Family

When Life Takes A Heart-Breaking Turn

This post will have absolutely nothing to do with miles and points.  If that’s the value you get out of my blog, I’m very thankful, but this post won’t help you with any of that.  I was inspired to write this today after watching my good friend Summer (Mommy Points) share a similar story not too long ago as she dealt with the pain of losing her companion.  Writing has always been an outlet for me, whether happy or sad.  It’s a necessary outlet right now. I remember that day […]

What I’m Thankful For

There are lots of great things to talk about in the travel world. There are unbelievable first class seats to far away destinations. There are fabulous meals and wines. There are landmarks and sights to see, things that will leave you in awe of what the world has created. Waterfalls, mountains, monuments, churches, temples. Champagne, cheese, candies and treats. All wonderful things, to be celebrated for sure. But, this is what I’m thankful for:

Plenty To Be Thankful For!

It’s been a bit over 6 years since I started this blog.  I started it as a way to keep in touch with family and friends.  I wrote about whatever moved me, whether that was sports, politics or travel.  Back then, a normal day saw 4 or 5 people visit and a big day was double-digit traffic.  I remember a day back in 2008 when I got a sneak peek at the new train going into Dulles airport and was shocked when over 100 people visited my blog. Some painful personal […]

Our Family Review Of The Movie Planes: Fire And Rescue

The lovable Dusty is back with the release of the new Disney flick Planes: Fire and Rescue. This movie comes as our son is now midway between 3 and 4 years old and has become fascinated with planes, Dusty in particular.  When the first Planes movie came out my son was infatuated with trains and Mater (from the Cars movies).  He didn’t even make it through the whole movie, running around the theater and playing, finally needing to be removed so he didn’t bother the rest of the moviegoers.  Since then, […]

Bluum! 7 Miles Per Dollar On Mom and Baby Gifts

Don’t forget to check out my Briggs & Riley giveaway for a brand new TORQ suitcase and $100 Amazon gift card. My apologies for being a bit quiet the last couple days.  There have been some technical issues with a software upgrade that have lead to some issues for me being able to post. I used to have the best baby gift in the world (at least I thought so).  The Pampers website used to sell a monthly diaper supply as a gift.  You’d just tell them how many months of […]

A Very Important Meeting

A brief detour from points and miles and cool destinations.  But, worth a quick read and a smile. I had a very important meeting today.  I don’t want to make my job sound more exciting then it really is.  Nothing I do is curing cancer or bringing about world peace.  I do travel a ton on a yearly basis, but this important meeting was in my home town. At 10am this morning, I walked into my daughter’s first grade class.  I was scheduled to read a book to her class […]

Things To Do And See At Niagara Falls, Part 1

We spent just a bit more than 2 days in the Niagara Falls area.  Ultimately, 3 days is probably ideal but we kept up a pretty good pace and managed to get through most of what we wanted to see. There are boat rides from both sides of the border.  We had read that the Maid of the Mist from the Canadian side was better, but both sides seemed to take the same route.  There were more boats available on the Canadian side, though, which meant it was quicker to […]