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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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New Credit Cards
25 Sep. 2020
New Credit Cards
Plastics It’s been awhile since I last applied for new credit cards.  In August 2019, I applied, and was approved ...
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MoneyGram Banned….Again!
24 Jul. 2020
MoneyGram Banned….Again!
Back Scratch Fever You provide a service.  I use that service.  I pay you fees for your service.  You complete the service.  The cycle conti...
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Update on Missing Points
24 Jul. 2020
Update on Missing Points
Missing You By now it should be no secret that Amex increased a number of benefits due to the Covid crisis.  That bump in benefits enabled p...
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PenFed Suspends Rewards for Manufactured Spend
10 Jul. 2020
PenFed Suspends Rewards for Manufactured Spend
A View To A Kill When talking to people about bad news, the phrase “well it could be worse” often arises.  Sometimes it doesn...
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New Credit Cards
25 Sep. 2020
New Credit Cards
Plastics It’s been awhile since I last applied for new credit cards.  In August 2019, I applied, and was approved ...
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MoneyGram Banned….Again!
24 Jul. 2020
MoneyGram Banned….Again!
Back Scratch Fever You provide a service.  I use that service.  I pay you fees for your service.  You complete the service.  The cycle conti...
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Update on Missing Points
24 Jul. 2020
Update on Missing Points
Missing You By now it should be no secret that Amex increased a number of benefits due to the Covid crisis.  That bump in benefits enabled p...
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PenFed Suspends Rewards for Manufactured Spend
10 Jul. 2020
PenFed Suspends Rewards for Manufactured Spend
A View To A Kill When talking to people about bad news, the phrase “well it could be worse” often arises.  Sometimes it doesn...
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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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[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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Massive Devaluation: Delta Hikes Partner Award Rates by 25%+
27 Oct. 2020
Massive Devaluation: Delta Hikes Partner Award Rates by 25%+
Delta SkyMiles giveth, and Delta SkyMiles taketh away. In the midst of a pandemic, your SkyMiles just got less valuable as some of the best ...
[Nonstop] $70: Chicago to New Orleans
30 Oct. 2020
[Nonstop] $70: Chicago to New Orleans
Editor’s Note: All flight deals we share are cancelable or changeable for free.   Flights to New Orleans under $197 wer...
VIDEO: Which of the Big 4 U.S. Airlines Does it Best During COVID-19?
28 Oct. 2020
VIDEO: Which of the Big 4 U.S. Airlines Does it Best During COVID-19?
The coronavirus pandemic has changed air travel. But exactly what that means for you (and your next flight) will depend on which airline you...
Airlines Are Slashing Flight Prices To Europe for Summer 2021!
26 Oct. 2020
Airlines Are Slashing Flight Prices To Europe for Summer 2021!
In normal times, going to Europe in the middle of the summer isn’t cheap. Paying $1,000 or even $1,500 for round-trip flights is the n...
Why You Should Have a No Annual Fee Chase Freedom Card
27 Oct. 2020
Why You Should Have a No Annual Fee Chase Freedom Card
We are big fans of Chase Ultimate Rewards points – the points you can earn from both the Chase Sapphire Preferred Card or the Chase Sa...
[Nonstop] $196: Seattle to Nashville
30 Oct. 2020
[Nonstop] $196: Seattle to Nashville
Editor’s Note: All flight deals we share are cancelable or changeable for free.   Flights to Nashville, TN under $198 w...
[Nonstop] $70: Los Angeles to Denver
29 Oct. 2020
[Nonstop] $70: Los Angeles to Denver
Editor’s Note: All flight deals we share are cancelable or changeable for free.   Flights to Denver, CO under $97 were ...
News
4 Apr. 2018
How to Open a Frequent Flyer Account for Your Child
25 Oct. 2019
Maximizing benefits with the Amex Platinum Card
8 Oct. 2019
Snapfish: 10 Free Photo 4×6 Prints (Including Free Shipping) When You Use Promo Code 10FREEPT
13 Mar. 2020
Chase Freedom 2020 Q2 categories: grocery stores, gym memberships, fitness clubs
15 Mar. 2020
Last Chance Deals: …And Then There Were None
23 Jul. 2019
Trip Report: Delta One, Atlanta to Buenos Aires
26 Oct. 2020
Tagging Miles Portal Updates – 26 October 2020
8 Oct. 2019
Amazon: Additional 20% Off Some Products For Discover Cardholders (Plus 5% Cashback)
8 Oct. 2019
Robinhood Relaunches Cash Account – This Time with 2.05% APY & FDIC Insurance
8 Oct. 2019
[Targeted] AmEx Offer: Staples, Spend $100+ & Receive $25 Statement Credit
27 Oct. 2020
Unreduced Social Security spousal and dependent benefits and the family maximum
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!
25 Oct. 2019
The Force is strong with this one: United goes to a galaxy far, far away
17 Mar. 2020
Shifting strategies in light of coronavirus
7 Oct. 2019
Chase Offering Some Cardholders Ability To Request A Credit Limit Increase Online
3 Jun. 2017
Appalachian Community Credit Union CD Account Review: 0.10% to 3.04% APY CD Rate (TN, VA, KY)
1 Jun. 2017
7 Best Credit Cards to Help Achieve Your Travel Goals – June 2017
19 Nov. 2019
Ghana Ordering Three 787s To Launch National Airline
7 Sep. 2019
Airline Cancels Flight to Avoid Police – All Over $276
2 Jun. 2017
Hapo Community Credit Union Savings Promotion: $25 Bonus (OR, WA)
19 Sep. 2019
Philippines’ Duterte pestered again as gecko stalls speech
5 Mar. 2020
Look: Moose rescued after falling through ice of frozen pond
23 Sep. 2019
From tree to chair without the carpentry: UK couple grows furniture
10 Mar. 2020
Maryland man wins a second lottery jackpot one year later
3 Mar. 2020
Change from sandwich purchase leads to $500,000 lottery jackpot
2 Mar. 2020
Maryland Lottery player wins $50,000 Fast Play jackpot on first try
4 Mar. 2020
Man brings tux-wearing llama to sister’s wedding
6 Mar. 2020
Jackpot-winning lottery ticket was on man’s table for a month
17 Sep. 2019
Rugby: Tattooed Samoans don skin suits to avoid offending Japanese hosts
2 Sep. 2019
UK PM Johnson to the rescue: girlfriend adopts a rescue puppy
14 Sep. 2019
Thieves steal $5 million gold toilet from Britain’s Blenheim Palace
6 Oct. 2019
Owners present pets to Philippines priest for blessing
4 Mar. 2020
Watch: Woman nearly stomped by moose in Colorado
24 Sep. 2019
Loo and behold! Japan’s high-tech toilets bemuse fans
4 Mar. 2020
Checkout clerk’s advice earns Maryland woman $100,000
25 Feb. 2020
Facebook post alerts man to winning lottery ticket on his dashboard
25 Feb. 2020
Watch: Deer crashes through Ohio couple’s house
13 Sep. 2019
Rugby: Octopuses predict Japan will beat Ireland but not reach knockouts
5 Sep. 2019
Just not cricket: Australian charged $68,000 for a beer in Britain
2 Sep. 2019
Czech doctors deliver baby girl 117 days after mother’s brain-death