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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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New Podcast:  2019 Travel Music
10 Jan. 2020
New Podcast: 2019 Travel Music
Tuned In Music is an interesting aspect a lot of people ignore when traveling. I almost always try and hear what’s...
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Points and Miles Goals for 2020
30 Dec. 2019
Points and Miles Goals for 2020
Winds of Change My points and miles goals are starting to pursue a different path.  Like many in the hobby, when I first started collecting ...
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December App-O-Rama
22 Dec. 2019
December App-O-Rama
More Plastic Several months ago I did my largest round of credit card applications in many years, applying for 7 new rewards cards.  Fortuna...
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MoneyGram Banned!
22 Dec. 2019
MoneyGram Banned!
Bannishment It was only a matter of time but the MoneyGram hammer has come.  On Friday while trying to process a $4k transaction at a local ...
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Points and Miles Goals for 2020
30 Dec. 2019
Points and Miles Goals for 2020
Winds of Change My points and miles goals are starting to pursue a different path.  Like many in the hobby, when I first...
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December App-O-Rama
22 Dec. 2019
December App-O-Rama
More Plastic Several months ago I did my largest round of credit card applications in many years, applying for 7 new rewards cards.  Fortuna...
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MoneyGram Banned!
22 Dec. 2019
MoneyGram Banned!
Bannishment It was only a matter of time but the MoneyGram hammer has come.  On Friday while trying to process a $4k transaction at a local ...
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New Walmart Changes Limiting MS in Effect?
16 Dec. 2019
New Walmart Changes Limiting MS in Effect?
New Old News Over a month ago I wrote about changes that were thought to be coming to Walmart stores nationwide that would dramatically effe...
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New Podcast:  2019 Travel Music
10 Jan. 2020
New Podcast: 2019 Travel Music
Tuned In Music is an interesting aspect a lot of people ignore when traveling. I almost always try and hear what’s...
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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 wife Caroline have ...
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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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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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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, 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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New Podcast:  2019 Travel Music
10 Jan. 2020
New Podcast: 2019 Travel Music
Tuned In Music is an interesting aspect a lot of people ignore when traveling. I almost always try and hear what’s being played in the destinations that I travel to.  Music gives me a look into where I...
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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 ...
Listen to the podcast
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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American Airlines Awards Are Bookable through Iberia Again
20 Jan. 2020
American Airlines Awards Are Bookable through Iberia Again
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[United] $381: Santa Ana to Paris, France (Roundtrip)
22 Jan. 2020
[United] $381: Santa Ana to Paris, France (Roundtrip)
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[Delta] $166: Minneapolis to New York (EWR) (Nonstop / Roundtrip)
22 Jan. 2020
[Delta] $166: Minneapolis to New York (EWR) (Nonstop / Roundtrip)
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Chase Sapphire Reserve vs Preferred: Which Card is Right for You?
21 Jan. 2020
Chase Sapphire Reserve vs Preferred: Which Card is Right for You?
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Need to Escape Winter? How to Find a Cheap Last-Minute Getaway
20 Jan. 2020
Need to Escape Winter? How to Find a Cheap Last-Minute Getaway
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Ends Soon! Earn up to 65K Miles with the United Explorer Card
20 Jan. 2020
Ends Soon! Earn up to 65K Miles with the United Explorer Card
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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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[HOT Flight Deal] $571: Chicago to Singapore (Round-trip)
12 Oct. 2016
[HOT Flight Deal] $571: Chicago to Singapore (Round-trip)
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25 Oct. 2019
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8 Sep. 2019
There’s Still an American Airlines MD80 in Dallas, After All
5 Sep. 2019
The Pan Am Flight Attendant Who Gave Her Life Saving Passengers on a Hijacked Flight 33 Years Ago
20 Jan. 2020
Transcon business class from 15K each way w/ American Airlines
22 Jan. 2020
Easy 5x: Online Fee-free $100 Mastercard GCs at Staples.com
17 Jan. 2020
Chase kills Ritz Visa Infinite airfare benefit without notice
20 Jan. 2020
Alliant to cap cash back at $10K spend / month
19 Nov. 2019
British Airways Boeing 787-10 Details: Cabins, Routes, And More
2 Jul. 2019
Amex Cardholders Get Up to $50 Off Amazon Order
10 Apr. 2018
Easy Extra 2 Membership Rewards Per Dollar Spent (Up to 5k)
7 Oct. 2019
Bank Amerideals/Chase Offers: Save 5% at Airbnb, Max $28 Cashback
6 Apr. 2018
Review: Delta SkyClub, New York JFK Terminal 4
21 Jan. 2020
Staples Amex Offer: Save 10% On Up To $500 (Biz Cards Only)
1 Jun. 2017
Pick Your Airline! Choice Is Offering 1,000 Airline Miles per Hotel Stay
8 Sep. 2019
As United Negotiates a New Pilot Contract, Heads We Lose Tails We Lose
8 Oct. 2019
[Targeted] Plastiq: Pay 1.5% Fee on up to Three Payments
7 Aug. 2019
Last Chance to Opt Out of Chase’s Binding Arbitration
7 Sep. 2019
Holy Markup: Hotel Charged a Man Nearly $70,000 for a Beer, and It’ll Take 10 Days to Get His Money Back
10 Jul. 2019
Citi Cards’ Travel Protection Benefits Drop September 22
4 Nov. 2019
Save The Date: Frequent Traveler Happy Hour in support of Toys for Tots – 6 December!
7 Oct. 2019
FACT CHECK: Did George Bernard Shaw Say A Quote Comparing Apples To Ideas?
2 Mar. 2018
Polish lawmaker: due reparations from Germany could stand at $850 billion
22 Jan. 2020
U.S.-China Trade Deal Should Not Obscure Beijing’s Hegemonic Objectives
10 Oct. 2019
Security At NBA Game Confiscated Pro-Hong Kong Signs. Fans Are Pushing Back
9 Oct. 2019
Turkey Launches Military Offensive In Northern Syria As US Troops Leave The Region
2 Mar. 2018
Serbia’s throne-less royals welcome baby boy into family
8 Oct. 2019
It’s Not Just The NBA — These Other American Companies Are Groveling At China’s Feet To Turn A Buck
14 Jan. 2020
Turkey: Still among the World’s Worst Jailers of Journalists
9 Oct. 2019
Trump Says He’ll ‘Wipe Out’ Turkish Economy If Turkey Takes Out Kurdish Population
10 Oct. 2019
After Billions Spent Rebuilding Iraq, Russia And China Are Gaining Ground There
9 May. 2017
From Johnny Carson to Stephen Colbert
7 Oct. 2019
‘The Trick Is Not To Expect It But To Delight In It When It Comes’ – Did Charles Dickens Say This Quote About Happiness?
31 Jan. 2017
Why My Stepsons’ Father Killed Himself
2 Mar. 2018
Two arrested in Japanese fast-train bid-rigging case
10 Oct. 2019
Turkey Launches Ground And Air Assault Against Kurdish Fighters, Killing At Least Seven
22 Jan. 2020
France: Smoke Grass, Kill a Jew, Skip the Trial, Go Free
21 Jan. 2020
The ‘Crime’ of Arabs Singing to Arabs in Israel
18 Apr. 2017
Two Weeks of Great Clarity
20 Jan. 2020
Christian Couple Kidnapped in Turkey
8 Oct. 2019
Conservative Leader Calls Trudeau A ‘Fraud’ And ‘Phony’ In Election Debate
5 Sep. 2019
Just not cricket: Australian charged $68,000 for a beer in Britain
2 Jan. 2020
Maryland Lottery devotee marks six wins in 12 months
2 Sep. 2019
UK PM Johnson to the rescue: girlfriend adopts a rescue puppy
6 Oct. 2019
A 70-year-old biking grandmother conquers Bolivia’s ‘Death Road’
2 Sep. 2019
Czech doctors deliver baby girl 117 days after mother’s brain-death
3 Oct. 2019
Italian astronaut to watch World Cup match from space
20 Sep. 2019
Alien enthusiasts descend on Nevada desert near secretive U.S. base
22 Jan. 2020
Watch: Police officer rescues deer from Kentucky swimming pool
28 Sep. 2019
China’s ‘national flag baby’ raises flag, captivates millions
11 Dec. 2019
Look: Festive SUV pulled over for excessive Christmas lights
17 Dec. 2019
Man wins $100,000 lottery jackpot after scoring big casino prize
14 Sep. 2019
Thieves steal $5 million gold toilet from Britain’s Blenheim Palace
24 Sep. 2019
Loo and behold! Japan’s high-tech toilets bemuse fans
15 Jan. 2020
Watch: Arizona man uses inflatable raft to rescue entangled duck
12 Sep. 2019
Cockpit coffee spill forces commercial jet to make emergency landing
19 Sep. 2019
Philippines’ Duterte pestered again as gecko stalls speech
18 Dec. 2019
Look: $100,000 lottery ticket spent nearly six months in drawer
9 Oct. 2019
Squirrels’ stash of winter walnuts causes car chaos
6 Jan. 2020
Gift from son earns North Carolina woman $100,000 lottery jackpot
31 Aug. 2019
Maurice the Rooster pitches city slickers against locals in rural France
3 Nov. 2017
Our Ex-Presidents’ Insincere Praise of ‘American Generosity’
1 Feb. 2018
Had ‘News’ Media Done Its Job, Obama Would Not Have Become President
26 Oct. 2017
My Own Harvey Weinstein Experience
16 Oct. 2019
2 Years On, #MeToo Needs a Course Correction
19 Oct. 2017
Yes, Weinstein Accusers Are Brave — So Were Jones, Willey and Broaddrick
17 Oct. 2019
We’re Becoming More Like China Than China Is Like Us
4 Jan. 2018
Instead of ‘Infrastructure Investment,’ How About Killing Davis-Bacon?
17 Oct. 2019
San Francisco Blacklists 22 States With Pro-Life Laws
17 Oct. 2019
Maryland’s Rep. Elijah Cummings Dies at 68
17 Oct. 2019
Problematic Women: Abortion, Pornography, and Transgender Models
16 Feb. 2018
What Left-Wing Educators Don’t Teach During ‘Black History Month’
8 Feb. 2018
Larry Elder: “Take the ‘Racist Xenophobe’ Quiz–Who Said This About Illegal Immigration?”
14 Dec. 2017
Trump’s ‘Abysmal’ Poll Numbers? What About Those of Merkel, Macron, May and Trudeau?
18 Jan. 2018
Under the New Trump Standard, Why Wasn’t Obama Impeached?
17 Oct. 2019
In Georgia, Parents Win Battle Over Transgender Bathrooms at School
16 Oct. 2019
White House Enters Into Hopeful ‘Phase 1’ of China Trade Deal
17 Oct. 2019
This Student Refused to Bow to Trans Ideology at Berkeley
22 Feb. 2018
SKIN COLOR AND SPORTS: IT’S NOT 1947 ANYMORE
16 Oct. 2019
These 3 Countries Tried Socialism. Here’s What Happened.
23 Nov. 2017
I got fired for calling out liberal hypocrisy on Clintons