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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
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...
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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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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. ...
Summer Trip? Start Planning Now for Cheap Flights
15 Apr. 2021
Summer Trip? Start Planning Now for Cheap Flights
Thinking of a summer trip to make up for last year? It’s time to start planning now. We’re all shaking off the cobwebs and getti...
France Will Reopen to Americans This Summer, President Says
19 Apr. 2021
France Will Reopen to Americans This Summer, President Says
President Emmanuel Macron said this weekend that France is working to open up to Americans and other travelers for the summer, the largest E...
[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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You Can Also Use Chase Points at Target via Pay Yourself Back!
21 Apr. 2021
You Can Also Use Chase Points at Target via Pay Yourself Back!
With travel largely on hold last year, Chase rolled out a great new way to use your Ultimate Rewards points called Chase Pay Yourself Back. ...
[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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$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...
[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)
Typi non habent claritatem insitam; est usus legentis in iis qui facit eorum claritatem. Investigationes demonstraverunt lectores legere me ...
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1 Mar. 2018
Colombia’s FARC leader Timochenko hospitalized with chest pains
8 Oct. 2019
Hong Kong-Based Gamer Suspended, Forced To Return Winnings For Supporting Protests
10 Oct. 2019
After Billions Spent Rebuilding Iraq, Russia And China Are Gaining Ground There
1 Mar. 2018
Explosion heard in Afghan capital Kabul: Reuters witness
12 Apr. 2021
Palestinian Elections: What the Biden Administration Does Not Want to Know
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
Fire kills at least 26 people in drug treatment center in capital of Azerbaijan
9 Oct. 2019
Trump Administration Imposes Travel Ban On Chinese Officials Linked To Muslim Persecutions
2 Mar. 2018
Burkina Faso police director general says capital is being attacked by suspected Islamic extremists
2 Mar. 2018
Serbia’s throne-less royals welcome baby boy into family
17 Apr. 2021
The Apogee of Social Media
7 Mar. 2017
Why Do American Jews Want Thousands of Jew Haters in America?
7 Oct. 2019
‘The Trick Is Not To Expect It But To Delight In It When It Comes’ – Did Charles Dickens Say This Quote About Happiness?
14 Mar. 2017
Some on the Left Now Criticize the Students They Created
2 Mar. 2018
Polish lawmaker: due reparations from Germany could stand at $850 billion
2 Mar. 2018
Germany says ‘acute threat’ of hack averted after detection
8 Apr. 2021
China Boycotts Western Companies Over Uyghurs
19 Apr. 2021
Four Police-Related Deaths and the Importance of Context
9 Oct. 2019
All Of The NBA’s Chinese Partners Have Severed Their Relationships
28 Feb. 2017
A Nation of Immigrants — Only If They Assimilate
13 Sep. 2019
Egyptian masseur plays with fire to ease muscle pain
19 Sep. 2019
Philippines’ Duterte pestered again as gecko stalls speech
6 Sep. 2019
Climbing: Polish climber Dzienski pips lift in man vs. machine race
4 Mar. 2020
Checkout clerk’s advice earns Maryland woman $100,000
12 Sep. 2019
Cockpit coffee spill forces commercial jet to make emergency landing
2 Sep. 2019
Czech doctors deliver baby girl 117 days after mother’s brain-death
2 Mar. 2020
Look: RSPCA officer uses dish soap to free deer from metal gate
23 Sep. 2019
From tree to chair without the carpentry: UK couple grows furniture
3 Mar. 2020
Change from sandwich purchase leads to $500,000 lottery jackpot
6 Mar. 2020
Look: Cat rescued from inside wall of Massachusetts home
4 Mar. 2020
Man brings tux-wearing llama to sister’s wedding
13 Sep. 2019
Rugby: Octopuses predict Japan will beat Ireland but not reach knockouts
24 Sep. 2019
Loo and behold! Japan’s high-tech toilets bemuse fans
20 Sep. 2019
Alien enthusiasts descend on Nevada desert near secretive U.S. base
9 Oct. 2019
Squirrels’ stash of winter walnuts causes car chaos
14 Sep. 2019
Thieves steal $5 million gold toilet from Britain’s Blenheim Palace
6 Mar. 2020
Jackpot-winning lottery ticket was on man’s table for a month
10 Mar. 2020
Maryland man wins a second lottery jackpot one year later
3 Oct. 2019
Italian astronaut to watch World Cup match from space
5 Mar. 2020
Look: Moose rescued after falling through ice of frozen pond