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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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Latest blog posts
Podcast #19 – 2020 Travel Music
4 Jan. 2021
Podcast #19 – 2020 Travel Music
Juke-Box Eating scorpion tails on a trip doesn’t entice me, but hearing new music does. Sometimes the music is gre...
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Podcast #18 – Free National Park Road Trip
11 Nov. 2020
Podcast #18 – Free National Park Road Trip
Freewheelin’ In and outside of the loyalty and reward points and miles space, there’s plenty of talk about “free” tr...
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New Credit Cards
25 Sep. 2020
New Credit Cards
Plastics It’s been awhile since I last applied for new credit cards.  In August 2019, I applied, and was approved for, 7 new credit ca...
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MoneyGram Banned….Again!
24 Jul. 2020
MoneyGram Banned….Again!
Back Scratch Fever You provide a service.  I use that service.  I pay you fees for your service.  You complete the service.  The cycle conti...
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New Credit Cards
25 Sep. 2020
New Credit Cards
Plastics It’s been awhile since I last applied for new credit cards.  In August 2019, I applied, and was approved ...
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MoneyGram Banned….Again!
24 Jul. 2020
MoneyGram Banned….Again!
Back Scratch Fever You provide a service.  I use that service.  I pay you fees for your service.  You complete the service.  The cycle conti...
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Update on Missing Points
24 Jul. 2020
Update on Missing Points
Missing You By now it should be no secret that Amex increased a number of benefits due to the Covid crisis.  That bump in benefits enabled p...
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PenFed Suspends Rewards for Manufactured Spend
10 Jul. 2020
PenFed Suspends Rewards for Manufactured Spend
A View To A Kill When talking to people about bad news, the phrase “well it could be worse” often arises.  Sometimes it doesn...
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Podcast #19 – 2020 Travel Music
4 Jan. 2021
Podcast #19 – 2020 Travel Music
Juke-Box Eating scorpion tails on a trip doesn’t entice me, but hearing new music does. Sometimes the music is gre...
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Podcast #18 – Free National Park Road Trip
11 Nov. 2020
Podcast #18 – Free National Park Road Trip
Freewheelin’ In and outside of the loyalty and reward points and miles space, there’s plenty of talk about “free” tr...
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Podcast #17 – Cheap Flights with Steven @ Notiflyr
10 Apr. 2020
Podcast #17 – Cheap Flights with Steven @ Notiflyr
Notiflyr is one of the best cheap airfare services in the world, period. Although I’ve kept tabs on the best cheap airfare websites ar...
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Podcast #16 – Varanasi, India
6 Mar. 2020
Podcast #16 – Varanasi, India
Varanasi This podcast episode explores a special and unusual place in NE India called Varanasi. India’s most religious city, millions ...
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$300+ Flights to Australia via Notiflyr
2 Apr. 2020
$300+ Flights to Australia via Notiflyr
Notiflyr Haven’t heard of Notiflyr? You might not be alone, but that will likely change in the near future.  It...
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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 for a Bruisin It...
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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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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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Left Wing Violence in Minneapolis and Beyond
21 Jun. 2020
Left Wing Violence in Minneapolis and Beyond
Peace-Full? On May 25, George Floyd was killed by a Minneapolis police offer while being arrested.  A 911 complaint said...
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A New Way Forward?
12 Feb. 2020
A New Way Forward?
Forward?  One of the reasons that I love to travel is that I use it as an opportunity to tune out.  When I travel, I usually don’t wat...
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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, are overwhelmed with...
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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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Recommended Podcasts and Movies during Covid
6 Jun. 2020
Recommended Podcasts and Movies during Covid
Covid has slowed down things for a lot people, giving them more time for family, hobbies, and getting into things they o...
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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 freakish boat accid...
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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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Latest Podcasts
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Podcast #19 – 2020 Travel Music
4 Jan. 2021
Podcast #19 – 2020 Travel Music
Juke-Box Eating scorpion tails on a trip doesn’t entice me, but hearing new music does. Sometimes the music is great, other times not so good.  I think music helps people absorb a trip, either in memories...
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Podcast #18 – Free National Park Road Trip
11 Nov. 2020
Podcast #18 – Free National Park Road Trip
FreeWheelin’ In and outside of the loyalty and reward points and miles space, there’s plenty of talk about “free” travel, almost all of which doesn’t end up to actually be free tra...
Listen to the podcast
Podcast #17 – Cheap Flights with Steven @ Notiflyr
10 Apr. 2020
Podcast #17 – Cheap Flights with Steven @ Notiflyr
Notiflyr is one of the best cheap airfare services in the world, period. Although I’ve kept tabs on the best cheap airfare websites around the world, until fairly recently I hadn’t heard of the comp...
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[Nonstop] $76: Las Vegas to Seattle
3 Mar. 2021
[Nonstop] $76: Las Vegas to Seattle
Editor’s Note: All flight deals we share are cancelable or changeable fee-free.   Flights to Seattle, WA from $96 under $197 were...
Don’t Worry, Chase Pay Yourself Back Isn’t Going Anywhere
3 Mar. 2021
Don’t Worry, Chase Pay Yourself Back Isn’t Going Anywhere
With most travel on hold, Chase got creative last spring by rolling out a new benefit for Chase Sapphire Preferred Card and Chase Sapphire R...
Everything You Need to Know About Delta SkyMiles Flash Sales
8 Mar. 2021
Everything You Need to Know About Delta SkyMiles Flash Sales
Looking to put your SkyMiles to good use? Look no further than Delta SkyMiles flash sales. Using SkyMiles for big value has gotten harder ov...
[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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$278: San Diego to Maui, Hawaii
5 Mar. 2021
$278: San Diego to Maui, Hawaii
Editor’s Note: All flight deals we share are  cancelable or changeable fee-free.   Flights to Hawaiian Islands under $396 we...
[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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How to Find Cheap Flights: 10 Tips to Save BIG on Airfare!
4 Mar. 2021
How to Find Cheap Flights: 10 Tips to Save BIG on Airfare!
This is it. This is what you’ve been waiting for. The ultimate guide that covers everything you need to know for how to find cheap fli...
The Best Credit Cards to Get if You’re Over the Chase 5/24 Rule
3 Mar. 2021
The Best Credit Cards to Get if You’re Over the Chase 5/24 Rule
Every bank has rules and restrictions to limit who can and cannot get approved for credit cards they issue. But no rule is quite as restrict...
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3 Jun. 2017
BTH Bank Worry-Free Money Market Account Review: 1.78% APY Rate (TX)
7 Oct. 2019
UberEats: Promo Codes, Discounts & Other Savings (Free Delivery/50% Off)
8 Sep. 2019
I Can’t Believe I Have to Write This Post
6 Apr. 2018
Review: Delta SkyClub, New York JFK Terminal 4
25 Oct. 2019
Book now: 4+ Star Alliance business-class awards to Europe during peak summer months
21 Feb. 2021
Tagging Miles Portal Updates – 21 February 2021
1 Jun. 2017
Free Doughnuts in Select Cities This Summer If You Have These Cards!
2 Jun. 2017
This Weekend: Free Access to Museums, Zoos, Aquariums, & More for Bank of America Cardholders
1 Jun. 2017
These Hilton Cards Will Be Discontinued – What It Means for You
25 Oct. 2019
Double miles on everything: Capital One Spark Miles for Business credit card review
5 Apr. 2018
Review: Qantas First Class, Airbus A380 Sydney to Los Angeles
2 Jun. 2017
Amex Offers Upwork Twitter Sync Promotion: $100 Statement Credit For $200 Purchase
3 Jun. 2017
North American Savings Bank CD Account Review: 0.10% to 2.02% APY CD Rate (MO)
16 Mar. 2020
Apple card offers skipped payment
29 Mar. 2018
Review: Hotel Sofitel Dubai Downtown
19 Nov. 2019
Daytime Eastbound Transatlantic Flights: Thoughts From A First Timer
18 Feb. 2021
Tagging Miles Portal Updates – 18 February 2021
17 Mar. 2020
Earn 10% Back At Many Hilton Brands With Targeted BankAmeriDeal/Chase Offer
2 Jun. 2017
“Traveling Is the Best Way to Learn About Yourself”
8 Oct. 2019
Robinhood Relaunches Cash Account – This Time with 2.05% APY & FDIC Insurance
2 Mar. 2020
Look: RSPCA officer uses dish soap to free deer from metal gate
19 Sep. 2019
Philippines’ Duterte pestered again as gecko stalls speech
24 Sep. 2019
Loo and behold! Japan’s high-tech toilets bemuse fans
2 Mar. 2020
Maryland Lottery player wins $50,000 Fast Play jackpot on first try
16 Sep. 2019
If marathons weren’t hard enough already: strap a tree to your back
12 Sep. 2019
Cockpit coffee spill forces commercial jet to make emergency landing
4 Mar. 2020
Watch: Woman nearly stomped by moose in Colorado
31 Aug. 2019
Maurice the Rooster pitches city slickers against locals in rural France
4 Mar. 2020
Man brings tux-wearing llama to sister’s wedding
5 Sep. 2019
Just not cricket: Australian charged $68,000 for a beer in Britain
17 Sep. 2019
Rugby: Tattooed Samoans don skin suits to avoid offending Japanese hosts
2 Sep. 2019
UK PM Johnson to the rescue: girlfriend adopts a rescue puppy
3 Mar. 2020
Change from sandwich purchase leads to $500,000 lottery jackpot
4 Mar. 2020
Checkout clerk’s advice earns Maryland woman $100,000
9 Oct. 2019
Squirrels’ stash of winter walnuts causes car chaos
6 Sep. 2019
Climbing: Polish climber Dzienski pips lift in man vs. machine race
2 Sep. 2019
Czech doctors deliver baby girl 117 days after mother’s brain-death
20 Sep. 2019
Alien enthusiasts descend on Nevada desert near secretive U.S. base
25 Feb. 2020
Watch: Deer crashes through Ohio couple’s house
13 Sep. 2019
Egyptian masseur plays with fire to ease muscle pain