My (Almost) Perfect Day in CocoCay

Written by Leana @ Miles For Family

During my recent cruise on  Mariner of the Seas, I had a chance to check out cruise line’s private CocoCay island in the Bahamas or as Royal Caribbean refers to it, Perfect Day in CocoCay. It rhymes! Did it live up to the hype? Read the post to f…

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A Perfect Storm: Ruined Costa Rica Getaway, and the Silver Lining

Written by Leana @ Miles For Family

About six months ago, I decided to splurge on a three-night wedding anniversary getaway to Costa Rica. I came across this beautiful place near Arenal, called Nayara Resort, Spa and Gardens. Normally, their bungalows run at $650 per night, but since August/September is low season, I was able to score a rate of $308, which…

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On Kauai, Pierce Brosnan, and Fragility of Life

Written by Leana @ Miles For Family

Kauai has been on my mind lately. As some of you know, next year we are supposed to spend four nights in Oahu on our way to Japan I thought I made my peace with not visiting Kauai on that particular trip. It really didn’t make sense to split four nights between two Hawaiian islands. But…

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Five Mistakes People Make when Discovering Miles and Points Hobby

Written by Leana @ Miles For Family

I’ve been collecting miles and points for almost two decades, though the bulk of the activity has taken place over the last six years. Incidentally, that’s also how long this blog has been around. Over that time period, I’ve had the privilege of interacting with many readers. I’ve also observed overall trends in the miles…

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Should You Go Out of Your Way to Fly 787 Dreamliner Aircraft?

Written by Leana @ Miles For Family

Longtime readers know that I’m not an AvGeek. I honestly couldn’t tell one plane from another, they all look the same to me. Most of the time, I select a flight based on schedule/price or ability to use miles. Only afterwards do I check what sort of plane we will be flying, not that it…

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Should You Risk Buying Third-party Gift Cards with Amex Products?

Written by Leana @ Miles For Family

As I’ve mentioned in my post last week, things in this hobby are getting tougher each year.  It’s especially true in the case of American Express and manufactured spending. If you are an old-timer, you already know what I’m talking about. If you are new to this hobby, you definitely want to pay attention to…

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