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Credit Union Concerns from Manufactured Spend
21 Mar. 2019
Credit Union Concerns from Manufactured Spend
No News is Good News For people who collect travel and cash back loyalty reward points, manufactured spend (MS) isn’t anything new.  However for some banks and credit unions, it’s still very new, strange, and probably pretty scary.  In the past few months I’ve opened up 2 new credit union accounts to help accommodate my
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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 personal.  Each person has their own body type, fashion preferences, brands they trust and prefer, and more.  I’ve been through a lot of travel clothes over the years, from the zip-off pants
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Travel Tune – March 18, 2019
18 Mar. 2019
Travel Tune – March 18, 2019
Ao Melhor (The Best) What can I say, I just love Elza Soares.  Brazil has some wonderful music, and she’s a big part of that.  Here’s a song I found recently.  If you like it, Spotify does a pretty good job of recognizing similar artists. I’m not sure my link to the song via Spotify
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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, 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 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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