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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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Saving For A Travel IRA
22 Sep. 2018
Saving For A Travel IRA
Anniversary and 10M This week is my five year anniversary of being involved in the points and miles hobby/profession.  K...
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The Single Best Travel Rewards Card
12 Sep. 2018
The Single Best Travel Rewards Card
Contrary Although I love talking all things points, miles and travel, I generally shy away from starting that conversation with strangers.  ...
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MoneyGram Rules the Roost
6 Sep. 2018
MoneyGram Rules the Roost
Not Just Another Day Yesterday I liquidated $25,000 worth of debit (gift) cards via manufactured spend (MS).  It was tough because are no lo...
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New Music:  September Playlist
1 Sep. 2018
New Music: September Playlist
Tuned This month’s playlist has songs and artists from Sweden, Brazil, Ukraine, Africa, USA, France, Jamaica, and Spain and more.  Lon...
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Saving For A Travel IRA
22 Sep. 2018
Saving For A Travel IRA
Anniversary and 10M This week is my five year anniversary of being involved in the points and miles hobby/profession.  K...
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The Single Best Travel Rewards Card
12 Sep. 2018
The Single Best Travel Rewards Card
Contrary Although I love talking all things points, miles and travel, I generally shy away from starting that conversation with strangers.  ...
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MoneyGram Rules the Roost
6 Sep. 2018
MoneyGram Rules the Roost
Not Just Another Day Yesterday I liquidated $25,000 worth of debit (gift) cards via manufactured spend (MS).  It was tough because are no lo...
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Twin Cities Manufactured Spend Implosion
15 Aug. 2018
Twin Cities Manufactured Spend Implosion
Meltdown This past weekend, some big news hit in the Twin Cities points and miles community.  A friendly Walmart (Store 1), known for allowi...
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Poznan:  Poland’s Hidden Gem
23 Aug. 2018
Poznan: Poland’s Hidden Gem
The Great Unknown It’s hard to find great places in Europe that aren’t flooded with tourists.  Harder to reach and forme...
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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 travel.  Before I was s...
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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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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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American – $709: Washington D.C. – Tokyo, Japan. Roundtrip, including all Taxes
24 Sep. 2018
American – $709: Washington D.C. – Tokyo, Japan. Roundtrip, including all Taxes
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Air Canada – $466: Philadelphia – Milan, Italy. Roundtrip, including all Taxes
23 Sep. 2018
Air Canada – $466: Philadelphia – Milan, Italy. Roundtrip, including all Taxes
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Amex Leaks Huge Improvements to the Premier Rewards Gold Card
21 Sep. 2018
Amex Leaks Huge Improvements to the Premier Rewards Gold Card
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Cathay Pacific – $653: Los Angeles – Phuket, Thailand. Roundtrip, including all Taxes
24 Sep. 2018
Cathay Pacific – $653: Los Angeles – Phuket, Thailand. Roundtrip, including all Taxes
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[Delta] $180: Seattle to Austin (Nonstop / Roundtrip)
24 Sep. 2018
[Delta] $180: Seattle to Austin (Nonstop / Roundtrip)
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Cheap non-stop flights from New York to Sao Paulo, Brazil for only $475!
16 Sep. 2018
Cheap non-stop flights from New York to Sao Paulo, Brazil for only $475!
Avianca is offering a great deal on flights from New York to Sao Paulo, Brazil! Now only $475 round-trip Travel dates:November 2018 – ...
[Delta] $122: Boston to Nashville (Nonstop / Roundtrip)
24 Sep. 2018
[Delta] $122: Boston to Nashville (Nonstop / Roundtrip)
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Oktoberfest Guide for the Thrifty Traveler
24 Sep. 2018
Oktoberfest Guide for the Thrifty Traveler
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