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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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Simon GCMall Site Not Working
15 Nov. 2019
Simon GCMall Site Not Working
Another One Bites the Dust Having different sources to buy debit/gift cards for manufactured spend is always a plus, but...
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Walmageddon?
31 Oct. 2019
Walmageddon?
The Down->Low I’ve written a bit about some of the rumored changes coming to Walmart (WM) MoneyCenters via MoneyGram (MG), and it&#...
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Navy Federal Nastygram For Manufactured Spend
30 Oct. 2019
Navy Federal Nastygram For Manufactured Spend
Hit List For a person that does higher manufactured spend volume, my list of bank shutdowns isn’t that bad.  I’ve been shutdown ...
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Manufactured Spend Black Friday:  November 1
25 Oct. 2019
Manufactured Spend Black Friday: November 1
Titanic Manufactured can be challenging, and it’s likely going to get much more difficult, and soon.  Rumors are continuing to circula...
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Simon GCMall Site Not Working
15 Nov. 2019
Simon GCMall Site Not Working
Another One Bites the Dust Having different sources to buy debit/gift cards for manufactured spend is always a plus, but...
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Walmageddon?
31 Oct. 2019
Walmageddon?
The Down->Low I’ve written a bit about some of the rumored changes coming to Walmart (WM) MoneyCenters via MoneyGram (MG), and it&#...
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Navy Federal Nastygram For Manufactured Spend
30 Oct. 2019
Navy Federal Nastygram For Manufactured Spend
Hit List For a person that does higher manufactured spend volume, my list of bank shutdowns isn’t that bad.  I’ve been shutdown ...
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Manufactured Spend Black Friday:  November 1
25 Oct. 2019
Manufactured Spend Black Friday: November 1
Titanic Manufactured can be challenging, and it’s likely going to get much more difficult, and soon.  Rumors are continuing to circula...
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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...
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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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New Podcast episode:  Tokyo, Japan
18 May. 2019
New Podcast episode: Tokyo, Japan
Round the World Tokyo was the first stop in a recent around the world trip using points and miles. The trip was a struggle, as I got sick at...
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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 “Counting CountriesR...
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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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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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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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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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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 all things Delhi, from an unexpected visit to a local hospital to seein...
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Tokyo, Japan
18 May. 2019
Tokyo, Japan
Round the World Tokyo was the first stop in a recent around the world trip using points and miles. The trip was a struggle, as I got sick at the end of my time in Japan and really ill in India (the next stop). ...
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The Best Credit Cards for Maximizing Your Holiday Shopping
19 Nov. 2019
The Best Credit Cards for Maximizing Your Holiday Shopping
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[American] $190: Philadelphia to Las Vegas (Nonstop / Roundtrip)
19 Nov. 2019
[American] $190: Philadelphia to Las Vegas (Nonstop / Roundtrip)
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5 Holiday Travel Tips to Survive the Hectic Thanksgiving Travel Season
18 Nov. 2019
5 Holiday Travel Tips to Survive the Hectic Thanksgiving Travel Season
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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)
Typi non habent claritatem insitam; est usus legentis in iis qui facit eorum claritatem. Investigationes demonstraverunt lectores legere me ...
United Charges More Miles for Late Partner Bookings
18 Nov. 2019
United Charges More Miles for Late Partner Bookings
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TODAY ONLY: 50% Off Thanksgiving Travel with Frontier Promo Code
18 Nov. 2019
TODAY ONLY: 50% Off Thanksgiving Travel with Frontier Promo Code
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[Delta] $390: San Francisco to Rome, Italy (Nonstop / Roundtrip)
17 Nov. 2019
[Delta] $390: San Francisco to Rome, Italy (Nonstop / Roundtrip)
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[Delta] $691: Dallas to Buenos, Aires, Argentina (Roundtrip)
17 Nov. 2019
[Delta] $691: Dallas to Buenos, Aires, Argentina (Roundtrip)
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9 May. 2017
From Johnny Carson to Stephen Colbert
31 Jan. 2017
Why My Stepsons’ Father Killed Himself
9 Oct. 2019
US Military Gains Custody Of 2 British Men Accused Of Involvement In Death Of Journalist James Foley
1 Mar. 2018
Explosion heard in Afghan capital Kabul: Reuters witness
7 Oct. 2019
FACT CHECK: Did George Bernard Shaw Say A Quote Comparing Apples To Ideas?
2 Mar. 2018
The Latest: Geneva airport reopens after 2nd weather closure
10 Nov. 2019
“Too Many to Count”: The Global Persecution of Christians
7 Oct. 2019
‘The Trick Is Not To Expect It But To Delight In It When It Comes’ – Did Charles Dickens Say This Quote About Happiness?
18 Nov. 2019
European Court Applies Double Standard against Israeli Products
12 Nov. 2019
The Palestinian Christmas Show
2 Mar. 2018
Fire kills at least 26 people in drug treatment center in capital of Azerbaijan
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
Germany says ‘acute threat’ of hack averted after detection
2 Mar. 2018
Kenyan university lecturers strike again over low pay
10 Oct. 2019
After Billions Spent Rebuilding Iraq, Russia And China Are Gaining Ground There
16 Nov. 2019
Jeremy Corbyn Poses a Potent Threat to Western Security
2 Mar. 2018
Two arrested in Japanese fast-train bid-rigging case
28 Sep. 2019
China’s ‘national flag baby’ raises flag, captivates millions
19 Sep. 2019
Philippines’ Duterte pestered again as gecko stalls speech
13 Sep. 2019
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7 Aug. 2019
Man’s winning lottery numbers chosen with his eyes closed
23 Sep. 2019
From tree to chair without the carpentry: UK couple grows furniture
14 Sep. 2019
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2 Sep. 2019
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6 Oct. 2019
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7 Aug. 2019
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Lottery player wins $150,000 in New Jersey, $100,000 in Pennsylvania
7 Aug. 2019
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20 Sep. 2019
Alien enthusiasts descend on Nevada desert near secretive U.S. base
31 Aug. 2019
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3 Oct. 2019
Italian astronaut to watch World Cup match from space
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Javelina rescued by troopers after running into highway traffic
16 Sep. 2019
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6 Oct. 2019
A 70-year-old biking grandmother conquers Bolivia’s ‘Death Road’
10 Nov. 2017
Black-on-Black Racism at Cornell
17 Oct. 2019
This Student Refused to Bow to Trans Ideology at Berkeley
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This Type of Voting Doesn’t Rank as Real Election Reform
25 Jan. 2018
The Great S—hole Hypocrisy
16 Oct. 2019
The Left Targets Supreme Court With ‘Packing’ Threat, ‘Shortlist’ of Activist Nominees
17 Oct. 2019
We’re Becoming More Like China Than China Is Like Us
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?”
18 Jan. 2018
Under the New Trump Standard, Why Wasn’t Obama Impeached?
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How Many Lives Are Saved by Guns — and Why Don’t Gun Controllers Care?
17 Oct. 2019
San Francisco Blacklists 22 States With Pro-Life Laws
17 Oct. 2019
Trump Should Imitate Ellen DeGeneres
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No, Colin Kaepernick Is No Muhammad Ali
30 Nov. 2017
Dump Roy Moore
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Larry Elder: “Why Is Maxine Waters Silent On The Terrorist-Drug Dealing Probe That Obama Shut Down?”
16 Oct. 2019
2 Years On, #MeToo Needs a Course Correction
14 Dec. 2017
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16 Oct. 2019
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4 Jan. 2018
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1 Feb. 2018
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