Recently, I have been thinking a lot about our next trip. Which is probably a little crazy, because we still haven’t taken the big trip that is on the books for June/July. But every day, I sit in my cube, turn my chair around, look out at the planes leaving the airport, and think about where they could be off to. I can only imagine where my mind would wander, if I worked next to an international airport.
After getting my start late in 2013, I have established a pretty solid base understanding of the points and miles world. And while that base certainly gets me by in my day to day spending, I know that there is a tremendous amount of knowledge out there from people far more advanced than I. At this point, I still consider myself to be beginner-intermediate on the hobby scale, so there remains much to learn.
I need a vacation.
Well, I did just take one about two months ago, but it could have easily been two years ago, based on how I feel today. And since I’ve been thinking about travel a lot recently (ok, all the time) I thought I would try out a simple series of posts called “Teleport Thursdays”.
One of the challenges in being able to take advantage of great deals is, when they are truly GREAT deals, they aren’t around very long. And chances are high that I’m either asleep, at work, or some combination of both (hello 5 o’clock)! If collecting points and miles isn’t your full time job, meaning you aren’t constantly scouring social media in hopes of catching a good deal, then there is a good chance you may have missed the Wednesday mistake fare. Wednesday morning I woke up around 6:15 PST and jumped on Facebook from my phone. Full disclosure, this isn’t something I do every morning, (jump straight on Facebook that is) usually I make Julie coffee so she can wake up 🙂 Almost immediately, I came across a post from one of the blogs I follow, The Points Guy. It basically read, “Amazing deal, $50 Business Class flights departing from London”. In order for one to be able to book the deal, you needed to go on to United’s website, change your country of origin in the top right corner to “Denmark” and then proceed to book a flight originating from LHR (London Heathrow).
The other week, I overheard some of my cube mates talking about putting together a Vision Board. I definitely understand that there are some great benefits to visualizing the things you hope to achieve. If for no other reason than to keep them at the forefront in your mind.
Today, I decided I would put together a Travel Vision Board to help remind me of the places I want to visit most! 🙂 Here are 10, in no particular order.
This post is a bit late, since we are already in the second week of February (wow—really? I had to stop and read that again! This year is already moving quickly!) But alas, sometimes cube life doesn’t coincide well with writing. Anyways, better late than never, right?
It almost goes without saying that one of the worst financial mistakes you can make is carrying a credit card balance month to month. Yet, until this week, I was one of the many, many Americans that had outstanding credit card debt. While it has been a long and crummy road getting to this point, I am happy to finally be rid of a burden I have carried for almost ten years. Actually, I’m not going to lie, it feels a lot like…