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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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Frequent Miler meetup in Minneapolis, June 29
17 Apr. 2019
Frequent Miler meetup in Minneapolis, June 29
To the Point Greg and Nick from Frequent Miler have committed to coming to Minneapolis this summer as part of the Freque...
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United’s Decision to Eliminate Award Charts Should Scare You
16 Apr. 2019
United’s Decision to Eliminate Award Charts Should Scare You
Recently United Airlines decided to eliminate award charts in November.  Delta’s decision to stop publishing its award chart in early ...
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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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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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Frequent Miler meetup in Minneapolis, June 29
17 Apr. 2019
Frequent Miler meetup in Minneapolis, June 29
To the Point Greg and Nick from Frequent Miler have committed to coming to Minneapolis this summer as part of the Freque...
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United’s Decision to Eliminate Award Charts Should Scare You
16 Apr. 2019
United’s Decision to Eliminate Award Charts Should Scare You
Recently United Airlines decided to eliminate award charts in November.  Delta’s decision to stop publishing its award chart in early ...
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100+ Ways to Earn Points, Miles & Travel Rewards
10 Apr. 2019
100+ Ways to Earn Points, Miles & Travel Rewards
To the Point There are more loyalty rewards programs linked with travel, finance and general consumption emerging every year, however many o...
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Credit Union Concerns from Manufactured Spend
21 Mar. 2019
Credit Union Concerns from Manufactured Spend
No News is Good News For people who collect travel and cash back loyalty reward points, manufactured spend (MS) isn’t anything new.  H...
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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 “Co...
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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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New Podcast:  Montreal, Canada
11 Dec. 2018
New Podcast: Montreal, Canada
Oui (pronounced “we” meaning “yes” in French) A breakdown of my recent trip to Montreal, Canada.  It isn’t war...
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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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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 – 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...
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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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Travel Tune – March 31, 2019
31 Mar. 2019
Travel Tune – March 31, 2019
Dance A couple of artists came together to create this tune.  I heard it on my recent around the world trip and made note of it.  It’s...
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Travel Tune – March 18, 2019
18 Mar. 2019
Travel Tune – March 18, 2019
Ao Melhor (The Best) What can I say, I just love Elza Soares.  Brazil has some wonderful music, and she’s a big part of that.  Here...
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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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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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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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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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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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Interview: Counting Countries Podcast Ric Gazarian
18 Mar. 2019
Interview: Counting Countries Podcast Ric Gazarian
Hit The Road Ric Gazarian is one of the worlds best traveled persons and is host of the popular travel podcast “Counting Countries”.  He’s usually behind the mic asking questions to his guests, many of which ha...
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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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Flight Deals
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[Delta] $526: Los Angeles to Paris, France (Nonstop / Roundtrip)
19 Apr. 2019
[Delta] $526: Los Angeles to Paris, France (Nonstop / Roundtrip)
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[Delta] $152: Minneapolis to Fort Myers (Nonstop / Roundtrip)
20 Apr. 2019
[Delta] $152: Minneapolis to Fort Myers (Nonstop / Roundtrip)
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[HOT Flight Deal] $171: Minneapolis to New York (or Vice Versa)
12 Oct. 2016
[HOT Flight Deal] $171: Minneapolis to New York (or Vice Versa)
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[Delta] $384: Miami to Paris, France (Nonstop / Roundtrip)
18 Apr. 2019
[Delta] $384: Miami to Paris, France (Nonstop / Roundtrip)
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[WestJet] $270: Las Vegas to Calgary, Alberta (Nonstop / Roundtrip)
20 Apr. 2019
[WestJet] $270: Las Vegas to Calgary, Alberta (Nonstop / Roundtrip)
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[Delta] $142: Minneapolis to Las Vegas (Nonstop / Roundtrip)
19 Apr. 2019
[Delta] $142: Minneapolis to Las Vegas (Nonstop / Roundtrip)
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[American] $146: Minneapolis to Dallas (Nonstop / Roundtrip)
18 Apr. 2019
[American] $146: Minneapolis to Dallas (Nonstop / Roundtrip)
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Get into National Parks Free this Saturday, April 20!
18 Apr. 2019
Get into National Parks Free this Saturday, April 20!
All 61 of America’s national parks will be free on Saturday, April 20 as the National Park Service kicks off the start of National Par...
News
28 Feb. 2018
Chasing A Blue Water Navy, China Reveals Plans For A Nuclear-Powered Aircraft Carrier
4 Apr. 2017
It’s Time for Conservatives to Celebrate This President
17 Apr. 2019
Hamas’s Honesty and the Deal of the Century
2 Mar. 2018
Burkina Faso police director general says capital is being attacked by suspected Islamic extremists
1 Mar. 2018
Explosion heard in Afghan capital Kabul: Reuters witness
2 Jun. 2017
The Facts About Trump’s ‘Heartless’ Education Plan
1 Mar. 2018
Russia Decides To Let The Internet Name Putin’s New Missile
2 Jun. 2017
New Report Shows Visa Overstays Are Up. How Congress Can Help Better Enforce Immigration Law.
2 Mar. 2018
Indonesia considers house arrest for ailing radical cleric
28 Feb. 2018
Polish Company Causes Uproar After Making Hitler Socks
2 Mar. 2018
Kenyan university lecturers strike again over low pay
28 Feb. 2018
Irish Hero Stabs Neighbor For Reciting Poetry Instead Of Shutting Up
2 Jun. 2017
Encouraging News for Americans Harmed by Obamacare Contraception Mandate
13 Apr. 2019
EU’s Collusion with Iran
19 Apr. 2019
Spain: Does the Term ‘Islamist’ Constitute Hate Speech?
2 Jun. 2017
China Is Abusing Human Rights in Tibet. Here’s What the US Can Do to Help.
1 Mar. 2018
Putin: Tests Of ICBMs Were ‘Excellent’
28 Feb. 2018
Trudeau Budget Offers More Money To Process Illegal Refugees
28 Feb. 2018
South Africa Votes To Seize White-Owned Land Without Compensation
7 Apr. 2019
The Floods, the Mullahs and the Cinderella in Boots
12 Mar. 2019
German yachtsman inflates trousers to survive 3 hours in sea
10 Apr. 2019
Swiss government says coffee ‘not essential’, stockpiling to end
21 Mar. 2019
Unclothed man displays more than art in Moscow gallery stroll: RIA
28 Mar. 2019
Dubai court restores yacht to Russia tycoon, move disputed in divorce contest
17 Apr. 2019
Workers save dog spotted more than 100 miles off Thailand coast
12 Apr. 2019
Don’t like surprises? AI predicts who survives ‘Game of Thrones’
14 Mar. 2019
Lion on the lam locked-up in South African jail
2 Apr. 2019
What’s in a name? Japan puzzles over ‘Reiwa’, the term for new imperial era
12 Mar. 2019
Painting sow Pigcasso hogs the limelight at South Africa farm
2 Apr. 2019
Texas civil court judge accidentally resigns
28 Mar. 2019
Bears in Russian zoo predict Ukrainian election
27 Mar. 2019
Jiving eighty-year-old DJ parties in Poland
14 Mar. 2019
Hit by an arrow, mobile phone dies saving Australian man
29 Mar. 2019
Artists use Ukraine president’s candy wrappers for critical portrait
25 Mar. 2019
UK prison guards smell a rat and find rodents stuffed with drugs
17 Apr. 2019
Thieves pinch rifles as Kenyan police watch Champions League football
26 Mar. 2019
To kiss pope’s hand – or not – enters the Catholic culture wars
15 Mar. 2019
Hip hop best bet for a cheese that will please: Swiss study
27 Mar. 2019
Lawsuit says TGI Fridays potato skins contain no potato skins
24 Mar. 2019
Uri Geller urges mass-telepathy against Brexit
30 Nov. 2017
Dump Roy Moore
28 Dec. 2017
Larry Elder: “Why Is Maxine Waters Silent On The Terrorist-Drug Dealing Probe That Obama Shut Down?”
18 Jan. 2018
Under the New Trump Standard, Why Wasn’t Obama Impeached?
21 Dec. 2017
What if Obama Spent Year 1 Battling ‘Collusion’?
26 Oct. 2017
My Own Harvey Weinstein Experience
23 Nov. 2017
I got fired for calling out liberal hypocrisy on Clintons
10 Nov. 2017
Black-on-Black Racism at Cornell
1 Feb. 2018
Had ‘News’ Media Done Its Job, Obama Would Not Have Become President
22 Feb. 2018
SKIN COLOR AND SPORTS: IT’S NOT 1947 ANYMORE
3 Nov. 2017
Our Ex-Presidents’ Insincere Praise of ‘American Generosity’
19 Oct. 2017
Yes, Weinstein Accusers Are Brave — So Were Jones, Willey and Broaddrick
7 Dec. 2017
Leadership Malpractice: John Conyers’ Resignation Is 50 Years Too Late
25 Jan. 2018
The Great S—hole Hypocrisy
14 Dec. 2017
Trump’s ‘Abysmal’ Poll Numbers? What About Those of Merkel, Macron, May and Trudeau?
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?”
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?
16 Feb. 2018
What Left-Wing Educators Don’t Teach During ‘Black History Month’
16 Nov. 2017
No, Colin Kaepernick Is No Muhammad Ali