I stumbled across the wonderful world of points and miles while planning a trip to Costa Rica early in 2012. This would be my first unorganized, unsupervised trip of my adult life; and it was international, much to my mom’s worry.
I don’t know exactly how it happened, but I came across Boarding Area at some point, and I was immediately hooked. I have always been one who enjoyed deals, puzzles, and traveling; and what happens when you put all three together is glorious!
Since that time, I have read many blog posts and I have learned so much (which I continue to do every day)! After my first Frequent Traveler University experience in April of 2012 in Washington DC, I decided that I wanted to be able to share what I have already learned, and what I will undoubtedly uncover in the future, with my family, friends, and whoever else takes the time to read my posts! I specifically am interested in helping younger people realize that we can do it too (I’m proof!) — and in fact, we might even be better candidates because we are so used to computers, and the internet, and have so much time for the rest of our lives to travel (and college students and recent grads usually don’t have that much money either).
With that, thank you for embarking on this journey with me. I am so excited to share my experiences, triumphs, and struggles with you so that you can discover the world too.