Amsterdam Adventure: Trains, Boats and Bicycles

  By Roberta Lasky Having grown up on Netherland Avenue in the Dutch-named Spuyten Duyvil* section of Riverdale in The Bronx**, I have always had a strong interest in visiting Amsterdam. Planning our summer vacation in Europe, my husband and I decided to add a three-night trip to this city that has so many meaningful […]

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Thumbs Up For Amsterdam

  By Jessie G-Age 14 Over December break, my family traveled to Amsterdam. Amsterdam was a perfect and small city to be in for the holidays. Besides the fact that the city itself is extremely small, all of the houses, streets, buildings, and even the canals were decked with Christmas lights and decorations. Amsterdam was […]

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We Are Using Rob’s 50,000+ BarclayCard Arrival Miles For Our Train Fares From Amsterdam To Paris-Another $580 Saved

  This past spring, Rob applied for the Barclaycard Arrival Plus World Elite MasterCard which had a limited time 50,000 Arrival Mile bonus offer and no fee the first year.  Back when Rob got the card, I knew we would get a FREE $500 for travel, but didn’t know how we would use it.  Recall that when you […]

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We Are Saving $9,700 When We Head To Amsterdam And Paris This Christmas

  And here are the details as to how it’s being done… We Are Headed To Amsterdam And Paris And We Saved $2,700 On Flights Using Avios Points   Christmas In Amsterdam-3 Nights, 2 Rooms, $2,500 Saved With Chase Ultimate Rewards   I Have 9 Months To Accumulate 360,000 Marriott Rewards Points To Save $4,500 […]

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Christmas In Amsterdam-3 Nights, 2 Rooms, $2,500 Saved With Chase Ultimate Rewards

We are off to Europe for Christmas 2017.  Remember, we saved $2,700 on our British Air flights.  We will be spending our first 3 nights in Amsterdam and next 5 nights in Paris. In Amsterdam, I booked 2 rooms at the Hyatt Andaz Amsterdam Prinsengracht.  Chase had numerous hotels on the Ultimate Rewards Travel site, but […]

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We Are Headed To Amsterdam And Paris And We Saved $2,700 On Flights Using Avios Points

I still consider our free family trip to London on British Airways BUSINESS CLASS one of my biggest accomplishments in playing the points and miles travel game.  With a combination of Avios points and two British Airways Travel Together Tickets, we saved about $12,000! on those flights. The way the Travel Together Ticket works is that […]

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