American Airlines Miles: Best Ways to Use

By Alex Kallimanis: Great deal alert! Last month, in our article, Travel Hacks to Save Big Money, we mentioned the Barclays AAdvantage Aviator Red World Elite Mastercard. They’re currently offering 60,000 American Airlines miles for new sign-ups until April 30th, 2019. This is an especially great deal since you only have to make one purchase…

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How to Use Google Flights to Find the Cheapest Tickets

The best deals vary and you should always search multiple sites for plane tickets. But the best place to start your airfare search is with Google Flights. Google Flights is fast, easy to use and has a calendar that shows you the cheapest dates quickly. It also gives you tips on whether a nearby airport…

Advice on Visiting Beijing for 72 Hours

In February, 2016, we made our first trip to China via the little known free 72 hour Chinese transit visa on our way to Australia. We bought two roundtrip tickets, one from Boston to Beijing on American Airlines for just $600, and two additional roundtrip tickets from Beijing to Melbourne on Air Asia for $650. By…

How to Buy Cheap Plane Tickets

We recently flew from Boston to Beijing for $600 roundtrip, including taxes and seat selection. That was really cheap and it was epic to experience the Great Wall of China. We even managed to avoid paying for the Chinese tourist visa thanks to the free transit visa! We’re often asked how we can afford to…

Is It Worth Visiting Tasmania For One Day?

Normally we’re advocates of slower travel, so we rarely debate the idea of flying somewhere to only spend one night. But we’ve discussed visiting Tasmania for years and always put it off for “next time.” And on our most recent visit to Melbourne it looked like Tasmania would once again be pushed back for a future trip…