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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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Chase Expanding Further Into to Minnesota
10 Oct. 2019
Chase Expanding Further Into to Minnesota
Market Share Finally Chase has decided to compete in Minnesota.  Even those with deep points and miles knowledge in my a...
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Flexperks for FIRE but not Cashing Out
3 Oct. 2019
Flexperks for FIRE but not Cashing Out
Depreciated Like any currency, reward points and miles devalue over time.  Perhaps there is one, but I’m not aware of a single rewards...
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MoneyGram Shutdowns on the Horizon
3 Oct. 2019
MoneyGram Shutdowns on the Horizon
Shut (It) downs This isn’t going to be a long post, but just a few words about some troubling trends. There have been some reports ove...
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The Risks Of An App-O-Rama
24 Sep. 2019
The Risks Of An App-O-Rama
Strange Fruit Are you still using an app-o-rama to apply for new rewards credit cards?  You might want to reconsider. Recently I had a stran...
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Chase Expanding Further Into to Minnesota
10 Oct. 2019
Chase Expanding Further Into to Minnesota
Market Share Finally Chase has decided to compete in Minnesota.  Even those with deep points and miles knowledge in my a...
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Flexperks for FIRE but not Cashing Out
3 Oct. 2019
Flexperks for FIRE but not Cashing Out
Depreciated Like any currency, reward points and miles devalue over time.  Perhaps there is one, but I’m not aware of a single rewards...
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MoneyGram Shutdowns on the Horizon
3 Oct. 2019
MoneyGram Shutdowns on the Horizon
Shut (It) downs This isn’t going to be a long post, but just a few words about some troubling trends. There have been some reports ove...
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The Risks Of An App-O-Rama
24 Sep. 2019
The Risks Of An App-O-Rama
Strange Fruit Are you still using an app-o-rama to apply for new rewards credit cards?  You might want to reconsider. Recently I had a stran...
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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...
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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 a...
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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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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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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...
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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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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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Latest Podcasts
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Travel Is Free Interview – Podcast #14
30 Jul. 2019
Travel Is Free Interview – Podcast #14
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 done a significant amount of International travel together, with much ...
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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). ...
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Delta: ‘What Are People Willing to Pay’ to Avoid Basic Economy?
10 Oct. 2019
Delta: ‘What Are People Willing to Pay’ to Avoid Basic Economy?
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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)
Typi non habent claritatem insitam; est usus legentis in iis qui facit eorum claritatem. Investigationes demonstraverunt lectores legere me ...
[American] $282: Boston to Madrid, Spain (Nonstop / Roundtrip)
12 Oct. 2019
[American] $282: Boston to Madrid, Spain (Nonstop / Roundtrip)
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New Airport Opens in the Heart of North Dakota’s Oil Boom, Williston
10 Oct. 2019
New Airport Opens in the Heart of North Dakota’s Oil Boom, Williston
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Keep or Cancel? Weighing Changes to the Delta SkyMiles Platinum Card
11 Oct. 2019
Keep or Cancel? Weighing Changes to the Delta SkyMiles Platinum Card
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[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)
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[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 ...
[Icelandair] $328: Chicago to Reykjavik, Iceland (Nonstop / Roundtrip)
12 Oct. 2019
[Icelandair] $328: Chicago to Reykjavik, Iceland (Nonstop / Roundtrip)
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News
6 Apr. 2018
Review: Delta SkyClub, New York JFK Terminal 4
7 Oct. 2019
[YMMV] Amazon: Use One Chase Ultimate Rewards Points & Get $15 Off $60 (Working Second Time For Some)
9 Oct. 2019
Nick’s final new destination: Niue (#40KFaraway)
4 Oct. 2019
Greg’s first day of #40K to Far Away adventures
2 Apr. 2018
Review: Park Hyatt Milan
4 Apr. 2018
How to Open a Frequent Flyer Account for Your Child
11 Oct. 2019
Scotiabank Passport™ Visa Infinite* Card Review (Canada)
3 Jun. 2017
E*Trade Brokerage Promotion: Up to $2500 in Cash + 60 Days Of Free Trades
2 Oct. 2019
The United workout plan: gate-to-gate in 14 minutes or less #40KFaraway
12 Oct. 2019
Weekly Review: October 12, 2019
8 Apr. 2018
Limited Time: 60k Gold & 70k Platinum Delta Offers. Which is Better?
2 Jun. 2017
WaterStone Bank Checking Promotion: $200 Bonus + 1,000 Scorecard Reward Points (WI)
8 Sep. 2019
There’s Still an American Airlines MD80 in Dallas, After All
3 Jun. 2017
New Business Platinum Card from American Express Review: 75,000 Membership Rewards Bonus Points
1 Apr. 2018
Delta Air Lines Is Ending SkyMiles and Replacing It with Cryptocurrency
8 Sep. 2019
Man Stands in Aisle for 6 Hour Flight So His Wife Could Sleep: Sweet or Toxic Marriage?
3 Jun. 2017
One Source Credit Union Youth Promotion: $25 Bonus (TX, NM)
8 Oct. 2019
Discover Savings Bonus $150/$200 with $15,000/$25,000 Deposit
10 Jul. 2019
Citi Cards’ Travel Protection Benefits Drop September 22
13 Sep. 2019
How to visit the Marina Bay Sands’ SkyDeck
8 Oct. 2019
Conservative Leader Calls Trudeau A ‘Fraud’ And ‘Phony’ In Election Debate
2 Mar. 2018
Germany says ‘acute threat’ of hack averted after detection
11 Oct. 2019
France’s Homegrown Terrorism
14 Feb. 2017
Note to the Left: Four Years Ago, Conservatives Were Just as Depressed
7 Oct. 2019
Stop What You’re Doing And Read The Blockbuster Speech That Got This French Conservative Investigated By Government Censors
10 Oct. 2019
Iran: Acting to Make Trump a One-Term President
5 Oct. 2019
Turkey: Ergodan Has Badly Overplayed His Hand in the Khashoggi Affair
30 May. 2017
Why Conservatives Still Attack Trump
6 Oct. 2019
“WORLD TAKE NOTE!”: Genocide of Christians by President of Nigeria
2 Mar. 2018
Azerbaijan: 25 die in morning fire at drug rehab center
1 Mar. 2018
A police official in Afghanistan says a large explosion has occurred in eastern Kabul
7 Mar. 2017
Why Do American Jews Want Thousands of Jew Haters in America?
9 Oct. 2019
UK: New Subversive “Guidance” for Journalists
8 Oct. 2019
A Tale of Two Coups
2 Mar. 2018
Egypt arrests mother cited in BBC report; lawyer disappears
7 Oct. 2019
Sen. Hawley Thrashes NBA Commissioner Who Apologized To China For Houston Rocket GM’s Pro-Hong Kong Remarks
14 Oct. 2019
How Terrible Does Turkey Have to Get?
6 Oct. 2019
The Hat, the Turban and the Cap: Which Can Save the Mullahs?
10 Oct. 2019
Turkey Launches Ground And Air Assault Against Kurdish Fighters, Killing At Least Seven
9 Oct. 2019
The UK Supreme Court’s Judgment on Johnson’s Prorogation
13 Sep. 2019
Egyptian masseur plays with fire to ease muscle pain
5 Sep. 2019
Just not cricket: Australian charged $68,000 for a beer in Britain
3 Oct. 2019
Italian astronaut to watch World Cup match from space
8 Aug. 2019
Watch: Florida neighborhood invaded by hundreds of crabs
9 Oct. 2019
Squirrels’ stash of winter walnuts causes car chaos
7 Aug. 2019
Mississippi town breaks Guinness record when 754 eat watermelon
2 Sep. 2019
Czech doctors deliver baby girl 117 days after mother’s brain-death
24 Sep. 2019
Loo and behold! Japan’s high-tech toilets bemuse fans
13 Sep. 2019
Rugby: Octopuses predict Japan will beat Ireland but not reach knockouts
14 Sep. 2019
Thieves steal $5 million gold toilet from Britain’s Blenheim Palace
6 Sep. 2019
Climbing: Polish climber Dzienski pips lift in man vs. machine race
2 Sep. 2019
UK PM Johnson to the rescue: girlfriend adopts a rescue puppy
12 Oct. 2019
Lost dog reunited with owner 12 years later, 1,000 miles away in Pittsburgh
7 Aug. 2019
Watch: Dog survives 6-story fall by crashing through sunroof of parked car
6 Oct. 2019
Owners present pets to Philippines priest for blessing
20 Sep. 2019
Alien enthusiasts descend on Nevada desert near secretive U.S. base
7 Aug. 2019
Watch: Police probe illegal stunts performed in middle of Texas intersection
12 Sep. 2019
Cockpit coffee spill forces commercial jet to make emergency landing
28 Sep. 2019
China’s ‘national flag baby’ raises flag, captivates millions
1 Oct. 2019
Javelina rescued by troopers after running into highway traffic
16 Nov. 2017
No, Colin Kaepernick Is No Muhammad Ali
11 Oct. 2019
HHS Secretary Calls Trump Most Pro-Life President Ever
11 Oct. 2019
Voters Will ‘Send Home’ Lawmakers Who Act to Impeach Trump, House Conservative Says
3 Nov. 2017
Our Ex-Presidents’ Insincere Praise of ‘American Generosity’
12 Oct. 2019
Members of Previous Generations Now Seem Like Giants
21 Dec. 2017
What if Obama Spent Year 1 Battling ‘Collusion’?
8 Feb. 2018
Larry Elder: “Take the ‘Racist Xenophobe’ Quiz–Who Said This About Illegal Immigration?”
14 Oct. 2019
Turning Generation Z Into Faith-Filled Leaders
23 Nov. 2017
I got fired for calling out liberal hypocrisy on Clintons
10 Oct. 2019
Canadian Court Strips Father of Rights, Allowing Teen to Transition Against His Wishes
26 Oct. 2017
My Own Harvey Weinstein Experience
11 Oct. 2019
No, We’re Not Selling Out the Syrian Kurds. But We Should Mediate Their Conflict With Turkey.
10 Oct. 2019
ICE Chief: Lawmakers Must Stop ‘Ugly Rhetoric’ and ‘Vilification’ of Immigration Agents
12 Oct. 2019
Forged by the Sea, and Centuries of Devotion to the American People
7 Dec. 2017
Leadership Malpractice: John Conyers’ Resignation Is 50 Years Too Late
30 Nov. 2017
Dump Roy Moore
19 Oct. 2017
Yes, Weinstein Accusers Are Brave — So Were Jones, Willey and Broaddrick
28 Dec. 2017
Larry Elder: “Why Is Maxine Waters Silent On The Terrorist-Drug Dealing Probe That Obama Shut Down?”
25 Jan. 2018
The Great S—hole Hypocrisy
13 Oct. 2019
A New Dark Age: California’s Blackouts Are Self-Inflicted