How about a new hobby that pays you with opportunities to see the world? Mindful spending leads to proactive collection of bonus miles and points yielding free trips and meaningful travel, a green new hobby.

INTENTIONAL ACTIONS MATTER You don’t have to spend extra money to receive bonuses that allow you to travel on a limited budget. You simply become more mindful about how you pay for everything you spend money on. This allows you to save money on travel, and create good karma in the universe. Best of all- … More How about a new hobby that pays you with opportunities to see the world? Mindful spending leads to proactive collection of bonus miles and points yielding free trips and meaningful travel, a green new hobby.

Most memorable

“My most memorable moment of a travel experience would probably be an impromptu scuba dive with wild dolphins in Belize” My second most memorable experience was being invited to and attending (on the spot!) a wedding in Solo, Indonesia, on the island of Java, which you can access from my menu, in the post on … More Most memorable

Spa Experience

See me, feel me, touch me, heal me. (Remember ♫ The Who?) Do you love a spa experience, too? One of the things I like to do while travelling is give myself a little gift every now and then. I’ve saved plenty of money from getting free tickets and free hotels, so, why not spoil … More Spa Experience

Peru

A big “gracias” to American, Four Points, LAN and Crowne Plaza, too, for a magnificent FREE trip to Machu Picchu and more, in pretty Peru. I highly recommend you visit. Does Andean culture interest you? Well, was I surprised to find out that for a free ticket from the US to Lima, Peru, I only … More Peru

Dominican Republic

Scuba diving in the Dominican Republic? Bayahibe has undersea beauty. FREE American, FREE Starwood- thanks for making travel my rewarding duty. Are beachfront resorts that serve unlimited amounts of food and alcoholic beverages your idea of vacation paradise? I unknowingly had thought that this was all there was to the D.R., and therefore had avoided it, but … More Dominican Republic

San Francisco

An Oakland wedding wow, San Francisco Bay Area treats, FREE flights on United, FREE hotel at Double Tree Suites! Two utterly magical west coast back-to-back long-weekend weddings can take a toll on your energy and on your wallet, too. But we didn’t want to let that happen; there was too much joyful reason to celebrate! … More San Francisco

London

Gift a FREE trip to London for someone-you-love’s graduation? Well, then, Delta is the one. For 60,000 miles I got a free transatlantic ticket to that city’s good food, good fashion, and good fun. Another niece finishing high school, another nice two weeks abroad to celebrate. One free ticket for a flight on Delta thanks … More London

Rhodes

Rhodes is a beautiful island, with many wonderful things going on. Odes have been written to its beaches, ruins, cobblestone streets, ancient villages, and my 5 FREE nights in its tony Sheraton. Not only all that, but we even took a beautiful day trip sail on the Aegean Sea to the lazy-days-in-the-sun jewel of a … More Rhodes

Marrakesh

Morocco is simply magical, and Marrakesh? A traveler’s treat! FREE nights at the beautiful Le Meridien N’Fils Hotel there? Well, that’s lodging that’s hard to beat. With gardens so lush, and a pool so cool, why stay anywhere else? Although the updated rooms have lost all charm, the fact that this hotel is a Category … More Marrakesh

Southeast Asia

From Bangkok to Borneo, Java, Bali and Lombok in between: a Southeast Asian FREE fest. And for the senses, so many good things heard, tasted, felt, smelled and seen! With gratitude and appreciation for Delta, Sheraton, and Le Meridien, one day for sure with miles and points, I’ll visit them all for FREE again. And now, … More Southeast Asia

Culebra

Culebra’s a paradise, so warm and so cool. FREE flight to San Juan, taxi, ferry, thank you, JetBlue! I love Jetblue flights, even more when available and free, and you can love them too, learning from me, Travel Cutie. Yes, Culebra was a dream! No skyscrapers, no hotel chains, no big old buses, no tired … More Culebra

A FREE Westin on Mexico’s ocean for seven days and seven nights, brought us to markets and ruins and cenotes, then colonial city sights. Sure the beaches there are beautiful but alone just not enough for me. Luckily the Yucatan Peninsula has many other interesting places to see.

Chichen Itza is still an impressive pyramid site, even after the tremendous amount of development that’s gone on there. Tulum is even better, that wonderful complex of ruins in a majestic location at the edge of the Caribbean Sea. And the cenotes! Those pretty turquoise swimming holes are idyllic, and we also enjoyed Valladolid, a … More A FREE Westin on Mexico’s ocean for seven days and seven nights, brought us to markets and ruins and cenotes, then colonial city sights. Sure the beaches there are beautiful but alone just not enough for me. Luckily the Yucatan Peninsula has many other interesting places to see.