5 Travel Things I WON’T Splurge On, Why the CRJ-200 Blows, Quitting My Job to Blog Full Time

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Here are some posts from around the web that I thought you may find interesting.  Let me know if there is anything good I missed.  Email me anything awesome that you find, or write, at Mark@milestomemories.com.



I have to agree with Nancy on most of these except for maybe lounge access.  At a place like Grand Hyatt Baha Mar it can be a real budget saver to splurge on lounge access especially if you use points to do it.  Overall for the most part I wouldn’t though.

I Quit My Job (Again) to be a Full Time Travel Blogger – Wales to Wherever 

Being a full time blogger has a lot of great perks but it also comes with a lot of issues too.  I applaud anyone willing to take the plunge and I hope that Rhiannon knocks it out of the park!

5 REASONS WHY I HATE THE CRJ-200 – Family Flys Free

Come on now Ian…5 reasons you hate it and no mention of the minuscule overhead bin space and the need to gate check?!?!?!?


Which article did you find most interesting?  Remember to let me know of anything you come across that you want added into the next edition at Mark@milestomemories.com.

Mark Ostermann
Mark Ostermann is a father, husband and miles/points fanatic. He left the corporate world after starting a family in order to be a stay at home dad. Mark is constantly looking at ways to save money and stay within budget while also taking awesome vacations with his family. When he isn't caring for his family or taking a weekend trip, Mark is working towards his goal of visiting every Major League Baseball ballpark.

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  1. I solved the gate check issue by appropriate (i.e. squishable) bag choice. Took me a good number of flights to get a system down. 😉

    • I have a squishable bag too but mostly fly with just a backpack so isn’t a huge deal for me. But still annoying!


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