Last June my mother and I decided to plan a trip or two…or three. We wanted to go to Europe but Vancouver was on the list as well. I had read about nested itineraries booked with miles or money to save on flights. As I understand it, it refers to putting one flight booking inside another. It was a daunting challenge to make everything line up correctly but we did it. Here is how it went. [Read more…]
Archives for April 2019
I thought I would share a list of ideas for future blog posts. My travels have been limited to North America and Europe so much of the content will be influenced by those experiences and interests. Points and miles also figure heavily in my travel research and planning so those topics will appear frequently. I hope to highlight as many good airfare deals and loyalty program promotions as is feasible along with some assessment of their value. These are in no particular order… [Read more…]
If you’re an avid Air Miles collector you’re likely already aware of this promotion. If you’re not, there is still time to get it done. The promo ends April 25. If you use 5 offers from different Air Miles partners you get 1000 bonus miles. Using 3 offers gets you 300 miles. The coupons can be found in booklets available at stores or online. (Be sure to check the online version because there are a few that are not included in the booklet) This is a really great opportunity to add to your Air Miles balance. The next best promo is “Shop The Block” in November/December. Here are a few thoughts on why and how to jump on this promotion. [Read more…]
After an extended hiatus, I’m going to fire this thing up again. I originally decided to start this blog as a place to put budget travel information that might be of use to someone. That will still be the goal.
I have a lot of great memories from past trips. They are a valuable gift and spur me to create more. Unfortunately, travel is often quite expensive and it can be a time-consuming endeavour to research how to best arrange an affordable and enjoyable trip. I hope to provide some tips and info to help get excellent value for your money or points.
I am also going to try to learn how to give this blog a more polished appearance. Figuring out a complicated Aeroplan itinerary or finding the right accommodation to stay for a week – that’s fun. Figuring out computer stuff – not fun at all. But I will try my best. Any suggestions in that regard are most welcome.