When you mention that you are planning a trip to Tokyo, one of the first questions you often get is “Are you going to the Robot Restaurant?”. We heard this so often after booking our spring break trip that we decided we should look into tickets. While we were able to find some information online and book our tickets in advance, nothing really prepared us for the craziness that would ensue when we arrived for the show. Below, I’m going to go through a bit of information that will help you plan a visit to the Robot Restaurant. You...Read More
Miles and points have taken Jeff, his wife Chrissy, and their two sons, Ryan and Cole, to over 35 countries. They have been seen flying first class, business class, and even in coach on low cost carriers. Whether he’s staying in a hostel dorm, or in a luxury suite at a 5 star resort, Jeff is constantly looking for the best deal to make travel as close to free as possible. A background in math and science provides the analytical basis necessary to manage more than 80 loyalty accounts for his family. Jeff is a co-founder of The Points Consultants, and has been a featured speaker at the Chicago Seminars and Family Travel for Real Life Conferences.
Since my wife is a teacher and both of our kids are in school, one of our big chances for family travel comes at spring break. Everyone in the family gets a say in where we want to go and then I search for flights to try to make it happen. This year, our family decided to visit friends who had moved Tokyo last June. Since I was planning to use miles to pay for the flights and Asia is quite far away, we wanted to fly in business class. After doing a bit of searching, it became clear that Cathay...Read More
Disclosure: Traveling Dad may receive a commission for credit card products mentioned on this page. The editorial content on this page is not provided by any bank, credit card issuer, airline, or hotel chain, and has not been reviewed, approved, or otherwise endorsed by any of these entities. Using miles and points from credit cards is hands down the best way to save big money when you travel with your family. If you can cover airfare for a family of 4 with airline miles and use hotel points to book your lodging, that takes the two major expenses out...Read More
As a parent of two students and a husband to a teacher, one of my favorite days of the travel year is the day that the school schedule comes out for the next school year. I immediately start dreaming and scheming, thinking about where we can travel and when. The first thing that Chrissy and I noticed when this year’s schedule was released was that she and the boys would have a full week off ahead of Christmas. We could actually go on vacation for a full 7 days and still be home to celebrate with family. My eyes...Read More
Disclosure: Traveling Dad may receive a commission for credit card products mentioned on this page. The editorial content on this page is not provided by any bank, credit card issuer, airline, or hotel chain, and has not been reviewed, approved, or otherwise endorsed by any of these entities. Are high cost credit cards worth it? Well, that’s a tricky answer. It really depends on what you are looking to get out of them. If you don’t enjoy travel and prefer to stay at home, then the answer is probably not. However, if you love to travel, you want to...Read More
Disclosure: Traveling Dad may receive a commission for credit card products mentioned on this page. The editorial content on this page is not provided by any bank, credit card issuer, airline, or hotel chain, and has not been reviewed, approved, or otherwise endorsed by any of these entities. Looking for credit card tips and tricks and the best credit cards to use for travel? This is a great place to start. Airline miles and hotel points are one of the best ways to reduce the cost of travel for you and your family, and the fastest way to earn...Read More
Disney Pin Trading If you have ever been to a Disney Park, you have almost definitely seen the displays of pins for sale. You have probably looked through them marveling at the range of designs, and maybe even bought one as a souvenir. But did you know that Disney Pin Trading is not only a ton of fun, but also a great way for your kids to interact with other people at the park? From Cast Members to other guests, your kids will grow their confidence and people skills, all while having a blast and collecting memorable souvenirs. Disney...Read More
Disney with Kids Visiting Disney with kids is about as American as apple pie. Talk to any kid, and chances are Walt Disney World is one of the places they want to go most. As one of the top tourist destinations in the United States, the Disney Parks in Orlando, Florida, bring in millions of visitors each year. As a parent, you want to try to visit when there are as few people as possible, but that does not always work out. Kids go to school. In my family, my wife is a teacher, so she goes to school...Read More
The United States, Mexico, and the Caribbean. If these places are where you want to fly with your family, then Southwest Airlines should be one of the first places you look. Southwest is great for your family and one of the friendliest airlines you will fly. Southwest Boarding Process You may know Southwest as “that weird airline that doesn’t assign seats”. If you have never flown with them before, this can be a bit stressful. Once you understand the process, however, it is fairly easy to navigate. It is especially friendly if you are traveling with young kids....Read More
How We Ended Up Going Those of you who have been following Traveling Dad or me personally, know that we had our retreat in Orlando last week. In addition to the few days of fun with Disney celebrating the opening of Pandora – The World of Avatar, our family decided to extend the trip to a full week and explore a bit on our own. Since the temps were forecast to be in the mid 90’s for the duration of our trip, we wanted to make sure to include a water park in our plans. The obvious choice was...Read More
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