Southwest Companion Pass Trick

How to Earn the Southwest Companion Pass

Want to hear something pretty cool? In the last 2 years our family has not paid for one single plane ticket. Now that’s easy if you haven’t traveled anywhere, but nope! That’s not at all the case. In just the last 2 years we have flown to Costa Rica twice, the Dominican Republic, Cancun, Chicago and Florida 4 times. And for each of those flights our only cost was the taxes for each ticket. Want to know how we do it?

Airport Security with Kids: 12 Essential Tips

How to Survive Airport Security with Kids

One of best ways to make traveling with kids less of a hassle, is to be prepared for airport security. Between the large crowds, the juggling of all the gear, and the wrangling of all those kids, airport security can feel a little bit like herding cats.

Travel Gadgets You Didn’t Know You Needed

Suitcase, camera and hat travel essentials

My husband and I fly quite a bit. My family lives pretty far away and we both travel for work several times a year. And everytime we fly I discover some kind of new travel gadget that would make my next flight that much more enjoyable.

Traveling with Kids: Why it’s Worth it

Little boy on dad's shoulders walking on main street in magic kingdom

There are few things in life that really truly matter. I mean there are things that eat my lunch everyday, but those things are rarely important if I stop to think about them.

But one thing that is really important to us is making memories with our kids…

Points and Miles for Beginners

Suitcases stacked on a beach

If you know anything about me, you know I love a good deal.

Scratch that. If you know anything about me, you know I love getting things for free. Yeah, free is always better.

I’ve pretty much mastered the art when it comes to toothpaste and shampoo. But last year I was introduced to something that totally upped my game. I’m talking about the next level of extreme couponing. A little something called…

4 Alternatives to a Factory Installed Entertainment System

Children in the backseat looking at map and playing with electronics

When we bought our first minivan in 2013, one of the “must-haves” during our search was a built in screen and DVD player. But after a car accident last summer that totaled our minivan, we found ourselves searching again for a minivan with the perfect set-up.

But because this purchase was not a planned expense, we were on a budget. And the more we looked at our options the more we realized how much we would actually be paying for just that one feature…