Lyn Mettler

Lyn Mettler is an Indianapolis-based freelance writer who also writes for U.S. News, MSN,com, FoxNews.com and her own GoToTravelGal.com website.

Posts by Lyn Mettler

Living with credit, Rewards, Travel

How points helped with our spring break trip to the Caribbean

Our family has never been to the Caribbean, and with my youngest son dying to do his first scuba dive once he turned 10 in January, a spring break getaway was on our radar. From on our radar to reality…
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Living with credit, Rewards, Shopping, Travel

3 simple steps to maximize your points for family travel

When it comes to travel, my family is all about getting as much as possible for free – and using the simplest methods to do it. How do we do it? A huge part is to have a strategy in…
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Rewards, Shopping, Travel

How my family flies for nearly free on points

Remember extreme couponing? That was me about 10 years ago! While I didn’t end up with hundreds of items in a stockpile, I did find it a challenge to see how much I could get for free – or even…
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Living with credit, Rewards, Travel

3 ways to score cool perks by booking hotels directly

As hotels struggle to compete with price-comparison websites, they are adding perks to make booking directly with them more appealing. In addition to lower rates, free Wi-Fi and online check-in, some hotels now offer cash back, airfare credits and Uber…
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