Milesabound Travel Blog by Philip Hall, Raleigh NC
Milesabound Philip Hall Raleigh NC Travel Blog
Hi! And welcome to Miles Abound! My name is Philip Hall, I live in Raleigh, North Carolina, and I created this blog in order to share my passion for gathering and then spending an abundance of airline miles, hotel points, bank points and other tricks to travel the world in style. I typically use about 1 million miles and points a year, and keep an average balance of 2-3 million points across programs and between all family members!
I first became aware of the power of miles when living in the UK but married to a Canadian so we would make frequent trips from London to Montreal as a family, and with the BA Family Account I would see those points really add up quickly. When American Express launched a co-branded credit card in the UK I woke up to all the other ways to earn miles, and before long my groceries at Tescos, credit card spend and all kinds of other things were going towards a burgeoning mileage account.
We moved to the USA in the mid-2000s and since then the opportunities to earn miles have grown exponentially and we have used this to enjoy wonderful trips like Dubai with British Airways in First Class, the Maldives with Cathay Pacific and Singapore Airlines in First and Business Class, the Seychelles, Mauritius and Paris in Business Class, countless ski trips and many, many others. And this is not just traveling as an individual or a couple, many of these amazing adventures have been as a family of four all traveling together in high style!