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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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Manufactured Spend Musical Chairs
16 Jul. 2018
Manufactured Spend Musical Chairs
Duck, Duck, Goose It’s not a news flash that the options available for manufactured spend (MS) vary dramatically a...
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Scary 5 Minute Call With Chase
12 Jul. 2018
Scary 5 Minute Call With Chase
Shutdown? Last night I had a pretty terrifying phone call with Chase.  Towards the end of manufactured spending liquidation run, I stopped i...
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Why I Didn’t Do The Iberia Deal
9 Jul. 2018
Why I Didn’t Do The Iberia Deal
Don’t Believe the Hype? A great, then good, then in limbo deal surfaced in the past few weeks with Iberia Airlines.  Iberia is an airl...
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Booking My First Round The World Trip with Points
7 Jul. 2018
Booking My First Round The World Trip with Points
Situation Overview Two years ago I had some Citi Thank You points and a bonus offer from Etihad came up.  If I remember correctly the transf...
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Manufactured Spend Musical Chairs
16 Jul. 2018
Manufactured Spend Musical Chairs
Duck, Duck, Goose It’s not a news flash that the options available for manufactured spend (MS) vary dramatically a...
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Scary 5 Minute Call With Chase
12 Jul. 2018
Scary 5 Minute Call With Chase
Shutdown? Last night I had a pretty terrifying phone call with Chase.  Towards the end of manufactured spending liquidation run, I stopped i...
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Why I Didn’t Do The Iberia Deal
9 Jul. 2018
Why I Didn’t Do The Iberia Deal
Don’t Believe the Hype? A great, then good, then in limbo deal surfaced in the past few weeks with Iberia Airlines.  Iberia is an airl...
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Booking My First Round The World Trip with Points
7 Jul. 2018
Booking My First Round The World Trip with Points
Situation Overview Two years ago I had some Citi Thank You points and a bonus offer from Etihad came up.  If I remember correctly the transf...
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25 Tips for Safari in South Africa
9 Jun. 2018
25 Tips for Safari in South Africa
Big, Big, Game South Africa is probably the most beautiful country that I’ve visited in nearly 50 countries of tra...
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Lufthansa First Class 747-8 Review:  Chicago to Frankfurt
13 May. 2018
Lufthansa First Class 747-8 Review: Chicago to Frankfurt
Splash Cashing in fancy award redemptions in up front cabin space seems like a right of passage within the travel hacking community.  Facebo...
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Lufthansa First Class Lounge Frankfurt Review
12 May. 2018
Lufthansa First Class Lounge Frankfurt Review
Homeward Bound After 2.5 weeks in Eastern Europe it was time to return home.  I didn’t want to go, and neither did my buddy that I was...
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Travels in Kiev, Ukraine
3 May. 2018
Travels in Kiev, Ukraine
Ooo-Kraine In over 30 countries of travel throughout Europe, I had never been to Ukraine.  Even though I’ve been to other former Sovie...
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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 enthu...
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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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The Best Travel Daypacks & Carry Ons
17 Oct. 2017
The Best Travel Daypacks & Carry Ons
Great Day Packs. Period. Americans love the latest and greatest tech, gadgets, and travel gear.  I have soft spots for those things too, and...
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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 ...
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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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Car Burnings In Sweden
28 Nov. 2017
Car Burnings In Sweden
Echo Chamber There aren’t many conservative media sources in Europe.  Conservative media is like a needle in a haystack, and that hays...
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New Podcast:  PGA Tour Caddy Mark Urbanek
14 Apr. 2018
New Podcast: PGA Tour Caddy Mark Urbanek
You Da Man! Mark Urbanek is THE man on the bag and a professional golf caddy on the PGA Tour.  For those that don’...
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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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Interview:  John “Flying Mustache” Klukas on Award Booking
29 May. 2018
Interview: John “Flying Mustache” Klukas on Award Booking
Smart guys finish first From a psychology degree in college to the fashion runways in New York, to his own award booking service dolling out countless hours of points and miles advice, John Klukas is an interes...
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New Podcast:  PGA Tour Caddie Mark Urbanek
14 Apr. 2018
New Podcast: PGA Tour Caddie Mark Urbanek
You Da Man! Mark Urbanek is THE man on the bag and a professional golf caddie on the PGA Tour.  For those that don’t watch golf, he’s one of the guys carrying the golf clubs, giving his player advice, and basic...
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Trip Report:  Oahu, Hawaii
6 Apr. 2018
Trip Report: Oahu, Hawaii
Surf’s Up Episode from my recent trip to Oahu, Hawaii.  First time trip to any part of Hawaii.  I used Flexperks for the flight costs, Choice points for the hotel stay, and also stayed at a local surf hos...
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Flight Deals
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American – $746: San Francisco – Sydney, Australia. Roundtrip, including all Taxes
14 Jul. 2018
American – $746: San Francisco – Sydney, Australia. Roundtrip, including all Taxes
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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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[jetBlue] $134: Minneapolis to Boston (Nonstop / Roundtrip)
15 Jul. 2018
[jetBlue] $134: Minneapolis to Boston (Nonstop / Roundtrip)
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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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[jetBlue] $146: New York to Savannah (Nonstop / Roundtrip)
16 Jul. 2018
[jetBlue] $146: New York to Savannah (Nonstop / Roundtrip)
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[Delta] $195: Philadelphia to Grand Cayman (Round Trip)
16 Jul. 2018
[Delta] $195: Philadelphia to Grand Cayman (Round Trip)
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Virgin Atlantic – $471: New York / Newark – Basel, Switzerland. Roundtrip, including all Taxes
14 Jul. 2018
Virgin Atlantic – $471: New York / Newark – Basel, Switzerland. Roundtrip, including all Taxes
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The Shorthaul – Alaska Air – $150: Los Angeles – Seattle. Roundtrip, including all Taxes
15 Jul. 2018
The Shorthaul – Alaska Air – $150: Los Angeles – Seattle. Roundtrip, including all Taxes
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16 Jul. 2018
[Targeted] Amazon Fire Tablets From $9.99
21 Mar. 2018
Big Changes to Flying Blue Effective June 1
2 Jun. 2017
Free Food Deals, Restaurant Promotions & Offers – June 2017
2 Mar. 2018
How to get top-tier Hyatt elite benefits without status
24 Feb. 2018
Surprise Chase discoveries, good and bad, miles for taxes and more
3 Apr. 2018
Daily Getaways Return in 2018 with More Points on Sale
1 Mar. 2018
The 5 Craziest Things Passengers Tried to Sneak by the TSA in February
1 Mar. 2018
Check for SPG Bonus offers [Targeted]
14 Jul. 2018
Help Us Decide: Minsk Or Vilnius?
11 Apr. 2018
Yorktown Virginia: The American Revolution Meets The 21st Century
1 Jun. 2017
These Hilton Cards Will Be Discontinued – What It Means for You
1 Jun. 2017
7 Best Credit Cards to Help Achieve Your Travel Goals – June 2017
1 Jun. 2017
How to Fly Round-Trip to Japan in Business Class for $100: Part 4 – The Secret to Flying Cathay Pacific Business Class
25 Feb. 2018
Last Chance Deals: $2.5k From BoA, $1k+ From Acorns, Double Avios Miles & More
1 Jun. 2017
Best of Million Mile Secrets – May 2017
15 Jul. 2018
Woman’s Inflight Romance Live Tweeted, Now She’s Bitter and Cabinet Secretary’s Spend Flying Private
13 Jul. 2018
Disney World Highway in the Sky Review: Worth the Hefty Price Tag?
13 Jul. 2018
No, We Still Don’t Know How Marriott Will Handle Existing Travel Packages
2 Jun. 2017
US Bank Apple Pay Promotion: $10 Statement Credit (Targeted)
15 Jul. 2018
Bank of America Amtrak Credit Card 30,000 Point Bonus
9 May. 2017
From Johnny Carson to Stephen Colbert
12 Jul. 2018
Ethiopia-Eritrea: A New Hope for Peace
1 Mar. 2018
Get A Load Of This Australian Hero Concealing His Identity With A Beer Carton To Cover A Traffic Cam
8 Jul. 2018
Iran: The Ayatollah’s Promised Paradise
1 Mar. 2018
Putin: Tests Of ICBMs Were ‘Excellent’
1 Mar. 2018
Facebook Censors 30,000-Year-Old Naked Woman Statue
2 Jun. 2017
Encouraging News for Americans Harmed by Obamacare Contraception Mandate
10 Jul. 2018
“Jihad Allowance”: Views of Work in the Middle East
1 Jun. 2017
4 Reasons Trump Was Right to Pull Out of the Paris Agreement
28 Feb. 2018
Chasing A Blue Water Navy, China Reveals Plans For A Nuclear-Powered Aircraft Carrier
2 Mar. 2018
Indian fugitive in Hong Kong court under heavy security
2 Jun. 2017
This New Hampshire County Switched From Obama to Trump. How the Opioid Crisis May Have Influenced That.
1 Mar. 2018
Explosion heard in Afghan capital Kabul: Reuters witness
2 Jun. 2017
Cartoon: Post-Paris Forecast Calls for Sunny Skies
21 Feb. 2017
Why Professors Object to Being Recorded
1 Mar. 2018
Vatican Trains More Exorcists To Combat Rising Demonic Crisis
1 Mar. 2018
Apparently Tweeting Pictures Of ISIS Brutality Is Enough To Get You Prosecuted As France Goes After Far-Right Politician
9 Jul. 2018
Is Islam “Exceptional”?
2 Mar. 2018
Polish lawmaker: due reparations from Germany could stand at $850 billion
28 Feb. 2018
‘I’m Old, I’m Tired’: Duterte Decides To Step Down Early
16 Nov. 2017
No, Colin Kaepernick Is No Muhammad Ali
19 Oct. 2017
Yes, Weinstein Accusers Are Brave — So Were Jones, Willey and Broaddrick
10 Nov. 2017
Black-on-Black Racism at Cornell
3 Nov. 2017
Our Ex-Presidents’ Insincere Praise of ‘American Generosity’
25 Jan. 2018
The Great S—hole Hypocrisy
30 Nov. 2017
Dump Roy Moore
14 Dec. 2017
Trump’s ‘Abysmal’ Poll Numbers? What About Those of Merkel, Macron, May and Trudeau?
8 Feb. 2018
Larry Elder: “Take the ‘Racist Xenophobe’ Quiz–Who Said This About Illegal Immigration?”
1 Mar. 2018
How Many Lives Are Saved by Guns — and Why Don’t Gun Controllers Care?
21 Dec. 2017
What if Obama Spent Year 1 Battling ‘Collusion’?
28 Dec. 2017
Larry Elder: “Why Is Maxine Waters Silent On The Terrorist-Drug Dealing Probe That Obama Shut Down?”
15 Jan. 2018
Where’s Hollywood’s Apology for Donating to the Clintons While Ignoring Sex Abuse Allegations Against Them?
7 Dec. 2017
Leadership Malpractice: John Conyers’ Resignation Is 50 Years Too Late
22 Feb. 2018
SKIN COLOR AND SPORTS: IT’S NOT 1947 ANYMORE
18 Jan. 2018
Under the New Trump Standard, Why Wasn’t Obama Impeached?
1 Feb. 2018
Had ‘News’ Media Done Its Job, Obama Would Not Have Become President
26 Oct. 2017
My Own Harvey Weinstein Experience
23 Nov. 2017
I got fired for calling out liberal hypocrisy on Clintons
16 Feb. 2018
What Left-Wing Educators Don’t Teach During ‘Black History Month’
4 Jan. 2018
Instead of ‘Infrastructure Investment,’ How About Killing Davis-Bacon?