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My Amex Business Platinum Retention Call
16 Mar. 2019
My Amex Business Platinum Retention Call
Membership Rewards I’m a fan of and late bloomer to the American Express Membership Rewards (MR) program.  It isn’t the most straightforward rewards program out there, but the points are still valuable and can be used to book travel directly through the Amex Travel Portal, transferred directly to airline and hotel partner programs, or c...
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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 Countries”.  He’s usually behind the mic asking questions to his guests, many of which have traveled to every country in the world, but this time around we talked about some of his travels
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Travel Tune – March 10, 2019
11 Mar. 2019
Travel Tune – March 10, 2019
Another song that I stumbled on during my recent round-the-world trip.  I think I found the song on one of my favorite stations in the U.S. (KCRW), but can’t remember exactly where I heard it.  It’s an acoustic track from an Australian songwriter.  It’s nice, hope you like it too    
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UPS Cancels Deliveries to Swedish “No-Go Areas”
11 Mar. 2019
UPS Cancels Deliveries to Swedish “No-Go Areas”
I took this post offline for awhile, because it seemed to be very controversial.  People in the U.S., including myself, are overwhelmed with political messages and stories.  All that news is pretty exhausting to be honest, especially since it’s mostly negative.  However, after reading more about Sweden, mass migration across its borders, and ...
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Travel Tune:  March 3, 2019
5 Mar. 2019
Travel Tune: March 3, 2019
Dance Fever Updating a monthly playlist on my site has been fun, but it takes a fair bit of work to find new music and post it.  I do like music from around the world and will definitely post it, I’m just not sure exactly what form that will take.  Posting individual tracks on my
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Another Bank Shutdown:  Bremer Bank
26 Feb. 2019
Another Bank Shutdown: Bremer Bank
Another One Bites the Dust Yesterday I wrote about an entire account shutdown with Bank of America (BoA) that affected two Alaska credit cards that I held with the bank.  Unfortunately that wasn’t the only shutdown that I found out about when I returned from my recent round-the-world trip a few days ago.  Bremer Bank
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Bank of America Shutdown(s)
25 Feb. 2019
Bank of America Shutdown(s)
Sick I’ve been traveling overseas on a round the world trip for about a month and returned home last night.   To put it mildly, my trip was a challenge.  With a stint in the hospital in Delhi, India and sickness and struggle to follow me most of my days on the road.  To prepare
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Simon Mall Increases Gift Card Limits to $25,000
16 Feb. 2019
Simon Mall Increases Gift Card Limits to $25,000
Rumor Was True Rumors have circulated for weeks now that Simon corporate was going to increase the daily debit/gift card purchase limits from $10,000 to $25,000.  I’m still in India traveling, but browsed my email and noticed an email yesterday from one of my local Simon Mall managers that confirmed the information that had been
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