How would you like to Travel the World for FREE?

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What’s up you sexy beasts out there!

If you’re reading this I’m willing to bet you have a voracious appetite to suck the juice out of life.

My name is Daniel (Joan’s husband), and I have a passion for experiencing adventure all over the world.  Since 2015, me and my family of five have been traveling using a strategy that has enabled us to explore foreign and domestic destinations for FRACTIONS of what it used to cost us before we learned a priceless life-hack.  It’s actually not 100% free, but there’s very little cost associated to the abundance of travel we’ve been doing.

We’ve recently trekked all over Colorado, Arizona, Orlando, California, Greece (the country, not the city), the Philippines, and Taiwan using a simple system, and we have many more global trips on our itinerary using this method.

If you’re interested in globe trotting for minimal expense, I’ll show you how to do the same.  Forget about having to save and cramp your day-to-day living to slowly stash your holiday funds away for next year’s vacation.  You can keep your day job, but you can upgrade your life by increasing the quantity and quality of your well-deserved time off (cue Beyonce’s Upgrade song).

For example, one expedition took our family (kids included) to an unforgettable excursion to Greece. 

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We booked round trip flights that only cost us $143.00 (no commas in that price) per person, where a regular economy plane ticket would have cost over TEN times that amount; and we even went there during the “high” season, which is significantly more expensive.  Since we had extra funds available we were able to wander the gorgeous island of Santorini (which I highly recommend to see during your lifetime), experience the historical sights of Athens, and sail the stunning blue waters of Crete. 

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And we could even splurge on some extra side trips, finer spirits, quality meats, and even nicer accomodations.  Needless to say it was a phenomenal treat to live in Greece for a short while.  Doing this with the entire family was possible through the know-how of using airlines & hotel rewards programs, credit card hacks, and being open to a little adventure.

There’s basically only two main parts to it: Earning Points and Using Points, but here’s a breakdown of this travel-hack in 7 simple steps:
1) Sign up for the Chase Sapphire PREFERRED Credit Card®  (which will get you 50,000 bonus points at the time I’m writing this)
2) Add an authorized user to earn 5,000 bonus points (no extra cost for this).
3) Use the credit card for expenses YOU ALREADY PAY FOR (i.e. groceries, dining out, utilities, gas, insurance, cell phone payments, gym memberships, and any other expenses you can charge on your credit card).  I recommend paying off the balances in FULL every statement so you avoid paying interest.  So you’re basically treating all charges as cash transactions – only spend money that you are certain you can repay!  This will get you at least 4,000 rewards points when you hit the minimum spend of $4,000 within three months of activation, but will likely get more points due to the 2x bonus points when using the Chase Sapphire Preferred card for travel or dining out.
4) Transfer your points to an airline of choice in the Chase Rewards Program.  Southwest, United, Virgin, Korean, Singapore, and British transfer directly at a 1:1 ratio.  Use any extra points at a Hotel of choice to book accommodations.  Marriott, Hyatt Gold Passport, IHG (Intercontinental Hotel Group), Ritz-Carlton Rewards are the hotel programs you can transfer points directly 1:1.
5) Have the time of your life at minimal cost.  This is what an investor calls asymmetric risk reward (In other words, huge upside with little to no downside).
 6) If you’re an over-achiever and really want to be even sexier, then you can also sign up for the Chase Freedom® card HERE.
Hitting the minimum spend of $500 with the Freedom card within the first three months of card activation will get you a bonus of $150 cash back (or 15,000 points).  Plus adding an authorized user will score you 2,500 bonus points at no additional cost.
7) Use the extra points (like upgrading your flight to a Business Class fare and fly in luxury).
By pairing both cards, you get approximately 80,000 points using the Chase Rewards Program!  To give you an idea of the value of points, you can use 80,000 points to fly BUSINESS CLASS on United Airlines from mainland U.S. to Hawaii on a round-trip business class saver award flight.  And your spouse or significant other can duplicate the efforts for another 80,000 points by signing up for and using the same two Chase cards.
Boom!  (once again cue Beyonce’s Upgrade song) Now you have two business class round trip tickets for two to Hawaii and unlocked thousands of dollars you can use for something else instead of your airfare.

If you’re not into traveling, you can actually use the points for other things like statement credits, gift cards, or merchandise, but you get the most value when redeeming points to an airline or hotel.  If you’re new to using credit cards and don’t have a seasoned credit record, then you can still start with Chase Freedom® card as it’s good for those who are building their credit.  There are other cards that are good for people that are rebuilding their credit too – comment or message me if you want to know more.  It’s beneficial to use credit wisely and to know your own credit score and record.  At this link you can get a free annual credit report.
So after discovering this strategy, it’s really improved our passion for globe-trotting and I hope you gain benefits from our blog.
ANYONE can do this and just like everything else in life, it gets even easier as you do it.  If you like what you’re reading, please leave us a comment and share our blog posts!  Besides actually traveling, I love talking about it too, so please let us know about your goals, experiences, and questions!  And you can further support our site by using the links on our site sign up for these great credit card deals that will help you upgrade your travel for nearly for FREE!  Your support by using our links is greatly appreciated as it helps us continue our lives of adventure and furthers our ability to share the value and benefits that we discover along the way!
Happy (FREE) Traveling,
The Limitless Family
For disclosure, we earn a referral bonus for anyone who is approved for some of the links contained in this article.

“Santorini IS NOT a Place For Kids”

I just want to set the record straight..

If you ever read in a blog/forum or someone say, “Santorini is not a place for kids.”

THAT IS A BIG FAT LIE!

While on the island of Crete in Greece we decided to take a side trip to Santorini, I really wasn’t too concerned about the kids at first because they usually adapt well in any situation..

But after I started researching on places to stay I came across some blogs and forums with people warning others NOT to bring children, mainly because of all the steep steps, which I can kind of understand, but still appalled at the discouragement of bringing the kids.

Finally, I had the opportunity to visit a famous island that you only see in the movies.. and now I was having second thoughts of even taking the kid and skipping out on the whole idea?!?!?

Fortunately, (with the power of the the internet) I came across a handful of bloggers that also traveled to Santorini with kids and had the time of their lives!

Here are a few keys that really helped Santorini enjoyable for the whole family:

How to get there: From Crete we took a high speed ferry (about 2 hours) to Santorini

SIDE NOTE my boys are ages 6, 4, and 2 at the time of this adventure —- The kids LOVED the ferry ride!

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When to go: We went at the end of May, it was just starting to get warm and it was just before peak tourist time so it wasn’t too crowded 

Best Transportation For Families Visiting Santorini: (I really wanted to rent a quad/ATV… they look awesome and fun) However a Rental Car is the best and safest way to get around the island with the family in tow.

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Where to Stay: The 2 main cities are Thira (Fira) and Oia (ia), both places have amazing views of the Caldera.  We chose to stay in Oia, in a small villa about a 5 minute drive from Oia’s main city center. I really liked how we were away from the main city but close enough to conveniently drive there.  The accommodations on the outskirts of the city are usually more quiet, more affordable, and you get a little more wiggle room for you the family. A villa with a pool isn’t too shabby either. I highly recommend Agnadi Villa

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What to do: Get lost in the sidewalks of Thira and Oia – there was always something fascinating to see (the shops, the ice cream, the views), and they really enjoyed climbing the steps and discovering new pathways.

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The boys loved this open space in Oia and enjoyed climbing the trees.

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Drive along the countryside and check out some of the beaches.

We drove away from the busy cities along the caldera and found this gem!! Awesome views AND they had a playground!!

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There is SO much to do here with the kids and they loved it.

It’s music to my ears when they say, “remember that one time in Santorini”

So if you ever have the opportunity to visit Santorini, and have the kids with you..

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Love,

The Limitless Momma – Joan    

P.S. Please feel free to reach out to me if you have any questions about traveling to Santorini with young kids

P.P.S. Get your lowest airfare to Greece HERE (We have found our best deals on Hipmunk..at the time of this posting airfare is as low as $589!)

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P.P.P.S.  $589 still too much???? USE POINTS!! CLICK HERE to get 50,000 Bonus Points

Are You STUCK?

Well,l are you?
are you feeling stuck? 
 
Stuck in a destructive relationship?
Stuck making less money than you deserve?
Stuck being in the same unfulfilled habits?
 
Life can sometimes feel like a stick 
that is stuck in the mud — immovable and hopeless. 
 
Do you ever get that stagnant feeling that nothing is changing? 
Nothing is evolving? 
It’s enough to create a depressive state in almost anyone.

But, feeling stuck and having progress 

are not interdependent. 
You can only have one at any given moment. 
The moment the feeling of progress stops we feel stuck
 — and miserable — 
because ultimately, progress is the key to happiness.

I’ve learned from a mentor, Tony Robbins

that there are three reasons why we get 
stuck in the first place, and sometimes it’s a combination of the three.

1. YOUR PHYSICAL STATE

Bad physiology reinforces negative feelings. 

As Tony says, “Motion creates emotion.” 
Changing your physiology means changing your 
mental state and breaking your negative patterns. 
Great physiology therefore leads to great emotions,
and that is one of the keys to getting unstuck. 
Foster a positive mental state and get unstuck 
by changing your physiology!

2. TRAPPED IN A TIMEFRAME

One reason we feel stuck is because 

we’re focusing too much on the past 
— or too much on the future. 
 
But thinking incessantly about the future or the 
past won’t change anything. 
We only really have the power to change 
the present moment, so that’s where our 
attention should be. 
 
Wishful thinking about what could have been 
or what should be has never worked for anyone.

3. SITTING ON A PLATEAU

Why do some people achieve breakthroughs 

that take them to the next level, while others do not?
 What is the difference between a master and a 
dabbler, a doer versus a talker? 
 
The former group are determined to dig 
deep to find the answers they need to overcome their plateau.
5 SIGNS YOU’RE APPROACHING A BREAKTHROUGH

1. Satiation — You’ve had enough. 

Enough of your financial problems, 
enough of your uninspiring career, 
enough of that extra 20 pounds you’ve been carrying around.

2. Dissatisfaction — Whatever you’re doing doesn’t 

work for you anymore. Maybe it’s not profitable, 
and maybe it’s not fun. 
 
Maybe you’re tired of not having the energy you 
know you need to accomplish your desired result. 
 
Your current approach might have 
been successful in the past, 
but it hasn’t adapted to your current conditions.

3. Threshold — Change becomes a “must.” 

If you’re facing bankruptcy, for example, 
or if you’re having a serious health challenge.

4. Insight — You get an insight, or deep 

understanding of something, and that creates an opening.

5. Opening — A door opens…and you step through right through it.

 
I hope that help you guys!!
 
Be limitless
 
Love,
Joan

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First thing is first…
I just wanted to give you these affirmations 
that will change your whole day – ESPECIALLY if you say them out loud..
READY… GO!! 
I AM

the STRENGTH…

the COURAGE…

the POWER…

to move forward steadily through all experiences…

Whatever they may be…

and remain JOYOUS…

and UPLIFTED…

filled with PEACE…

and HARMONY…

at all times…

by the Glorious Presence which

I AM

Love,

Joan 
 
P.S. The river never stops for the obstacles in its way, it
merely goes around and just allows
itself to flow towards its end
goal which it is drawn
towards just like us
to our heart
desires.
 
P.P.S.
My favorite mentor, Bob Proctor, 
just released some life-changing
free videos… Get them now 

Our Backyard

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Just wanted to give you a quick update …

 
We are currently traveling ..AGAIN.. 
 
This time we are in GREECE!!
Here are a few photos of our backyard
For the next 20 to 30 days or so…
(and to think we settled for
2 weeks vacation for such a long time)
 
I can hardly believe it…
 
Just a few months ago while trying to 
survive a deployment, my husband and I were
hanging on a thin wire struggling through 
finances and our marriage…
 
Now, here we are, with our kids traveling the world together…
 
All with the help of this earning points by DOING THIS!! 
As always, I just want to show you what is 
possible!
 
If we can do it…
YOU CAN TOO!
 
Be LIMITESS!
 
Love,
Joan 
P.S. Instagram helped make this lifestyle happen too!! GET MY INSTAGRAM SECRETS HERE
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The Essential

Not sure how else to put it.. and I’m sure many of you can relate..

WE LOVE TO TRAVEL … Like really really really love to travel … it’s like oxygen!  

We got married in Italy in 2006

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and honeymooned all over Europe

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We loved traveling so much that soon after we got back from our honeymoon, we booked a vacation to Spain.

 

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… annnnndd Hawaii

 

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Then in 2009, we decided to start a family.. and quickly learned that traveling would be a little more complex than what we were used to…

We managed to continue to travel a little, but it was not cheap, and we were always very hesitant. 

By 2013, our family had grown to a party of 5!

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Considering airfare for 5, lodging, and food we were convinced that traveling was no where near our distant future.

And we settled to just accept the fact that there wasn’t a solution for our love for traveling while having a family, unless we won the lottery or something.

And there was a time when I would be on Instagram or Facebook and see a cool destination, I would just say to myself “It’s just not in the cards for us” 

or “Someday” (which we all know, someday never comes around)

Then it finally clicked, we finally figured out a way for our family of 5 to travel the WORLD:

  • at a fraction of the price of a family of 5 would normally cost,
  • without having to spend outrageous amounts of money.
  • and sometimes even for FREE!

 

How? 

Well, to save you time and research, whether you are a seasoned traveler, traveling family, or just getting started… THIS IS A MUST HAVE!

This card has resurrected our traveling dreams and continues to reward us! CLICK HERE TO GET INSTANT ACCESS.

Be LIMITLESS

Love,

Joan 

P.S. Happy Travels

 

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Who are we? WE ARE THE LIMITLESS FAMILY

Hello and welcome to our blog!

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We are The Limitless Family

We are a family that loves adventures, business, investing, travel, serving others, and just living out our passions and vocations.

You’ll tell you all about our experiences and best life hacks that pertains to all the things I said in the previous sentence.

We are there to shine and share God’s light in us and through us.

Without going into too much detail (I’ll save the detail for upcoming blogs) in a nutshell, took a risk and sold our comfortable home, and walked away from corporate jobs…..

to be able to start businesses, travel, spend unlimited time with family/friends and serve others…

WAS IT WORTH IT???????

Well, I guess I’ll let you be the judge of that.

Please leave me a comment or if you have any questions or suggests feel free to drop a line..

Love,

Joan

The Mrs. Limitless

 

 

Waikiki? Nope I’ll Stay In This Cottage In Kaneohe Bay, Thanks

I mean if you go to Oahu you can stay in the high rise, busy, touristy, crowded Waikiki if that’s what you are into…

So… we kinda stayed at a bad ass cottage on the secluded shores of Kaneohe Bay in Oahu.

3 Bedroom 2 Bathroom – this cottage fit my family of 5 plus my in-laws. We could have definitely fit a few more people in if we needed to.

Having a kitchen was awesome!

Very large living and dining areas.

Amazing views!

My favorite part about this cottage —–PRIVATE BEACH…..HOLLLAAAAA!!!!

I hope you find your way to Kaneohe Bay soon!!

PAX and Love,

Joan

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P.S. Have you been to Oahu? Comment below if you are a Waikiki kind of person or Non Waikiki.

P.P.S. Huge shout out to my home boy Marco from X Ray Cat Travels for highlighting me on one of his latest blog posts CLICK HERE TO CHECK IT

 

The Kid Friendly Road To Hana

So, we were in Maui and The Road to Hana was a MUST-DO.. It’s basically the road to take to get to Hana, its famous for the scenic drive on the coast of Maui.  However, it is a winding road with lots of sharp and hairpin turns.  And if you one that gets motion sickness very easily (ahem- ME) it didn’t sound like something I would enjoy.. nor would my kids because they tend to get motion sickness as well.  BUT…. we wanted to do it anyways because everyone said that it’s totally worth it.  Here are a few tips and trick to doing the Road to Hana with kids!

  1.  Start early get there no later than 9:45am, and remember the road is more crowded on the weekend.
  2. Eat a light breakfast.
  3. Plan this out as a day trip.. do not try and make this a half day trip.
  4. Dramamine -helps with both the motion and it will make the kids nap for a good portion of the drive.
  5. The adult who is most prone to motion sickness should drive.
  6. Go as slow as you need to go.. just be sure to pull off to the side if there are a lot of cars behind you.
  7. Do not stop at everyone point (map out the ones you want to stop at).
  8. DO stop at the points where there’s some room for the kids to run around (Mile Marker #13 Kaumahina State Wayside Park,  Mile Marker #34 Hana Town, and Mile Marker #42 Kipahulu, Haleakala National Park)
  9. Watch the time, make sure to leave Hana a few hours before sunset, you do not want to drive in the dark.
  10. Drive the backside of the Haleakala, when exiting Hana – the road isn’t as winding .. it’s a much smoother drive – you’ll see the gorgeous sunset and beautiful countryside.  You’ll also see lots of cows… the kids loved this!
  11. Keep the stops fun and exciting for the kids.  Have them notice all the different trees, plants and bugs.  Let them climb the trees and discover new things!
  12. Allow extra time to spend time at the beaches and parks along the way.
  13. Portable DVD player kept the kids entertained, but I always had to make sure they weren’t getting motion sickness.

BONUS TIP – I was really on the fence about going on the Road to Hana with the kids, but I prayed and kept a positive attitude and everyone had a wonderful time!! ATTITUDE IS KEY!!

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Mile Marker #13 Kaumahina State Wayside Park

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Mile Marker #34 Hana Town

 

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roan to hana, things to do in maui, hana Here we are the last stop in Hana at the Seven Sacred Pools

Also, you are usually able to swim in the Seven Sacred Pools, however if there has been too much rainfall they close the pools because the tides get too strong, so you may want call Kipahulu, Haleakala National Park ahead of time.

It was definitely worth the drive!!

I hope you visit beautiful paradise soon!!

Please comment below if you would like to take an adventure on the Road to Hana… Or if you have been there comment and let me know which part was your favorite!

PAX, and Love,

Joan

P.S.  Here is how I continue to be a stay at home mom AND able to travel this amazing earth CLICK HERE

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Baby Beach Lahaina Maui, Hawaii Islands

Looking for things to do in Lahaina in Maui with small children? Check out this beach in gorgeous Hawaiian Island of Maui.

Great beach for families with small children on the Lahaina Shores in the Hawaiian Islands in Maui.  About a 5 minute drive from Ka’anapali Beach Hotels.  In April the Maui Weather is perfect it was sunny and 85.

Top 5 Reasons Why This Beach Awesome!

  1. Has calm waves with the sand gradually meeting the water so no sudden drop offs, and no strong currents.
  2. Rocks and reefs for older kids to snorkel and discover the sea life.
  3. Lots of trees for shade! Bring snacks and lunch to stay all day
  4. Barely anyone at the beach in April Maui Weather – peaceful and “off the grid” kind of feeling

Aloha,

Joan

P.S. If you would like some financial and time freedom and get paid to blog about the best beaches in the Hawaiian Islands CLICK HERE

P.P.S. Comment below if you would like to visit the Baby Beach in Lahaina

“Continue to do good, and heaven will come to you” – Hawaiian Proverb