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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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5 Days Traveling in Minsk Belarus
22 Apr. 2018
5 Days Traveling in Minsk Belarus
Backpacked When I was in my 20’s I backpacked Europe for over a year.  I traveled through Western Europe, Scandina...
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A Trip During Points and Miles Change
19 Apr. 2018
A Trip During Points and Miles Change
Faithfully Departed The Day I left for my Eastern European trip, Starwood/Marriott was set to release the overhaul to the new program(s).  W...
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Trying to Find Up To $10,000 Worth of Lost MS
17 Apr. 2018
Trying to Find Up To $10,000 Worth of Lost MS
Missing In Action As of today, I’m still missing $5,000 to $10,000 worth of money linked with manufactured spending (MS).  I wrote abo...
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Safety Concerns On My Next Trip?
14 Apr. 2018
Safety Concerns On My Next Trip?
Paranoia I get a little spooked when it comes to bad news in the points world.  I used to joke about starting a blog called “Paranoid ...
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A Trip During Points and Miles Change
19 Apr. 2018
A Trip During Points and Miles Change
Faithfully Departed The Day I left for my Eastern European trip, Starwood/Marriott was set to release the overhaul to th...
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Trying to Find Up To $10,000 Worth of Lost MS
17 Apr. 2018
Trying to Find Up To $10,000 Worth of Lost MS
Missing In Action As of today, I’m still missing $5,000 to $10,000 worth of money linked with manufactured spending (MS).  I wrote abo...
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Walking Through Walmart’s MSAR Form
10 Apr. 2018
Walking Through Walmart’s MSAR Form
Status I’m a frequent flyer to many of the Walmart locations in my area.  If they had status at Walmart’s Money Center, I would ...
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700% Capital One Credit Line Increase?
4 Apr. 2018
700% Capital One Credit Line Increase?
Pump Up The Jam A few days ago I began the day as I usually do – paying bills.  I have significant spending on my rewards cards every ...
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5 Days Traveling in Minsk Belarus
22 Apr. 2018
5 Days Traveling in Minsk Belarus
Backpacked When I was in my 20’s I backpacked Europe for over a year.  I traveled through Western Europe, Scandina...
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Safety Concerns On My Next Trip?
14 Apr. 2018
Safety Concerns On My Next Trip?
Paranoia I get a little spooked when it comes to bad news in the points world.  I used to joke about starting a blog called “Paranoid ...
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New Podcast:  Trip Report:  Oahu, Hawaii
6 Apr. 2018
New Podcast: Trip Report: Oahu, Hawaii
Surf’s Up? Episode from my recent trip to Oahu, Hawaii. First time trip to any part of Hawaii. In the trip I surfed, hiked, visited Pi...
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New Cheap Flight App:  I Know the Pilot
2 Mar. 2018
New Cheap Flight App: I Know the Pilot
Evolution The evolution of cheap fares through phone apps is underway.  Recently Jetto launched from ExtraPackofPeanuts, and now I know the ...
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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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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...
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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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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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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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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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7 nights at top-rated hotel in Baja California + flights from Washington for $453!
22 Apr. 2018
7 nights at top-rated hotel in Baja California + flights from Washington for $453!
Dreaming a spontaneous Mexico beach escape? Look no further! Book 7 nights in San Jose del Cabo and flights from Washington for only $4...
United – $200: Boston – Albuquerque, New Mexico (and vice versa). Roundtrip, including all Taxes
22 Apr. 2018
United – $200: Boston – Albuquerque, New Mexico (and vice versa). 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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Talking Points with Thrifty Traveler: April 20th
20 Apr. 2018
Talking Points with Thrifty Traveler: April 20th
Our weekly series, Talking Points with Thrifty Traveler, is designed to help readers answer any questions they might have for the Thrifty Tr...
*Nonstop* Iceland — $300s/$400s (RT, bags extra) May – Mar
19 Apr. 2018
*Nonstop* Iceland — $300s/$400s (RT, bags extra) May – Mar
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Austrian Air – $585: Los Angeles – Krakow, Poland. Roundtrip, including all Taxes
21 Apr. 2018
Austrian Air – $585: Los Angeles – Krakow, Poland. Roundtrip, including all Taxes
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Lufthansa – $521: Phoenix – Helsinki, Finland. Roundtrip, including all Taxes
21 Apr. 2018
Lufthansa – $521: Phoenix – Helsinki, Finland. Roundtrip, including all Taxes
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Cheap flights from Houston to Hawaii for only $393!
22 Apr. 2018
Cheap flights from Houston to Hawaii for only $393!
Cheap flights from Houston, Texas to Hawaiian islands for only $393 roundtrip with united!  Hawaii is the perfect destination for ...
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The Great S—hole Hypocrisy
16 Nov. 2017
No, Colin Kaepernick Is No Muhammad Ali
23 Nov. 2017
I got fired for calling out liberal hypocrisy on Clintons
8 Feb. 2018
Larry Elder: “Take the ‘Racist Xenophobe’ Quiz–Who Said This About Illegal Immigration?”
19 Oct. 2017
Yes, Weinstein Accusers Are Brave — So Were Jones, Willey and Broaddrick
10 Nov. 2017
Black-on-Black Racism at Cornell
4 Jan. 2018
Instead of ‘Infrastructure Investment,’ How About Killing Davis-Bacon?
1 Mar. 2018
How Many Lives Are Saved by Guns — and Why Don’t Gun Controllers Care?
21 Dec. 2017
What if Obama Spent Year 1 Battling ‘Collusion’?
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?
28 Dec. 2017
Larry Elder: “Why Is Maxine Waters Silent On The Terrorist-Drug Dealing Probe That Obama Shut Down?”
30 Nov. 2017
Dump Roy Moore
1 Feb. 2018
Had ‘News’ Media Done Its Job, Obama Would Not Have Become President
3 Nov. 2017
Our Ex-Presidents’ Insincere Praise of ‘American Generosity’
22 Feb. 2018
SKIN COLOR AND SPORTS: IT’S NOT 1947 ANYMORE
16 Feb. 2018
What Left-Wing Educators Don’t Teach During ‘Black History Month’
26 Oct. 2017
My Own Harvey Weinstein Experience