“I love trips like these because I get to see the way my kids interact with each other and different environments.”

We had a chance to catch up with Dia Adams, aka “The Deal Mommy” for the next round of our Expert Interview series. Dia is a wife and mom to 2 kids, age 13 and 10. She grew up foreign service and her husband was in consulting, so she has lived all over the world from Australia to Beijing to Thailand to Ireland – where her son was born. After coming back home and starting her family, she felt like her travel life was coming to a halt. She wanted to find a way to get her family back into the travel groove. After a trip to Panama (see below), she started researching how to travel for free and has been doing it ever since. Hopefully our chat with Dia will help you and your family catch the travel bug!

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“I love coming home from trips and seeing how much my kids have grown and learned”

For our May Expert Interview, we chatted with Joe Cheung. Joe describes himself as a middle aged proud father of two high school science teacher. He really enjoys traveling and has traveled a lot in his life, especially while living in Hong Kong in Junior High. He and his wife and honeymooned in Spain and Italy, which is when he realized that traveling with people he loves is something that makes travel so great for him. In 2011 he discovered miles and points as a way to travel and started his blog, As the Joe Flies, soon after that. We enjoyed our chat with Joe and hope you do, too!

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“There is excitement in the unknown or unfamiliarity of a country”

For April’s Expert Interview, we had a chance to chat with Drew Bateman and Will Daley, founders of Social Nomads . Their website brings together travel articles and other relevant information in one place for ease of access. Both guys have extensive experience traveling abroad… and they have a knack for getting seriously off the beaten path.. When not focused on Social Nomads, Drew works full-time in sales for a software start-up and Will has a career in international development. We think you’ll enjoy our interview with Drew and Will and we hope you can learn something from their site!

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“Travel is a way for us to show the world to our kids”

We’re back with the latest installment of our Expert Interview series. This month, we had a chance to talk to Dan Miller with Points with a Crew. Dan started Points with a Crew in the summer of 2014 after planning a cross-country trip to a family reunion for his family of 8 (3 boys, 3 girls from 4-16 years old). Having a large family qualifies Dan as an expert in family travel, especially family travel with points and miles in place of cash. When Dan isn’t helping families travel through his blog, he is a Computer Programmer based in Cincinnati, OH. We hope you enjoy our interview with Dan and learn something along the way!

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Experian Interview Part 4: User-Submitted Questions

We recently had the pleasure of sitting down with Rod Griffin, Director of Public Education with Experian. Experian is a leader in the credit services industry and is 1 of the 3 main credit bureaus that create, manage, and report your credit score. You see the Experian name anytime you run a credit report or score. Rod was kind enough to provide candid answers to many of the questions that our users have asked us. We figured, what’s better than going straight to the source?

We’ve divided this interview into 4 parts:

Part 4: User-Submitted Questions is below. We hope you enjoy and learn something along the way!

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Experian Interview Part 3: Let’s Talk Numbers

We recently had the pleasure of sitting down with Rod Griffin, Director of Public Education with Experian. Experian is a leader in the credit services industry and is 1 of the 3 main credit bureaus that create, manage, and report your credit score. You see the Experian name anytime you run a credit report or score. Rod was kind enough to provide candid answers to many of the questions that our users have asked us. We figured, what’s better than going straight to the source?

We’ve divided this interview into 4 parts:

Part 3: Let’s Talk Numbers is below. We hope you enjoy and learn something along the way!

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