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5 Days Traveling in Minsk Belarus
22 Apr. 2018
5 Days Traveling in Minsk Belarus
Backpacked When I was in my 20’s I backpacked Europe for over a year.  I traveled through Western Europe, Scandinavia, Great Britain and Ireland for 6 months, and then came back not long after to do a similar length trip through Scandinavia, Central and Eastern Europe.  At that time, I was within close proximity to
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Safety Concerns On My Next Trip?
14 Apr. 2018
Safety Concerns On My Next Trip?
Paranoia I get a little spooked when it comes to bad news in the points world.  I used to joke about starting a blog called “Paranoid Points”.  The website would be a stream of credit card and bank shutdown fears as well as news linked to dying deals and other bad mojo. I’m not paranoid,
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New Podcast:  Trip Report:  Oahu, Hawaii
6 Apr. 2018
New Podcast: Trip Report: Oahu, Hawaii
Surf’s Up? Episode from my recent trip to Oahu, Hawaii. First time trip to any part of Hawaii. In the trip I surfed, hiked, visited Pipeline and the North Shore, Pearl Harbor, and drove every major road on the island.  For the trip I used US Bank Flexperks to pay for the flight, Choice hotel
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New Cheap Flight App:  I Know the Pilot
2 Mar. 2018
New Cheap Flight App: I Know the Pilot
Evolution The evolution of cheap fares through phone apps is underway.  Recently Jetto launched from ExtraPackofPeanuts, and now I know the Pilot.  Jetto is an interesting app, as I’m familiar with Travis Sherry’s website (EPoP) and selling prowess.  The problem I have with Jetto, and it’s a pretty big problem, is that the flight ...
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$318 Minneapolis to Honolulu
10 Feb. 2018
$318 Minneapolis to Honolulu
Get Out of the Cold I just returned from the island of Oahu from a week long vacation in Hawaii.  It was my first time to the island, and I had a nice time.  The other islands are better IMO than Oahu, but if you’re looking to escape the cold, then this is a smoking
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New Interview:  Stefan Krasowski of Rapid Travel Chai
10 Feb. 2018
New Interview: Stefan Krasowski of Rapid Travel Chai
Global-Trotter Stefan Krasowski is truly a world traveler.  He has been to 189 of the world’s 193 countries and is a member of the Circumnavigators Club and the Travelers’ Century Club. He is fluent in Mandarin Chinese, a graduate of the prestigious Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, and has also lived and studied
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Honolulu, Hawaii:  Love It or Leave It?
4 Feb. 2018
Honolulu, Hawaii: Love It or Leave It?
Freezer Burn The winter months in the Midwest can drag on, and during the cold stretches I like to hop on a plane and go somewhere warm.  Fortunately about six weeks ago I found a nice flight deal on my website for $374 from Minneapolis to Hawaii on American Airlines.  I’m currently in Honolulu, Hawaii
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Jetto:  New Flight App for Low Fares
25 Jan. 2018
Jetto: New Flight App for Low Fares
Wow – That’s a Low Price! Cheap flights are evolving and Jetto continues that trend.  Today Travis Sherry from ExtraPackofPeanuts launched a new app that promises flight deals from a variety of major cities in the United States.  Until now, my favorite app for the best deals is Hopper, but Jetto shows promise. At first
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