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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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My Amex Business Platinum Retention Call
16 Mar. 2019
My Amex Business Platinum Retention Call
Membership Rewards I’m a fan of and late bloomer to the American Express Membership Rewards (MR) program.  It isn&...
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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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Travel Tune – March 10, 2019
11 Mar. 2019
Travel Tune – March 10, 2019
Another song that I stumbled on during my recent round-the-world trip.  I think I found the song on one of my favorite stations in the U.S. ...
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UPS Cancels Deliveries to Swedish “No-Go Areas”
11 Mar. 2019
UPS Cancels Deliveries to Swedish “No-Go Areas”
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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My Amex Business Platinum Retention Call
16 Mar. 2019
My Amex Business Platinum Retention Call
Membership Rewards I’m a fan of and late bloomer to the American Express Membership Rewards (MR) program.  It isn&...
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Another Bank Shutdown:  Bremer Bank
26 Feb. 2019
Another Bank Shutdown: Bremer Bank
Another One Bites the Dust Yesterday I wrote about an entire account shutdown with Bank of America (BoA) that affected two Alaska credit car...
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Bank of America Shutdown(s)
25 Feb. 2019
Bank of America Shutdown(s)
Sick I’ve been traveling overseas on a round the world trip for about a month and returned home last night.   To put it mildly, my tri...
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Simon Mall Increases Gift Card Limits to $25,000
16 Feb. 2019
Simon Mall Increases Gift Card Limits to $25,000
Rumor Was True Rumors have circulated for weeks now that Simon corporate was going to increase the daily debit/gift card purchase limits fro...
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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 cla...
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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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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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New Podcast:  Minsk, Belarus
29 Sep. 2018
New Podcast: Minsk, Belarus
Privet (Hello)? As part of a couple of trips through Eastern Europe, I’ve traveled to Minsk, Belarus twice this year (and will also be visit...
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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...
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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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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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UPS Cancels Deliveries to Swedish “No-Go Areas”
11 Mar. 2019
UPS Cancels Deliveries to Swedish “No-Go Areas”
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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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’t watch golf, heR...
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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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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. Playlist: 1. Polo & Pan – Dorothy 2. Elza Soares – Boato 3. J...
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Montreal, Canada
11 Dec. 2018
Montreal, Canada
Oui (pronounced “we” meaning “yes” in French) A breakdown of my recent trip to Montreal, Canada.  It isn’t warm this time of year, but the city still has plenty of charm and quaintness.  Great food and restaura...
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Minsk, Belarus
29 Sep. 2018
Minsk, Belarus
Privet (Hello)? As part of a couple of trips through Eastern Europe, I’ve traveled to Minsk, Belarus twice this year (and will also be visiting again early next year).  This podcast episode talks about vi...
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Flight Deals
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[Delta] $176: Minneapolis to New Orleans (Nonstop / Roundtrip)
18 Mar. 2019
[Delta] $176: Minneapolis to New Orleans (Nonstop / Roundtrip)
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[Delta] $98: Atlanta to Newark (Nonstop / Roundtrip)
15 Mar. 2019
[Delta] $98: Atlanta to Newark (Nonstop / Roundtrip)
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Save Your Points, Book at 130 Hyatt Hotels Before Rates Increase
15 Mar. 2019
Save Your Points, Book at 130 Hyatt Hotels Before Rates Increase
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New Chase Freedom Bonus Categories: Grocery and Home Improvement Stores
15 Mar. 2019
New Chase Freedom Bonus Categories: Grocery and Home Improvement Stores
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[American] $90: Las Vegas to Phoenix (Nonstop / Roundtrip)
17 Mar. 2019
[American] $90: Las Vegas to Phoenix (Nonstop / Roundtrip)
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[SAS] $397: Boston to Copenhagen, Denmark (Nonstop / Roundtrip)
16 Mar. 2019
[SAS] $397: Boston to Copenhagen, Denmark (Nonstop / Roundtrip)
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[Delta] $176: Minneapolis to Austin (Nonstop / Roundtrip)
17 Mar. 2019
[Delta] $176: Minneapolis to Austin (Nonstop / Roundtrip)
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[United] $338: Newark to Barcelona, Spain (Roundtrip)
17 Mar. 2019
[United] $338: Newark to Barcelona, Spain (Roundtrip)
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News
25 Jan. 2018
The Great S—hole Hypocrisy
22 Feb. 2018
SKIN COLOR AND SPORTS: IT’S NOT 1947 ANYMORE
26 Oct. 2017
My Own Harvey Weinstein Experience
3 Nov. 2017
Our Ex-Presidents’ Insincere Praise of ‘American Generosity’
21 Dec. 2017
What if Obama Spent Year 1 Battling ‘Collusion’?
16 Nov. 2017
No, Colin Kaepernick Is No Muhammad Ali
1 Feb. 2018
Had ‘News’ Media Done Its Job, Obama Would Not Have Become President
8 Feb. 2018
Larry Elder: “Take the ‘Racist Xenophobe’ Quiz–Who Said This About Illegal Immigration?”
15 Jan. 2018
Where’s Hollywood’s Apology for Donating to the Clintons While Ignoring Sex Abuse Allegations Against Them?
10 Nov. 2017
Black-on-Black Racism at Cornell
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
19 Oct. 2017
Yes, Weinstein Accusers Are Brave — So Were Jones, Willey and Broaddrick
14 Dec. 2017
Trump’s ‘Abysmal’ Poll Numbers? What About Those of Merkel, Macron, May and Trudeau?
16 Feb. 2018
What Left-Wing Educators Don’t Teach During ‘Black History Month’
4 Jan. 2018
Instead of ‘Infrastructure Investment,’ How About Killing Davis-Bacon?
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?”
1 Mar. 2018
How Many Lives Are Saved by Guns — and Why Don’t Gun Controllers Care?