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Around the World on Points!


January 2016

Eating Our Way Through Austin, TX

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(It’s Michelle again!)

I first decided I wanted to visit Austin over a year ago. Matt and I had heard great things about its thriving food scene and quasi-cowboy-hippie-culture. So when Matt was booking our tickets home from Cancun, we opted to use our free stopover for a short trip to Austin. Continue reading “Eating Our Way Through Austin, TX”

Mexico Part 3: Playa del Carmen, Tulum, and Surviving a Police Encounter!


Having spent most of our trip exploring the inland parts of the Yucatan, it’s time for the beach! But it’s not only all-inclusives along the “Riviera Maya” (though there are many – and they all have huge walls surrounding them, lest the tourists be exposed to some actual Mexican culture)! Continue reading “Mexico Part 3: Playa del Carmen, Tulum, and Surviving a Police Encounter!”

Mexico Part 2: Ruins & Cenotes


After getting a taste of city life in Merida, it’s time for some exploring! We have three nights and two full days in the Valladolid area, staying at Genesis Eco-Oasis Ek Balam. Continue reading “Mexico Part 2: Ruins & Cenotes”

Mexico Road Trip Part 1: Merida & Izamal


Michelle and I are spending seven nights driving around the Yucatan. Here’s what we did! Continue reading “Mexico Road Trip Part 1: Merida & Izamal”

Three Days in the Most Magical Place on Earth

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Hello! Michelle here. Matt suggested that I take over our trip report on Disney since I’m a lifelong Disney devotee. From the cheesy street dancers to the churros and late night fireworks, I love everything about Disney World. Continue reading “Three Days in the Most Magical Place on Earth”

We’re Going to Mexico & Texas! Here’s how we Booked our Flights

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We have lots of travel planned for 2016, and we’ve booked tons of flights using points!  Continue reading “We’re Going to Mexico & Texas! Here’s how we Booked our Flights”

My Unofficial Travel Guide to Hawaii


If you’re planning a trip to Hawaii, here’s what I thought about the four major islands. Continue reading “My Unofficial Travel Guide to Hawaii”

A Long Weekend in San Diego

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Michelle and I spent 4 nights and three full days in San Diego. My brother keeps winning fantasy football contests, and luckily for us he won a trip to San Diego on a weekend that he had an exam he couldn’t skip!  Continue reading “A Long Weekend in San Diego”

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