How the Southwest Companion Pass Changed My Life

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How the Southwest Companion Pass Changed My Life

Flash back three years ago — and see if this sounds like you or your family. Living on a modest income as self-employed business owners and renting our home, we rarely traveled. Note: This post contains affiliate links for which I may earn referral points if you are approved after clicking through. Travel throughout our… Continue reading

Marco Island, Florida: Beach Vacation Checklist

Marco Island is one of my family’s favorite beach spots, especially when we’re ready to escape long overcast Midwest winters. If you’re looking for a gorgeous, warm, family-friendly beach getaway, Marco Island is a great choice. Marco is a beautiful island with crystal clear blue waters near Naples, Florida, and is about as far south as… Continue reading

February Trip Report

It’s March 1, so it’s time to share our February trip report. I hope this report inspires you on your own travels and shows you how much travel you can do for less or nearly free! This month, we did not use any Southwest points nor did we fly anywhere. Instead, we opted to do… Continue reading

We’re Going to Europe on Aer Lingus — All 4 of Us and All on Points!

Thanks a million to Brad over at for this amazing tip to get to Europe (via Dublin) with 26,000 British Airways Avios round-trip per person. I explain in detail how a family of four can fly to Europe nearly free, outling the steps we took, in this post (note: It has been updated with how… Continue reading

Forget Cheap Flights to Europe: How to Easily Fly a Family of 4 to Europe Nearly FREE

Note: This post contains affiliate links for which I may earn a commission or referral points if you make a purchase or are approved after clicking through. Looking for cheap flights to Europe? I’ve got one better: how about a nearly free flight to Europe for a family of four? And without pulling your hair… Continue reading

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