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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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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 i...
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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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$100k Challenge Complete
12 Feb. 2020
$100k Challenge Complete
Fake News? It almost seems like fake news to me.  In 2019 I started becoming interested in the FIRE (financial independence retire early) mo...
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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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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 i...
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$100k Challenge Complete
12 Feb. 2020
$100k Challenge Complete
Fake News? It almost seems like fake news to me.  In 2019 I started becoming interested in the FIRE (financial independence retire early) mo...
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Rakuten Visa Nixes 3% CB on GC Purchases
11 Feb. 2020
Rakuten Visa Nixes 3% CB on GC Purchases
Bye Bye Today I received an email from Rakuten stating that starting on February 15th, Rakuten would no longer payout an extra 3% cash back ...
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BMO Harris Shutdown from Manufactured Spend
5 Feb. 2020
BMO Harris Shutdown from Manufactured Spend
Cold Water Another bank shutdown happened last week related to money order deposits from manufactured spend.  This time it was BMO Harris.  ...
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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 relig...
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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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Delhi, India – Podcast #13
27 May. 2019
Delhi, India – Podcast #13
I’ll Never Do It Again (I.N.D.I.A) Delhi is a big and wild place. As part of a recent around the world trip, this episode dives into a...
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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:  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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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 usu...
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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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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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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...
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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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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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Latest Podcasts
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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...
Listen to the podcast
Travel Is Free Interview – Podcast #14
30 Jul. 2019
Travel Is Free Interview – Podcast #14
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 done a significant amount of International travel together, with much ...
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[jetBlue] $94: Austin to Long Beach (June – Sept.)
31 Mar. 2020
[jetBlue] $94: Austin to Long Beach (June – Sept.)
Editor’s Note: We encourage you to stay home now and travel later. All flight deals we are sharing are available starting from Ju...
[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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This Traveler Brings 50 Cent Cans of Beer to Drink Around the World
30 Mar. 2020
This Traveler Brings 50 Cent Cans of Beer to Drink Around the World
You can travel the world to visit famed vineyards, saddle up to the bar in historic pubs, or grab the local specialty cocktail. Or you can d...
[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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[American] $130: Minneapolis to New York (EWR) (June – Nov.)
30 Mar. 2020
[American] $130: Minneapolis to New York (EWR) (June – Nov.)
Editor’s Note: We encourage you to stay home now and travel later. All flight deals we are sharing are available starting from Ju...
[jetBlue] $122: Houston to Boston (June – Sept.)
31 Mar. 2020
[jetBlue] $122: Houston to Boston (June – Sept.)
Editor’s Note: We encourage you to stay home now and travel later. All flight deals we are sharing are available starting from Ju...
[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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Coronavirus Provides a Harsh Lesson: Book Flights Direct with Airlines
30 Mar. 2020
Coronavirus Provides a Harsh Lesson: Book Flights Direct with Airlines
  When things go wrong, you learn a lot about a company by how they respond. For many travelers, coronavirus has derailed spring travel...
News
8 Sep. 2019
I Can’t Believe I Have to Write This Post
5 Sep. 2019
The Pan Am Flight Attendant Who Gave Her Life Saving Passengers on a Hijacked Flight 33 Years Ago
16 Mar. 2020
Apple card offers skipped payment
6 Sep. 2019
A West Virginia Heiress-Turned-Arms Dealer Bought Wow Air and Will Restart Flights Next Month
8 Oct. 2019
Discover Savings Bonus $150/$200 with $15,000/$25,000 Deposit
30 Mar. 2018
Review: Grand Suite at the Grand Hyatt Istanbul and More
19 Nov. 2019
Daytime Eastbound Transatlantic Flights: Thoughts From A First Timer
8 Oct. 2019
[Targeted] Plastiq: Pay 1.5% Fee on up to Three Payments
14 Mar. 2020
Marriott shows rates with taxes and ALL fees (price transparency checkbox)
18 Mar. 2020
Tagging Miles Portal Updates – 18 March 2020
4 Apr. 2018
You Can Now Follow Travel Codex on Flipboard
2 Jun. 2017
Unlocked Galaxy S8+ 64GB Android Phone via eBay: $769.99 + Free Shipping
1 Jun. 2017
These Hilton Cards Will Be Discontinued – What It Means for You
8 Oct. 2019
Recap: Rewards Points Missing, $10 For Galaxy S4 Owners & More
30 Mar. 2018
Last Chance to Extend Your Hilton Honors Diamond Status
25 Oct. 2019
Double miles on everything: Capital One Spark Miles for Business credit card review
6 Sep. 2019
Time for Chase to Up Its Game: Sapphire Reserve Has Become Passé
19 Nov. 2019
Virgin Atlantic Will Fly A350s To LAX, SFO, JNB, & LOS
7 Oct. 2019
[Expired] Ibotta: Signup for HelloFresh and Get $52; Stack with Amex Offer – Ends Today (10/7)
6 Sep. 2019
American Airlines Mechanic Charged With Sabotaging an Aircraft About to Depart
29 Mar. 2020
He Simply “Hates Christians”: The Persecution of Christians: January, 2020
26 Mar. 2020
Britain Needs to Rethink Its Huawei Decision after China’s Conduct over Coronavirus
2 May. 2017
Will the Second Civil War Turn Violent?
2 Mar. 2018
Azerbaijan: 25 die in morning fire at drug rehab center
29 Mar. 2020
Uncertainty in a Bleak Moment
7 Oct. 2019
A US Diplomat’s Wife Appears To Have Fled England After Killing A Kid In A Crash
2 Mar. 2018
Polish lawmaker: due reparations from Germany could stand at $850 billion
22 Mar. 2020
Coronavirus: China’s Propaganda Campaign in Europe
2 Mar. 2018
Fire kills at least 26 people in drug treatment center in capital of Azerbaijan
23 Mar. 2020
Palestinians: Fighting against Coronavirus, for Freedom of Speech
9 Oct. 2019
Yom Kippur Shooting Near Synagogue In Germany Leaves At Least Two Dead, Police Say
8 Oct. 2019
US Blacklists Chinese Firms For Role In Abuse Of Muslim Minorities
21 Feb. 2017
Why Professors Object to Being Recorded
2 Mar. 2018
Russian military says new five-hour truce starts in Syria’s Ghouta: Ifax
25 Mar. 2020
Muslim Extremists Exploit Coronavirus to Promote Terrorism, Hate; and Other Muslims that Need the World’s Help
2 Mar. 2018
Indonesia considers house arrest for ailing radical cleric
29 Mar. 2020
Turkey: Pressures, Attacks, and Discrimination against Christians
8 Oct. 2019
Hong Kong-Based Gamer Suspended, Forced To Return Winnings For Supporting Protests
2 Mar. 2018
Slovaks to rally across country in honor of slain journalist
10 Oct. 2019
After Billions Spent Rebuilding Iraq, Russia And China Are Gaining Ground There
5 Mar. 2020
Look: Moose rescued after falling through ice of frozen pond
19 Sep. 2019
Philippines’ Duterte pestered again as gecko stalls speech
4 Mar. 2020
Checkout clerk’s advice earns Maryland woman $100,000
28 Sep. 2019
China’s ‘national flag baby’ raises flag, captivates millions
4 Mar. 2020
Watch: Woman nearly stomped by moose in Colorado
2 Sep. 2019
UK PM Johnson to the rescue: girlfriend adopts a rescue puppy
6 Oct. 2019
Owners present pets to Philippines priest for blessing
5 Sep. 2019
Just not cricket: Australian charged $68,000 for a beer in Britain
13 Sep. 2019
Egyptian masseur plays with fire to ease muscle pain
27 Feb. 2020
Watch: Venomous snake found hiding behind family’s toaster
24 Sep. 2019
Loo and behold! Japan’s high-tech toilets bemuse fans
2 Mar. 2020
Look: RSPCA officer uses dish soap to free deer from metal gate
20 Sep. 2019
Alien enthusiasts descend on Nevada desert near secretive U.S. base
17 Sep. 2019
Rugby: Tattooed Samoans don skin suits to avoid offending Japanese hosts
9 Oct. 2019
Squirrels’ stash of winter walnuts causes car chaos
25 Feb. 2020
Facebook post alerts man to winning lottery ticket on his dashboard
23 Sep. 2019
From tree to chair without the carpentry: UK couple grows furniture
14 Sep. 2019
Thieves steal $5 million gold toilet from Britain’s Blenheim Palace
6 Sep. 2019
Climbing: Polish climber Dzienski pips lift in man vs. machine race
6 Oct. 2019
A 70-year-old biking grandmother conquers Bolivia’s ‘Death Road’
17 Oct. 2019
San Francisco Blacklists 22 States With Pro-Life Laws
7 Dec. 2017
Leadership Malpractice: John Conyers’ Resignation Is 50 Years Too Late
10 Nov. 2017
Black-on-Black Racism at Cornell
25 Jan. 2018
The Great S—hole Hypocrisy
17 Oct. 2019
FCC’s Ajit Pai Issues Ominous Warning, Says China’s Reaction to NBA Fracas Is Only the Tip of the Iceberg
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?”
19 Oct. 2017
Yes, Weinstein Accusers Are Brave — So Were Jones, Willey and Broaddrick
4 Jan. 2018
Instead of ‘Infrastructure Investment,’ How About Killing Davis-Bacon?
26 Oct. 2017
My Own Harvey Weinstein Experience
1 Mar. 2018
How Many Lives Are Saved by Guns — and Why Don’t Gun Controllers Care?
16 Oct. 2019
House Democrats’ New Bill Would Drive Up College Costs Even Further
17 Oct. 2019
4 Big Indicators of What’s Next in Impeachment Process
17 Oct. 2019
How California and Foreign Carmakers Got in Bed to Keep Crony, Obama-Era Rules
16 Oct. 2019
White House Enters Into Hopeful ‘Phase 1’ of China Trade Deal
1 Feb. 2018
Had ‘News’ Media Done Its Job, Obama Would Not Have Become President
17 Oct. 2019
US Must Prevent Rise of New ISIS Caliphate in Syria Following Our Troop Withdrawal
17 Oct. 2019
Maryland’s Rep. Elijah Cummings Dies at 68
16 Oct. 2019
The Left Targets Supreme Court With ‘Packing’ Threat, ‘Shortlist’ of Activist Nominees
15 Jan. 2018
Where’s Hollywood’s Apology for Donating to the Clintons While Ignoring Sex Abuse Allegations Against Them?