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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
My Podcast is Taken Down….For Now
10 Oct. 2021
My Podcast is Taken Down….For Now
Tune-Out I’ve decided to take my podcast, The Travel Points, down for now.  This past week I was finishing up a ne...
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Amex Shutdown
6 Oct. 2021
Amex Shutdown
Say It Ain’t So Some shutdowns are not a complete surprise.  If you’ve read this blog before, you likely know that I’ve ha...
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Utah’s 5 National Parks on Points
22 Sep. 2021
Utah’s 5 National Parks on Points
Amazing Grace I love America’s national parks.  The amount of geographic diversity we have in our country is incredible.  One of my fa...
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Unblogging ?
19 Sep. 2021
Unblogging ?
Gut Check I haven’t blogged for awhile.  As odd as it may sound, part of the reason has been the political situation in the country an...
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Amex Shutdown
6 Oct. 2021
Amex Shutdown
Say It Ain’t So Some shutdowns are not a complete surprise.  If you’ve read this blog before, you likely kno...
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Unblogging ?
19 Sep. 2021
Unblogging ?
Gut Check I haven’t blogged for awhile.  As odd as it may sound, part of the reason has been the political situation in the country an...
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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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My Podcast is Taken Down….For Now
10 Oct. 2021
My Podcast is Taken Down….For Now
Tune-Out I’ve decided to take my podcast, The Travel Points, down for now.  This past week I was finishing up a ne...
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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 ...
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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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Utah’s 5 National Parks on Points
22 Sep. 2021
Utah’s 5 National Parks on Points
Amazing Grace I love America’s national parks.  The amount of geographic diversity we have in our country is incre...
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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’s a company that...
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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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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] $176: Nashville to Seattle
21 Oct. 2021
[Nonstop] $176: Nashville to Seattle
  Flights to Seattle, WA under $197 were recently featured on Thrifty Traveler Premium last week! You’re missing out on 99% of the flig...
The Latest on COVID-19: Hawaii Governor Gives Travelers Green Light to Return
21 Oct. 2021
The Latest on COVID-19: Hawaii Governor Gives Travelers Green Light to Return
Editor’s Note: This post will be regularly updated with the latest news and updates on the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on travel....
An Underrated Travel Card: Citi Premier Card, Now with 80K Bonus!
22 Oct. 2021
An Underrated Travel Card: Citi Premier Card, Now with 80K Bonus!
For years, Citi has sat in the shadows of bigger banks like Chase and American Express when it comes to travel rewards credit cards. It̵...
[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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[Nonstop] $176: Minneapolis to Seattle
20 Oct. 2021
[Nonstop] $176: Minneapolis to Seattle
  Flights to Seattle, WA under $197 were recently featured on Thrifty Traveler Premium last week! You’re missing out on 99% of the flig...
Cheap non-stop flights from New York to Sao Paulo, Brazil for only $475!
16 Sep. 2018
Cheap non-stop flights from New York to Sao Paulo, Brazil for only $475!
Avianca is offering a great deal on flights from New York to Sao Paulo, Brazil! Now only $475 round-trip Travel dates:November 2018 – ...
Amex Now Lets You Know How Busy Centurion Lounges Are
19 Oct. 2021
Amex Now Lets You Know How Busy Centurion Lounges Are
American Express Centurion Lounges are hands down the best airport lounges you’ll find in the U.S. And that’s become a problem: ...
[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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News
25 Oct. 2019
10 Things to Do When You Get Amex Platinum
5 Apr. 2018
Review: Qantas First Class, Airbus A380 Sydney to Los Angeles
7 Sep. 2019
Airline Cancels Flight to Avoid Police – All Over $276
8 Sep. 2019
United Airlines Says It’s Immoral to Move to a Better Seat While Inflight
14 Oct. 2021
Inflation is a transfer from creditors to debtors (that means you)
2 Jun. 2017
US Bank Apple Pay Promotion: $10 Statement Credit (Targeted)
31 May. 2017
How to Book Award Flights on Condor With Alaska Airlines Miles
31 May. 2017
Increased Offer! 50,000 Miles With This Airline Card
18 Nov. 2019
Delta’s Shocking Warning Letter To A Frequent Flyer
2 Jun. 2017
able Banking Money Market Savings Account Review: 1.30% APY Rate (Online & Nationwide)
6 Apr. 2018
How to Maximize the Alaska Airlines Stopover on Awards to Hawaii
2 Jun. 2017
This Weekend: Free Access to Museums, Zoos, Aquariums, & More for Bank of America Cardholders
18 Nov. 2019
6 Great Opportunities To Buy Points
25 Oct. 2019
6 ways the American Express Platinum Card can save your family money
16 Mar. 2020
Staples $25 off $100 (works on toilet paper; stack w/ Chase Offer)
15 Mar. 2020
Q2 2020 Activation Links For Freedom, Discover, Cash+, Dividend & ABOC
20 Nov. 2019
The 9 Best Small Business Credit Cards (2019)
8 Oct. 2019
[Targeted] AmEx Offer: Staples, Spend $100+ & Receive $25 Statement Credit
31 May. 2017
Family Fun in New York City Using Southwest Points
3 Jun. 2017
One Source Credit Union Youth Promotion: $25 Bonus (TX, NM)
21 Feb. 2017
Why Professors Object to Being Recorded
2 Mar. 2018
Indonesia considers house arrest for ailing radical cleric
10 Oct. 2019
Turkey Launches Ground And Air Assault Against Kurdish Fighters, Killing At Least Seven
7 Feb. 2017
Audi: The Car for the Unhappy Woman
2 Mar. 2018
Fire kills at least 26 people in drug treatment center in capital of Azerbaijan
9 May. 2017
From Johnny Carson to Stephen Colbert
7 Oct. 2019
FACT CHECK: Did George Bernard Shaw Say A Quote Comparing Apples To Ideas?
7 Oct. 2019
Sen. Hawley Thrashes NBA Commissioner Who Apologized To China For Houston Rocket GM’s Pro-Hong Kong Remarks
11 Oct. 2021
What Does Joe Biden's Health Have to Do with the Future of Taiwan?
8 Oct. 2019
Conservative Leader Calls Trudeau A ‘Fraud’ And ‘Phony’ In Election Debate
8 Oct. 2021
Turkey's Airstrikes in Syria, Iraq
2 Mar. 2018
Indian fugitive in Hong Kong court under heavy security
2 Mar. 2018
Russian military says new five-hour truce starts in Syria’s Ghouta: Ifax
10 Oct. 2019
Security At NBA Game Confiscated Pro-Hong Kong Signs. Fans Are Pushing Back
24 Jan. 2017
America’s Second Civil War
18 Apr. 2017
Two Weeks of Great Clarity
16 Oct. 2021
Iran's Mullahs and China Empowered Under Biden Administration
2 Mar. 2018
Germany says ‘acute threat’ of hack averted after detection
9 Oct. 2019
Yom Kippur Shooting Near Synagogue In Germany Leaves At Least Two Dead, Police Say
10 Oct. 2019
Meghan McCain Lashes Out At Rand Paul, Calls Him A ‘Chicken Heart Isolationist’