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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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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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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 #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...
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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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New Podcast:  2019 Travel Music
10 Jan. 2020
New Podcast: 2019 Travel Music
Tuned In Music is an interesting aspect a lot of people ignore when traveling. I almost always try and hear what’s being played in the...
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New Podcast:  Travel is Free interview
30 Jul. 2019
New Podcast: Travel is Free interview
Mac-Attack I caught up with Drew from Travel is Free, one of my favorite points and miles related websites. Drew and his wife Caroline have ...
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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 #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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Varanasi, India – Podcast #16
6 Mar. 2020
Varanasi, India – Podcast #16
Varanasi This podcast episode explores a special and unusual place in NE India called Varanasi. India’s most religious city, millions of people come here each year to bathe in the holy Ganges River and al...
Listen to the podcast
New Podcast:  2019 Travel Music
10 Jan. 2020
New Podcast: 2019 Travel Music
Tuned In Music is an interesting aspect a lot of people ignore when traveling. I almost always try and hear what’s being played in the destinations that I travel to.  Music gives me a look into where I...
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Flight Deals
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Hawaii Opens for Travel Today: Everything You Need to Know to Get In
15 Oct. 2020
Hawaii Opens for Travel Today: Everything You Need to Know to Get In
After seven months of shutting out travelers with mandatory quarantines and failed attempts at reopening this summer, Hawaii has officially ...
[Nonstop] $158: Minneapolis to San Diego
19 Oct. 2020
[Nonstop] $158: Minneapolis to San Diego
Editor’s Note: All flight deals we share are cancelable or changeable for free.   Flights to San Diego, California unde...
Amazing Availability: Delta One Suites to Tokyo for 60K Miles Next Spring & Summer!
15 Oct. 2020
Amazing Availability: Delta One Suites to Tokyo for 60K Miles Next Spring & Summer!
Using Virgin Atlantic miles is one of the best ways to book Delta flights. And at just 60,000 miles each way, booking Delta One Suites to To...
[HOT Flight Deal] $171: Minneapolis to New York (or Vice Versa)
12 Oct. 2016
[HOT Flight Deal] $171: Minneapolis to New York (or Vice Versa)
Typi non habent claritatem insitam; est usus legentis in iis qui facit eorum claritatem. Investigationes demonstraverunt lectores legere me ...
[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 ...
[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 ...
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 – ...
The Latest on Coronavirus: Minneapolis Airport Wants to Set Up COVID-19 Tests
19 Oct. 2020
The Latest on Coronavirus: Minneapolis Airport Wants to Set Up COVID-19 Tests
Editor’s Note: This post will be regularly updated with the latest news and updates on the coronavirus outbreak and its impact on...
News
2 Jun. 2017
This Weekend: Free Access to Museums, Zoos, Aquariums, & More for Bank of America Cardholders
3 Oct. 2020
Tagging Miles Portal Updates – 03 October 2020
7 Oct. 2019
[Targeted] Get 20%-50% off Uber, 10 Rides, $10 Max Discount Per Ride
18 Mar. 2020
Best cash back credit card offers
2 Jun. 2017
US Bank Apple Pay Promotion: $10 Statement Credit (Targeted)
3 Jun. 2017
Appalachian Community Credit Union CD Account Review: 0.10% to 3.04% APY CD Rate (TN, VA, KY)
30 Mar. 2018
Winners and Losers in the New Hilton Honors Program
1 Jun. 2017
These Hilton Cards Will Be Discontinued – What It Means for You
7 Aug. 2019
Last Chance to Opt Out of Chase’s Binding Arbitration
4 Jul. 2019
Walking Across America with Points: Week 2
19 Nov. 2019
British Airways Boeing 787-10 Details: Cabins, Routes, And More
19 Nov. 2019
TAP Air Portugal’s New Boston To Azores Flight (And More)
7 Oct. 2020
Tagging Miles Portal Updates – 07 October 2020
19 Nov. 2019
Daytime Eastbound Transatlantic Flights: Thoughts From A First Timer
18 Mar. 2020
IRS extends payment deadline 90 days (but still have to file by 4/15)
16 Oct. 2020
Tagging Miles Portal Updates – 16 October 2020
25 Oct. 2019
Book now: 4+ Star Alliance business-class awards to Europe during peak summer months
5 Sep. 2019
When Pilot No Shows, easyJet Lets One of the Passengers Fly the Plane
25 Oct. 2019
TPG Reader Hall of Fame: The ultimate luxury vacation
13 Mar. 2020
Chase advertising new United Club Infinite card
7 Mar. 2017
Why Do American Jews Want Thousands of Jew Haters in America?
17 Oct. 2020
U.S. Only Country to Hold Iran’s Mullahs Accountable
2 Mar. 2018
Two arrested in Japanese fast-train bid-rigging case
2 Mar. 2018
Azerbaijan: 25 die in morning fire at drug rehab center
10 Oct. 2019
After Billions Spent Rebuilding Iraq, Russia And China Are Gaining Ground There
1 Mar. 2018
Large explosion in Afghan capital kills young girl, wounds 6
2 Mar. 2018
Britain to protect Hungarians’ rights in UK after Brexit-formin
18 Oct. 2020
“A Darker Side”: The Persecution of Christians, September 2020
4 Apr. 2017
It’s Time for Conservatives to Celebrate This President
2 Mar. 2018
Indonesia considers house arrest for ailing radical cleric
2 Mar. 2018
Germany says ‘acute threat’ of hack averted after detection
9 Oct. 2019
US Military Gains Custody Of 2 British Men Accused Of Involvement In Death Of Journalist James Foley
7 Oct. 2019
Sen. Hawley Thrashes NBA Commissioner Who Apologized To China For Houston Rocket GM’s Pro-Hong Kong Remarks
16 Oct. 2020
Erdogan Declares War on Arabs
20 Oct. 2020
Turkey: The Dark Side of Religious Sects
9 Oct. 2019
Yom Kippur Shooting Near Synagogue In Germany Leaves At Least Two Dead, Police Say
16 May. 2017
Feminism and Intelligence
1 Mar. 2018
A police official in Afghanistan says a large explosion has occurred in eastern Kabul
28 Feb. 2017
A Nation of Immigrants — Only If They Assimilate
13 Oct. 2020
Turkey: Erdogan Fueling Hostility Against the West
17 Oct. 2019
US Must Prevent Rise of New ISIS Caliphate in Syria Following Our Troop Withdrawal
16 Oct. 2019
These 3 Countries Tried Socialism. Here’s What Happened.
1 Feb. 2018
Had ‘News’ Media Done Its Job, Obama Would Not Have Become President
17 Oct. 2019
FCC’s Ajit Pai Issues Ominous Warning, Says China’s Reaction to NBA Fracas Is Only the Tip of the Iceberg
17 Oct. 2019
Boris Johnson Strikes a Brexit Deal
16 Oct. 2019
‘Batwoman’ Actress Ruby Rose Is Happy She Didn’t Transition to a Man
17 Oct. 2019
4 Big Indicators of What’s Next in Impeachment Process
17 Oct. 2019
We’re Becoming More Like China Than China Is Like Us
16 Oct. 2019
The Left Targets Supreme Court With ‘Packing’ Threat, ‘Shortlist’ of Activist Nominees
16 Nov. 2017
No, Colin Kaepernick Is No Muhammad Ali
17 Oct. 2019
This Student Refused to Bow to Trans Ideology at Berkeley
16 Oct. 2019
House Democrats’ New Bill Would Drive Up College Costs Even Further
30 Nov. 2017
Dump Roy Moore
18 Jan. 2018
Under the New Trump Standard, Why Wasn’t Obama Impeached?
23 Nov. 2017
I got fired for calling out liberal hypocrisy on Clintons
25 Jan. 2018
The Great S—hole Hypocrisy
17 Oct. 2019
In Georgia, Parents Win Battle Over Transgender Bathrooms at School
17 Oct. 2019
Problematic Women: Abortion, Pornography, and Transgender Models
16 Oct. 2019
Trump Vetoes Second Resolution to End Border Emergency Declaration
17 Oct. 2019
San Francisco Blacklists 22 States With Pro-Life Laws