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When traveling in Europe, there’s no easier way to get from one country to another than by train. To avoid having to book on various different websites, and the issues of one country’s train system vs. another, book on Rail Europe. You’ll often find good discounts, and it’s a one stop shop for tickets that can normally be challenging to purchase, with so many countries on the continent.


Expert Flyer is the best way to find award availability, seat availability, seat maps, airline schedules, routings, and rules. Essentially, this is like the information the airlines see, but is ordinarily difficult to find on your own. Expert Flyer is a subscription service, but if you’re looking for the ways to find the availability, and know the information the airlines see, this is it. Especially, if you’re looking for award availability, or seat availability, this is the best way to do it.


Applying for credit cards affects your credit cards, and it’s always good to know what your credit score is. Credit Sesame offers free credit score checks.


USAA is by far the best insurance company, and I personally have accounts with them. While it doesn’t directly impact travel, or miles and points collecting, having good auto-insurance is vitally important for rental car trips and the personal property that you take with you. While USAA does restrict membership to military families, if you’re eligible to receive the benefits, there is no better company to work with.



With so many different award programs, airlines, hotels and car rental companies, it’s difficult to remember login information for each website, and the point balance you have in each program. Award Wallet keeps track of those balances for you, and allows you to view your balances in one concise format.



Silverware provides Audi A4 car rentals across the country – each car has WiFi, navigation and other top of the line features, all for a reasonable price. If you sign up using my link, both of us will receive $25 toward our next rental.


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