I said that I wanted to have my next trip funded with rewards. I'm still in the early stages of completing this but my strategy so far has been to get a rough game plan for our next vacation. This is what we've come up with. We will likely go to Arizona but we've also tossed around the idea of Florida again. It will be a family trip. We will need to rent a car that will be big enough for us to be comfortable.
For Arizona, we would have a direct flight to Phoenix. We refuse to do another layover with the kids and that severely limits our options. I think we would stay in Phoenix for a couple days, preferably at a hotel with a pool or water park. Then we would drive to the Grand Canyon and spend a night in the park. Y wants to see Hoover Dam so we would likely head over there toward evening. We would spend a night there, do a tour and head back to the Phoenix area. It's a bit of driving but not all at once. Also, I'm always the driver on vacation and I love it.
We need this for free then: round trip airfare for 4, rental vehicle, 5-6 nights in different hotels. I think I can do this because I have time and credit on my side.
Suggestions? Please tell me what you think. Have you been to this area before? Any other must do activities?