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Carlos & Rachel

Carlos & Rachel are passionate about traveling as a family. They have traveled to over 40 countries (and counting) in the last decade. Now, they get to share their best travel-tested destinations, tips, and tricks. Find out how they got here.

Rideshare Driver Dash

How to Uber with Kids and What Car Seat to Use

Rideshare services like Uber and Lyft have changed the way many of us approach short-term or public transportation. In the past, we might have defaulted to calling a taxi or renting a car in cities where public transportation just isn’t that available. Now, rideshare has upped the convenience factor, especially on family trips. But do you know how to keep your...

Puerto Rico El Morro

Puerto Rico – A Piece of the Caribbean in the US

Since Lucas’ Fall Break was quickly approaching in October 2018, we went on the hunt for ideas for a quick family vacation. Normally, we come up with a few destination options and go to work on figuring out costs, budget, and ways to save, mostly with points and miles. This time was no different. Our family vacation ideas ranged from going back to Iceland (or...

Chase Sapphire Reserve

Credit Card Review: Chase Sapphire Reserve

Since it came out in 2016, the Chase Sapphire Reserve has been one of my go-to cards. It has a ton of really awesome, useful perks, and I was lucky enough to be one of the first people in the country to sign up for the card. So I actually got 100,000 bonus points right off the bat (that was the sign-up offer at the time). Most online reviews describe the Sapphire...

Chase Sapphire Preferred

Credit Card Review: Chase Sapphire Preferred

When I decided to get serious about our family’s points and miles strategy, the Chase Sapphire Preferred was the first card I ran to. It’s a great all-around card with fantastic perks that can save you literally $10,000s. But the sign-up bonus and bonus points categories just make the Chase Sapphire Preferred a perfect card for families getting into accumulating...

Puerto Vallarta Los Arcos

Puerto Vallarta – Fun in the Sun Vacation with Kids

By the time Spring rolls around in the Midwest, most of us are entirely fatigued from the frigid weather in these parts. Spring Break is on, so it’s time to get out of town on vacation with the kids. Destination: somewhere warm! We decided to head to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico after contemplating a few options: a trip to the Adriatic coast, a tour around France...