Best Hotel Credit Cards for 2017

Today’s best hotel cards provide much more than the occasional free room. They can also help leisure and business travelers starting saving money before they

Best International Credit Cards With No Foreign Transaction Fee

When it comes to international travel, think of foreign transaction fees as the financial equivalent of the fanny pack: not essential to your trip, no

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Here’s How We Took a $20,000 European Vacation for $3,500 This Summer

More than a year ago, I started dreaming up a plan to take my family on one of our longest trips yet – a nearly three-week

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Best Credit Card Signup Bonus Offers

When credit cards compete to offer the most lucrative, attractive signup bonus, making an informed choice could leave you feeling like the real winner. Some

07.06.17
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12 Frugal Summer Vacation Strategies from Our Family’s National Park Vacation

A few months ago, I posted an article on how we plan frugal family vacations in national parks. During the first half of June, we

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8 Expert Travel Hacking Tips for 2017

“Travel hacking” is when you work within the rules of airlines, hotels, and travel credit cards to earn rewards such as points and miles to

06.14.17
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Five Ways to Save on Your Summer RV Rental

Summertime is perfect for packing up the family and hitting the open road. And whether you want to camp or simply travel in style, renting an

06.04.17
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Three Times Travel Deals Are Actually More Expensive

The internet is a treasure trove if you’re looking for travel deals that can help you save on your next trip. Want to travel for

05.28.17
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Five Ways Your Camping Budget Can Go Up in Flames

Camping, in its rawest form, is one of the most frugal vacation options in the world. All you really need is a tent (or some

05.11.17
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Financial Planning for a Digital Nomad Life

A few weeks ago, Sarah and I had a pretty frank discussion about what we would be doing right now if we didn’t have children.

Best Travel Credit Card for 2017

Summer is almost here and that means we’re about to enter peak travel season. Whether you’re planning a family vacation or looking to travel for business, there’s

03.02.17
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The Art of the Email Auto-Reply (and 10 Ways to Have Fun With It)

Americans tend to behave like they’re being naughty when they take vacation, as if five workdays off in the middle of summer were stolen cookies,

02.22.17
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Start Saving for Your Summer Vacation Now

A 2016 study from the U.S. Travel Association showed that more than half (55%) of Americans didn’t take all their paid vacation days in 2016.

02.13.17
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Fancy Vacations? What Kids Really Want Is Your Time

Ever since my husband and I had children, family vacation has always been a priority in our house. At least once per year, I love

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Airport Lounge Access Is Sweet, Sweet Luxury – But Can It Save You Money, Too?

The fact that we can fly to the other side of the world never ceases to amaze me. After enduring an initial trip to the airport,

01.04.17
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The Secret of Inverse Vacation Planning

Last summer, Sarah and I took our family to Cuyahoga Valley National Park for a couple of days as part of our summer vacation looping

12.18.16
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My Seven Favorite Ways to Save Money on Travel

Over the last year, we have taken family vacations to different cities in Mexico, Jamaica, and Florida. Add onto that, my husband and I traveled alone to

12.02.16
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How to Get a Cheap Rental Car

For most people, the vacation planning hierarchy goes flight, hotel, then vehicle. But don’t treat your car rental as an afterthought — knowing your needs