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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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Mall of America Implements Gift Card Changes
9 Sep. 2019
Mall of America Implements Gift Card Changes
Winds of Change Although there were rumors that the start of the gift card changes at the Mall of America (MoA) were del...
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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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Mall of America Changing Gift Card Purchases
28 Aug. 2019
Mall of America Changing Gift Card Purchases
The Basics It’s only a local play, but Mall of America has long sold gift cards to customers.  They sell up to $1,000 in gift cards pe...
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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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Mall of America Implements Gift Card Changes
9 Sep. 2019
Mall of America Implements Gift Card Changes
Winds of Change Although there were rumors that the start of the gift card changes at the Mall of America (MoA) were del...
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Mall of America Changing Gift Card Purchases
28 Aug. 2019
Mall of America Changing Gift Card Purchases
The Basics It’s only a local play, but Mall of America has long sold gift cards to customers.  They sell up to $1,000 in gift cards pe...
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My Podcast is Now on Stitcher Radio
23 Aug. 2019
My Podcast is Now on Stitcher Radio
Finally Many people don’t know that I have a podcast.  Actually many people don’t know that I have a website or a podcast!  Neit...
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My Flexperks Dilemma
22 Aug. 2019
My Flexperks Dilemma
Puzzled Flexperks has lost appeal for most people in the travel rewards game.  I’ve had a U.S. Bank credit card since I was in college...
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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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[United] $253: New York to Paris, France (Nonstop / Roundtrip)
18 Sep. 2019
[United] $253: New York to Paris, France (Nonstop / Roundtrip)
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[American] $326: Miami to Curacao (Nonstop / Roundtrip)
19 Sep. 2019
[American] $326: Miami to Curacao (Nonstop / Roundtrip)
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[HOT Flight Deal] $886: Houston to Melbourne & Sydney, Australia (R/T)
12 Oct. 2016
[HOT Flight Deal] $886: Houston to Melbourne & Sydney, Australia (R/T)
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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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Great Deal: Purchase Tumi Luggage for up to 52% Off (Ends Sunday)
19 Sep. 2019
Great Deal: Purchase Tumi Luggage for up to 52% Off (Ends Sunday)
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After Tech Hiccups, Delta CEO Says Free Wi-Fi is on the Way
19 Sep. 2019
After Tech Hiccups, Delta CEO Says Free Wi-Fi is on the Way
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You Can Now Book Cathay Pacific Awards Online with AA Miles!
19 Sep. 2019
You Can Now Book Cathay Pacific Awards Online with AA Miles!
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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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News
4 Apr. 2018
Coming Soon: Book Finnair Award Travel via Alaska Airlines Website
18 Sep. 2019
Singapore Airlines Spontaneous Escapes: 30% Off Premium Economy (Los Angeles To Singapore For 47,600 Miles)
5 Sep. 2019
The Pan Am Flight Attendant Who Gave Her Life Saving Passengers on a Hijacked Flight 33 Years Ago
19 Sep. 2019
Confirmed: Etihad devalues Royal Air Maroc awards but adds stopovers
19 Sep. 2019
[Expired] Groupon: $30 Raise.com Gift Card Credit for $15 [New Raise Customers Only]
16 Sep. 2019
Citi is poised to rock our wallets again
16 Sep. 2019
Centurion Lounge 3 hour policy doesn’t apply to layovers
1 Apr. 2018
Qantas CEO Envisions “Endless Possibilities” after Recent Route Launch
19 Sep. 2019
French budget airline XL Airways, which flies to the US, suspends ticket sales
18 Sep. 2019
Great Deal: British Airways Double Avios Promo
31 May. 2017
How to Book Award Flights on Condor With Alaska Airlines Miles
2 Jun. 2017
Corner Bakery Birthday Freebie Review: Free Birthday Sweet
18 Sep. 2019
[Targeted] Bitmo: Free $5 Chili’s Giftcard Giftcard [Limit 1]
2 Jul. 2019
Amex Cardholders Get Up to $50 Off Amazon Order
19 Sep. 2019
Recap: BA Pilots Call Off Strike, Did MGM Sell Circus Circus & More
6 Sep. 2019
Should Airport Lounges Be Designed More Like Starbucks?
31 Aug. 2019
How the Republican tax heist surgically targeted businesses in progressive states
19 Sep. 2019
New Four Seasons Los Cabos Resort & Promotions
20 Sep. 2019
Raise: 4% Off Sitewide with Promo Code CRAZY (Max $20 Discount)
19 Sep. 2019
WOW Air Assets Were Bought For Only ~400K USD
15 Aug. 2019
Beer with the prince: Liechtenstein marks 300th anniversary
2 Sep. 2019
Czech doctors deliver baby girl 117 days after mother’s brain-death
8 Aug. 2019
Watch: Ring lost on New York State beach found one year later
5 Sep. 2019
Just not cricket: Australian charged $68,000 for a beer in Britain
8 Aug. 2019
Florida boy calls 911 to order a pizza, officers deliver a lesson
7 Aug. 2019
Man’s winning lottery numbers chosen with his eyes closed
8 Aug. 2019
Airline’s Green Week includes free flights for people named Green or Greene
8 Aug. 2019
Look: Wolf-dog hybrid captured about 12 hours after sanctuary escape
30 Aug. 2019
Statue resembling Trump erected in Melania’s home country Slovenia
2 Sep. 2019
UK PM Johnson to the rescue: girlfriend adopts a rescue puppy
8 Aug. 2019
Watch: Florida neighborhood invaded by hundreds of crabs
30 Aug. 2019
Prague opera lovers watch ‘Don Giovanni’ on rooftop – and in bath tubs
7 Aug. 2019
Mississippi town breaks Guinness record when 754 eat watermelon
8 Aug. 2019
Watch: One escaped zebra captured in Texas; another still missing
17 Sep. 2019
Rugby: Tattooed Samoans don skin suits to avoid offending Japanese hosts
11 Sep. 2019
French literati ponder ‘brexit’ dictionary entry
7 Aug. 2019
Watch: Police probe illegal stunts performed in middle of Texas intersection
7 Aug. 2019
Watch: Bear breaks into car in Colorado, destroys interior
13 Sep. 2019
Rugby: Octopuses predict Japan will beat Ireland but not reach knockouts
7 Aug. 2019
Watch: Woman posing for photo with octopus bitten twice on the face
22 Feb. 2018
SKIN COLOR AND SPORTS: IT’S NOT 1947 ANYMORE
26 Oct. 2017
My Own Harvey Weinstein Experience
19 Sep. 2019
The Good News the Mainstream Media Doesn’t Report
19 Sep. 2019
Trump White House Pledges to Boost Outreach to Black Media Outlets
19 Sep. 2019
Tea Party Rallies for Freedom, Against Socialism in Nation’s Capital
19 Sep. 2019
Problematic Women: Another Baseless Accusation Against Brett Kavanaugh
28 Dec. 2017
Larry Elder: “Why Is Maxine Waters Silent On The Terrorist-Drug Dealing Probe That Obama Shut Down?”
18 Sep. 2019
A New Report Shows the US Abortion Rate Is Declining. Here Are 4 Things You Need to Know.
18 Sep. 2019
Trump Hints at New Iran Sanctions, Prefers to Avoid ‘Ultimate Option’ of War
19 Sep. 2019
Sen. Joni Ernst Aims to Reduce Use-It-or-Lose-It Government Spending
1 Mar. 2018
How Many Lives Are Saved by Guns — and Why Don’t Gun Controllers Care?
25 Jan. 2018
The Great S—hole Hypocrisy
19 Sep. 2019
NBC News Asks Americans to Confess Their Climate Change Sins
21 Dec. 2017
What if Obama Spent Year 1 Battling ‘Collusion’?
18 Jan. 2018
Under the New Trump Standard, Why Wasn’t Obama Impeached?
19 Sep. 2019
Coming to a Soccer Team Near You: Rainbow Shoelaces
19 Sep. 2019
DC Is Poised to Triple Down on Early Release of Violent Criminals
8 Feb. 2018
Larry Elder: “Take the ‘Racist Xenophobe’ Quiz–Who Said This About Illegal Immigration?”
1 Feb. 2018
Had ‘News’ Media Done Its Job, Obama Would Not Have Become President
18 Sep. 2019
Why Americans Should Cherish the Constitution