Here is a quick overview of our experience at the 2014 Munich Oktoberfest. ¬†While there were many different parts of this festival that were more entertaining, these six points are a few we found most interesting. It’s an actual carnival. We were most surprised that Oktoberfest is not just beer […]

6 Things to know before visiting Munich’s Oktoberfest

For our recent trip to Europe, we left on a Friday and returned the following Sunday. Two full days of travel left eight days on the ground, which were spent in four different countries: Germany, Austria, Italy and France. The bulk of our transportation was arranged 11 months in advance, […]

Renting a car in Europe

Our family just got back from an epic European adventure, made possible primarily by miles and points. When the Villain was still living in China I used US Airways miles from the US Airways Mastercard sign up bonus to book an award flight to go visit him. I convinced my […]

Free flights to Europe with an open-jaw and stopover

We just landed back in Denver after an incredible 8¬†days in Europe. Many, many hours of planning and lots of miles went in to this trip to help my husband, his parents, and brother and sister-in-law visit Europe for the first time, but it was absolutely worth it! We had […]

Award travel for six people to four European countries in ...