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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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Latest blog posts
Cashing Out 1 Million Chase Ultimate Rewards
20 Jun. 2019
Cashing Out 1 Million Chase Ultimate Rewards
Straight Cash Homey I just cashed out 1 million Ultimate Rewards (UR) into $10,000 in cash.  To some, alleviating a rewa...
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100+ Ways to Earn Points, Miles & Travel Rewards
19 Jun. 2019
100+ Ways to Earn Points, Miles & Travel Rewards
To the Point There are more loyalty rewards programs linked with travel, finance and general consumption emerging every year, however many o...
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Citibank Shutdown
6 Jun. 2019
Citibank Shutdown
Rough Ride Trips are usually fun, but are becoming bad luck for me.  A few months ago I was shutdown by Bank of America during my round the ...
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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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Cashing Out 1 Million Chase Ultimate Rewards
20 Jun. 2019
Cashing Out 1 Million Chase Ultimate Rewards
Straight Cash Homey I just cashed out 1 million Ultimate Rewards (UR) into $10,000 in cash.  To some, alleviating a rewa...
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100+ Ways to Earn Points, Miles & Travel Rewards
19 Jun. 2019
100+ Ways to Earn Points, Miles & Travel Rewards
To the Point There are more loyalty rewards programs linked with travel, finance and general consumption emerging every year, however many o...
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Citibank Shutdown
6 Jun. 2019
Citibank Shutdown
Rough Ride Trips are usually fun, but are becoming bad luck for me.  A few months ago I was shutdown by Bank of America during my round the ...
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Another Bluebird Purge
22 May. 2019
Another Bluebird Purge
Re-Shutdown Bluebird has again become very popular in points and miles circles for unloading debit based gift cards.  To some that might com...
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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 ...
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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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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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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 – 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 com...
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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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Travel Tune – March 31, 2019
31 Mar. 2019
Travel Tune – March 31, 2019
Dance A couple of artists came together to create this tune.  I heard it on my recent around the world trip and made note of it.  It’s...
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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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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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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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Latest Podcasts
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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). ...
Listen to the podcast
Interview: Counting Countries Podcast Ric Gazarian
18 Mar. 2019
Interview: Counting Countries Podcast Ric Gazarian
Hit The Road Ric Gazarian is one of the worlds best traveled persons and is host of the popular travel podcast “Counting Countries”.  He’s usually behind the mic asking questions to his guests, many of which ha...
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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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[American] $156: Portland to Phoenix (Nonstop / Roundtrip)
21 Jun. 2019
[American] $156: Portland to Phoenix (Nonstop / Roundtrip)
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[American] $329: New York City to London, England (Nonstop / Roundtrip)
22 Jun. 2019
[American] $329: New York City to London, England (Nonstop / Roundtrip)
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Hilton Denies a Widespread Issue with Points Getting Stolen via Amazon
20 Jun. 2019
Hilton Denies a Widespread Issue with Points Getting Stolen via Amazon
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[jetBlue] $209: Fort Lauderdale to San Juan, Puerto Rico (Nonstop / Roundtrip)
23 Jun. 2019
[jetBlue] $209: Fort Lauderdale to San Juan, Puerto Rico (Nonstop / Roundtrip)
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[American] $343: Fresno to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico (Roundtrip)
21 Jun. 2019
[American] $343: Fresno to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico (Roundtrip)
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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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Delta SkyMiles Flash Sale: Nationwide to Iceland from 24K SkyMiles RT!
22 Jun. 2019
Delta SkyMiles Flash Sale: Nationwide to Iceland from 24K SkyMiles RT!
This deal was featured first on Thrifty Traveler Premium! Try it for free!   This deal’s so good, Delta doesn’t want to tel...
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2 Mar. 2018
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1 Mar. 2018
Get A Load Of This Australian Hero Concealing His Identity With A Beer Carton To Cover A Traffic Cam
2 Jun. 2017
New Report Shows Visa Overstays Are Up. How Congress Can Help Better Enforce Immigration Law.
28 Feb. 2018
South Africa Votes To Seize White-Owned Land Without Compensation
28 Feb. 2018
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4 Apr. 2017
It’s Time for Conservatives to Celebrate This President
2 Mar. 2018
Britain to protect Hungarians’ rights in UK after Brexit-formin
2 Mar. 2018
Two arrested in Japanese fast-train bid-rigging case
1 Mar. 2018
Large explosion in Afghan capital kills young girl, wounds 6
2 Mar. 2018
Russian military says new five-hour truce starts in Syria’s Ghouta: Ifax
2 Mar. 2018
Egypt arrests mother cited in BBC report; lawyer disappears
2 Mar. 2018
Indonesia considers house arrest for ailing radical cleric
15 Jan. 2018
Where’s Hollywood’s Apology for Donating to the Clintons While Ignoring Sex Abuse Allegations Against Them?
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
22 Feb. 2018
SKIN COLOR AND SPORTS: IT’S NOT 1947 ANYMORE
16 Nov. 2017
No, Colin Kaepernick Is No Muhammad Ali
21 Dec. 2017
What if Obama Spent Year 1 Battling ‘Collusion’?
4 Jan. 2018
Instead of ‘Infrastructure Investment,’ How About Killing Davis-Bacon?
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
16 Feb. 2018
What Left-Wing Educators Don’t Teach During ‘Black History Month’
26 Oct. 2017
My Own Harvey Weinstein Experience
1 Feb. 2018
Had ‘News’ Media Done Its Job, Obama Would Not Have Become President
23 Nov. 2017
I got fired for calling out liberal hypocrisy on Clintons
3 Nov. 2017
Our Ex-Presidents’ Insincere Praise of ‘American Generosity’
25 Jan. 2018
The Great S—hole Hypocrisy
28 Dec. 2017
Larry Elder: “Why Is Maxine Waters Silent On The Terrorist-Drug Dealing Probe That Obama Shut Down?”
30 Nov. 2017
Dump Roy Moore
8 Feb. 2018
Larry Elder: “Take the ‘Racist Xenophobe’ Quiz–Who Said This About Illegal Immigration?”
10 Nov. 2017
Black-on-Black Racism at Cornell
14 Dec. 2017
Trump’s ‘Abysmal’ Poll Numbers? What About Those of Merkel, Macron, May and Trudeau?