Summer Travel and Another App-O-Rama

As we plan our escape from the upcoming Buenos Aires winter, miles and points once again come to the rescue of our family! Now that my son is 18 months old, it’s time for him to have his own seat on the plane. (Yes, he can fly as a lap child until 2 years old, … Read more

Getting My Argentine Wife a US Credit Card… While Living in Argentina

As I’ve often written about on this blog, IĀ do as much as I can to earn miles and points so that our family can travel for as close to free as possible. Most often, this takes the form of earning large signup points bonuses for new credit cards. In fact, I’m now up to about … Read more

Using An Award Booking Service

If you follow my blog at all, you’ll know that I’m a miles and points junkie. I’ve written numerous times about how our family uses points and miles to get expensive flights and hotelsĀ for very little money out of pocket. As a points and miles junkie, I’m pretty familiar with how to book awards and … Read more

Summer Travel Hacking: How We Travel Cheaply Using Points and Miles

Our family is very lucky in that we get to split our time between Buenos Aires and the United States. This summer, due to work and personal commitments, we’ll be back in the States for almost 3 months, which means skipping most of the gray Buenos Aires winter. While these trips are great, traveling with … Read more

I Only Fly Business Class

That title might seem like an especially snobby statement, but allow me a minute to explain… I travel from Buenos Aires to the United States at least three times a year. Two of those trips are typically for my own business and one of those trips is a family trip. Each flight is at least … Read more

American Airlines Devalues Award Chart, Improves South American Baggage Allowance

Today, without advance warning, American Airlines devalued their award ticket chart and reduced many other benefits for travelers. These negative changes included: Elimination of distance based Oneworld Explorer awards Elimination of stopovers at the gateway city on AAdvantage awards Creation of multiple tiers of AAdvantage standard award levels (at higher mileage levels) Reduction of baggage … Read more

Capital Cities: Private SPG Buenos Aires Concert

I’ve written about my obsession with collecting and using points and miles numerous times on this blog. Our family has been able to earn points from credit card signup bonuses and spend and then turn them into great travel experiences at places that we would never have been able to afford if we had to … Read more