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How We Traveled the U.S. for Free Using Points

A lot of people think that traveling is expensive, but I’m here to tell you that it doesn’t have to be. In fact, most of our month long trip was paid for using points and miles. In this article, I’ll break down the programs we used to obtain free hotel stays, the credit card offers you can apply for, and other reward programs you can take advantage of that will give you rewards for things you’re already spending money on.

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A Long Weekend in Richmond, VA

We recently spent a few days in Richmond, VA for a much needed change of scenery. It had been a while since we’d traveled anywhere and both Mark and I were really itching to take a road trip.

Ethel M Cactus Garden

Ethel M Botanical Cactus Garden

This 3-acre cactus garden is located at the Ethel M Chocolate Factory in Henderson, Nevada, just outside of Las Vegas. Here you’ll find over 300

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Seven Magic Mountains

Seven Magic Mountains is a roadside art installation by Ugo Rondinone. It’s located about 15 minutes from the Las Vegas strip. Due to it being

Mount Rushmore

South Dakota: Summer Road Trip 2021

After a fantastic stay in Utah, it was time to head to our next road trip destination – South Dakota! We woke up around 5:30 am to begin the 10 hour drive from Salt Lake City to Rapid City, South Dakota.

Draper, UT Airbnb

Modern Farmhouse Stay in Utah: Summer Road Trip 2021

After spending a few days in Nevada, we headed out to the first stop on our road trip: Salt Lake City. Although we have been to Utah before, we have never explored this area. We were excited to see what Salt Lake had to offer and couldn’t wait for our stay in this beautiful modern farmhouse Airbnb!


Staying at a Winery in Hocking Hills, Ohio!

Just outside of Hocking Hills State Park in Ohio is Le Petit Chevalier Vineyards and Farm Winery. Book a relaxing stay at the winery loft, located directly above their winery, and experience what it’s like to live at a vineyard. 

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What to Check Before Booking an Airbnb

When you are ready to book an Airbnb, it can be difficult to know what to do and what not to do. Not knowing the proper steps ahead of time can lead to a bad experience for you as well as your family or friends. We have compiled some tips for booking an Airbnb that will help ensure that everything goes smoothly.

Angel Oak Tree, Charleston, SC

Angel Oak Tree

Located in John’s Island, SC, this beautiful live oak tree is estimated to be 400-500 years old. It’s 65 ft tall and 28 ft in

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Hi! We're Barbara & Mark

A married couple in search of unique destinations, stays, and experiences around the globe.