Year #1 is in the books! Here is what we saw and did!

Year #1 is in the books! Here is what we saw and did!

Points,MD officially turned 1 year old this week, so I thought it might be fun to look back at our first year!

This site was simply born out of Joe and me wanting to share our advise and adventures more easily with friends and family (and anyone else we could help/entertain), as well as to put our unique stamp on the travel/miles/points community if we could.

Not only did we start this site and teach ourselves how the heck to do it, but we both also got married this year!


SO, where did we go this year??

Kevin countries:
South Korea
United Arab Emirates (Abu Dhabi)

Joe countries:
South Korea
United Arab Emirates (Abu Dhab)
China (Hong Kong)
South Africa

What did we fly?? Some AWESOME cabins, that’s what!!

Japan Airlines First Class 777
Singapore Airlines First Class 777
Singapore Airlines Suite Class A380
Etihad Airways First Class 777
Eithad Airways First Class “Apartments” A380
Cathay Pacific First Class 777 (x2)


There are a ton of other flights but you get the point – there was a lot of awesome flying this past year!

Where did we stay?!  Mostly Park Hyatts as it turns out!

Park Hyatt Seoul
Park Hyatt Washington DC
Park Hyatt Maldives (X2)
Park Hyatt Abu Dhabi
Park Hyatt Chicago


There were of course other hotels throughout the year like this overrated “luxury” hotel in Charleston but the Park Hyatts were the highlight for us!

What were our most popular NON-review posts of the year?? Luckily we have done pretty well with a couple people enjoying our flight and hotel reviews, but here are some other posts that made some noise!

My Starbucks Rewards: Perpetual Star Machine
This is THE BEST pizza place in Chicago!
10 AWESOME features of Southwest WiFi!
Adventures of Blake Shelton in Oklahoma…kind of
The SECRET to Business Class award availability to Europe on AA Metal!

It has been an exciting year in our lives and we are so glad that we have been able to share it with everyone!  Hopefully we will continue to improve our reviews and other helpful posts throughout this coming year as we continue to learn and take more adventures!

We have another full year of traveling coming up so stay tuned!  Here is a sample of some of the places we will be going:


And I’m sure more will be added to the list as the year progresses!!

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