Podcasts
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).  Tokyo is an interesting and significant place and is definitely worth
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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 have traveled to every country in the world, but this time around we talked about some of his travels
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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.S. Ondara – Lebanon 4. Jax Jones, RAYE – You Don’t Know Me (Radio Edit) 5. Indila -Derniere danse 6.
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Montreal, Canada
11 Dec. 2018
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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Minsk, Belarus
29 Sep. 2018
Minsk, Belarus
Privet (Hello)? As part of a couple of trips through Eastern Europe, I’ve traveled to Minsk, Belarus twice this year (and will also be visiting again early next year).  This podcast episode talks about visiting Minsk, things you need to know before going, and what you can expect once you’re there.  It’s a completely different
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Interview:  John “Flying Mustache” Klukas on Award Booking
29 May. 2018
Interview: John “Flying Mustache” Klukas on Award Booking
Smart guys finish first From a psychology degree in college to the fashion runways in New York, to his own award booking service dolling out countless hours of points and miles advice, John Klukas is an interesting guy.  I saw down to talk all things points and miles, the mindset of an award booker, some
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New Podcast:  PGA Tour Caddie Mark Urbanek
14 Apr. 2018
New Podcast: PGA Tour Caddie Mark Urbanek
You Da Man! Mark Urbanek is THE man on the bag and a professional golf caddie on the PGA Tour.  For those that don’t watch golf, he’s one of the guys carrying the golf clubs, giving his player advice, and basically keeping them happy and sane much of the time.  The guy is a major athlete
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Oahu, Hawaii
6 Apr. 2018
Oahu, Hawaii
Surf’s Up Episode from my recent trip to Oahu, Hawaii.  First time trip to any part of Hawaii.  I used Flexperks for the flight costs, Choice points for the hotel stay, and also stayed at a local surf hostel, and Airbnb (5x Ultimate Rewards).  Also used Ultimate Rewards for a week of car rental.  In
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