While I write much more frequently over at Points With a Crew now, I still want to publish how much Nick and I have earned, points-wise. For me, it’s a fun thing to keep track of, hence why I keep doing it. Continue reading “Q1 2017 – Earn, Baby, Earn”
Back in December, I completed my first mini app-o-rama, and was eventually approved for all three cards I applied for–including the Bank of America Amtrak Guest Rewards World. Well, those bonus points recently posted to my account, and I started to wonder, what could I do with those 30,000 Amtrak points? Here are some options, from the practical to the fantastic.
Just like the three preceding posts in this series (here, here, and here), let’s look at the points Nick and I earned and burned this quarter! While we traveled a bit this fall, we put away more miles and points than we spent by a long shot. Here’s how it went:
Wowzer! It’s hard to believe we’ve made an entire rotation around the earth again (I mean, not really, but time flies when you’re having fun!). I wanted to end 2016 with a post on what we spent on travel during the year, and what we saved by using points.
In my week of recaps, I wanted to start with the one I was most excited to examine: my Amtrak travel! As we all know, or should know by now, I love Amtrak for the convenience of getting to all the places I really need to go: home and Nick’s home (conveniently also Hamilton). So, let’s dive in, and see what a year on the rails looked like!
It’s that time of year when it seems as if every New Yorker is on their way O-U-T of the Big Apple to visit family and friends, which is exactly what I’ve done! As books (and reading!) are up there with travel as some of my favorite things, I thought it might be fun to post a few books about travel I hope are under the tree when I get home. These aren’t your typical “travel” books though–these books use stories and maps to tell compelling narratives about New York City and the world around it.
It’s that time of year again–we’re all rushing off to spend time with our friends and family, and to hopefully relax! I’m off to New Hampshire tomorrow for two weeks for some much needed R&R (Amtrak and the bus both ways), and all those hours of travel ahead made me think of the things I can’t (or won’t!) travel without.
In no particular order, here’s what I always have with me when I travel: