Some of my favorite travel tools & resources


(use these wisely)

Starwood Amex

Chase Sapphire


Google Docs for Planning (coming soon)

Cruise Deals

More Cruise Deals


Our quick list of travel hacks that we’ve completed and enjoyed!

Fiji #travelhack:

We traveled during the off season and used an excellent travel agent to get a HUGE upgrade to a private 2,000sq ft. villa (most amazing accommodations we’ve had on a trip thus far). Because it was the slow season the villa was unoccupied and the resort was eager to fill it at a discounted price!

Alaska #travelhack:

Used airline miles for two free flights to Seattle and then drove to Vancouver (Starting point for our Alaskan Cruise) instead of flying. It was a beautiful coastal drive and money saving decision! Or if you have a card like the Amex Gold Delta Skymiles card you get a companion ticket anywhere in the continental U.S. for $99.

With a little extra research and planning you can save a lot of money by booking excursions directly through the tour companies instead of through your cruise line. Just make sure you plan to get back to your ship on time!

Italy, Greek Islands & Turkey Cruise #travelhack:

We booked a last minute trip through They don’t always have great deals, but booking last minute can often lead to deep discounts!