Bonding in Mordor, max number of credit cards, a baby travel hack, and more


This week around the web, read about a father’s experience taking his son on a trek through Mordor, revisit a resource to know how many credit cards you can have, a good baby travel tip and more.

A Chance to Bond on a Perilous Hiking Trail in Iceland:
As his son gets older and more independent, a father seizes the chance to keep their relationship relevant.

As a relatively new father, this piece resonated with me. I’m acutely aware that there will come a time when my son is either less interested in travel or less interested in travel with me, so reading this was encouraging and filled me with more excitement for future adventures. It is terrificly written — I’d think any parent would actively enjoy this read. Knowing that miles and points will make this kind of trip easier for us than for those paying cash only makes me more excited about the possibiliites. I wonder what trips readers have taken solo with a child to bond — I’d love to hear any stories in the comments.

My Very, Very Bad First Trip with a Baby

And then there’s the opposite end of traveling with your child: Scott at Travel Codex shares some lessons from his first trip with a baby. It’ll give the traveling parents out there a good smile. The good news to new and prospective parents is that I can confirm that it gets easier….in some ways. Parents frequently tell you that the first 6 months are the easiest for travel. That’s absolutely true — when you’re looking back in hindsight with a year or two of experience under your belt. You definitely learn some tricks along the way, and when Dia the Deal Mommy shared on Twitter, I learned that you can get a free car seat with Hertz when booking the AAA rate. I’ve often thought that not lugging the car seat would be amazing. Now it will be on my next trip!

You can change Singapore Airlines mixed cabin awards to the paid class for free

A nice little tip from Dem Flyers: If you book a mixed-cabin partner award with Singapore KrisFlyer miles and business class later opens on one of the legs, you can call back and change it for just the difference in taxes (if any). I always kind of assume this can be done, but it isn’t always possible / free.

How Many Credit Cards Can You Have With Each Credit Card Issuer?

This is a great resource from Doctor of Credit that is handy for planning out your full strategy. If you’re new or know someone who is, it’s worth exploring this for a bit before developing your application strategy.

That’s it for this week around thw web. Check back soon for this week’s last chance deals.

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