$5,000 Costa Rica trip for $800!

Costa Rica trip

Our first ever Basic Travel Strategy trip started in Pittsburgh where we were visiting for a work event. We booked a last-minute flight to Fort Lauderdale (FLL) to visit some friends before starting our journey to Costa Rica. We used 6,814 points plus $11.20 for two tickets on Southwest Airlines thanks to the Companion Pass. […]

When Deep Dish Pizza Costs more than 2 round-trip flights and a hotel room!

Deep Dish Pizza Costs

Have you ever had a food craving before? You know; one of those mouth-watering thought consuming food-overtaking-the-frontal-cortex sort of cravings. Well maybe let’s not go that far, but if you’ve had authentic Chicago Deep Dish Pizza before and ever wished that you could instantly have one in front of you then buckle up for this […]

Manta Ray Night Dive

Manta Ray Night Dive

After 30 days in Thailand, touching down on the Buffalo, NY tarmac was bittersweet. It’s always nice to come home but my initial thought was “where to next?!?” Scuba Diving One of my favorite experiences from Thailand was becoming an Open Water Certified Scuba Diver on the island of Koh Tao. With this memory in […]