167 episodes

Want to make more family travel memories without breaking the bank? Longtime travel journalist Lyn Mettler shares her top tips to help families quickly and easily travel for less using rewards points and inspires you with ideas of where to travel on your next vacation.

Families Fly Free Lyn Mettler

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.0 • 96 Ratings

Want to make more family travel memories without breaking the bank? Longtime travel journalist Lyn Mettler shares her top tips to help families quickly and easily travel for less using rewards points and inspires you with ideas of where to travel on your next vacation.

    161 | Teachers Can Fly Free Too With Monica Marino

    161 | Teachers Can Fly Free Too With Monica Marino

    Monica Marino shares how implementing a simple system to use miles and points enabled her to visit her son as much as she wanted, as well as enjoy some vacations. She also explains how teachers can fly for free using travel rewards despite being on a traditional school schedule.
    Learn how to fly for free like Monica by joining Families Fly Free. Learn more at https://www.familiesflyfree.com/join

    • 17 min
    160 | Success Story: Free Flights for Life with Andrew and Kiana Joyner

    160 | Success Story: Free Flights for Life with Andrew and Kiana Joyner

    Andrew and Kiana Joyner share their journey from travel rewards beginners to getting free flights for life! The couple share their best tips, including what to watch out for when booking with third-party vendors and why you need TSA PreCheck, as well as how they use travel rewards to fly for free.

    Check out their YouTube channel at:
    https://www.youtube.com/@SoulJourneyProject
    Want to get on the fast-track to always fly your family free? Come join us inside the Families Fly Free membership, the BEST way to learn how to fly free using travel rewards...
    https://www.familiesflyfree.com 

    Download Lyn's FREE list of 7 INSIDER hacks she uses to personally fly her family free...
    https://familiestravelfree.com/7hacks

    • 46 min
    159 | Tips for Choosing the Right Tour Company for Your Family With Christine Sarkis

    159 | Tips for Choosing the Right Tour Company for Your Family With Christine Sarkis

    Have you ever considered traveling with a tour company to a particular destination? Christine Sarkis, with TourScoop.com and FamilyVacationist.com, gives us some tips for how to decide if a tour is a good fit for your family and if so, how to choose among the many tour companies like Backroads, Road Scholar, Go Adventures, Intrepid, Wilderness Travel and more.
    Want to get on the fast-track to always fly your family free? Come join us inside the Families Fly Free membership, the BEST way to learn how to fly free using travel rewards...
    https://www.familiesflyfree.com 

    Download Lyn's FREE list of 7 INSIDER hacks she uses to personally fly her family free...
    https://familiestravefree.com/7hacks

    • 36 min
    158 | Success Story: The 80/20 Rule Applied to Travel With Jesse Brown

    158 | Success Story: The 80/20 Rule Applied to Travel With Jesse Brown

    The value of focusing on the most impactful travel rewards strategies to not only save you money, but tons of time, as well from someone who once flew free as an airline employee. Plus, he shares many great travel tips that we all should take to heart. 
    Resources:
    Email Jesse about his Lake Tahoe vacation rental at bobalinresort AT outlook.com
    Want to get on the fast-track to always fly your family free? Come join us inside the Families Fly Free membership, the BEST way to learn how to fly free using travel rewards...
    https://www.familiesflyfree.com 

    Download Lyn's FREE list of 7 INSIDER hacks she uses to personally fly her family free...
    https://familiestravefree.com/7hacks

    • 36 min
    157 | Tips for Traveling to Hawaii With Young Kids With Marcie Cheung

    157 | Tips for Traveling to Hawaii With Young Kids With Marcie Cheung

    Planning a trip to Hawaii but not sure about bringing young kids? Marcie Cheung of HawaiiTravelWithKids.com has taken her children, now 7 and 10, at least 10 times and shares how it's doable, along with some of her best tips to navigate Hawaii with kids. 

    Check out Marcie's Hawaii Travel Guides: https://www.familiestravelfree.com/hawaii-travel-guides (thanks for using our affiliate links here to purchase the Hawaii travel guides)

    HawaiiTravelWithKids.com
    Want to get on the fast-track to always fly your family free? Come join us inside the Families Fly Free membership, the BEST way to learn how to fly free using travel rewards...
    https://www.familiesflyfree.com 

    Download Lyn's FREE list of 7 INSIDER hacks she uses to personally fly her family free...
    https://familiestravefree.com/7hacks

    • 36 min
    156 | 10 Romantic Getaways for Couples

    156 | 10 Romantic Getaways for Couples

    It's a great idea for all couples to get away together without the kids from time to time. Here are 10 recommendations for fun romantic getaways for a couple's getaway.
    Want to get on the fast-track to always fly your family free? Come join us inside the Families Fly Free membership, the BEST way to learn how to fly free using travel rewards...
    Learn more

    Download Lyn's FREE list of 7 INSIDER hacks she uses to personally fly her family free...
    https://familiestravefree.com/7hacks

    • 31 min

Customer Reviews

4.0 out of 5
96 Ratings

96 Ratings

TamiRCalifornia ,

Families Fly Free has so Much to Offer

FFF taught me how to achieve the SW companion pass without ever taking one flight. We were able to fly to Hawaii using the SW companion pass last month. FFF is a very hard working team that is there to answer any questions you might have concerning your travel. I have learned so many travel tips from belonging to FFF. FFF teaches you how to save on hotels and car rentals as well. The community of FFF has very valuable information as well. I have learned many tips from posts in the community. I have been a member since October of 2022.

PandasRcutexox ,

Friendly and Financially Savvy Podcast on How to Properly Use Travel Rewards

I’ve been listening to Lyn for over 6 months and have learned so much on how to use travel rewards the proper way. Her friendly podcast episodes, YouTube videos, and monthly membership calls have made this travel planning journey FUN and stress-free. Highly suggest giving this podcast a listen.

CatinConnecticut ,

Families Fly Free is SO BIG

I’m writing this review because in the past (an eternity ago) I saw a comment on Facebook from someone that said that FFF was only about one thing, how to get a SW Companion Pass. That’s so not true. FFF is so much bigger than that. I’ve learned how to use travel points through SW Airlines and also other credit card travel sites, explore new destinations with the team and other members, and learned the best tips that are so unexpected. My FFF membership has been a great resource and inspiration for me in my retirement years and the unexpected benefit has been new relationships and new friends in travel from all over the US. It’s just so much more than I ever expected it to be.

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