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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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Podcast #19 – 2020 Travel Music
4 Jan. 2021
Podcast #19 – 2020 Travel Music
Juke-Box Eating scorpion tails on a trip doesn’t entice me, but hearing new music does. Sometimes the music is gre...
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Podcast #18 – Free National Park Road Trip
11 Nov. 2020
Podcast #18 – Free National Park Road Trip
Freewheelin’ In and outside of the loyalty and reward points and miles space, there’s plenty of talk about “free” tr...
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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 for, 7 new credit ca...
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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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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 #19 – 2020 Travel Music
4 Jan. 2021
Podcast #19 – 2020 Travel Music
Juke-Box Eating scorpion tails on a trip doesn’t entice me, but hearing new music does. Sometimes the music is gre...
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Podcast #18 – Free National Park Road Trip
11 Nov. 2020
Podcast #18 – Free National Park Road Trip
Freewheelin’ In and outside of the loyalty and reward points and miles space, there’s plenty of talk about “free” tr...
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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 ar...
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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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$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 #19 – 2020 Travel Music
4 Jan. 2021
Podcast #19 – 2020 Travel Music
Juke-Box Eating scorpion tails on a trip doesn’t entice me, but hearing new music does. Sometimes the music is great, other times not so good.  I think music helps people absorb a trip, either in memories...
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Podcast #18 – Free National Park Road Trip
11 Nov. 2020
Podcast #18 – Free National Park Road Trip
FreeWheelin’ In and outside of the loyalty and reward points and miles space, there’s plenty of talk about “free” travel, almost all of which doesn’t end up to actually be free tra...
Listen to the podcast
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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Flexible Points Like Chase, Amex are the Cure for Airlines’ Games
16 Apr. 2021
Flexible Points Like Chase, Amex are the Cure for Airlines’ Games
Southwest left a bad taste in travelers’ mouths this week, making their Rapid Rewards points less valuable overnight with no warning. ...
$553: Chicago to Casablanca, Morocco
19 Apr. 2021
$553: Chicago to Casablanca, Morocco
Editor’s Note: All flight deals we share are cancelable or changeable fee-free.   Flights to Morocco from $553 were recently feat...
Delta CEO: ‘Our Business Has Made a Turn’
16 Apr. 2021
Delta CEO: ‘Our Business Has Made a Turn’
It may seem ironic or out-of-touch after posting yet another billion-dollar-plus loss, but Delta Air Lines made it clear this week: The wors...
The Latest on COVID-19: State Department Warns ‘Do Not Travel’ to 80% of Countries
20 Apr. 2021
The Latest on COVID-19: State Department Warns ‘Do Not Travel’ to 80% of Countries
Editor’s Note: This post will be regularly updated with the latest news and updates on the coronavirus outbreak and its impact on...
$449: New York City to Milan, Italy
20 Apr. 2021
$449: New York City to Milan, Italy
Editor’s Note: All flight deals we share are cancelable or changeable fee-free.   Flights to Italy from $449 were recently featur...
[WOW Air] $328: New York to Amsterdam (Round-trip)
12 Oct. 2016
[WOW Air] $328: New York to Amsterdam (Round-trip)
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Priority Pass Lounge Memberships Just Took a Big Hit
16 Apr. 2021
Priority Pass Lounge Memberships Just Took a Big Hit
A handful of premium travel credit cards like the Chase Sapphire Reserve come with Priority Pass, which gets you (and two guests) into more ...
Capital One Announces New Airport Lounges, Adds More Transfer Partners
19 Apr. 2021
Capital One Announces New Airport Lounges, Adds More Transfer Partners
Capital One is making waves this morning with details on not one but two upcoming Capital One-branded airport lounges. Plus, the company beh...
News
10 Oct. 2019
After Billions Spent Rebuilding Iraq, Russia And China Are Gaining Ground There
2 Mar. 2018
Indonesia considers house arrest for ailing radical cleric
16 May. 2017
Feminism and Intelligence
2 Mar. 2018
Polish lawmaker: due reparations from Germany could stand at $850 billion
9 Oct. 2019
US Military Gains Custody Of 2 British Men Accused Of Involvement In Death Of Journalist James Foley
8 Apr. 2021
China Boycotts Western Companies Over Uyghurs
31 Jan. 2017
Why My Stepsons’ Father Killed Himself
8 Oct. 2019
It’s Not Just The NBA — These Other American Companies Are Groveling At China’s Feet To Turn A Buck
19 Apr. 2021
Turkey: Iranian-Kurdish Political Refugee to be Deported
2 Mar. 2018
Serbia’s throne-less royals welcome baby boy into family
14 Apr. 2021
On Iran, Biden Administration Ready to Undo Former Administration’s Work, whether It is Good for the World or Not?
2 Mar. 2018
Kenyan university lecturers strike again over low pay
11 Apr. 2021
France: Macron Gave Up Fighting Radicalism
1 Mar. 2018
Large explosion in Afghan capital kills young girl, wounds 6
7 Mar. 2017
Why Do American Jews Want Thousands of Jew Haters in America?
7 Feb. 2017
Audi: The Car for the Unhappy Woman
10 Oct. 2019
Meghan McCain Lashes Out At Rand Paul, Calls Him A ‘Chicken Heart Isolationist’
18 Apr. 2017
Two Weeks of Great Clarity
2 Mar. 2018
Burkina Faso police director general says capital is being attacked by suspected Islamic extremists
14 Feb. 2017
Note to the Left: Four Years Ago, Conservatives Were Just as Depressed
2 Mar. 2020
Maryland Lottery player wins $50,000 Fast Play jackpot on first try
4 Mar. 2020
Checkout clerk’s advice earns Maryland woman $100,000
3 Mar. 2020
Change from sandwich purchase leads to $500,000 lottery jackpot
6 Oct. 2019
A 70-year-old biking grandmother conquers Bolivia’s ‘Death Road’
5 Sep. 2019
Just not cricket: Australian charged $68,000 for a beer in Britain
16 Sep. 2019
If marathons weren’t hard enough already: strap a tree to your back
2 Mar. 2020
Look: RSPCA officer uses dish soap to free deer from metal gate
13 Sep. 2019
Egyptian masseur plays with fire to ease muscle pain
25 Feb. 2020
Facebook post alerts man to winning lottery ticket on his dashboard
6 Mar. 2020
Jackpot-winning lottery ticket was on man’s table for a month
5 Mar. 2020
Look: Moose rescued after falling through ice of frozen pond
10 Mar. 2020
Maryland man wins a second lottery jackpot one year later
6 Mar. 2020
Look: Cat rescued from inside wall of Massachusetts home
2 Sep. 2019
Czech doctors deliver baby girl 117 days after mother’s brain-death
6 Sep. 2019
Climbing: Polish climber Dzienski pips lift in man vs. machine race
20 Sep. 2019
Alien enthusiasts descend on Nevada desert near secretive U.S. base
2 Sep. 2019
UK PM Johnson to the rescue: girlfriend adopts a rescue puppy
13 Sep. 2019
Rugby: Octopuses predict Japan will beat Ireland but not reach knockouts
25 Feb. 2020
Watch: Deer crashes through Ohio couple’s house
28 Sep. 2019
China’s ‘national flag baby’ raises flag, captivates millions
16 Oct. 2019
White House Enters Into Hopeful ‘Phase 1’ of China Trade Deal
16 Oct. 2019
These 3 Countries Tried Socialism. Here’s What Happened.
17 Oct. 2019
FCC’s Ajit Pai Issues Ominous Warning, Says China’s Reaction to NBA Fracas Is Only the Tip of the Iceberg
25 Jan. 2018
The Great S—hole Hypocrisy
16 Oct. 2019
Trump Vetoes Second Resolution to End Border Emergency Declaration
17 Oct. 2019
US Must Prevent Rise of New ISIS Caliphate in Syria Following Our Troop Withdrawal
17 Oct. 2019
This Student Refused to Bow to Trans Ideology at Berkeley
17 Oct. 2019
Problematic Women: Abortion, Pornography, and Transgender Models
8 Feb. 2018
Larry Elder: “Take the ‘Racist Xenophobe’ Quiz–Who Said This About Illegal Immigration?”
17 Oct. 2019
Boris Johnson Strikes a Brexit Deal
1 Mar. 2018
How Many Lives Are Saved by Guns — and Why Don’t Gun Controllers Care?
17 Oct. 2019
Trump Should Imitate Ellen DeGeneres
28 Dec. 2017
Larry Elder: “Why Is Maxine Waters Silent On The Terrorist-Drug Dealing Probe That Obama Shut Down?”
16 Nov. 2017
No, Colin Kaepernick Is No Muhammad Ali
16 Oct. 2019
House Democrats’ New Bill Would Drive Up College Costs Even Further
1 Feb. 2018
Had ‘News’ Media Done Its Job, Obama Would Not Have Become President
14 Dec. 2017
Trump’s ‘Abysmal’ Poll Numbers? What About Those of Merkel, Macron, May and Trudeau?
7 Dec. 2017
Leadership Malpractice: John Conyers’ Resignation Is 50 Years Too Late
16 Oct. 2019
2 Years On, #MeToo Needs a Course Correction
26 Oct. 2017
My Own Harvey Weinstein Experience