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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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Identity Theft at Walmart Money Center?
20 Jun. 2018
Identity Theft at Walmart Money Center?
MOTR During a liquidation run to a local Walmart a few days, I filled out the Money Order Transaction Form (MOTR).  Walm...
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The Increasing Importance of Business Rewards Cards
17 Jun. 2018
The Increasing Importance of Business Rewards Cards
Glass Half Full I returned a couple of weeks ago from a 2.5 week trip in Eastern Europe with a buddy of mine.  My friend is very new to inte...
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Life After A Barclays Shutdown?
16 Jun. 2018
Life After A Barclays Shutdown?
Shutdown About 6 months ago I was shutdown by Barlcays.  The shutdown was unexpected, affected 3 rewards cards that I had with the bank, and...
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Manufactured Spend Q and A
10 Jun. 2018
Manufactured Spend Q and A
Frequent Traveler University (FTU) is happening in New York this weekend.  It’s a collection of travel and rewards points topics for e...
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Identity Theft at Walmart Money Center?
20 Jun. 2018
Identity Theft at Walmart Money Center?
MOTR During a liquidation run to a local Walmart a few days, I filled out the Money Order Transaction Form (MOTR).  Walm...
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The Increasing Importance of Business Rewards Cards
17 Jun. 2018
The Increasing Importance of Business Rewards Cards
Glass Half Full I returned a couple of weeks ago from a 2.5 week trip in Eastern Europe with a buddy of mine.  My friend is very new to inte...
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Life After A Barclays Shutdown?
16 Jun. 2018
Life After A Barclays Shutdown?
Shutdown About 6 months ago I was shutdown by Barlcays.  The shutdown was unexpected, affected 3 rewards cards that I had with the bank, and...
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Manufactured Spend Q and A
10 Jun. 2018
Manufactured Spend Q and A
Frequent Traveler University (FTU) is happening in New York this weekend.  It’s a collection of travel and rewards points topics for e...
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25 Tips for Safari in South Africa
9 Jun. 2018
25 Tips for Safari in South Africa
Big, Big, Game South Africa is probably the most beautiful country that I’ve visited in nearly 50 countries of tra...
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Lufthansa First Class 747-8 Review:  Chicago to Frankfurt
13 May. 2018
Lufthansa First Class 747-8 Review: Chicago to Frankfurt
Splash Cashing in fancy award redemptions in up front cabin space seems like a right of passage within the travel hacking community.  Facebo...
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Lufthansa First Class Lounge Frankfurt Review
12 May. 2018
Lufthansa First Class Lounge Frankfurt Review
Homeward Bound After 2.5 weeks in Eastern Europe it was time to return home.  I didn’t want to go, and neither did my buddy that I was...
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Travels in Kiev, Ukraine
3 May. 2018
Travels in Kiev, Ukraine
Ooo-Kraine In over 30 countries of travel throughout Europe, I had never been to Ukraine.  Even though I’ve been to other former Sovie...
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Citi AA Hack:  How to Get Targeted Offers
23 May. 2018
Citi AA Hack: How to Get Targeted Offers
Excerpt from forthcoming book:  “Travel For Free” Why Me A complaint that I hear from points and miles enthu...
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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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The Best Travel Daypacks & Carry Ons
17 Oct. 2017
The Best Travel Daypacks & Carry Ons
Great Day Packs. Period. Americans love the latest and greatest tech, gadgets, and travel gear.  I have soft spots for those things too, and...
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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 ...
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My Encounter With Radical Islam
8 Apr. 2018
My Encounter With Radical Islam
Bueno Buenos Aires In 2010 I was in a bit of a lull.  The economy was terrible and still very much inside the country’s recession.  I ...
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New Zealand Trans Weightlifter Dominates
6 Dec. 2017
New Zealand Trans Weightlifter Dominates
Girl Power? There’s some tension in the weightlifting ranks in New Zealand.  A 39-year-old weightlifting champ who was born male, and ...
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Car Burnings In Sweden
28 Nov. 2017
Car Burnings In Sweden
Echo Chamber There aren’t many conservative media sources in Europe.  Conservative media is like a needle in a haystack, and that hays...
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New Podcast:  PGA Tour Caddy Mark Urbanek
14 Apr. 2018
New Podcast: PGA Tour Caddy Mark Urbanek
You Da Man! Mark Urbanek is THE man on the bag and a professional golf caddy on the PGA Tour.  For those that don’...
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Thanksgiving, Happiness, & Being Grateful
23 Nov. 2017
Thanksgiving, Happiness, & Being Grateful
Thanksgiving and Happiness The holidays are a nice time to reflect on the important things in life.  For many people much of that importance...
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How much money would it take to travel for life?
7 Jun. 2017
How much money would it take to travel for life?
All The Travel You Could Handle Have you ever thought about how much money it would take to travel the world full time? In a meeting a few y...
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Vacation Time Off Around the World
3 Jun. 2017
Vacation Time Off Around the World
Needing A Break? I have a friend that lives in the middle of Venice.  When I visit the area, she often cooks for me in her flat, taking hour...
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Interview:  John “Flying Mustache” Klukas on Award Booking
29 May. 2018
Interview: John “Flying Mustache” Klukas on Award Booking
Smart guys finish first From a psychology degree in college to the fashion runways in New York, to his own award booking service dolling out countless hours of points and miles advice, John Klukas is an interes...
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New Podcast:  PGA Tour Caddie Mark Urbanek
14 Apr. 2018
New Podcast: PGA Tour Caddie Mark Urbanek
You Da Man! Mark Urbanek is THE man on the bag and a professional golf caddie on the PGA Tour.  For those that don’t watch golf, he’s one of the guys carrying the golf clubs, giving his player advice, and basic...
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Trip Report:  Oahu, Hawaii
6 Apr. 2018
Trip Report: Oahu, Hawaii
Surf’s Up Episode from my recent trip to Oahu, Hawaii.  First time trip to any part of Hawaii.  I used Flexperks for the flight costs, Choice points for the hotel stay, and also stayed at a local surf hos...
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Flight Deals
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[United Flight Deal] $357: Minneapolis to Kauai, Hawaii (R/T)
21 Jun. 2018
[United Flight Deal] $357: Minneapolis to Kauai, Hawaii (R/T)
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KLM Royal Dutch – $589: San Francisco / Dallas / Miami – Cape Town, South Africa. Roundtrip, including all Taxes
21 Jun. 2018
KLM Royal Dutch – $589: San Francisco / Dallas / Miami – Cape Town, South Africa. Roundtrip, including all Taxes
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United – $282: Philadelphia  – Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. Roundtrip, including all Taxes
21 Jun. 2018
United – $282: Philadelphia – Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. Roundtrip, including all Taxes
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Cheap flights from New York to Fort Lauderdale & vice versa for only $107!
22 Jun. 2018
Cheap flights from New York to Fort Lauderdale & vice versa for only $107!
Cheap flights from New York to Fort Lauderdale for only only $107 roundtrip with JetBlue, so regular economy fare! Also works in revers...
[Summer Flight Deal] $179: Pittsburgh to Los Angeles (or vice versa)
21 Jun. 2018
[Summer Flight Deal] $179: Pittsburgh to Los Angeles (or vice versa)
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Delta – $758: Los Angeles / Baltimore / Chicago / Dallas / Fort Lauderdale / Miami / San Francisco / Washington D.C. – Accra, Ghana. Roundtrip, including all Taxes
21 Jun. 2018
Delta – $758: Los Angeles / Baltimore / Chicago / Dallas / Fort Lauderdale / Miami / San Francisco / Washington D.C. – Accra, Ghana. Roundtrip, including all Taxes
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[Icelandair Flight Deal] $373: Boston to Paris, France (R/T)
21 Jun. 2018
[Icelandair Flight Deal] $373: Boston to Paris, France (R/T)
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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)
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20 Jun. 2018
5 Reasons Norwegian Is The Best Low Cost Carrier In Europe
21 Jun. 2018
Etihad Pilots Will Soon Be Operating Emirates Flights
2 Jun. 2017
New Chase Ink Business Preferred Credit Card Review: 80,000 Bonus Points
1 Apr. 2018
Delta Air Lines Is Ending SkyMiles and Replacing It with Cryptocurrency
20 Jun. 2018
Hilarious: James Corden Works At The Savoy Hotel London
1 Mar. 2018
Business-Class Steals: Morocco for 44k Points, New Zealand for 62.5k Points One-Way
1 Mar. 2018
Earn up to 70k SkyMiles With These Delta Offers
27 Feb. 2018
Get $100 Airbnb & Southwest Gift Cards For $92 With PPDG
20 Jun. 2018
50 Hours Of Emirates First Class: Too Much Of A Good Thing?
10 Apr. 2018
100k Amex Platinum Targeted Offer is Back Again
1 Mar. 2018
You Could Soon Find the Head of the EPA Sitting Next to You in Coach
20 Jun. 2018
[YMMV] Amazon: Purchase $50 Amazon Giftcard Using At Least One MR Point & Get $15 Credit
1 Mar. 2018
Check for SPG Bonus offers [Targeted]
15 Mar. 2018
How to think about prepaid tuition plans: Virginia Prepaid529
9 Mar. 2018
United MileagePlus Shopping adds Button
3 Jun. 2017
North American Savings Bank CD Account Review: 0.10% to 2.02% APY CD Rate (MO)
3 Jun. 2017
One Source Credit Union Youth Promotion: $25 Bonus (TX, NM)
21 Mar. 2018
Big Changes to Flying Blue Effective June 1
2 Jun. 2017
This Weekend: Free Access to Museums, Zoos, Aquariums, & More for Bank of America Cardholders
2 Jun. 2017
Amex Offers Upwork Twitter Sync Promotion: $100 Statement Credit For $200 Purchase
12 Jun. 2018
Chinese vase found in shoebox sells for $19 million
21 Jun. 2018
Rat breaches bank ATM in India, eats $18,000 worth of cash
7 Jun. 2018
Bees get death-by-pesticide funeral in Paris
15 Jun. 2018
Research on dogs might shed light on human responses to food: study
3 Jun. 2018
Achilles the cat trains mind and body for role as World Cup psychic
13 Jun. 2018
Minnesota online sensation raccoon captured atop skyscraper
13 Jun. 2018
Belgian zoo welcomes baby giraffe Twiga
17 Jun. 2018
Australian artist emerges alive from three-day burial under road
16 Jun. 2018
Australian supermarket giant says ‘yes’ to mass nude photograph
15 Jun. 2018
Fat dogs teach humans new tricks about obesity: Hungarian study
3 Jun. 2018
Dancing FBI agent accidentally shoots bar patron in Denver: police
13 Jun. 2018
Raccoon reaches top of Minnesota skyscraper, touches hearts
21 Jun. 2018
Pro-smoking Japanese lawmaker apologizes for heckling cancer patient
20 Jun. 2018
Blood, sweat and accessories: artist recycles bodily fluids for fashion
11 Jun. 2018
Penka the Bulgarian cow escapes death sentence after international outcry
9 Jun. 2018
Astronauts give pope personalized space suit, add white cape
21 Jun. 2018
Bank of England holds special vote: to decide World Cup winner
15 Jun. 2018
Russia cries foul over Nigerian fans’ World Cup chicken requests
13 Jun. 2018
Russia’s psychic cat Achilles picks home team for World Cup opener
21 Jun. 2018
400 flown from James Bond mountain after Swiss cable car breaks down
14 Dec. 2017
Trump’s ‘Abysmal’ Poll Numbers? What About Those of Merkel, Macron, May and Trudeau?
25 Jan. 2018
The Great S—hole Hypocrisy
26 Oct. 2017
My Own Harvey Weinstein Experience
1 Mar. 2018
How Many Lives Are Saved by Guns — and Why Don’t Gun Controllers Care?
3 Nov. 2017
Our Ex-Presidents’ Insincere Praise of ‘American Generosity’
23 Nov. 2017
I got fired for calling out liberal hypocrisy on Clintons
21 Dec. 2017
What if Obama Spent Year 1 Battling ‘Collusion’?
1 Feb. 2018
Had ‘News’ Media Done Its Job, Obama Would Not Have Become President
18 Jan. 2018
Under the New Trump Standard, Why Wasn’t Obama Impeached?
16 Feb. 2018
What Left-Wing Educators Don’t Teach During ‘Black History Month’
8 Feb. 2018
Larry Elder: “Take the ‘Racist Xenophobe’ Quiz–Who Said This About Illegal Immigration?”
30 Nov. 2017
Dump Roy Moore
4 Jan. 2018
Instead of ‘Infrastructure Investment,’ How About Killing Davis-Bacon?
15 Jan. 2018
Where’s Hollywood’s Apology for Donating to the Clintons While Ignoring Sex Abuse Allegations Against Them?
22 Feb. 2018
SKIN COLOR AND SPORTS: IT’S NOT 1947 ANYMORE
10 Nov. 2017
Black-on-Black Racism at Cornell
28 Dec. 2017
Larry Elder: “Why Is Maxine Waters Silent On The Terrorist-Drug Dealing Probe That Obama Shut Down?”
19 Oct. 2017
Yes, Weinstein Accusers Are Brave — So Were Jones, Willey and Broaddrick
16 Nov. 2017
No, Colin Kaepernick Is No Muhammad Ali
7 Dec. 2017
Leadership Malpractice: John Conyers’ Resignation Is 50 Years Too Late