Families Fly Free

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Longtime travel journalist Lyn Mettler shares her top tips to help families quickly and easily travel for less using rewards points and inspires you with ideas of where to travel.

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153 | Listener Questions Part 2: Companion Pass Southwest Card Offer & Timing, Costco, Devaluing Points & More

153 | Listener Questions Part 2: Companion Pass Southwest Card Offer & Timing, Costco, Devaluing Points & More

In Part 2 of listener questions answered, Lyn explains why the current Southwest personal card offer is NOT good, when...

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152 | Listener Questions Answered: Flying Southwest From a Non-Hub Airport, Having Enough Points, Chase Freedom Unlimited

152 | Listener Questions Answered: Flying Southwest From a Non-Hub Airport, Having Enough Points, Chase Freedom Unlimited

Lyn answers some great questions from listener Jamie about options if you don’t want to fly Southwest out of your...

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151 | Success Story: Traveling to All 50 States With Amanda Sanfilippo

151 | Success Story: Traveling to All 50 States With Amanda Sanfilippo

Amanda’s family of 4 has a goal to visit all 50 states before her daughters graduate high school. She shares...

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150 | Why You Should Not Be Intimidated to Visit US National Parks with Bryanna Royal

150 | Why You Should Not Be Intimidated to Visit US National Parks with Bryanna Royal

Don’t be intimidated to visit our National Parks for any reason, including crowds, knowledge, equipment or planning. Bryanna Royal of...

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149 | Why I Don't Recommend Getting Chase Sapphire Reserve

149 | Why I Don’t Recommend Getting Chase Sapphire Reserve

Just a few years ago Chase Sapphire Reserve was THE luxury travel card to own, but these days, there are...

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148 | Travel Trends for 2024

148 | Travel Trends for 2024

What’s in store for us when it comes to travel in 2024? Lyn identifies 9 trends she expects to see...

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146 | Top International Destinations for 2024

146 | Top International Destinations for 2024

What international destinations should you consider visiting in 2024? Lyn shares her recommendations, including Costa Rica, Paris, Grand Cayman, Ireland...

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144 | How to Make Traveling the World Your Way of Life With Caroline Makepeace

145 | My 2023 Travel Rewards Savings Round-Up: 10 Free Trips to 8 Destinations

How much did Lyn’s family save flying and staying free in 2023? She totals up their savings across 10 trips...

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144 | How to Make Traveling the World Your Way of Life With Caroline Makepeace

144 | How to Make Traveling the World Your Way of Life With Caroline Makepeace

Caroline Makepeace has traveled the world since 1997, visiting nearly 60 countries and living in 5. She shares her inspiring...

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143 | Using Your Points However You Want With Pam Howard

143 | Using Your Points However You Want – Case Study With Pam Howard

Travel blogger Pam Howard shares how she uses travel rewards for everything from weekend getaways to day trips and from...

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142 | The 1 Mistake 99 Percent of Travel Hackers Make

142 | The 1 Travel Rewards Mistake 99 Percent of People Make

There’s 1 mistake that Lyn sees people make again and again that complicates travel rewards and prevents them from taking...

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141 | Are You "Under" Traveling?

141 | Are You “Under” Traveling?

Are you traveling as much as you could be or want to be? Lyn explains the concept of “under-traveling” and...

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