American Airlines / Award travel / Delta / etc.

The Year So Far in Miles, Points, and Trips

Here’s how we’ve used our miles and points so far this year: ♦ January—Crete–120K United miles in Economy for two round trip Atlanta to Heraklion.  Killer 5 legs on the outbound. Thankful for Star Alliance lounge access!  Used 20K IHG points for Holiday Inn in Vienna on layover back to Atlanta. ♦ January–25K American Airlines miles round trip in Economy for one plus a lap infant Montreal to Atlanta.  Flew my grandson and his mom for a visit to see us. ♦ February–Road trip Atlanta to Harrisburg, Pennsylvania to carry grandson, his mom, and their dog, who had been

American Airlines / Award travel / Cruising / etc.

Planning a Greek Island-Hopping Itinerary with Rome2Rio

We are going back to Greece next month.  We visited Crete in during Christmas vacation this last year (Perils and Pleasures of Off-season Travel-Crete) and enjoyed it so much that we vowed to return to the Greek Islands very soon.  When American Airlines briefly increased award availability to Europe in First Class, we snapped up two seats in Envoy Class on US Airways from Atlanta to Athens ( First Class Award on AA). We planned to visit the Northern Aegean Islands which apparently are not as touristy as the southern Greek Islands, like Mykonos and Santorini.  Often the first place

General travel

Using Rome2Rio to Plan Trips

Rome2Rio is a great website that I have used often in my trip planning over the past year or so. You input your starting point and destination into their search bar, and you will get options for flying, driving, and taking public transportation. In my previous post, I talked about a possible trip to either Guatelmala or Hondurus in the next couple of weeks.  I will show how I used Rome2Rio to decide to visit both countries on an open jaw (fly into one airport, and fly out of another) itinerary. I am familiar with what there is to