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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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Not Sure I’m Going To Publish My Points Book
21 Feb. 2018
Not Sure I’m Going To Publish My Points Book
Just Not Sure I’ve been working on a travel hacking book for the better part of a year now.  It’s my first b...
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US Bank Flexperks vs. Chase Sapphire Reserve?
17 Feb. 2018
US Bank Flexperks vs. Chase Sapphire Reserve?
Say What? For some comparing the FlexPerks Travel Rewards Visa Signature to the Chase Sapphire Reserve is blasphomy.  In many ways it is for...
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US Bank Fined for Facilitating Money Laundering
15 Feb. 2018
US Bank Fined for Facilitating Money Laundering
Guilty As Charged US Bank has been found guilty by federal regulators of two felony violations of the Bank Secrecy Act and will pay a total ...
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The Real Costs of Manufactured Spend?
13 Feb. 2018
The Real Costs of Manufactured Spend?
Show Me the Money At times, manufactured spend (MS) or non-organic spend seems like it’s at near religeous proportions in some circles...
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Not Sure I’m Going To Publish My Points Book
21 Feb. 2018
Not Sure I’m Going To Publish My Points Book
Just Not Sure I’ve been working on a travel hacking book for the better part of a year now.  It’s my first b...
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US Bank Flexperks vs. Chase Sapphire Reserve?
17 Feb. 2018
US Bank Flexperks vs. Chase Sapphire Reserve?
Say What? For some comparing the FlexPerks Travel Rewards Visa Signature to the Chase Sapphire Reserve is blasphomy.  In many ways it is for...
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US Bank Fined for Facilitating Money Laundering
15 Feb. 2018
US Bank Fined for Facilitating Money Laundering
Guilty As Charged US Bank has been found guilty by federal regulators of two felony violations of the Bank Secrecy Act and will pay a total ...
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The Real Costs of Manufactured Spend?
13 Feb. 2018
The Real Costs of Manufactured Spend?
Show Me the Money At times, manufactured spend (MS) or non-organic spend seems like it’s at near religeous proportions in some circles...
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$318 Minneapolis to Honolulu
10 Feb. 2018
$318 Minneapolis to Honolulu
Get Out of the Cold I just returned from the island of Oahu from a week long vacation in Hawaii.  It was my first time t...
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New Interview:  Stefan Krasowski of Rapid Travel Chai
10 Feb. 2018
New Interview: Stefan Krasowski of Rapid Travel Chai
Global-Trotter Stefan Krasowski is truly a world traveler.  He has been to 189 of the world’s 193 countries and is a member of the Circumnav...
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Honolulu, Hawaii:  Love It or Leave It?
4 Feb. 2018
Honolulu, Hawaii: Love It or Leave It?
Freezer Burn The winter months in the Midwest can drag on, and during the cold stretches I like to hop on a plane and go somewhere warm.  Fo...
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Jetto:  New Flight App for Low Fares
25 Jan. 2018
Jetto: New Flight App for Low Fares
Wow – That’s a Low Price! Cheap flights are evolving and Jetto continues that trend.  Today Travis Sherry from ExtraPackofPeanut...
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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’...
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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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5 Best Flight Award Websites
3 Jun. 2017
5 Best Flight Award Websites
Navigating all of the trip planning options can be a challenging process, and for points and miles beginners, it can really be daunting. Bes...
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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...
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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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Genderless Child Born in Canada
22 Nov. 2017
Genderless Child Born in Canada
No Gender Babies? A parent in Canada just had a baby and wants the child to be “gender free”. If this person was asked if they t...
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Who’s The Racist?
16 Nov. 2017
Who’s The Racist?
Can A Leftist Be A Racist? During her Halifax Pop Explosion gig at the Marquee Ballroom in Nova Scotia’s capital on October 19th,  Colombian...
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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 muc...
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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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Flight Deals
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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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Copa – $332: Chicago – Barranquilla, Colombia. Roundtrip, including all Taxes
21 Feb. 2018
Copa – $332: Chicago – Barranquilla, Colombia. Roundtrip, including all Taxes
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Delta – $350: Phoenix – San Juan, Puerto Rico. Roundtrip, including all Taxes
22 Feb. 2018
Delta – $350: Phoenix – San Juan, Puerto Rico. Roundtrip, including all Taxes
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Singapore — $500s (RT, no bag fees) Feb – June
18 Feb. 2018
Singapore — $500s (RT, no bag fees) Feb – June
Singapore — $500s (RT, no bag fees) Feb – June This website or its third party tools use cookies, which are necessary to its fun...
Cheap flights from New York to California and vice versa for only $106!
22 Feb. 2018
Cheap flights from New York to California and vice versa for only $106!
Price drop! American Airlines are offering cheap flights from Newark to Sacramento and Santa Ana and vice versa! Book tickets from only $125...
American – $538: Newark – Maui, Hawaii (and vice versa). Roundtrip, including all Taxes
22 Feb. 2018
American – $538: Newark – Maui, Hawaii (and vice versa). Roundtrip, including all Taxes
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Delta / United – $703: Washington D.C. / Boston / Chicago / Dallas / Miami / Portland, Oregon / San Francisco / Atlanta / Denver / Detroit / Hartford / Houston / Manchester / Minneapolis / Providence – Tokyo, Japan. Roundtrip, including all Taxes
21 Feb. 2018
Delta / United – $703: Washington D.C. / Boston / Chicago / Dallas / Miami / Portland, Oregon / San Francisco / Atlanta / Denver / Detroit / Hartford / Houston / Manchester / Minneapolis / Providence – Tokyo, Japan. Roundtrip, including all Taxes
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22 Feb. 2018
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20 Feb. 2018
An unexpected path to the Companion Pass…
20 Feb. 2018
[Targeted] AmEx Offer: Sun Basket, Spend $70+ & Receive $35 Statement Credit
20 Feb. 2018
[Targeted] AmEx Offer: Kimpton, Spend $300+ & Receive $60 Statement Credit – Stack With 10,000 IHG Points
22 Feb. 2018
Hot Cabin, Cold Service: LOT Premium Economy (787-8) From Chicago to Warsaw
20 Feb. 2018
Roundup of Recently Dead Deals: Gamestop, Alliant, Giftcardmart, and MPX
22 Feb. 2018
When Returning an Item for Store Credit, Do You Still Get to Keep the Points?
21 Feb. 2018
Qantas Business Open for Two to Australia Over 2018 Holidays (Outbound Only)
21 Feb. 2018
500 VOILÀ Hotel Rewards Points For Suggesting New Locations For Hotels + 5 Will Win 50,000 Points
22 Feb. 2018
Europeans Can Buy Business Class, Fly First Instead
18 Feb. 2018
Earn Up To 50,000 Points With Marriott Rewards Reward A Friend
20 Feb. 2018
Review: Armenia Marriott Hotel Yerevan
21 Feb. 2018
[Targeted] eBay Bucks: 8% On All Purchases, 10% Through App
28 Dec. 2017
Free Giveaway: $51 Southwest Gift Card
20 Feb. 2018
Does Using The CardMatch Tool Count As A Credit Pull?
20 Feb. 2018
American May Remove Several Business Class Seats From Boeing 787-8 Aircraft
21 Feb. 2018
Air Serbia Is Expected To Restructure
31 May. 2017
Family Fun in New York City Using Southwest Points
19 Feb. 2018
Another one down: No more 5x at Gift Card Mart
3 Jun. 2017
One Source Credit Union Youth Promotion: $25 Bonus (TX, NM)
21 Feb. 2018
Citi Offering Free FICO Score To Everybody For 90 Days
25 Jan. 2018
A golden idea? Museum offered 18-karat toilet to Trump: Washington Post
13 Feb. 2018
Lithuania’s Pieno Zvaigzdes denies plans to produce cheese in Russia
26 Jan. 2018
Baboons go on the run after jumping Paris zoo enclosure
8 Feb. 2018
How do you like your eggs, Norway? By the thousand..
23 Jan. 2018
Prize camels keep tradition alive in changing Saudi, but please no Botox!
8 Feb. 2018
‘A’ is for Armani: public grade school in Tokyo adopts designer uniforms
22 Jan. 2018
Pope defends in-flight wedding from conservative headwinds
16 Feb. 2018
Blackface skit in China’s new year gala sparks racism accusations
26 Jan. 2018
New Orleans pulls 46 tons of Mardi Gras beads from storm drains
19 Jan. 2018
Delta Air to tighten rules for onboard service animals
31 Jan. 2018
Locust swarms pose threat to World Cup pitches: Russian official
13 Feb. 2018
South Korea’s ‘penis park’ draws an Olympic crowd
14 Feb. 2018
Yes he can fetch, but Angus the dog can’t run for Kansas governor
23 Jan. 2018
Scientists reconstruct face of 9,000 year-old Greek teenager
23 Jan. 2018
New Hampshire man arrested for biting police dog
19 Jan. 2018
Ice packs: Cigarette smugglers find frozen route to Lithuania
13 Feb. 2018
Cash and carry: Woman in China rides through X-ray scanner rather than part with purse
30 Jan. 2018
Italian postman never rings once, hoards mail instead
26 Jan. 2018
The pain of chocolate as French shoppers brawl over Nutella
29 Jan. 2018
Kosovo farmer names one of his wolves Trump
10 Nov. 2017
Black-on-Black Racism at Cornell
25 Jan. 2018
The Great S—hole Hypocrisy
19 Oct. 2017
Yes, Weinstein Accusers Are Brave — So Were Jones, Willey and Broaddrick
21 Dec. 2017
What if Obama Spent Year 1 Battling ‘Collusion’?
12 Oct. 2017
If ‘No One Wants to Take Our Guns,’ Stop Saying the Opposite
30 Nov. 2017
Dump Roy Moore
23 Nov. 2017
I got fired for calling out liberal hypocrisy on Clintons
16 Feb. 2018
What Left-Wing Educators Don’t Teach During ‘Black History Month’
7 Dec. 2017
Leadership Malpractice: John Conyers’ Resignation Is 50 Years Too Late
18 Jan. 2018
Under the New Trump Standard, Why Wasn’t Obama Impeached?
16 Nov. 2017
No, Colin Kaepernick Is No Muhammad Ali
3 Nov. 2017
Our Ex-Presidents’ Insincere Praise of ‘American Generosity’
28 Dec. 2017
Larry Elder: “Why Is Maxine Waters Silent On The Terrorist-Drug Dealing Probe That Obama Shut Down?”
1 Feb. 2018
Had ‘News’ Media Done Its Job, Obama Would Not Have Become President
15 Jan. 2018
Where’s Hollywood’s Apology for Donating to the Clintons While Ignoring Sex Abuse Allegations Against Them?
14 Dec. 2017
Trump’s ‘Abysmal’ Poll Numbers? What About Those of Merkel, Macron, May and Trudeau?
8 Feb. 2018
Larry Elder: “Take the ‘Racist Xenophobe’ Quiz–Who Said This About Illegal Immigration?”
4 Jan. 2018
Instead of ‘Infrastructure Investment,’ How About Killing Davis-Bacon?
22 Feb. 2018
SKIN COLOR AND SPORTS: IT’S NOT 1947 ANYMORE
26 Oct. 2017
My Own Harvey Weinstein Experience
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Interview with Stefan Krasowski of Rapid Travel Chai
10 Feb. 2018
Interview with Stefan Krasowski of Rapid Travel Chai
Global-Trotter Stefan Krasowski is truly a world traveler.  He has been to 189 of the world’s 193 countries and is a member of the Circumnavigators Club and the Travelers’ Century Club. He is fluent in Mandarin...
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Interview with Points Legend Randy Petersen
17 Jan. 2018
Interview with Points Legend Randy Petersen
Elite Status It’s not too much of a stretch to call Randy Petersen the Godfather of the points and miles hobby. He’s the pioneer behind many of the travel resources that millions of people all over the wo...
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Interview with Andre Hartman “Shark Whisperer”
9 Jun. 2017
Interview with Andre Hartman “Shark Whisperer”
The Real Jaws Few people know more about great white sharks than Andre Hartman.  He has been diving with sharks for the past 20 years, often without a cage or protection.  He has been bitten by great whites, ri...
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