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How I Earned My First Southwest Companion Pass & Started Flying Free

Since I discovered the mighty Southwest Companion Pass, which allows one person to fly free with you on any booked flight after accumulating 110,000 Southwest points, I’ve been on a mission to earn this sucker. Only one problem… I was right in the middle of purchasing a home. I thought I’d share my journey for others who … Read more

7 Less Crowded Fall Foliage Destinations

Say “leaf peeping” and everyone immediately thinks of New England, Colorado’s golden aspens or the Blue Ridge Parkway of North Carolina! But did you know places like Wine Country, Oklahoma and even New Mexico have plenty of fall foliage to boast about but with fewer “leaf peeping” crowds? Here are some of my favorite places … Read more

9 Hobbit Homes You Can Stay in on Your Next Vacation

Do you and your family enjoy “The Hobbit”? It’s a fantastic movie and book! One of my favorite parts of Peter Jackson’s movies is the cinematography, which showcases the beauty of New Zealand, certainly on any traveler’s bucket list. HomeAway, a vacation rental company with more than a million listings in almost 200 countries, has a list … Read more

California Movie House Tour: Workaholics House & More

During a trip to southern California, which my husband and I enjoyed sans kids, we decided to embark on a scavenger hunt of sorts of houses from movies and TV shows, including the “Workaholics” house, “Father of the Bride” house and more. While there were many highlights of our trip, our California movie house tour probably … Read more