One Week Costa Rica Itinerary

iylanaCosta Rica, Itineraries0 Comments

Costa Rica has always been a popular vacation spot and now that we’ve been, we can see why: it’s easy, laid back, and fun! We were looking for a short trip where we could unwind from the craziness of our full time jobs and relax at the beach, while also getting a little adventure in. Costa Rica is the perfect … Read More

How We Took a Three-Week Trip to the Holy Land for Less Than $300 Per Person

shaneDeals, Destinations, Israel and Palestine, Itineraries, Jordan, Points and Miles4 Comments

We’ve just returned from three weeks in Turkey, Israel, and Jordan, and we will have lots of posts and pictures to share. But first we wanted to discuss our itinerary, and how we were able to go on a nearly $6,000 trip for less than $600. The short answer is, of course, credit card reward points. You are probably familiar … Read More

Itinerary and Price Breakdown: 8 Days in Egypt

iylanaDestinations, Egypt, Itineraries0 Comments

A Nile River Cruise has always been my mom’s dream vacation, so when she spotted a packaged deal, she sent it our way as a not-so-subtle hint. The 8-Night “deal” cost $2200 per person and included round trip flights from Dallas, a couple of days in Cairo, and a 4 night Nile cruise. Sensing we could do better, Shane started looking into what it … Read More

Itinerary and Price Breakdown: Two Weeks in Turkey

iylanaDestinations, Itineraries, Turkey0 Comments

A few years ago Shane put together my dream trip to Turkey. At that time we had no idea how much it would cost and we were happily surprised to discover it’s one of Europe’s cheapest destinations. With plenty to see and good transportation networks, their tourism industry is thriving and it has topped TripAdvisor’s Traveler’s Choice awards for a few years now. … Read More