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…

Crete: Great Things to Do

By Alex Kallimanis: Crete is the largest and most southern island in Greece. It’s home to ancient civilizations that predate Athenians, picturesque scenery and one of Greece’s best culinary scenes. As we have family in Heraklion, we’ve visited them a couple of times over the last few years and had the chance to explore this…

Ireland Travel Tips: Useful and Fun Advice

We fell in love with the Emerald Island the first time we visited for our 6th wedding anniversary. So much so that we moved there and called Dublin home from 2011 to 2014. We recently re-visited in October 2018, giving us the opportunity to re-connect with friends and the country. Friendly locals, a picturesque landscape…

Landscape of the cliffs with the ocean, Ireland travel tips

Travel Hacks to Save Big Money

By Alex Kallimanis: Everyone likes a good deal, no matter what your budget is. Especially in the United States, there are a lot of travel hacking opportunities. Last year we flew multiple international trips for just the taxes, thanks to credit card bonus points. It’s liberating to fly around the world for very cheap, and…

Tempe Day Trip

Tips for Visiting Istanbul on a Stopover

By Alex Kallimanis: Still referred to as¬†Constantinople in Greece, Istanbul is a bustling city packed with layers of history. We recently visited Istanbul on our return from Tanzania. It was part of a celebratory trip and for scheduling reasons, we flew from Kilimanjaro Airport to Istanbul on my 40th birthday. Part ultra modern, part old…