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Well folks, I am filled with excitement today as I prepare to head off to Alaska with my family.  I’m ready to spend some of those miles and points I’ve earned in the many various ways I write about.  Now it’s time for the big payoff!  Collecting miles and points sometimes can be free and …

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SUNDAY TRAVEL ADVENTURES – “Reflections of the Irony of the Berlin Wall”

Reflections of the Irony of the Berlin Wall “There are four kinds of people in the world, Ms. Harper. Those who build walls. Those who protect walls. Those who breach walls. And those who tear down walls. Much of life is discovering who you are. When you find out, you also realize there are places …

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SUNDAY TRAVEL ADVENTURES – “Shaver Lake Weekend Getaway”

Shaver Lake Weekend Getaway If you are looking to escape to a little mountain cabin to just relax and get into nature than Shaver Lake is the place for you.  Shaver Lake, located in central California, about 50 miles east of Fresno, located in the Sierra National Forest, in the Sierra Nevada Mountains.  Shaver Lake …

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SUNDAY TRAVEL ADVENTURES – “Belize: Life in the Underworld”

Belize: Life in the Underworld “Have you ever really wondered what it looks like down under?  No, not Aussie land,   I mean way down under… underneath the ocean?” You can see the tiniest little creatures that you can not even imagine exist! And the colors, oh, the colors are amazing!  I love the shimmering …

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SUNDAY TRAVEL ADVENTURES – ” 5 Simple Steps to a Home Swap Vacation”

  5 Simple Steps to a Home Swap Vacation    What is home swap? The home swap vacation concept is simple: You live in someone’s home, while they live in yours. No money is exchanged, only your home. You vacation location could be across the state or across the ocean. You choose! You will enjoy …

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Czech Republic Adventure – Part 4 – “Stepping into a storybook village: Český Krumlov”

“Stepping into a storybook village”: Český KrumlovCzech Republic   If you are visiting the Czech Republic, I highly recommend adding the little town of Cesky Krumlov to your itinerary.  This is truly a beautiful old town.  It’s like stepping into a storybook that you read as a child.  Just dreamy! Rick Steves, renown travel writer …

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Finally the planning has almost come to an end and the adventure is about to begin for our family!  I’ve been working on a month long trip to the United Kingdom for about a year now.  I’m very please that I’ve paid for our entire trip on miles and points and accompolished the goal I …

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SUNDAY TRAVEL ADVENTURES – ” Istanbul, Turkey and the Hagia (Aya) Sophia”

My thoughts on Istanbul, Turkey and the Hagia (Aya) Sophia By Cacinda Maloney For so many years, I have wanted to go to Istanbul.  I never really had an idea about what it would be like, but knew that it was a right dab in the middle of the East and the West.  Straddling both …

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SUNDAY TRAVEL ADVENTURES – “Czech Republic Adventures” Part 2

Czech Republic Adventure “Prague a beautiful city untouched by time” Some of you know that I went to the Czech Republic this past summer.  I promised to blog about my adventures but time has just got away from me.  I previously wrote a Czech Republic – Introduction but was too swamped later in the year …

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Asia Adventure by Mikes Choi Asia is a long plane ride even from the west coast, but those that can endure the long flight, you’ll be rewarded with an experience of a lifetime.  Asia boasts a vast array of countries from developing nations to highly developed nations.  I’ve been extremely fortunate to travel to Asia …

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SUNDAY TRAVEL ADVENTURES – “A candlelit night in Petra, Jordan”

 A candlelit night in Petra, Jordan: A night I will never forget  By Cacinda Maloney Making our way down the long siq, deep into the night, I wondered how the event would unfold.  With each step, anticipation into this unknown world of rock walls and the famous “Treasury”.  I had waited years for this moment.  …

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SUNDAY TRAVEL ADVENTURES – “A Journey through the streets of Istanbul, not Constantinople!”

A Journey through the streets of Istanbul, not Constantinople! By Cacinda Maloney   “Istanbul was Constantinople.” “Now it’s Istanbul, not Constantinople.” “Been a long time gone, Constantinople.” “Now it’s a Turkish delight on a moonlit night”   Didn’t we all have to learn that song while in school?   Istanbul is a journey unto itself. …

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SUNDAY TRAVEL ADVENTURES – Bedouins (بَدَوِيُّون) of Petra, Jordan

  Bedouins (بَدَوِيُّون) of Petra, Jordan By Dr. Cindy Maloney  Honestly, I didn’t even know what a Bedouin was before I went to Jordan.  I guess I have spent entirely too much time in the city to even vaguely understand that these people still exist. Not only do they exist, they seem to thrive.  I saw …

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SUNDAY TRAVEL ADVENTURES – “Charming Medieval Villages Along Costa Brava, Spain”

  Today’s featured travel writer is Dr. Cindy Maloney who writes Pointsandtravel, “Combining points and travel to create extraordinary experiences for your family“ Dr. Cindy Maloney is a long time world traveler who has visited 33 countries and still has a zest for more.  She was given advice some 18 years ago from a trainer she hired for her …

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