Travel Realized

Hi my name is Shawn & I am the Managing Editor of Miles to Memories. I have spent the past decade carefully studying bank & travel loyalty programs and credit card offerings. I earn and redeem over a million miles/points per year across multiple airline, hotel, bank and other loyalty programs.

Miles to Memories was formed to bridge the gap between the points/miles you earn and the memories you create with them. A part of the BoardingArea network, Miles to Memories launched in 2013 as an evolution of my family travel blog, ‘Family Round the World’.

It all started in 2007 when I set out with my wife and then 7 year old son on a year and a half long journey around the world. That trip was our first big adventure, but it has been followed by countless others as we have circled the globe as a family.

I strive to be an expert at maximizing everything. I stay in luxury hotels, fly in premium cabins and carry elite status with more than a dozen loyalty programs, but I never pay full price. My on the road experiences combined with careful study, allow me to travel deeper, further and for less.

I started Miles to Memories with one simple goal. The site is here to teach you how to realize your financial and travel dreams while saving money and spending less. To accomplish this, our expert team shares their expertise when it comes to credit cards, rewards programs and travel.

If you do have any questions about anything on the site or are just looking for advice, you can reach me personally by emailing You can also contact our team via Twitter or join our Facebook Community with over 6,000 members.

Happy saving and safe travels!

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