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2018 Points & Miles & Beyond
31 Dec. 2018
2018 Points & Miles & Beyond
Roller Coaster This past year was a big one in the travel rewards/points and miles scene.  Much of the news was surprising too, which was kind of fun for the most part, although some of the news wasn’t good at all.  Here’s a rundown of my thoughts on 2018 in the points and miles world:
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New Music:  January 2019 Playlist
31 Dec. 2018
New Music: January 2019 Playlist
Start Me Up A fairly random collection put together at the last minute, as I lost over 100 songs on my Spotify playlist by accidentally deleting a large set of songs.  That deletion was frustrating, but I guess I’ll just have to find other songs to populate future playlist.  An assortment of singers from Africa,
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Hilton Honors Transfers to Airbnb?
26 Dec. 2018
Hilton Honors Transfers to Airbnb?
Skeptic A few months ago, Hilton allowed its members the option of cashing out points at half a cent ($0.05) for credit with Amazon.  December’s points valuation from The Points Guy (TPG), put Hilton Honors points at $0.06 A few recent posts including one from from Doctorofcredit speculated that Hilton may offer customers the opportunity to
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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 warm this time of year, but the city still has plenty of charm and quaintness.  Great food and restaurants, and is a nice and unique getaway in North America.  It’s a much larger city than I expected,
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New Music:  December 2018 Playlist
1 Dec. 2018
New Music: December 2018 Playlist
Montreal Tunes this month from a variety of places around the world including Germany, Brazil, Somalia, USA, New Zealand, France, Angola, and more.  A few French tracks included as a tribute to my recent trip to Montreal, Canada.  Wonderful city, even in the cold late fall.  Always open to new music suggestions, as some of
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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 chair or spot on the couch, Amazon, Netflix, Hulu, Roku, and other media sources will probably get used a bit more.  I really enjoy movies, music, and audio.  In terms of film, I
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After A Year of Blogging
23 Nov. 2018
After A Year of Blogging
A Decent First Date I’ve been blogging for over a year now.  During the development of my website, the main launch goal I had was to have the website ready for the Frequent Traveler University (FTU) event in Minneapolis last summer.  My blog went “live” the day before FTU began, but unfortunately my website domain
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The Capital One News Is A Big Deal
13 Nov. 2018
The Capital One News Is A Big Deal
Numero Uno I haven’t posted in a while because I was in Montreal enjoying some northern exposure last week.  I arrived back in Minneapolis to even worse weather than in Montreal (which is saying something), and also some interesting and massively positive news from Capital One.  I’ll write about my Montreal experience soon, but in
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