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
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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
For families that travel, miles and points are often overlooked. But should they? There is real value in miles and points when they are used properly. Many families only think of cash when they build their travel budget, but are they missing out on valuable opportunities to save money on travel? Let’s take a look at when to use miles and points vs cash on common travel expenses. What are Miles and Points First thing’s first, what are miles and points? Everyone understands what cash is. Cash, at least in the past few centuries, has been the main means...Read More
As a traveling dad, one of the biggest costs of traveling with a family ends up being your lodging costs. This is especially true for our family since as a larger family (there are 8 of us), we often have to get TWO hotel rooms instead of one. One of the things that we do is use points earned from hotel credit cards to help offset these lodging costs. While hotel points can be super useful at any time, one of my best tips for using hotel points is to use them during peak travel times. Because most hotels...Read More
Back to school. It’s that time of the year again. That time when your wallet may be getting a little thin from buying school supplies, clothes, shoes, electronics, and more. You may not know it, but these purchases can earn you a lot of points for cash back and travel. Follow along and learn how you can earn your next trip off of the purchase of your back to school supplies. New Credit Card Signup Bonuses New credit card signup bonuses are, by far, the best way to earn the most points in the shortest amount of time. How...Read More
You have probably heard about credit card annual fees and, if you are like most people, you probably try to avoid them. In this post, we will look at how to make a decision on paying your annual fee or canceling a card with an annual fee. Ultimately, the decision to keep or cancel any credit card is your decision. Hopefully, this post will help you decide when it is best to cancel or keep your credit card open. What is a Credit Card Annual Fee? First thing’s first. What is an annual fee? An annual fee, as...Read More
After earning and redeeming over 2 million miles and points – TravelingDad Dan Miller has finally figured out the true value of miles and points – the ability to go to Peru as well as PoughkeepsieRead More
Every year, people who don’t get to travel a lot cite budget as a major contributing factor. It can be difficult for families to budget enough to take the trips they want to take, especially as they get bigger. But if you’re in the process of planning a big trip, you can easily save some significant cash using a travel credit card sign up bonus. Let’s take a look at how to do this in the simplest way possible. Disclosure: Traveling Dad may receive a commission for approvals received through links on this page. The editorial content on this...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
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