Hi and thanks for visiting! You clicked through to this page so you apparently want to learn more about us. I’m Joe and I do most of the travel planning in our home. My posts are usually about frequent flyer miles, hotel points, airlines, airports, and pretty much anything having to do with plans for our travel. My wife Sharon is the one who has to deal with me constantly talking about travel and points and miles (Note from Sharon: Oh, YESSS! Y’all have no idea, LOL!).
Sharon writes for our blog, too. Her articles are usually about travel destinations, tips & tricks, sales & discounts, theme parks, funny or interesting/quirky travel stories, etc.
We decided to write this blog because:
- Many of our friends kept saying, “You should give lessons!,” because they saw the things I did with the points and miles we saved.
- We have an eclectic travel style that’s generally not represented on other blogs.
- We’ve developed criteria that help us make travel decisions we think could be helpful to others.
For us, travel is a means to get to a destination. We’ve done the extra 6 hours of flying so we could sit in the fully flat seat instead of a recliner. We’ve scheduled layovers just so we could see a fancy airport lounge. After experiencing these things, we’ve decided they’re really not all that important to us. With rare exceptions, we just want to get to where we’re going as quickly and comfortably as possible.
If you’re looking for aspirational travel tips, this is not the best place to start. We take some nice trips where we sometimes splurge for a fancy hotel or that first-class pod, but our posts vary from how we used miles to book a flight to Austria in a flatbed seat, to how I saved money booking a Southwest flight to New Orleans, to our stop for kolaches at a Texas interstate gas station, to the two TSA rules that most travelers overlook.
Not to worry, there are plenty of other blogs that cover traveling in the best planes and staying at the nicest hotels in the most amazing locations. For starters, I recommend checking out some of the other websites on BoardingArea.
We hope you enjoy following our travels and insights into how we make these trips happen. Hopefully, you’ll be able to use our tips and tricks to improve your own vacations, or at least get a smile from some of the things we post. However, as always, Your Mileage May Vary.