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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
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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Looming Shutdowns?
18 Jun. 2020
Looming Shutdowns?
No Soup For You With the covid situation looming, the promotions that big banks have offered to try and increase spend from their consumers ...
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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 otherwise didn’...
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Is TPG a Bad Guy?
2 Jun. 2020
Is TPG a Bad Guy?
Extravagant If you haven’t read this piece in Business Insider about Brian Kelly, aka “The Points Guy” or “TPG”...
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Looming Shutdowns?
18 Jun. 2020
Looming Shutdowns?
No Soup For You With the covid situation looming, the promotions that big banks have offered to try and increase spend f...
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Is TPG a Bad Guy?
2 Jun. 2020
Is TPG a Bad Guy?
Extravagant If you haven’t read this piece in Business Insider about Brian Kelly, aka “The Points Guy” or “TPG”...
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A New Cash Back Debit Card?
2 Jun. 2020
A New Cash Back Debit Card?
Possibilities This might be an manufactured spend (MS) bone, but that bone also may not have any meat on it, not quite sure.  So I was liste...
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Redeeming 2 Million+ Points for Cash
19 Mar. 2020
Redeeming 2 Million+ Points for Cash
On Fire As the stock market started tumbling in the past couple of weeks, I thought more about my long term goals both in terms of points an...
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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...
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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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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...
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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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$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 #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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Varanasi, India – Podcast #16
6 Mar. 2020
Varanasi, India – Podcast #16
Varanasi This podcast episode explores a special and unusual place in NE India called Varanasi. India’s most religious city, millions of people come here each year to bathe in the holy Ganges River and al...
Listen to the podcast
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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[Nonstop] $176: Fort Lauderdale to St. Maarten
1 Jul. 2020
[Nonstop] $176: Fort Lauderdale to St. Maarten
Editor’s Note: All flight deals we are sharing are available starting from August onwards, and are cancelable or changeable fee-free. ...
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 – ...
[Nonstop] $96: Las Vegas to San Francisco
1 Jul. 2020
[Nonstop] $96: Las Vegas to San Francisco
Editor’s Note: All flight deals we are sharing are available starting from August onwards, and are cancelable or changeable fee-free. ...
Shop Small, Save up to $50 with New Amex Offer!
30 Jun. 2020
Shop Small, Save up to $50 with New Amex Offer!
American Express is out with a fantastic new Amex Offer encouraging you to shop at local small businesses – and helping you save in th...
[American] $349: Indianapolis to Belize
2 Jul. 2020
[American] $349: Indianapolis to Belize
Editor’s Note: All flight deals we are sharing are available starting from August onwards, and are cancelable or changeable fee-free. ...
[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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[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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Delta Will Resume Drink Service Soon, But Only Up Front
1 Jul. 2020
Delta Will Resume Drink Service Soon, But Only Up Front
The news about airlines stopping serving alcohol understandably went viral. Airlines cut travelers’ favorite beverages early on in the...
News
28 Jun. 2020
“32,000 Christians Butchered to Death”: The Persecution of Christians, May 2020
9 Oct. 2019
Turkey Launches Military Offensive In Northern Syria As US Troops Leave The Region
1 Jul. 2020
The Future of Israel’s Borders: International Law and Islamic Law. Part II
16 May. 2017
Feminism and Intelligence
8 Oct. 2019
Hong Kong-Based Gamer Suspended, Forced To Return Winnings For Supporting Protests
5 Jul. 2020
For a Politically Corrected Paris
10 Oct. 2019
Meghan McCain Lashes Out At Rand Paul, Calls Him A ‘Chicken Heart Isolationist’
28 Jun. 2020
Iraq: Turkish Airstrikes Terrorize Christian and Yazidi Natives
7 Oct. 2019
A US Diplomat’s Wife Appears To Have Fled England After Killing A Kid In A Crash
7 Mar. 2017
Why Do American Jews Want Thousands of Jew Haters in America?
8 Oct. 2019
It’s Not Just The NBA — These Other American Companies Are Groveling At China’s Feet To Turn A Buck
2 Mar. 2018
Polish lawmaker: due reparations from Germany could stand at $850 billion
9 May. 2017
From Johnny Carson to Stephen Colbert
10 Oct. 2019
After Billions Spent Rebuilding Iraq, Russia And China Are Gaining Ground There
10 Oct. 2019
Security At NBA Game Confiscated Pro-Hong Kong Signs. Fans Are Pushing Back
1 Mar. 2018
Colombia’s FARC leader Timochenko hospitalized with chest pains
31 Jan. 2017
Why My Stepsons’ Father Killed Himself
6 Jul. 2020
The Mullah’s Spies and Assassinations in the West
30 Jun. 2020
The Corporate Thought Police
2 Mar. 2018
Indonesia considers house arrest for ailing radical cleric
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?
19 Oct. 2017
Yes, Weinstein Accusers Are Brave — So Were Jones, Willey and Broaddrick
17 Oct. 2019
Trump Should Imitate Ellen DeGeneres
16 Oct. 2019
These 3 Countries Tried Socialism. Here’s What Happened.
30 Nov. 2017
Dump Roy Moore
3 Nov. 2017
Our Ex-Presidents’ Insincere Praise of ‘American Generosity’
17 Oct. 2019
FCC’s Ajit Pai Issues Ominous Warning, Says China’s Reaction to NBA Fracas Is Only the Tip of the Iceberg
17 Oct. 2019
San Francisco Blacklists 22 States With Pro-Life Laws
14 Dec. 2017
Trump’s ‘Abysmal’ Poll Numbers? What About Those of Merkel, Macron, May and Trudeau?
17 Oct. 2019
How California and Foreign Carmakers Got in Bed to Keep Crony, Obama-Era Rules
17 Oct. 2019
In Georgia, Parents Win Battle Over Transgender Bathrooms at School
7 Dec. 2017
Leadership Malpractice: John Conyers’ Resignation Is 50 Years Too Late
18 Jan. 2018
Under the New Trump Standard, Why Wasn’t Obama Impeached?
16 Oct. 2019
‘Batwoman’ Actress Ruby Rose Is Happy She Didn’t Transition to a Man
1 Mar. 2018
How Many Lives Are Saved by Guns — and Why Don’t Gun Controllers Care?
16 Oct. 2019
Trump Vetoes Second Resolution to End Border Emergency Declaration
16 Oct. 2019
The Left Targets Supreme Court With ‘Packing’ Threat, ‘Shortlist’ of Activist Nominees
1 Feb. 2018
Had ‘News’ Media Done Its Job, Obama Would Not Have Become President
16 Feb. 2018
What Left-Wing Educators Don’t Teach During ‘Black History Month’