards to Malta, following up with a wonderful stay in Venice, Italy and a spin through Oktoberfest Germany. Trip Introduction: Malta and Gozo,… Read More

As an avid downhill skier, the pandemic health conditions were not at all favourable to downhill skiing. The activity of downhill skiing of being outside in the outdoors, away from all other people was deemed to be safe, whereas the crowded employee housing and other aprĆØs ski venues were not. We had a patchy ski season in the winter of 2020 ā€“ 2021, with reservations needed at almost all ski areas throughout… Read More