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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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Simon Mall to Sell $1,000 Visa Gift Cards
12 Jul. 2019
Simon Mall to Sell $1,000 Visa Gift Cards
Dollars & Sense Messages from Simon Mall have gone out in the last 24-48 hours stating that next Wednesday to Sunday...
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3% Cash Back Card (That You Probably Didn’t Know About)
8 Jul. 2019
3% Cash Back Card (That You Probably Didn’t Know About)
An Old New Card As I’m becoming more inspired by FIRE (financial independence retire early), I’m becoming more and more of a fan...
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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 songs.  I love that...
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Cashing Out 1 Million Chase Ultimate Rewards
20 Jun. 2019
Cashing Out 1 Million Chase Ultimate Rewards
Straight Cash Homey I just cashed out 1 million Ultimate Rewards (UR) into $10,000 in cash.  To some, alleviating a rewards account of a mil...
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Simon Mall to Sell $1,000 Visa Gift Cards
12 Jul. 2019
Simon Mall to Sell $1,000 Visa Gift Cards
Dollars & Sense Messages from Simon Mall have gone out in the last 24-48 hours stating that next Wednesday to Sunday...
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3% Cash Back Card (That You Probably Didn’t Know About)
8 Jul. 2019
3% Cash Back Card (That You Probably Didn’t Know About)
An Old New Card As I’m becoming more inspired by FIRE (financial independence retire early), I’m becoming more and more of a fan...
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Cashing Out 1 Million Chase Ultimate Rewards
20 Jun. 2019
Cashing Out 1 Million Chase Ultimate Rewards
Straight Cash Homey I just cashed out 1 million Ultimate Rewards (UR) into $10,000 in cash.  To some, alleviating a rewards account of a mil...
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100+ Ways to Earn Points, Miles & Travel Rewards
19 Jun. 2019
100+ Ways to Earn Points, Miles & Travel Rewards
To the Point There are more loyalty rewards programs linked with travel, finance and general consumption emerging every year, however many o...
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Delhi, India – Podcast #13
27 May. 2019
Delhi, India – Podcast #13
I’ll Never Do It Again (I.N.D.I.A) Delhi is a big and wild place. As part of a recent around the world trip, this ...
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New Podcast episode:  Tokyo, Japan
18 May. 2019
New Podcast episode: Tokyo, Japan
Round the World Tokyo was the first stop in a recent around the world trip using points and miles. The trip was a struggle, as I got sick at...
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New Podcast:  Interview with Counting Countries Ric Gazarian
13 Mar. 2019
New Podcast: Interview with Counting Countries Ric Gazarian
Hit The Road Ric Gazarian is one of the worlds best traveled persons and is host of the popular travel podcast “Counting CountriesR...
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2018 Travel Music
26 Jan. 2019
2018 Travel Music
Audible 10 music tracks from various parts of the world inspired for and by travel. Various genres of music, languages, and rhythms. Playlis...
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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...
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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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Trip Report:  Montreal, Canada
16 Jan. 2019
Trip Report: Montreal, Canada
Oh Canada! For a few years now, I’ve wanted to visit Montreal and Quebec City.  Talk of visiting started with a buddy of mine who is i...
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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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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 enthusiasts is that they ...
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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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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, ...
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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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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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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 wi...
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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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Latest Podcasts
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Delhi, India – Podcast #13
27 May. 2019
Delhi, India – Podcast #13
I’ll Never Do It Again (I.N.D.I.A) Delhi is a big and wild place. As part of a recent around the world trip, this episode dives into all things Delhi, from an unexpected visit to a local hospital to seein...
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Tokyo, Japan
18 May. 2019
Tokyo, Japan
Round the World Tokyo was the first stop in a recent around the world trip using points and miles. The trip was a struggle, as I got sick at the end of my time in Japan and really ill in India (the next stop). ...
Listen to the podcast
Interview: Counting Countries Podcast Ric Gazarian
18 Mar. 2019
Interview: Counting Countries Podcast Ric Gazarian
Hit The Road Ric Gazarian is one of the worlds best traveled persons and is host of the popular travel podcast “Counting Countries”.  He’s usually behind the mic asking questions to his guests, many of which ha...
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[Delta] $134: Minneapolis to Dallas (Nonstop / Roundtrip)
20 Jul. 2019
[Delta] $134: Minneapolis to Dallas (Nonstop / Roundtrip)
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What It’s Like to Use Delta’s New Facial Recognition Boarding
19 Jul. 2019
What It’s Like to Use Delta’s New Facial Recognition Boarding
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[WOW Air] $328: New York to Amsterdam (Round-trip)
12 Oct. 2016
[WOW Air] $328: New York to Amsterdam (Round-trip)
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American, United May Join the Arms Race for Free Inflight Wi-Fi
18 Jul. 2019
American, United May Join the Arms Race for Free Inflight Wi-Fi
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[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)
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[American] $133: Pittsburgh to San Francisco (Roundtrip)
20 Jul. 2019
[American] $133: Pittsburgh to San Francisco (Roundtrip)
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Booking Award Flights with AA Miles? Use the Old Search Engine
18 Jul. 2019
Booking Award Flights with AA Miles? Use the Old Search Engine
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[Delta] $166: Minneapolis to Boston (Nonstop / Roundtrip)
19 Jul. 2019
[Delta] $166: Minneapolis to Boston (Nonstop / Roundtrip)
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2 Jun. 2017
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26 Nov. 2018
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1 Mar. 2018
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2 Jun. 2017
able Banking Money Market Savings Account Review: 1.30% APY Rate (Online & Nationwide)
15 Mar. 2018
Top 10 Business Credit Cards for Travel Rewards: March 2018
7 Dec. 2018
I Used Chase “Pay With Points” and Then Needed a Partial Refund. Here’s What Happened.
24 Mar. 2018
The Trigger Happy Advice I Thankfully Thought to Retract
31 May. 2017
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3 Jun. 2017
20,000 Hilton Points Winner!
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The Best Travel Rewards Credit Cards
24 Feb. 2018
Singapore Business Class $1995 round trip NYC to Frankfurt
27 Feb. 2018
Get $100 Airbnb & Southwest Gift Cards For $92 With PPDG
1 Mar. 2018
US Bank Now Allows for Instant Reward Redemptions for Travel Booked Anywhere
26 Nov. 2018
Frequent Traveler Happy Hour in support of Toys for Tots 10 December!
28 Feb. 2018
UK Hit With Second Earthquake In Two Weeks
2 Mar. 2018
The Latest: Geneva airport reopens after 2nd weather closure
16 May. 2017
Feminism and Intelligence
28 Feb. 2018
Trudeau Backs Official Who Blamed India For Sikh Extremist’s Presence
2 Mar. 2018
Indonesia considers house arrest for ailing radical cleric
2 May. 2017
Will the Second Civil War Turn Violent?
2 Jun. 2017
US Missile Defense Technology Has Reached a New High. Why the US Must Keep Expanding Its Edge.
1 Mar. 2018
Apparently Tweeting Pictures Of ISIS Brutality Is Enough To Get You Prosecuted As France Goes After Far-Right Politician
7 Jul. 2019
“You Are Born to Clean Our Houses”: Persecution of Christians, April 2019
9 Jul. 2019
Iran’s New Global Terrorist Network
28 Feb. 2018
China Briefly Decided The Letter ‘N’ Was Not OK. Here’s The Weird Reason Why
28 Feb. 2018
Polish Company Causes Uproar After Making Hitler Socks
1 Mar. 2018
Russia Decides To Let The Internet Name Putin’s New Missile
2 Mar. 2018
Police say 10 Maoist rebels killed in raid in eastern India
1 Mar. 2018
US General Reveals How Brutal War With North Korea Would Actually Be
2 Jun. 2017
China Is Abusing Human Rights in Tibet. Here’s What the US Can Do to Help.
2 Mar. 2018
Indian fugitive in Hong Kong court under heavy security
14 Jul. 2019
Erdogan and the Wisdom of Timely Exit
1 Mar. 2018
A police official in Afghanistan says a large explosion has occurred in eastern Kabul
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Why Conservatives Still Attack Trump
25 May. 2019
Duvets discarded, cushions thrown at Japan’s Pillow Fighting Championship
22 May. 2019
Belgian monks resurrect brewery after two century break
11 Jul. 2019
Lithuanian couple defends world wife-carrying championship title
22 May. 2019
Cambodia’s royal oxen predict plentiful rice harvest amid EU tariffs
21 May. 2019
Polish sextuplets surprise parents and doctors expecting five
28 Jun. 2019
Cricket: Busy bees interrupt South Africa and Sri Lanka … again
10 Jul. 2019
‘Best day ever!’ Internet pokes fun at Mexico’s finance minister grim-faced job acceptance
3 Jul. 2019
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12 Jun. 2019
Unlucky 13 for Miami bar that offered free shots for U.S. goals
10 Jul. 2019
Later alligator: Chicago wants scaly resident out of local lagoon
12 Jul. 2019
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1 Jul. 2019
Feeling the heat? Estonian takes his sauna on the road, literally
13 Jun. 2019
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12 Jul. 2019
The longest toilet break? Belgian sits for five days in bid for record
17 May. 2019
Raven chicks in the Tower ward off prophecy of doom for Brexit Britain
16 Jul. 2019
Chicago alligator stakeout snaps shut after professional catches reptile
28 May. 2019
Polish activists try to save cows condemned to death
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Fowl ref! Scotland bring out the rubber chickens at World Cup
16 Jul. 2019
Colombian caught in Spain with cocaine under toupee
20 May. 2019
Eiffel Tower climber in custody after daring ascent
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Black-on-Black Racism at Cornell
25 Jan. 2018
The Great S—hole Hypocrisy
18 Jan. 2018
Under the New Trump Standard, Why Wasn’t Obama Impeached?
1 Feb. 2018
Had ‘News’ Media Done Its Job, Obama Would Not Have Become President
23 Nov. 2017
I got fired for calling out liberal hypocrisy on Clintons
7 Dec. 2017
Leadership Malpractice: John Conyers’ Resignation Is 50 Years Too Late
28 Dec. 2017
Larry Elder: “Why Is Maxine Waters Silent On The Terrorist-Drug Dealing Probe That Obama Shut Down?”
16 Feb. 2018
What Left-Wing Educators Don’t Teach During ‘Black History Month’
21 Dec. 2017
What if Obama Spent Year 1 Battling ‘Collusion’?
14 Dec. 2017
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Our Ex-Presidents’ Insincere Praise of ‘American Generosity’
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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?
19 Oct. 2017
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30 Nov. 2017
Dump Roy Moore
22 Feb. 2018
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No, Colin Kaepernick Is No Muhammad Ali
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My Own Harvey Weinstein Experience