Here you’ll find recent posts that help you plan your trip from a budget standpoint. We’ll cover topics such as credit cards, points and miles, where to stay, tickets & passes, trip budgeting, etc. If there are other topics you’d like us to address, please let us know here.
Still struggling with what to get for the one on your gift-giving list who has it all? Wondering how in the world you can persuade your significant other to agree to some family trip planning? Need to jumpstart your travel plans by saving thousands on airfare?
I’ve mentioned occasionally in the past that when using frequent flyer miles to travel abroad, you’re often better off avoiding London. The reason for this? Crazy-high carrier-imposed fees when using London’s airports (regardless of whether London is your destination or you’re just changing planes). By crazy-high, I mean $200-300 is common, and $300+ happens a […]
Traveling at Christmastime can truly be an adventure. Last year we took the family to Portugal, and you may recall the harrowing experience of getting there after some storms caused flight delays. While it’s true that Christmastime is a busy time to be on airplanes, it can be a wonderful time of year to visit […]
Last Christmas we packed up the family and headed to Portugal to visit Emily’s parents for a week. It was a wonderful trip, in spite of the challenge getting there and the added stop on the way home. As we geared up for our trip, our train-loving son, Peter, was particularly excited to hear that […]
Sometimes frequent flyer miles are hard to use. Sometimes it’s because you start planning your trip a bit too late. Sometimes it’s just a busy route or a busy time of year. Sometimes your frequent flyer miles are split across accounts and you need to take what you can get. And sometimes it’s all of […]
Have you ever wondered if your family could travel the world like the Wheelwrights? Do you want to travel abroad with your family, but the price of airline tickets has you down? Jump into the world of frequent flyer miles and learn how you can take your family abroad without spending thousands of dollars on […]
There are a lot of great credit cards out there—several will earn you and your family flights across the ocean to see far-off places. Most of the cards I recommend are “consumer” credit cards, but when I see a small business card with an offer that is too good to pass up, I need to […]
We obviously loved our visit to the Eiffel Tower, but if you’re concerned about the expense or the crowds, and if you don’t have advance tickets, you may not want to spend the time waiting in line to head up to the top. Are there alternatives? Yes, and I completely hear you. While we were […]