Cash advances are surcharges and are to be strongly avoided. If you set the cash advance limit on your credit cards to a very low value, there should not be a problem with this since such a purchase would fail authorization.
However, IIRC some banks will not let you set the cash-advance limit to zero.
One of her tips is to Establish a Routine. Every morning he sat and had his coffee and read the New York Times on his iPad. She was ready to get going, but she recognized that her BF needed that slow start in the morning in order to be able to sightsee the rest of the day.
The article is very good reading, even if you and your partner don’t intend to be gone for 12 months at a time.
In my particular case, I have long legs and am confident that I would not be a happy camper in one of their closely-packed 28-inch-pitch seats. In a “Big Front Seat” I think I could be happy…I’ll have to try it one day.
Hong Kong / Kowloon is a fascinating city, very alive, well worth the visit. This routing is Austin / SAT to DFW, and then non-stop to HKG. You will receive 17,000 AAdvantage miles, which will get you most of the way to a 25,000-mile Saver domestic round-trip ticket on American…for example, Austin to Anchorage r/t.