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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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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 enthu...
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Accruing $500,000 Worth of Travel From Points
18 May. 2018
Accruing $500,000 Worth of Travel From Points
Measured Each year I have points and miles earning goals.  My daily goal is earn 10,000 points/miles.  Please understand that I’m not ...
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Assault on Twin Cities Manufactured Spend
16 May. 2018
Assault on Twin Cities Manufactured Spend
Another One Bites the Dust Just one year ago the Twin Cities was a bit of a honey hole.  It was like a large manufactured spending (MS) fire...
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Fee Free Visa Gift Cards at AAA (select locations)
14 May. 2018
Fee Free Visa Gift Cards at AAA (select locations)
American Automobile Association (AAA) and MS? Fee free manufactured spend (MS) is great.  The only thing that beats it is points + cash (or ...
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Accruing $500,000 Worth of Travel From Points
18 May. 2018
Accruing $500,000 Worth of Travel From Points
Measured Each year I have points and miles earning goals.  My daily goal is earn 10,000 points/miles.  Please understand...
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Assault on Twin Cities Manufactured Spend
16 May. 2018
Assault on Twin Cities Manufactured Spend
Another One Bites the Dust Just one year ago the Twin Cities was a bit of a honey hole.  It was like a large manufactured spending (MS) fire...
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Fee Free Visa Gift Cards at AAA (select locations)
14 May. 2018
Fee Free Visa Gift Cards at AAA (select locations)
American Automobile Association (AAA) and MS? Fee free manufactured spend (MS) is great.  The only thing that beats it is points + cash (or ...
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“Saving” Over $20,000 on My Last Trip
8 May. 2018
“Saving” Over $20,000 on My Last Trip
Saving? I just burned through 585,000+ points in the 2.5 week trip to Eastern Europe with a good friend of mine.  Those were points well spe...
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Lufthansa First Class 747-8 Review:  Chicago to Frankfurt
13 May. 2018
Lufthansa First Class 747-8 Review: Chicago to Frankfurt
Splash Cashing in fancy award redemptions in up front cabin space seems like a right of passage within the travel hackin...
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Lufthansa First Class Lounge Frankfurt Review
12 May. 2018
Lufthansa First Class Lounge Frankfurt Review
Homeward Bound After 2.5 weeks in Eastern Europe it was time to return home.  I didn’t want to go, and neither did my buddy that I was...
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Travels in Kiev, Ukraine
3 May. 2018
Travels in Kiev, Ukraine
Ooo-Kraine In over 30 countries of travel throughout Europe, I had never been to Ukraine.  Even though I’ve been to other former Sovie...
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Minsk International Business Class Lounge Review
25 Apr. 2018
Minsk International Business Class Lounge Review
Un-photogenic Minsk isn’t very photo friendly.  The city itself is a bit of an architectural eyesore, and in some areas photos aren...
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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 enthu...
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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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The Best Travel Daypacks & Carry Ons
17 Oct. 2017
The Best Travel Daypacks & Carry Ons
Great Day Packs. Period. Americans love the latest and greatest tech, gadgets, and travel gear.  I have soft spots for those things too, and...
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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 ...
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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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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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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’...
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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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New Podcast:  PGA Tour Caddie Mark Urbanek
14 Apr. 2018
New Podcast: PGA Tour Caddie Mark Urbanek
You Da Man! Mark Urbanek is THE man on the bag and a professional golf caddie on the PGA Tour.  For those that don’t watch golf, he’s one of the guys carrying the golf clubs, giving his player advice, and basic...
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Trip Report:  Oahu, Hawaii
6 Apr. 2018
Trip Report: Oahu, Hawaii
Surf’s Up Episode from my recent trip to Oahu, Hawaii.  First time trip to any part of Hawaii.  I used Flexperks for the flight costs, Choice points for the hotel stay, and also stayed at a local surf hos...
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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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Alaska Air- $246: Los Angeles – Philadelphia (and vice versa). Roundtrip, including all Taxes
24 May. 2018
Alaska Air- $246: Los Angeles – Philadelphia (and vice versa). Roundtrip, including all Taxes
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United – $655: Portland – Dublin, Ireland. Roundtrip, including all Taxes
23 May. 2018
United – $655: Portland – Dublin, Ireland. Roundtrip, including all Taxes
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[HOT Flight Deal] $571: Chicago to Singapore (Round-trip)
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[HOT Flight Deal] $571: Chicago to Singapore (Round-trip)
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[Delta Flight Deal] $199: Chicago to Portland  (or vice versa)
22 May. 2018
[Delta Flight Deal] $199: Chicago to Portland (or vice versa)
Visit Portland for less! Cheap sale on  Delta flights from Chicago to Portland, Oregon. Availability August-October. One short stop eac...
Alaska Air – $226: Seattle – Nashville, Tennessee (and vice versa). Roundtrip, including all Taxes
23 May. 2018
Alaska Air – $226: Seattle – Nashville, Tennessee (and vice versa). Roundtrip, including all Taxes
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[jetBlue Flight Deal] $154: Baltimore to Orlando (or vice versa)
24 May. 2018
[jetBlue Flight Deal] $154: Baltimore to Orlando (or vice versa)
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[Summer Flight Deal] $186: Las Vegas to Seattle (or vice versa)
24 May. 2018
[Summer Flight Deal] $186: Las Vegas to Seattle (or vice versa)
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How to Save Money on Airfare with Priceline Express Deals
23 May. 2018
How to Save Money on Airfare with Priceline Express Deals
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24 May. 2018
American Express Applying Blockchain Technology To Membership Rewards Program – Offering 5x At Boxed As A Result [Only Some Brands]
31 May. 2017
Family Fun in New York City Using Southwest Points
2 Jun. 2017
Corner Bakery Birthday Freebie Review: Free Birthday Sweet
24 Feb. 2018
US Bank makes Real-Time Mobile Rewards awesome. Are you listening Chase? Amex? Citi?
1 Mar. 2018
American Airlines Plans DFW Admirals Club Reopen, Closure of Terminal D Lounge
22 May. 2018
Best Western Is Offering A $20 Gift Card For One Stay This Summer
22 May. 2018
Score $50 Off A Hotel Stay With Amex & TripFuel
5 Apr. 2018
Alaska Airlines Relaxes Same Day Change Rules
24 Mar. 2018
The Trigger Happy Advice I Thankfully Thought to Retract
1 Jun. 2017
HOT! Fly US to Europe for Only $55 One-Way
23 May. 2018
Samsung Pay: 10% off Lowe’s E-Gift Cards
1 Mar. 2018
New 35K Starpoints offer
31 May. 2017
Great Time to Earn Companion Pass! All 3 Southwest Cards Now Offering 60,000 Points
4 Apr. 2018
Coming Soon: Book Finnair Award Travel via Alaska Airlines Website
1 Mar. 2018
Business-Class Steals: Morocco for 44k Points, New Zealand for 62.5k Points One-Way
2 Jun. 2017
able Banking Money Market Savings Account Review: 1.30% APY Rate (Online & Nationwide)
22 May. 2018
New Ink Business Unlimited Card With 50K Welcome Bonus!
23 May. 2018
Alaska Award Sale: One Way Flights From 5,000 Miles + $6
2 Mar. 2018
How to get top-tier Hyatt elite benefits without status
25 Feb. 2018
50K points w/ Citi ThankYou Premier is back
2 Mar. 2018
Polish lawmaker: due reparations from Germany could stand at $850 billion
25 May. 2018
EU: How to Stop Mass-migration from Africa? Bring Everyone to Europe
17 May. 2018
Why Does the Media Keep Encouraging Hamas Violence?
1 Mar. 2018
Vatican Trains More Exorcists To Combat Rising Demonic Crisis
17 May. 2018
Behind the smoke screen
2 Jun. 2017
New Report Shows Visa Overstays Are Up. How Congress Can Help Better Enforce Immigration Law.
17 May. 2018
Urgent Open Letter to UN Secretary General António Gutteres
1 Mar. 2018
Large explosion in Afghan capital kills young girl, wounds 6
2 May. 2017
Will the Second Civil War Turn Violent?
16 May. 2018
NBC News swings, hits self
2 Jun. 2017
Encouraging News for Americans Harmed by Obamacare Contraception Mandate
21 Mar. 2017
The Most Dangerous Addiction of Them All: Entitlements
7 Feb. 2017
Audi: The Car for the Unhappy Woman
27 Feb. 2018
Wild Safe Sex Ad Featuring Water Hoses And Sausages Is Being Called Too Raunchy For Television [VIDEO]
2 Jun. 2017
US Missile Defense Technology Has Reached a New High. Why the US Must Keep Expanding Its Edge.
1 Mar. 2018
Facebook Censors 30,000-Year-Old Naked Woman Statue
24 May. 2018
France: Macron Buries Plan to Rehabilitate ‘No-Go Zones’
2 Jun. 2017
China Is ‘Sticking’ to the Paris Agreement in Name Only, Its Plans Show a Much Different Intent
2 Mar. 2018
Indian fugitive in Hong Kong court under heavy security
1 Mar. 2018
Putin: Tests Of ICBMs Were ‘Excellent’
27 Apr. 2018
It’s not a skins game, but Rose sheds his slacks anyway
21 Apr. 2018
German shoppers sample burgers made of buffalo worms
18 Apr. 2018
‘No to sex on roundabouts’, Norway tells high school graduates
5 May. 2018
Art in the buff: Paris museum opens up to nudists
9 Apr. 2018
Temasek stake values ‘Salt Bae’ Turkish restaurant owner at $1.2 billion
20 Apr. 2018
Horses throw toads to win quirky British pub championship
18 Apr. 2018
Marx birthplace cashes in on 0 euro notes for anniversary
3 May. 2018
Carrot-addicted kangaroos hopping mad at tourists
31 Mar. 2018
Far from war, Basra’s cats lap it up in their own hotel
17 May. 2018
Ready, aim, fire: Australian diners given water pistols to ward off seagulls
11 Apr. 2018
Singing road strikes wrong chord with Dutch villagers
24 May. 2018
Spain horse whisperer’s animals mirror stress sufferers’ state of mind
10 Apr. 2018
Chinese aviation buff builds full-scale Airbus replica
11 May. 2018
China’s multi-story hog hotels elevate industrial farms to new levels
29 Apr. 2018
Macron and Trump planted tree at the White House. Why it is now missing
10 Apr. 2018
Japanese man, 112, recognized as world’s oldest male
10 May. 2018
‘Hello kitties’ turns to ‘beware bobcats’ in Texas
21 Apr. 2018
Shadow-boxing tough guy should protect home-alone Japanese women
8 May. 2018
Welshman Williams reflects on world title win – naked
18 Apr. 2018
You want tarantula with that? At U.S. burger joint, it’s an option
21 Dec. 2017
What if Obama Spent Year 1 Battling ‘Collusion’?
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?”
22 Feb. 2018
SKIN COLOR AND SPORTS: IT’S NOT 1947 ANYMORE
26 Oct. 2017
My Own Harvey Weinstein Experience
1 Feb. 2018
Had ‘News’ Media Done Its Job, Obama Would Not Have Become President
25 Jan. 2018
The Great S—hole Hypocrisy
16 Nov. 2017
No, Colin Kaepernick Is No Muhammad Ali
15 Jan. 2018
Where’s Hollywood’s Apology for Donating to the Clintons While Ignoring Sex Abuse Allegations Against Them?
8 Feb. 2018
Larry Elder: “Take the ‘Racist Xenophobe’ Quiz–Who Said This About Illegal Immigration?”
18 Jan. 2018
Under the New Trump Standard, Why Wasn’t Obama Impeached?
4 Jan. 2018
Instead of ‘Infrastructure Investment,’ How About Killing Davis-Bacon?
16 Feb. 2018
What Left-Wing Educators Don’t Teach During ‘Black History Month’
30 Nov. 2017
Dump Roy Moore
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?
10 Nov. 2017
Black-on-Black Racism at Cornell
3 Nov. 2017
Our Ex-Presidents’ Insincere Praise of ‘American Generosity’
1 Mar. 2018
How Many Lives Are Saved by Guns — and Why Don’t Gun Controllers Care?
23 Nov. 2017
I got fired for calling out liberal hypocrisy on Clintons