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Use loyalty points and miles to travel more often, better, and for less money.  Reward points have helped me travel to nearly 50 countries and experience other parts of the world.  Now I am combining my love for travel with my knowledge of points and miles to benefit others.

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Latest blog posts
Podcast #19 – 2020 Travel Music
4 Jan. 2021
Podcast #19 – 2020 Travel Music
Juke-Box Eating scorpion tails on a trip doesn’t entice me, but hearing new music does. Sometimes the music is gre...
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Podcast #18 – Free National Park Road Trip
11 Nov. 2020
Podcast #18 – Free National Park Road Trip
Freewheelin’ In and outside of the loyalty and reward points and miles space, there’s plenty of talk about “free” tr...
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New Credit Cards
25 Sep. 2020
New Credit Cards
Plastics It’s been awhile since I last applied for new credit cards.  In August 2019, I applied, and was approved for, 7 new credit ca...
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MoneyGram Banned….Again!
24 Jul. 2020
MoneyGram Banned….Again!
Back Scratch Fever You provide a service.  I use that service.  I pay you fees for your service.  You complete the service.  The cycle conti...
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New Credit Cards
25 Sep. 2020
New Credit Cards
Plastics It’s been awhile since I last applied for new credit cards.  In August 2019, I applied, and was approved ...
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MoneyGram Banned….Again!
24 Jul. 2020
MoneyGram Banned….Again!
Back Scratch Fever You provide a service.  I use that service.  I pay you fees for your service.  You complete the service.  The cycle conti...
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Update on Missing Points
24 Jul. 2020
Update on Missing Points
Missing You By now it should be no secret that Amex increased a number of benefits due to the Covid crisis.  That bump in benefits enabled p...
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PenFed Suspends Rewards for Manufactured Spend
10 Jul. 2020
PenFed Suspends Rewards for Manufactured Spend
A View To A Kill When talking to people about bad news, the phrase “well it could be worse” often arises.  Sometimes it doesn...
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Podcast #19 – 2020 Travel Music
4 Jan. 2021
Podcast #19 – 2020 Travel Music
Juke-Box Eating scorpion tails on a trip doesn’t entice me, but hearing new music does. Sometimes the music is gre...
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Podcast #18 – Free National Park Road Trip
11 Nov. 2020
Podcast #18 – Free National Park Road Trip
Freewheelin’ In and outside of the loyalty and reward points and miles space, there’s plenty of talk about “free” tr...
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Podcast #17 – Cheap Flights with Steven @ Notiflyr
10 Apr. 2020
Podcast #17 – Cheap Flights with Steven @ Notiflyr
Notiflyr is one of the best cheap airfare services in the world, period. Although I’ve kept tabs on the best cheap airfare websites ar...
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Podcast #16 – Varanasi, India
6 Mar. 2020
Podcast #16 – Varanasi, India
Varanasi This podcast episode explores a special and unusual place in NE India called Varanasi. India’s most religious city, millions ...
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$300+ Flights to Australia via Notiflyr
2 Apr. 2020
$300+ Flights to Australia via Notiflyr
Notiflyr Haven’t heard of Notiflyr? You might not be alone, but that will likely change in the near future.  It...
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Video:  Tuk-Tuk Ride Through Delhi, India
14 Apr. 2019
Video: Tuk-Tuk Ride Through Delhi, India
Disclosure:  I have inserted a couple of Amazon affiliate links to a few travel products mentioned in this post. Cruisin for a Bruisin It...
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Some of My Favorite Travel Clothing
21 Mar. 2019
Some of My Favorite Travel Clothing
So you know, I don’t receive any commission on any product reviewed or recommended here. Intro Clothes worn on travel can be very pers...
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ANA Business Class Lounge Narita Airport Review
5 Feb. 2019
ANA Business Class Lounge Narita Airport Review
Feeling It On my way from Tokyo, Japan to New Delhi, India, I had the pleasure of visiting one of (two) ANA business class lounges at the Na...
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Travel Tune:  July 8, 2019
8 Jul. 2019
Travel Tune: July 8, 2019
A New Old Song I have lots of music from all around the world, but found this song last night browsing some 1950’s...
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Travel Tune – May 3, 2019
3 May. 2019
Travel Tune – May 3, 2019
Spirits I’m currently in Quebec City having a look around.  I was in Montreal several months ago and wanted to compare it to Quebec Ci...
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Travel Tune – April 14, 2019
14 Apr. 2019
Travel Tune – April 14, 2019
Yim Yames In about a month, Jim James (also goes by Yim Yames) will be performing here in my city. I’m not sure if I’ll go, as s...
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Travel Tune – April 7, 2019
7 Apr. 2019
Travel Tune – April 7, 2019
Audiophilia This is a song from 2 American guys living in L.A. along with 2 guys from Sao Paulo, Brazil.  The song translates into “wa...
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Escape:  New Website for Finding Cheap Flights
4 Apr. 2019
Escape: New Website for Finding Cheap Flights
New Tools I love tools that help make the cost of travel lower.  When I first started my blog, I wrote about the best we...
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Hopper Websites Not Working Anymore?
20 Oct. 2018
Hopper Websites Not Working Anymore?
Permanent Vacation Like many others in the points “hobby”, I monitor cheap flights on a pretty regular basis.  I don’t boo...
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How to Find Cheap Flights on MillionMileGuy
1 Jan. 2018
How to Find Cheap Flights on MillionMileGuy
High Tech & High Hopes Our nearly instant access to information and technology is pretty amazing.  Sure there’s plenty of downside...
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The 15 Best Websites for finding Cheap Flights and Travel
30 Oct. 2017
The 15 Best Websites for finding Cheap Flights and Travel
Think you miss out on deals that others get?  Want to find cheap flights for your next trip?  The internet is full of various websites that ...
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Left Wing Violence in Minneapolis and Beyond
21 Jun. 2020
Left Wing Violence in Minneapolis and Beyond
Peace-Full? On May 25, George Floyd was killed by a Minneapolis police offer while being arrested.  A 911 complaint said...
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A New Way Forward?
12 Feb. 2020
A New Way Forward?
Forward?  One of the reasons that I love to travel is that I use it as an opportunity to tune out.  When I travel, I usually don’t wat...
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UPS, Immigration, Crime, and Sweden
11 Mar. 2019
UPS, Immigration, Crime, and Sweden
I took this post offline for awhile, because it seemed to be very controversial.  People in the U.S., including myself, are overwhelmed with...
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Why Travel Has Made Me More Conservative
5 May. 2018
Why Travel Has Made Me More Conservative
Interest With Age History has grown on me, and travel has helped that growth.  When I was younger, I had no interest in history as it seemed...
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Recommended Podcasts and Movies during Covid
6 Jun. 2020
Recommended Podcasts and Movies during Covid
Covid has slowed down things for a lot people, giving them more time for family, hobbies, and getting into things they o...
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Losing a Friend
2 Sep. 2019
Losing a Friend
News Last weekend I lost a friend of mine.  Death isn’t an uncommon thing, but my friend (Gary) died in a rare and freakish boat accid...
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Hoarding Points and Saving Money
26 Aug. 2019
Hoarding Points and Saving Money
No Savings When I was in my 20’s I didn’t save money towards retirement.  Zero, zilch, nada, zip.  That period wasn’t savi...
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20 Best Documentary Movies of All Time
27 Nov. 2018
20 Best Documentary Movies of All Time
Doco’s It’s getting colder in many parts of the country and for man, that means more time indoors.  Along with your favorite cha...
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Latest Podcasts
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Podcast #19 – 2020 Travel Music
4 Jan. 2021
Podcast #19 – 2020 Travel Music
Juke-Box Eating scorpion tails on a trip doesn’t entice me, but hearing new music does. Sometimes the music is great, other times not so good.  I think music helps people absorb a trip, either in memories...
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Podcast #18 – Free National Park Road Trip
11 Nov. 2020
Podcast #18 – Free National Park Road Trip
FreeWheelin’ In and outside of the loyalty and reward points and miles space, there’s plenty of talk about “free” travel, almost all of which doesn’t end up to actually be free tra...
Listen to the podcast
Podcast #17 – Cheap Flights with Steven @ Notiflyr
10 Apr. 2020
Podcast #17 – Cheap Flights with Steven @ Notiflyr
Notiflyr is one of the best cheap airfare services in the world, period. Although I’ve kept tabs on the best cheap airfare websites around the world, until fairly recently I hadn’t heard of the comp...
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[HOT Flight Deal] $571: Chicago to Singapore (Round-trip)
12 Oct. 2016
[HOT Flight Deal] $571: Chicago to Singapore (Round-trip)
Typi non habent claritatem insitam; est usus legentis in iis qui facit eorum claritatem. Investigationes demonstraverunt lectores legere me ...
[Nonstop] $148: Kansas City to Denver
16 Jun. 2021
[Nonstop] $148: Kansas City to Denver
  Flights to Denver, CO under $199 were recently featured on Thrifty Traveler Premium last week! You’re missing out on 99% o...
[HOT Flight Deal] $886: Houston to Melbourne & Sydney, Australia (R/T)
12 Oct. 2016
[HOT Flight Deal] $886: Houston to Melbourne & Sydney, Australia (R/T)
Typi non habent claritatem insitam; est usus legentis in iis qui facit eorum claritatem. Investigationes demonstraverunt lectores legere me ...
[WOW Air] $328: New York to Amsterdam (Round-trip)
12 Oct. 2016
[WOW Air] $328: New York to Amsterdam (Round-trip)
Typi non habent claritatem insitam; est usus legentis in iis qui facit eorum claritatem. Investigationes demonstraverunt lectores legere me ...
Amex Eyes Atlanta For Its Next New Centurion Lounge
16 Jun. 2021
Amex Eyes Atlanta For Its Next New Centurion Lounge
After shutting down its beloved Centurion Lounges last year due to the pandemic, American Express is on a tear. Nearly all of its 13 U.S. lo...
[Nonstop] $118: Seattle to Fairbanks, Alaska
18 Jun. 2021
[Nonstop] $118: Seattle to Fairbanks, Alaska
Flights to Fairbanks, Alaska from $117 were recently featured on Thrifty Traveler Premium last week! You’re missing out on 99% of...
Hyatt Delays Peak, Off-Peak Award Pricing & Points Expiration
15 Jun. 2021
Hyatt Delays Peak, Off-Peak Award Pricing & Points Expiration
Way back in early 2020, Hyatt announced its plan to roll out a new peak and off-peak award pricing system. That means award stays through th...
Bad News: American Airlines Plans to Ditch its Award Chart
14 Jun. 2021
Bad News: American Airlines Plans to Ditch its Award Chart
Award charts are a traveler’s best friend. They’re a cheat sheet that tells you how many miles you need to book a flight, keepin...
News
8 Oct. 2019
Conservative Leader Calls Trudeau A ‘Fraud’ And ‘Phony’ In Election Debate
9 May. 2017
From Johnny Carson to Stephen Colbert
2 Mar. 2018
Burkina Faso police director general says capital is being attacked by suspected Islamic extremists
13 Jun. 2021
Biden and Putin in G7 and a Half
7 Oct. 2019
FACT CHECK: Did George Bernard Shaw Say A Quote Comparing Apples To Ideas?
9 Oct. 2019
US Military Gains Custody Of 2 British Men Accused Of Involvement In Death Of Journalist James Foley
18 Jun. 2021
Iran’s Fake Presidential Election
2 Mar. 2018
The Latest: Geneva airport reopens after 2nd weather closure
12 Jun. 2021
To Biden Administration: Record of Iran’s Top “Moderate” Mullah
14 Feb. 2017
Note to the Left: Four Years Ago, Conservatives Were Just as Depressed
2 May. 2017
Will the Second Civil War Turn Violent?
2 Mar. 2018
Serbia’s throne-less royals welcome baby boy into family
8 Oct. 2019
Hong Kong-Based Gamer Suspended, Forced To Return Winnings For Supporting Protests
7 Oct. 2019
Sen. Hawley Thrashes NBA Commissioner Who Apologized To China For Houston Rocket GM’s Pro-Hong Kong Remarks
8 Oct. 2019
It’s Not Just The NBA — These Other American Companies Are Groveling At China’s Feet To Turn A Buck
9 Oct. 2019
Trump Administration Imposes Travel Ban On Chinese Officials Linked To Muslim Persecutions
9 Oct. 2019
All Of The NBA’s Chinese Partners Have Severed Their Relationships
21 Feb. 2017
Why Professors Object to Being Recorded
18 Apr. 2017
Two Weeks of Great Clarity
2 Mar. 2018
Polish lawmaker: due reparations from Germany could stand at $850 billion
2 Sep. 2019
Czech doctors deliver baby girl 117 days after mother’s brain-death
9 Oct. 2019
Squirrels’ stash of winter walnuts causes car chaos
20 Sep. 2019
Alien enthusiasts descend on Nevada desert near secretive U.S. base
17 Sep. 2019
Rugby: Tattooed Samoans don skin suits to avoid offending Japanese hosts
5 Sep. 2019
Just not cricket: Australian charged $68,000 for a beer in Britain
25 Feb. 2020
Facebook post alerts man to winning lottery ticket on his dashboard
4 Mar. 2020
Checkout clerk’s advice earns Maryland woman $100,000
12 Sep. 2019
Cockpit coffee spill forces commercial jet to make emergency landing
5 Mar. 2020
Look: Dog rescued from 20 feet up in Kansas tree
10 Mar. 2020
Maryland man wins a second lottery jackpot one year later
6 Mar. 2020
Look: Cat rescued from inside wall of Massachusetts home
2 Mar. 2020
Look: RSPCA officer uses dish soap to free deer from metal gate
10 Mar. 2020
Farm fire caused by pedometer-eating pigs
27 Feb. 2020
Watch: Venomous snake found hiding behind family’s toaster
3 Mar. 2020
Change from sandwich purchase leads to $500,000 lottery jackpot
2 Mar. 2020
Maryland Lottery player wins $50,000 Fast Play jackpot on first try
16 Sep. 2019
If marathons weren’t hard enough already: strap a tree to your back
23 Sep. 2019
From tree to chair without the carpentry: UK couple grows furniture
2 Sep. 2019
UK PM Johnson to the rescue: girlfriend adopts a rescue puppy
6 Oct. 2019
Owners present pets to Philippines priest for blessing
16 Oct. 2019
The Left Targets Supreme Court With ‘Packing’ Threat, ‘Shortlist’ of Activist Nominees
10 Nov. 2017
Black-on-Black Racism at Cornell
19 Oct. 2017
Yes, Weinstein Accusers Are Brave — So Were Jones, Willey and Broaddrick
16 Oct. 2019
2 Years On, #MeToo Needs a Course Correction
16 Feb. 2018
What Left-Wing Educators Don’t Teach During ‘Black History Month’
30 Nov. 2017
Dump Roy Moore
7 Dec. 2017
Leadership Malpractice: John Conyers’ Resignation Is 50 Years Too Late
17 Oct. 2019
Boris Johnson Strikes a Brexit Deal
17 Oct. 2019
This Type of Voting Doesn’t Rank as Real Election Reform
4 Jan. 2018
Instead of ‘Infrastructure Investment,’ How About Killing Davis-Bacon?
17 Oct. 2019
How California and Foreign Carmakers Got in Bed to Keep Crony, Obama-Era Rules
23 Nov. 2017
I got fired for calling out liberal hypocrisy on Clintons
17 Oct. 2019
This Student Refused to Bow to Trans Ideology at Berkeley
17 Oct. 2019
Maryland’s Rep. Elijah Cummings Dies at 68
8 Feb. 2018
Larry Elder: “Take the ‘Racist Xenophobe’ Quiz–Who Said This About Illegal Immigration?”
16 Oct. 2019
Trump Vetoes Second Resolution to End Border Emergency Declaration
14 Dec. 2017
Trump’s ‘Abysmal’ Poll Numbers? What About Those of Merkel, Macron, May and Trudeau?
16 Oct. 2019
‘Batwoman’ Actress Ruby Rose Is Happy She Didn’t Transition to a Man
21 Dec. 2017
What if Obama Spent Year 1 Battling ‘Collusion’?
17 Oct. 2019
4 Big Indicators of What’s Next in Impeachment Process