Author: Joanna

By Joanna

A Glimpse Into Abu Dhabi

Walking across cool tiles in bare feet while wearing my borrowed abaya, I could hear prayers going on in another part of the building. I don’t know if I’ve ever felt more like I was truly in another culture. It was such a different experience touring a place where I was reminded to pull my hood…

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A Practical Guide to Using United Miles

Have you begun earning Chase credit card points? If not, definitely consider it! Chase credit cards are great to start out with because they allow you to transfer points to a variety of different airlines and hotel points programs. Chase allows you to choose, for example, if you want to transfer your points to Southwest Airlines for…

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By Joanna

How Do We Travel for Free?

I still remember the first plane ticket I ever bought. It was $212 for a round-trip ticket to Minneapolis to visit my younger sister. I was insanely excited to be flying, and I was pretty proud of finding that ticket price! I knew, though, that I wouldn’t be able to fly often. Even the cheapest…

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Virginia

There’s a house in the Virginia mountains that holds a lot of memories for me. Growing up, I would go there with my family for vacation where we spent our time canoeing down rivers, playing capture the flag, picking wildflowers, eating wild blueberries, swimming by waterfalls, and petting wild ponies. Our phones barely get service…

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