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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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Walmart Set to Curb Manufactured Spend
13 Oct. 2018
Walmart Set to Curb Manufactured Spend
Buckle Up, It’s Going to Get Bumpy A few days ago I wrote about rumored changes to Walmart’s policy regardin...
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Negative Changes Coming To Walmart Soon?
12 Oct. 2018
Negative Changes Coming To Walmart Soon?
End Times Some more negative changes relating to manufactured spend (MS) have been circulating in the past few days, and may go into effect ...
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Tap Out:  No More Apps Until 5/24?
11 Oct. 2018
Tap Out: No More Apps Until 5/24?
Tapped At various times over the past 6 months, I’ve been contemplating tapping out.  By tapping out, I don’t mean quitting the ...
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Latest Round of Credit Card Applications Results
10 Oct. 2018
Latest Round of Credit Card Applications Results
So-So, Same-Same My last couple of credit card app-o-rama’s haven’t been overwhelmingly successful and this round was similar.  ...
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Walmart Set to Curb Manufactured Spend
13 Oct. 2018
Walmart Set to Curb Manufactured Spend
Buckle Up, It’s Going to Get Bumpy A few days ago I wrote about rumored changes to Walmart’s policy regardin...
Read more
(21) (8)
Negative Changes Coming To Walmart Soon?
12 Oct. 2018
Negative Changes Coming To Walmart Soon?
End Times Some more negative changes relating to manufactured spend (MS) have been circulating in the past few days, and may go into effect ...
Read more
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Tap Out:  No More Apps Until 5/24?
11 Oct. 2018
Tap Out: No More Apps Until 5/24?
Tapped At various times over the past 6 months, I’ve been contemplating tapping out.  By tapping out, I don’t mean quitting the ...
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Latest Round of Credit Card Applications Results
10 Oct. 2018
Latest Round of Credit Card Applications Results
So-So, Same-Same My last couple of credit card app-o-rama’s haven’t been overwhelmingly successful and this round was similar.  ...
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New Podcast:  Minsk, Belarus
29 Sep. 2018
New Podcast: Minsk, Belarus
Privet (Hello)? As part of a couple of trips through Eastern Europe, I’ve traveled to Minsk, Belarus twice this year (an...
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Poznan:  Poland’s Hidden Gem
23 Aug. 2018
Poznan: Poland’s Hidden Gem
The Great Unknown It’s hard to find great places in Europe that aren’t flooded with tourists.  Harder to reach and formerly obscure travel d...
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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 travel.  Before I was s...
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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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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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Minsk, Belarus
29 Sep. 2018
Minsk, Belarus
Privet (Hello)? As part of a couple of trips through Eastern Europe, I’ve traveled to Minsk, Belarus twice this year (and will also be visiting again early next year).  This podcast episode talks about vi...
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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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Why You Should Have a No Annual Fee Chase Freedom Card
15 Oct. 2018
Why You Should Have a No Annual Fee Chase Freedom Card
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[American] $199: Phoenix to New Orleans (Roundtrip)
17 Oct. 2018
[American] $199: Phoenix to New Orleans (Roundtrip)
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5* The Leaf Jimbaran Luxury Villas in Bali for only €45! (€22.5/ £20 pp incl. breakfast)
11 Oct. 2018
5* The Leaf Jimbaran Luxury Villas in Bali for only €45! (€22.5/ £20 pp incl. breakfast)
Great hotel deal! Book a dsuite at 5* The Leaf Jimbaran Luxury Villas for only €22.5 /£20 /$26 /AU$37 per night based on booking ...
American – $166 (Regular Economy) / $149 (Basic Economy): Los Angeles – Chicago (and vice versa). Roundtrip, including all Taxes
16 Oct. 2018
American – $166 (Regular Economy) / $149 (Basic Economy): Los Angeles – Chicago (and vice versa). Roundtrip, including all Taxes
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[American] $76: Chicago to Boston (Nonstop / Roundtrip)
15 Oct. 2018
[American] $76: Chicago to Boston (Nonstop / Roundtrip)
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[Alaska] $136: Seattle to San Diego (Nonstop / Roundtrip)
16 Oct. 2018
[Alaska] $136: Seattle to San Diego (Nonstop / Roundtrip)
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[Alaska] $196: Philadelphia to San Francisco (Nonstop / Roundtrip)
17 Oct. 2018
[Alaska] $196: Philadelphia to San Francisco (Nonstop / Roundtrip)
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American / Alaska Air – $196: Seattle – Chicago (and vice versa). Roundtrip, including all Taxes
16 Oct. 2018
American / Alaska Air – $196: Seattle – Chicago (and vice versa). Roundtrip, including all Taxes
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1 Mar. 2018
The Incredible Fraud Offering Free Flights to Italy 
1 Mar. 2018
Four new offers for 70K/60K SkyMiles each
1 Jun. 2017
HOT! Fly US to Europe for Only $55 One-Way
2 Jun. 2017
This Weekend: Free Access to Museums, Zoos, Aquariums, & More for Bank of America Cardholders
3 Jun. 2017
North American Savings Bank CD Account Review: 0.10% to 2.02% APY CD Rate (MO)
15 Oct. 2018
Final Day 50,000 American Miles Offer for Citi AAdvantage Platinum Card
27 Feb. 2018
A drawback of multiple Amex logins
1 Mar. 2018
Man Ejected from Flight Strips Down, Punches Ground Crew
2 Jun. 2017
Hapo Community Credit Union Savings Promotion: $25 Bonus (OR, WA)
16 Oct. 2018
Tampa Airport Gets A Priority Pass Restaurant
13 Jun. 2018
First flight on Southwest – lessons learned and tips
28 Mar. 2018
35k Offer on SPG Business Amex: Ends Tonight!
10 Apr. 2018
Easy Extra 2 Membership Rewards Per Dollar Spent (Up to 5k)
3 Jun. 2017
One Source Credit Union Youth Promotion: $25 Bonus (TX, NM)
2 Jun. 2017
How to Fly Round-Trip to Japan in Business Class for ~$100 Round Trip: Part 5 – 3 Weeks of Lodging for Only ~$450!
3 Jun. 2017
New Business Platinum Card from American Express Review: 75,000 Membership Rewards Bonus Points
28 Feb. 2018
Cheap Star Alliance Business Class to Ukraine (from $1399 RT)
4 Apr. 2018
Coming Soon: Book Finnair Award Travel via Alaska Airlines Website
2 Jun. 2017
“Traveling Is the Best Way to Learn About Yourself”
1 Mar. 2018
Georgia Denies Delta Tax Break Following NRA Split
4 Oct. 2018
Whoops! Typos on highway signs vex drivers from New York to Ohio
10 Oct. 2018
Axe throwing takes aim at sunny Los Angeles
26 Sep. 2018
U.N. debut for New Zealand’s ‘First Baby’: diaper change, peace summit
25 Sep. 2018
‘Beluga whale’ spotted in River Thames near London
11 Oct. 2018
A wagging finger sticking out of your mobile phone is creepy. Why?
16 Oct. 2018
She came, she saw, she conquered, British woman claims conker crown
7 Oct. 2018
Dogs owners march on UK parliament demanding new Brexit ‘Wooferendum’
27 Sep. 2018
Frenchman lands job after ‘just-go-ask’ advice from Macron
14 Oct. 2018
Kangaroo attacks couple in northeastern Australia, injures woman
3 Oct. 2018
Paddle your own pumpkin: German racers swap boats for vegetables
21 Sep. 2018
In Peru, Hitler runs for mayor despite threat from Lennin
2 Oct. 2018
Putting on the dog: Thai ad agency employees bring pets to work
10 Oct. 2018
Purrfect job; Russian town hires cat chief to attend to strays
26 Sep. 2018
White Beluga whale surfaces again in River Thames near London
14 Oct. 2018
Rwandan entrepreneur woos drinkers with beetroot wine
28 Sep. 2018
Boris and Brexit gym punchbags help Londoners vent their rage
26 Sep. 2018
Dwarf goats make the party scene in Los Angeles
9 Oct. 2018
And the fattest bear in Alaska is … 409 Beadnose
3 Oct. 2018
Houston officials block brothel from featuring sex dolls
25 Sep. 2018
Cambodia’s Festival of the Dead: rice offerings and Buddhist chants
23 Nov. 2017
I got fired for calling out liberal hypocrisy on Clintons
21 Dec. 2017
What if Obama Spent Year 1 Battling ‘Collusion’?
14 Dec. 2017
Trump’s ‘Abysmal’ Poll Numbers? What About Those of Merkel, Macron, May and Trudeau?
1 Mar. 2018
How Many Lives Are Saved by Guns — and Why Don’t Gun Controllers Care?
7 Dec. 2017
Leadership Malpractice: John Conyers’ Resignation Is 50 Years Too Late
28 Dec. 2017
Larry Elder: “Why Is Maxine Waters Silent On The Terrorist-Drug Dealing Probe That Obama Shut Down?”
22 Feb. 2018
SKIN COLOR AND SPORTS: IT’S NOT 1947 ANYMORE
1 Feb. 2018
Had ‘News’ Media Done Its Job, Obama Would Not Have Become President
30 Nov. 2017
Dump Roy Moore
18 Jan. 2018
Under the New Trump Standard, Why Wasn’t Obama Impeached?
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’
26 Oct. 2017
My Own Harvey Weinstein Experience
16 Nov. 2017
No, Colin Kaepernick Is No Muhammad Ali
16 Feb. 2018
What Left-Wing Educators Don’t Teach During ‘Black History Month’
8 Feb. 2018
Larry Elder: “Take the ‘Racist Xenophobe’ Quiz–Who Said This About Illegal Immigration?”
4 Jan. 2018
Instead of ‘Infrastructure Investment,’ How About Killing Davis-Bacon?
25 Jan. 2018
The Great S—hole Hypocrisy
15 Jan. 2018
Where’s Hollywood’s Apology for Donating to the Clintons While Ignoring Sex Abuse Allegations Against Them?