Travel Tips

Traveling the world is an adventure that isn’t meant to be done perfectly, but sometimes a tip or two can make a big difference.

This page starts with the Just Carrying On Miles and Points Beginner’s Guide. This is not a comprehensive guide, but if you’re looking to understand the basics of how miles and points can be leveraged for travel, this guide is for you.

And farther down the page, you’ll find a running list of our Travel Tips posts. They vary widely from travel hacks to packing lists to advice. We hope you find them useful.

Just Carrying On Miles and Points Beginner’s Guide

Beginner’s Guide Part 1: Earning Miles and Points with Credit Cards

Earning Miles and Points with Credit Cards is Part 1 of 4 in the Just Carrying On Miles and Points Beginner's Guide is an introduction to ...
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Beginner’s Guide Part 2: Is Miles Chasing Right for Me?

Is Miles Chasing Right for Me? is Part 2 of 4 in the Just Carrying On Miles and Points Beginner's Guide, an introduction to the world ...
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Beginner’s Guide Part 3: Leveraging Redemptions for the Best Value

Leveraging Redemptions for the Best Value is Part 3 of 4 in the Just Carrying On Miles and Points Beginner's Guide, an introduction to the world ...
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Beginner’s Guide Part 4: Coming Out On Top

Coming Out On Top is the final part of the Just Carrying On Miles and Points Beginner's Guide. This guide is an introduction to the world ...
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Travel Tips Posts

How To Research and Stay Organized When Visiting a New Place

I realized the other day that we've settled into a travel routine. It used to be we planned far in advance but this year, while ...
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Mens Carry-On Packing List for 12 Weeks in Asia

Olivia wrote a post about what she's carrying-on through Asia a few weeks back so I figured it is time for me to do the ...
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The Best Tuk Tuk Driver for Visiting Angkor Wat in Siem Reap (and sample 3 day itinerary)

If you’re looking for a wonderful and sweet tuk tuk driver in Cambodia, ask your hotel to call Bong Thoo (pronounced Two) at +855964556699. We ...
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Women’s Carry-On Packing List for 12 Weeks in Asia

After traveling around Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe, South Africa, Ghana and Morocco we landed back in the US for a month. It was a time to ...
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17 Best Smartphone Apps for Travel

We’ve been on the road over 3 months now and it is time to recommend our 17 best smartphone apps for travel. The smartphone (in ...
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Why I Love Using Airport Lounges When Traveling

For most of my life I thought airport lounges were for wealthy people who traveled “all the time” and flew first class. Not any more ...
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Top 5 Travel Tips for Saving Money While on the Road

The following are our Top 5 Travel Tips for saving money while on the road. The biggest advice I can give is to begin chasing ...
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Carry On Packing for 6 Weeks in Africa

Many of my dear friends know I have a fascination that borders obsession with packing; specifically the 'minimal carry-on only' style of packing. It is ...
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Top 5 Travel Credit Cards

Signing up for credit cards and earning the sign-up bonuses is the fastest way to travel more often and more cheaply using miles and points. In ...
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Favorite Sites and Resources

Favorite Sites and Resources is a list of my favorite Miles and Points blogs and websites. There is so much on the web about this topic. My recommendation ...
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Miles and Points: Top Travel Credit Cards by Bank

Signing up for credit cards and earning the sign-up bonuses is the fastest way to travel more often and more cheaply using miles and points ...
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Traveling with friends

We keep talking about how much we have loved our international adventures with friends. As I thought about sharing what we enjoy so much about ...
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