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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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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 servi...
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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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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 that Floyd used cou...
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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 servi...
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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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Looming Shutdowns?
18 Jun. 2020
Looming Shutdowns?
No Soup For You With the covid situation looming, the promotions that big banks have offered to try and increase spend from their consumers ...
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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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January 2019

Flight Deals
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$136: Phoenix to Salt Lake City
5 Aug. 2020
$136: Phoenix to Salt Lake City
Editor’s Note: All flight deals we are sharing are available starting from August onwards, and are cancelable or changeable fee-free. ...
[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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$200: Boston to San Juan, Puerto Rico
4 Aug. 2020
$200: Boston to San Juan, Puerto Rico
Editor’s Note: All flight deals we are sharing are available starting from August onwards, and are cancelable or changeable fee-free. ...
The Most Insane Flight Deals We’ve Found for Your 2021 Travels
6 Aug. 2020
The Most Insane Flight Deals We’ve Found for Your 2021 Travels
Is 2021 here yet?  This year has been a challenge, to say the least, and that extends to travel. The COVID-19 pandemic has put nearly a...
$557: Chicago to Bangkok, Thailand
3 Aug. 2020
$557: Chicago to Bangkok, Thailand
Editor’s Note: All flight deals we are sharing are available starting from August onwards, and are cancelable or changeable fee-free. ...
[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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The Latest on Coronavirus: Virgin Atlantic Files for Bankruptcy … Kind Of
5 Aug. 2020
The Latest on Coronavirus: Virgin Atlantic Files for Bankruptcy … Kind Of
Editor’s Note: This post will be regularly updated with the latest news and updates on the coronavirus outbreak and its impact on...
[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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News
25 Oct. 2019
United Airlines to add a 6th daily nonstop flight between Newark and London
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!
1 Jun. 2017
Free Doughnuts in Select Cities This Summer If You Have These Cards!
9 Aug. 2019
Top 10 Business Credit Cards for Travel Rewards: August 2019
8 Oct. 2019
[YMMV] Amazon: Smart Plug For $0.99 With Promo Code SMARTPLUG99
13 Apr. 2018
Trip Report: Buzios, Brazil
25 Oct. 2019
Chase Ink Business Preferred vs. Capital One Spark Miles for Business: Which card is right for you?
18 Nov. 2019
Delta’s Shocking Warning Letter To A Frequent Flyer
25 Oct. 2019
6 destinations where it’s not too late to see fall foliage
18 Mar. 2020
IRS extends payment deadline 90 days (but still have to file by 4/15)
7 Oct. 2019
Discover: Buy Sam’s Club Membership ($45) and Get $45 or $25 Back
4 Apr. 2018
You Can Now Follow Travel Codex on Flipboard
5 Sep. 2019
When Pilot No Shows, easyJet Lets One of the Passengers Fly the Plane
8 Sep. 2019
As United Negotiates a New Pilot Contract, Heads We Lose Tails We Lose
8 Sep. 2019
United Airlines Says It’s Immoral to Move to a Better Seat While Inflight
3 Jun. 2017
North American Savings Bank CD Account Review: 0.10% to 2.02% APY CD Rate (MO)
31 Jul. 2020
Tagging Miles Portal Updates – 31 July 2020
4 Aug. 2020
Tagging Miles Portal Updates – 04 August 2020
20 Nov. 2019
Emirates Orders 787-9, Reduces 777X Order
3 Jun. 2017
E*Trade Brokerage Promotion: Up to $2500 in Cash + 60 Days Of Free Trades
8 Oct. 2019
Hong Kong-Based Gamer Suspended, Forced To Return Winnings For Supporting Protests
8 Oct. 2019
Conservative Leader Calls Trudeau A ‘Fraud’ And ‘Phony’ In Election Debate
5 Aug. 2020
Returning to Schools and the Workplace, Safer and Faster
26 Jul. 2020
Iran’s New Make-believe Diplomacy
2 Mar. 2018
Egypt arrests mother cited in BBC report; lawyer disappears
4 Apr. 2017
It’s Time for Conservatives to Celebrate This President
31 Jan. 2017
Why My Stepsons’ Father Killed Himself
10 Oct. 2019
Meghan McCain Lashes Out At Rand Paul, Calls Him A ‘Chicken Heart Isolationist’
9 Oct. 2019
Trump Administration Imposes Travel Ban On Chinese Officials Linked To Muslim Persecutions
2 Mar. 2018
Fire kills at least 26 people in drug treatment center in capital of Azerbaijan
7 Oct. 2019
FACT CHECK: Did George Bernard Shaw Say A Quote Comparing Apples To Ideas?
27 Jul. 2020
Palestinians: The Priorities of Muslim ‘Scholars’ During COVID-19
1 Aug. 2020
Turkey’s Brain Drain: Why Youths See No Future There
3 Aug. 2020
Palestinians’ Chief Negotiator or Chief Liar?
1 Mar. 2018
Large explosion in Afghan capital kills young girl, wounds 6
23 Jul. 2020
A Few Thoughts on Law and Justice
1 Mar. 2018
Explosion heard in Afghan capital Kabul: Reuters witness
2 Mar. 2018
Police say 10 Maoist rebels killed in raid in eastern India
6 Aug. 2020
Palestinians: We Support China’s Muslim Concentration Camps
9 Oct. 2019
Trump Says He’ll ‘Wipe Out’ Turkish Economy If Turkey Takes Out Kurdish Population
21 Dec. 2017
What if Obama Spent Year 1 Battling ‘Collusion’?
18 Jan. 2018
Under the New Trump Standard, Why Wasn’t Obama Impeached?
7 Dec. 2017
Leadership Malpractice: John Conyers’ Resignation Is 50 Years Too Late
10 Nov. 2017
Black-on-Black Racism at Cornell
22 Feb. 2018
SKIN COLOR AND SPORTS: IT’S NOT 1947 ANYMORE
17 Oct. 2019
US Must Prevent Rise of New ISIS Caliphate in Syria Following Our Troop Withdrawal
17 Oct. 2019
We’re Becoming More Like China Than China Is Like Us
17 Oct. 2019
Trump Should Imitate Ellen DeGeneres
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?
16 Nov. 2017
No, Colin Kaepernick Is No Muhammad Ali
25 Jan. 2018
The Great S—hole Hypocrisy
23 Nov. 2017
I got fired for calling out liberal hypocrisy on Clintons
17 Oct. 2019
This Student Refused to Bow to Trans Ideology at Berkeley
3 Nov. 2017
Our Ex-Presidents’ Insincere Praise of ‘American Generosity’
16 Feb. 2018
What Left-Wing Educators Don’t Teach During ‘Black History Month’
17 Oct. 2019
Maryland’s Rep. Elijah Cummings Dies at 68
16 Oct. 2019
The Left Targets Supreme Court With ‘Packing’ Threat, ‘Shortlist’ of Activist Nominees
17 Oct. 2019
San Francisco Blacklists 22 States With Pro-Life Laws
16 Oct. 2019
White House Enters Into Hopeful ‘Phase 1’ of China Trade Deal