This was our first trip after we started learning about earning/using points to travel. We had earned the Southwest Companion Pass through a signup promotion on a new credit card, and used 20k points to book 1 round trip ticket from Long Beach (LGB) to Seattle (SEA), then paid the $5.60 fee each way to add your companion to the same flight. For this trip we took advantage of a 3 day weekend because of a holiday. We stayed in Seattle for 2 nights and Vancouver for 1. We went to the Pike Place Market in Seattle (and I introduced Moo to truffle oil) and drove up to Whistler in Canada. It was one of the most beautiful drives I have ever taken.