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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 Mall Increases Gift Card Limits to $25,000
16 Feb. 2019
Simon Mall Increases Gift Card Limits to $25,000
Rumor Was True Rumors have circulated for weeks now that Simon corporate was going to increase the daily debit/gift card...
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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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2018 Travel Music
26 Jan. 2019
2018 Travel Music
Audible 10 music tracks from various parts of the world inspired for and by travel. Various genres of music, languages, and rhythms. Playlis...
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Latest Round of Credit Card Applications?
21 Jan. 2019
Latest Round of Credit Card Applications?
One Foot Out, Two Back In I tried to hold out, but just couldn’t help myself.  After my last round of credit card applications, I figu...
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Simon Mall Increases Gift Card Limits to $25,000
16 Feb. 2019
Simon Mall Increases Gift Card Limits to $25,000
Rumor Was True Rumors have circulated for weeks now that Simon corporate was going to increase the daily debit/gift card...
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Latest Round of Credit Card Applications?
21 Jan. 2019
Latest Round of Credit Card Applications?
One Foot Out, Two Back In I tried to hold out, but just couldn’t help myself.  After my last round of credit card applications, I figu...
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Just booked, Quebec City!
1 Jan. 2019
Just booked, Quebec City!
Cheap While working on my book today, I saw an email from Thrifty Traveler about a cheap flight from MSP to Quebec City (YUL).  What I didn&...
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2018 Points & Miles & Beyond
31 Dec. 2018
2018 Points & Miles & Beyond
Roller Coaster This past year was a big one in the travel rewards/points and miles scene.  Much of the news was surprising too, which was ki...
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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 cla...
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2018 Travel Music
26 Jan. 2019
2018 Travel Music
Audible 10 music tracks from various parts of the world inspired for and by travel. Various genres of music, languages, and rhythms. Playlis...
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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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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 (and will also be visit...
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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...
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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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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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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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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 wi...
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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’t watch golf, heR...
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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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2018 Travel Music
26 Jan. 2019
2018 Travel Music
Audible 10 music tracks from various parts of the world inspired for and by travel. Various genres of music, languages, and rhythms. Playlist: 1. Polo & Pan – Dorothy 2. Elza Soares – Boato 3. J...
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Montreal, Canada
11 Dec. 2018
Montreal, Canada
Oui (pronounced “we” meaning “yes” in French) A breakdown of my recent trip to Montreal, Canada.  It isn’t warm this time of year, but the city still has plenty of charm and quaintness.  Great food and restaura...
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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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[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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[American] $106: Minneapolis to Chicago (Nonstop / Roundtrip)
21 Feb. 2019
[American] $106: Minneapolis to Chicago (Nonstop / Roundtrip)
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7 Items to Buy with Your Amex Platinum $50 Saks Credit
20 Feb. 2019
7 Items to Buy with Your Amex Platinum $50 Saks Credit
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[Delta] $144: Minneapolis to Tampa (Roundtrip)
20 Feb. 2019
[Delta] $144: Minneapolis to Tampa (Roundtrip)
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[American] $96: Chicago to Raleigh (Nonstop / Roundtrip)
20 Feb. 2019
[American] $96: Chicago to Raleigh (Nonstop / Roundtrip)
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[WestJet] $227: San Francisco to Vancouver, British Columbia (Nonstop / Roundtrip)
20 Feb. 2019
[WestJet] $227: San Francisco to Vancouver, British Columbia (Nonstop / Roundtrip)
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Amex Offer: Spend $350 at Silvercar by Audi, Get $100 Back
21 Feb. 2019
Amex Offer: Spend $350 at Silvercar by Audi, Get $100 Back
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Today Only: Get 10% Cash Back on Marriott Hotel Stays Through Ebates
21 Feb. 2019
Today Only: Get 10% Cash Back on Marriott Hotel Stays Through Ebates
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News
31 Jan. 2019
Pungent ‘J-Queen’ durians sell for $1,000 in Indonesia
4 Jan. 2019
College fanatics living it up on San Jose billboard
18 Dec. 2018
Korean Air to raise refund fees after K-pop fans get the picture, get off
21 Feb. 2019
As Trump and Kim prepare for summit, bars in Vietnam serve ‘Peace Negroniations’
2 Feb. 2019
NFL: Fans in St. Louis can flush away anger at Kroenke
5 Feb. 2019
Memories made of this: USB stick found in frozen seal poo
14 Jan. 2019
All the rage: Beijingers vent their stress in ‘anger room’
25 Jan. 2019
Robots serve up food and fun in Budapest cafe
14 Feb. 2019
We’ve got this mountain of trash – why don’t we ski down it?
19 Feb. 2019
Big thaw hits Harbin ice sculptures in China
17 Jan. 2019
Face value: One-time Afghan wedding singer a ringer for Canada’s Trudeau
2 Jan. 2019
Thieves use mechanical diggers to tear open Italian security van
6 Feb. 2019
Greek minister caught taking a puff tells EU official to butt out
17 Jan. 2019
Pets, owners flock to Madrid church for blessing of animals
13 Feb. 2019
‘Tinder for cows’ matches livestock in the mood for love
11 Feb. 2019
Toronto police probe hurling of chair from high-rise balcony
2 Jan. 2019
‘Why don’t you die?’: Australian’s fight with a spider sparks police call
25 Jan. 2019
Spate of rabbit killings spooks village in rural France
25 Jan. 2019
Roman remains unearthed near famous Lisbon restaurant
22 Jan. 2019
Brexit survival kit helps Britons face the worst with freeze-dried fajita
16 Nov. 2017
No, Colin Kaepernick Is No Muhammad Ali
16 Feb. 2018
What Left-Wing Educators Don’t Teach During ‘Black History Month’
14 Dec. 2017
Trump’s ‘Abysmal’ Poll Numbers? What About Those of Merkel, Macron, May and Trudeau?
25 Jan. 2018
The Great S—hole Hypocrisy
18 Jan. 2018
Under the New Trump Standard, Why Wasn’t Obama Impeached?
23 Nov. 2017
I got fired for calling out liberal hypocrisy on Clintons
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
1 Feb. 2018
Had ‘News’ Media Done Its Job, Obama Would Not Have Become President
30 Nov. 2017
Dump Roy Moore
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?
8 Feb. 2018
Larry Elder: “Take the ‘Racist Xenophobe’ Quiz–Who Said This About Illegal Immigration?”
15 Jan. 2018
Where’s Hollywood’s Apology for Donating to the Clintons While Ignoring Sex Abuse Allegations Against Them?
10 Nov. 2017
Black-on-Black Racism at Cornell
7 Dec. 2017
Leadership Malpractice: John Conyers’ Resignation Is 50 Years Too Late
4 Jan. 2018
Instead of ‘Infrastructure Investment,’ How About Killing Davis-Bacon?
21 Dec. 2017
What if Obama Spent Year 1 Battling ‘Collusion’?
22 Feb. 2018
SKIN COLOR AND SPORTS: IT’S NOT 1947 ANYMORE
3 Nov. 2017
Our Ex-Presidents’ Insincere Praise of ‘American Generosity’