Ever since I turned the age to get a credit card (18) I have accumulated miles and points for anything and everything I could… so let’s just say it’s been many years! I’m by no means an expert in the field on which card to use and how to best get those points and miles, as I think it depends on if you are single, married, with kids, what your plans are, etc, etc! Instead I thought I would share some of the things I’ve been able to do WITH all my “freebies”!
Victoria Falls, Zambia side: trip of a lifetime
Words cannot describe my trip with my travel buddy Anne (before marriage and kids!) to Africa. We visited Zambia, Botswana, and South Africa. I flew business class to South Africa with a day stopover in Zürich, Switzerland. Unbelievable.
Calgary & Banff, Canada for my dear friend Erinn’s big birthday and wedding (been there twice and LOVED it)
We were lucky enough the first time to visit during the Calgary Stampede. Who knew you could wear cowboy hats in Canada?!
Las Vegas, Nevada for my dear friend Jeff’s big birthday (and my husband’s first time there too).
We’ve also given gifts such as magazines for my sister (what I can I say, she loves The Economist especially when it’s free), bar set for my sister’s college graduation, and toys for our nephews (hey, those were hard-earned miles). These are just a few of the highlights, but we’ve enjoyed giving gifts with miles.
We’ve used our miles for countless stays at hotels – usually just enough for one night here or there when we have a stopover; mostly with Hilton Hotels in Boston, New York, and San Francisco.
It takes time to accumulate miles and points of course but totally worth it in the end. What an adventure I’ve had using all those miles and points!