I have always loved to travel. My dad’s job has him travel a lot and I have been lucky enough to accompany him on some of his trips. I’ve gotten to see a lot of the western US that most people don’t even know exist because of traveling with him, and now, Mr. Napping. I am definitely a believer that the journey is half the trip, not just the destination. We’ve had a lot of fun getting places.
We don’t have a whole lot of travel planned for this summer, yet; but, Mr Napping has some work along the west coast and I intend to do my best to tag along for those trips, possibly even sans kids. Woot! We didn’t get to take a honeymoon after we got married. We intended to wait a year and then go, but those plans fell through when Mr. Napping lost his job and we found out we were expecting. We put it off until about two years later, with a trip to San Diego – right in the middle of an interstate move. I would love to go back there again, when I don’t have to feel guilty that I should be packing boxes instead of on the beach with my husband.
Unfortunately, the more kids we have and the older they get, it gets harder to travel. Mr. Napping and I made more than one spontaneous trip to his sisters’ for the occasional long weekend back before we had little rugrats. But, now we have longer prep times, impatient attention spans, and missing school to consider when we travel. And, of course, the cost increases the more bodies we bring along.
But Discover can help a little with the cost. Have you priced airline tickets recently? My parents have a timeshare in Hawaii and want to bring the whole family along when they go in October. Airfare alone is out of our family vacation budget, but the Discover it Miles® card can help cut your costs on airfare! There’s no annual fee, no foreign transaction fees and your miles never expire. You earn 1.5 miles for every dollar spent and, at the end of your first year, they will double the miles you’ve earned with no spending cap! There are lots of other great features to the Discover it Miles card. Hop on over to Discover’s site and check them all out.
We try to shuffle our bills through a reward-earning credit card and then pay the card off each month. I love that you can get a little back on stuff you buy anyway. It makes forking over $40 for diapers a little easier when I can console myself that it just got me 40 miles closer to a fun vacation.
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