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Jerod Morales

Freelance Contributor

Jerod started down the rabbit hole of points and miles when he and his wife, both adventurers at heart, wanted to make travel affordable even after starting to grow their family with children. Four kids later they still haven’t found out how deep it goes.


Jerod both enjoys crossing the Atlantic in business class, but also has no problem hopping a cheap Spirit flight to Orlando or Chicago (after a stop at a lounge of course).


He loves helping people figure out how to optimize their travel and is part of the team of moderators for the Award Travel 101 Facebook Group. Find him posting there and in the comments, or on Instagram at @letsgotraveldad.

Best Credit Cards With Free Travel Insurance [2023]

If there is one thing we've learned over the last few years, it's to ensure we are protected. If you've seen all the travel nightmares recently, you know that trip insurance can mean the difference between being reimbursed for extra expenses or losing tons of money along the way. These are the best cards to protect your trips.

Best Credit Cards for Airport Lounge Access

As a frequent flyer, having airport lounge access pre-flight and during layovers makes a huge difference to your travel experience. Somewhere quiet, away from the hustle and bustle of a busy terminal where you can work, shower, recharge electronics, eat good food, and relax in comfort with a glass of something tasty. These are the best credit cards to get you in the door.

Who Is Eligible to Get a Bonus on the Chase Sapphire Preferred?

Can you get a Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card if you're an authorized user on someone else's account? This is a question that we get asked all the time. The short answer is 'yes', but you'll need to factor in the other eligibility rules before you apply. In this post, we'll cover everything you need to consider before submitting that application.

Marriott Award Stays Now Cost Upwards of 150,000 Points per Night

Without notice or warning, Marriott recently increased its most expensive award redemptions from 120,000 to 150,000 Bonvoy points per night. While that's the bad news, there are still ways you can use to pay fewer points. In this post, we summarize the steady climb of Marriott Bonvoy points rates and the strategies you can still use to save.

Book Sweet Spots Now: Etihad Guest Announces Award Chart Overhaul

Buckle up because Etihad Guest is eliminating its current award charts and introducing a new “simplified redemption rate” award chart. That will likely eliminate many of our favorite sweet spots in this quirky program. From business class to Europe or Africa for 44,000 miles to business class to Asia for 54,000 miles each way, here are the sweet spots to book now - and how to gather the Etihad Guest miles to book them.

How to Track Delta, Southwest, United Accounts in AwardWallet

In most cases, setting up accounts to track through AwardWallet is straightforward. However, we have to get creative with tracking a few programs, such as Delta, Southwest, and United. Here are your three options for how to track these three programs — including two automated ways that require just a few minutes to set up.