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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
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 strugg...
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Still Available: US Bank Radisson Rewards Business Card
16 May. 2019
Still Available: US Bank Radisson Rewards Business Card
Alive I keep an active list of new rewards credit cards that are on my application radar.  That list has been shrinking in my quest to get b...
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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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Frequent Miler meetup in Minneapolis, June 29
17 Apr. 2019
Frequent Miler meetup in Minneapolis, June 29
To the Point Greg and Nick from Frequent Miler have committed to coming to Minneapolis this summer as part of the Frequent Miler to Go trave...
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Still Available: US Bank Radisson Rewards Business Card
16 May. 2019
Still Available: US Bank Radisson Rewards Business Card
Alive I keep an active list of new rewards credit cards that are on my application radar.  That list has been shrinking ...
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Frequent Miler meetup in Minneapolis, June 29
17 Apr. 2019
Frequent Miler meetup in Minneapolis, June 29
To the Point Greg and Nick from Frequent Miler have committed to coming to Minneapolis this summer as part of the Frequent Miler to Go trave...
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United’s Decision to Eliminate Award Charts Should Scare You
16 Apr. 2019
United’s Decision to Eliminate Award Charts Should Scare You
Recently United Airlines decided to eliminate award charts in November.  Delta’s decision to stop publishing its award chart in early ...
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100+ Ways to Earn Points, Miles & Travel Rewards
10 Apr. 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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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 strugg...
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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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New Podcast:  Montreal, Canada
11 Dec. 2018
New Podcast: Montreal, Canada
Oui (pronounced “we” meaning “yes” in French) A breakdown of my recent trip to Montreal, Canada.  It isn’t war...
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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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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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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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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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[American] $268: Washington DC to Cabo, Mexico (Roundtrip)
18 May. 2019
[American] $268: Washington DC to Cabo, Mexico (Roundtrip)
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[Alaska] $146: San Francisco to Portland (Nonstop / Roundtrip)
16 May. 2019
[Alaska] $146: San Francisco to Portland (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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Asiana – $612: Seattle – Cebu, Philippines. Roundtrip, including all Taxes
16 May. 2019
Asiana – $612: Seattle – Cebu, Philippines. Roundtrip, including all Taxes
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Iberia – $533 (Regular Economy) / $393 (Basic Economy): Los Angeles – Madrid, Spain. Roundtrip, including all Taxes
16 May. 2019
Iberia – $533 (Regular Economy) / $393 (Basic Economy): Los Angeles – Madrid, Spain. Roundtrip, including all Taxes
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Scandinavian – $428 (Regular Economy) / $373 (Basic Economy): Newark – Malaga, Spain. Roundtrip, including all Taxes
16 May. 2019
Scandinavian – $428 (Regular Economy) / $373 (Basic Economy): Newark – Malaga, Spain. Roundtrip, including all Taxes
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How You Can Still Pick a Seat with a Delta Basic Economy Fare
17 May. 2019
How You Can Still Pick a Seat with a Delta Basic Economy Fare
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Asiana – $567: San Francisco – Manila, Philippines. Roundtrip, including all Taxes
16 May. 2019
Asiana – $567: San Francisco – Manila, Philippines. Roundtrip, including all Taxes
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28 Feb. 2018
$15 off $200 sitewide at Raise
13 Apr. 2018
Ink Business Preferred: 3x on Plastiq
5 Apr. 2018
Alaska Airlines Relaxes Same Day Change Rules
7 Dec. 2018
I Used Chase “Pay With Points” and Then Needed a Partial Refund. Here’s What Happened.
4 Dec. 2018
American Express Announces New London Heathrow Centurion Lounge, Confirms Charlotte Location
6 Dec. 2018
Delta Now Punishing Frequent Flyers: Starting to Book Some Award Tickets Into Basic Economy
13 Dec. 2018
I’d Like Airlines To Offer LESS Service In Business Class
2 Jun. 2017
New Chase Ink Business Preferred Credit Card Review: 80,000 Bonus Points
21 Mar. 2018
Big Changes to Flying Blue Effective June 1
2 Mar. 2018
The Best Travel Rewards Credit Cards
26 Nov. 2018
Swych: 5% Off All Cards, 14% Off Google Play/iTunes (5x With Ink) $100 Maximum Card
26 Nov. 2018
ShopRite: Purchase $100 In Giftcards & Save $15 On Your Next Order (11/25-12/1) (Limit 1)
5 Dec. 2018
The Jet Airways Meltdown Could Spell Trouble for Delta’s India Plans
6 Dec. 2018
Why Merchants Still Require Signatures When Credit Card Networks Don’t and Why Travel Writing is So Bad
1 Mar. 2018
US Bank Now Allows for Instant Reward Redemptions for Travel Booked Anywhere
26 Nov. 2018
Amazon Audible: $6.95 Per Month For Three Months + $40 Off Amazon Echo (Amazon Echo For $29)
4 Apr. 2018
Barclays’ New Arrival Premier Card Is One to Avoid
2 Jun. 2017
“Traveling Is the Best Way to Learn About Yourself”
31 May. 2017
How to Book Award Flights on Condor With Alaska Airlines Miles
3 Jun. 2017
E*Trade Brokerage Promotion: Up to $2500 in Cash + 60 Days Of Free Trades
12 Apr. 2019
Don’t like surprises? AI predicts who survives ‘Game of Thrones’
17 Apr. 2019
Thieves pinch rifles as Kenyan police watch Champions League football
9 May. 2019
Australia’s central bank takes ‘responsibilty’ for note typo
30 Apr. 2019
Beast from the east: Indian soldiers reckon they’ve found Yeti footprints
16 May. 2019
Take or pay: Belgian ex-king faces paternity fines
7 May. 2019
Tanzania plans cable car for Mount Kilimanjaro
10 Apr. 2019
Brexit-hungry media to be turfed off grassy patch outside UK parliament
29 Mar. 2019
Artists use Ukraine president’s candy wrappers for critical portrait
1 May. 2019
Romania’s witches harness the powers of the web
9 May. 2019
Stop bugging him: Philippine leader brushes off finger-sized pest
27 Mar. 2019
Jiving eighty-year-old DJ parties in Poland
28 Mar. 2019
Bears in Russian zoo predict Ukrainian election
25 Mar. 2019
UK prison guards smell a rat and find rodents stuffed with drugs
2 Apr. 2019
Texas civil court judge accidentally resigns
10 Apr. 2019
Swiss government says coffee ‘not essential’, stockpiling to end
17 Apr. 2019
Workers save dog spotted more than 100 miles off Thailand coast
17 May. 2019
Raven chicks in the Tower ward off prophecy of doom for Brexit Britain
29 Apr. 2019
‘Thou shall not gossip’, Pope tells hairdressers
28 Mar. 2019
Dubai court restores yacht to Russia tycoon, move disputed in divorce contest
2 Apr. 2019
What’s in a name? Japan puzzles over ‘Reiwa’, the term for new imperial era
10 Nov. 2017
Black-on-Black Racism at Cornell
25 Jan. 2018
The Great S—hole Hypocrisy
26 Oct. 2017
My Own Harvey Weinstein Experience
16 Feb. 2018
What Left-Wing Educators Don’t Teach During ‘Black History Month’
8 Feb. 2018
Larry Elder: “Take the ‘Racist Xenophobe’ Quiz–Who Said This About Illegal Immigration?”
4 Jan. 2018
Instead of ‘Infrastructure Investment,’ How About Killing Davis-Bacon?
22 Feb. 2018
SKIN COLOR AND SPORTS: IT’S NOT 1947 ANYMORE
30 Nov. 2017
Dump Roy Moore
3 Nov. 2017
Our Ex-Presidents’ Insincere Praise of ‘American Generosity’
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
18 Jan. 2018
Under the New Trump Standard, Why Wasn’t Obama Impeached?
14 Dec. 2017
Trump’s ‘Abysmal’ Poll Numbers? What About Those of Merkel, Macron, May and Trudeau?
21 Dec. 2017
What if Obama Spent Year 1 Battling ‘Collusion’?
7 Dec. 2017
Leadership Malpractice: John Conyers’ Resignation Is 50 Years Too Late
19 Oct. 2017
Yes, Weinstein Accusers Are Brave — So Were Jones, Willey and Broaddrick
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?
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