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Use loyalty points and miles to travel more often, better, and for less money.  Reward points have helped me travel to nearly 50 countries and experience other parts of the world.  Now I am combining my love for travel with my knowledge of points and miles to benefit others.

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Podcast #19 – 2020 Travel Music
4 Jan. 2021
Podcast #19 – 2020 Travel Music
Juke-Box Eating scorpion tails on a trip doesn’t entice me, but hearing new music does. Sometimes the music is gre...
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Podcast #18 – Free National Park Road Trip
11 Nov. 2020
Podcast #18 – Free National Park Road Trip
Freewheelin’ In and outside of the loyalty and reward points and miles space, there’s plenty of talk about “free” tr...
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New Credit Cards
25 Sep. 2020
New Credit Cards
Plastics It’s been awhile since I last applied for new credit cards.  In August 2019, I applied, and was approved for, 7 new credit ca...
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MoneyGram Banned….Again!
24 Jul. 2020
MoneyGram Banned….Again!
Back Scratch Fever You provide a service.  I use that service.  I pay you fees for your service.  You complete the service.  The cycle conti...
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New Credit Cards
25 Sep. 2020
New Credit Cards
Plastics It’s been awhile since I last applied for new credit cards.  In August 2019, I applied, and was approved ...
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MoneyGram Banned….Again!
24 Jul. 2020
MoneyGram Banned….Again!
Back Scratch Fever You provide a service.  I use that service.  I pay you fees for your service.  You complete the service.  The cycle conti...
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Update on Missing Points
24 Jul. 2020
Update on Missing Points
Missing You By now it should be no secret that Amex increased a number of benefits due to the Covid crisis.  That bump in benefits enabled p...
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PenFed Suspends Rewards for Manufactured Spend
10 Jul. 2020
PenFed Suspends Rewards for Manufactured Spend
A View To A Kill When talking to people about bad news, the phrase “well it could be worse” often arises.  Sometimes it doesn...
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Podcast #19 – 2020 Travel Music
4 Jan. 2021
Podcast #19 – 2020 Travel Music
Juke-Box Eating scorpion tails on a trip doesn’t entice me, but hearing new music does. Sometimes the music is gre...
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Podcast #18 – Free National Park Road Trip
11 Nov. 2020
Podcast #18 – Free National Park Road Trip
Freewheelin’ In and outside of the loyalty and reward points and miles space, there’s plenty of talk about “free” tr...
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Podcast #17 – Cheap Flights with Steven @ Notiflyr
10 Apr. 2020
Podcast #17 – Cheap Flights with Steven @ Notiflyr
Notiflyr is one of the best cheap airfare services in the world, period. Although I’ve kept tabs on the best cheap airfare websites ar...
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Podcast #16 – Varanasi, India
6 Mar. 2020
Podcast #16 – Varanasi, India
Varanasi This podcast episode explores a special and unusual place in NE India called Varanasi. India’s most religious city, millions ...
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$300+ Flights to Australia via Notiflyr
2 Apr. 2020
$300+ Flights to Australia via Notiflyr
Notiflyr Haven’t heard of Notiflyr? You might not be alone, but that will likely change in the near future.  It...
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Video:  Tuk-Tuk Ride Through Delhi, India
14 Apr. 2019
Video: Tuk-Tuk Ride Through Delhi, India
Disclosure:  I have inserted a couple of Amazon affiliate links to a few travel products mentioned in this post. Cruisin for a Bruisin It...
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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 pers...
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ANA Business Class Lounge Narita Airport Review
5 Feb. 2019
ANA Business Class Lounge Narita Airport Review
Feeling It On my way from Tokyo, Japan to New Delhi, India, I had the pleasure of visiting one of (two) ANA business class lounges at the Na...
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Travel Tune:  July 8, 2019
8 Jul. 2019
Travel Tune: July 8, 2019
A New Old Song I have lots of music from all around the world, but found this song last night browsing some 1950’s...
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Travel Tune – May 3, 2019
3 May. 2019
Travel Tune – May 3, 2019
Spirits I’m currently in Quebec City having a look around.  I was in Montreal several months ago and wanted to compare it to Quebec Ci...
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Travel Tune – April 14, 2019
14 Apr. 2019
Travel Tune – April 14, 2019
Yim Yames In about a month, Jim James (also goes by Yim Yames) will be performing here in my city. I’m not sure if I’ll go, as s...
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Travel Tune – April 7, 2019
7 Apr. 2019
Travel Tune – April 7, 2019
Audiophilia This is a song from 2 American guys living in L.A. along with 2 guys from Sao Paulo, Brazil.  The song translates into “wa...
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Escape:  New Website for Finding Cheap Flights
4 Apr. 2019
Escape: New Website for Finding Cheap Flights
New Tools I love tools that help make the cost of travel lower.  When I first started my blog, I wrote about the best we...
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Hopper Websites Not Working Anymore?
20 Oct. 2018
Hopper Websites Not Working Anymore?
Permanent Vacation Like many others in the points “hobby”, I monitor cheap flights on a pretty regular basis.  I don’t boo...
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How to Find Cheap Flights on MillionMileGuy
1 Jan. 2018
How to Find Cheap Flights on MillionMileGuy
High Tech & High Hopes Our nearly instant access to information and technology is pretty amazing.  Sure there’s plenty of downside...
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The 15 Best Websites for finding Cheap Flights and Travel
30 Oct. 2017
The 15 Best Websites for finding Cheap Flights and Travel
Think you miss out on deals that others get?  Want to find cheap flights for your next trip?  The internet is full of various websites that ...
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Left Wing Violence in Minneapolis and Beyond
21 Jun. 2020
Left Wing Violence in Minneapolis and Beyond
Peace-Full? On May 25, George Floyd was killed by a Minneapolis police offer while being arrested.  A 911 complaint said...
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A New Way Forward?
12 Feb. 2020
A New Way Forward?
Forward?  One of the reasons that I love to travel is that I use it as an opportunity to tune out.  When I travel, I usually don’t wat...
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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...
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Why Travel Has Made Me More Conservative
5 May. 2018
Why Travel Has Made Me More Conservative
Interest With Age History has grown on me, and travel has helped that growth.  When I was younger, I had no interest in history as it seemed...
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Recommended Podcasts and Movies during Covid
6 Jun. 2020
Recommended Podcasts and Movies during Covid
Covid has slowed down things for a lot people, giving them more time for family, hobbies, and getting into things they o...
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Losing a Friend
2 Sep. 2019
Losing a Friend
News Last weekend I lost a friend of mine.  Death isn’t an uncommon thing, but my friend (Gary) died in a rare and freakish boat accid...
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Hoarding Points and Saving Money
26 Aug. 2019
Hoarding Points and Saving Money
No Savings When I was in my 20’s I didn’t save money towards retirement.  Zero, zilch, nada, zip.  That period wasn’t savi...
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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 cha...
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Latest Podcasts
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Podcast #19 – 2020 Travel Music
4 Jan. 2021
Podcast #19 – 2020 Travel Music
Juke-Box Eating scorpion tails on a trip doesn’t entice me, but hearing new music does. Sometimes the music is great, other times not so good.  I think music helps people absorb a trip, either in memories...
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Podcast #18 – Free National Park Road Trip
11 Nov. 2020
Podcast #18 – Free National Park Road Trip
FreeWheelin’ In and outside of the loyalty and reward points and miles space, there’s plenty of talk about “free” travel, almost all of which doesn’t end up to actually be free tra...
Listen to the podcast
Podcast #17 – Cheap Flights with Steven @ Notiflyr
10 Apr. 2020
Podcast #17 – Cheap Flights with Steven @ Notiflyr
Notiflyr is one of the best cheap airfare services in the world, period. Although I’ve kept tabs on the best cheap airfare websites around the world, until fairly recently I hadn’t heard of the comp...
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Airlines Keep Slashing Business Class Fares to Europe, But Why?
22 Jul. 2021
Airlines Keep Slashing Business Class Fares to Europe, But Why?
Before the pandemic, flying business class to Europe would cost you an arm and a leg – unless you were booking with points and miles. ...
You Can Now Transfer Citi ThankYou Points to American Airlines…for a Limited Time
19 Jul. 2021
You Can Now Transfer Citi ThankYou Points to American Airlines…for a Limited Time
Citi ThankYou Points, the transferable points currency earned from Citi cards like the Citi Premier® Card and the Citi Prestige (which i...
$257: Minneapolis to San Juan, Puerto Rico
20 Jul. 2021
$257: Minneapolis to San Juan, Puerto Rico
Flights to San Juan, Puerto Rico under $389 were recently featured on Thrifty Traveler Premium last week! You’re missing out on 9...
Which Delta Credit Card is Right for You?
19 Jul. 2021
Which Delta Credit Card is Right for You?
Getting started with miles and points is all about picking the right card to fit your budget and travel goals. The suite of co-branded Delta...
[HOT Flight Deal] $886: Houston to Melbourne & Sydney, Australia (R/T)
12 Oct. 2016
[HOT Flight Deal] $886: Houston to Melbourne & Sydney, Australia (R/T)
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[Nonstop] $156: Philadelphia to Nashville
21 Jul. 2021
[Nonstop] $156: Philadelphia to Nashville
  Flights to Nashville, TN from $116 were recently featured on Thrifty Traveler Premium last week! You’re missing out o...
Cheap non-stop flights from New York to Sao Paulo, Brazil for only $475!
16 Sep. 2018
Cheap non-stop flights from New York to Sao Paulo, Brazil for only $475!
Avianca is offering a great deal on flights from New York to Sao Paulo, Brazil! Now only $475 round-trip Travel dates:November 2018 – ...
One Week Left: Earn up to 90K SkyMiles + $200 Credit with Big Delta Card Offers!
21 Jul. 2021
One Week Left: Earn up to 90K SkyMiles + $200 Credit with Big Delta Card Offers!
The biggest SkyMiles bonuses we’ve ever seen on Delta credit card offers are back. But this time, they’re better than ever. In J...
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13 Apr. 2018
Ink Business Preferred: 3x on Plastiq
25 Oct. 2019
Maximizing benefits with the Amex Platinum Card
25 Oct. 2019
The Force is strong with this one: United goes to a galaxy far, far away
6 Mar. 2021
Low Category IHG Redemption – Staybridge Suites Palm Springs
4 Apr. 2018
Coming Soon: Book Finnair Award Travel via Alaska Airlines Website
10 Apr. 2018
Easy Extra 2 Membership Rewards Per Dollar Spent (Up to 5k)
8 Oct. 2019
Discover Savings Bonus $150/$200 with $15,000/$25,000 Deposit
22 Feb. 2021
Tagging Miles Portal Updates – 22 February 2021
1 Jun. 2017
Pick Your Airline! Choice Is Offering 1,000 Airline Miles per Hotel Stay
2 Jun. 2017
WaterStone Bank Checking Promotion: $200 Bonus + 1,000 Scorecard Reward Points (WI)
25 Oct. 2019
Is New York City’s hottest new attraction a department store?
2 Jun. 2017
Hapo Community Credit Union Savings Promotion: $25 Bonus (OR, WA)
8 Oct. 2019
T-Mobile Tuesdays: $4 Atom Ticket, Shell 10¢ + Free Taco Bell
29 Mar. 2018
Review: Hotel Sofitel Dubai Downtown
7 Oct. 2019
Chase Offers/BofA: Save 10% on Verizon, CVS, Stubhub, Old Navy, Instacart, Hannaford, Dunkin Donuts & More
3 Jun. 2017
E*Trade Brokerage Promotion: Up to $2500 in Cash + 60 Days Of Free Trades
15 Jul. 2019
I Wasn’t Expecting That Auto-Approval!
18 Mar. 2020
Simon Mall to close all properties from 7pm tonight to March 29th
3 Apr. 2018
Daily Getaways Return in 2018 with More Points on Sale
4 Apr. 2018
Barclays’ New Arrival Premier Card Is One to Avoid
23 Sep. 2019
From tree to chair without the carpentry: UK couple grows furniture
24 Sep. 2019
Loo and behold! Japan’s high-tech toilets bemuse fans
28 Sep. 2019
China’s ‘national flag baby’ raises flag, captivates millions
16 Sep. 2019
If marathons weren’t hard enough already: strap a tree to your back
3 Oct. 2019
Italian astronaut to watch World Cup match from space
6 Sep. 2019
Climbing: Polish climber Dzienski pips lift in man vs. machine race
2 Sep. 2019
UK PM Johnson to the rescue: girlfriend adopts a rescue puppy
6 Mar. 2020
Look: Cat rescued from inside wall of Massachusetts home
5 Mar. 2020
Look: Dog rescued from 20 feet up in Kansas tree
25 Feb. 2020
Facebook post alerts man to winning lottery ticket on his dashboard
19 Sep. 2019
Philippines’ Duterte pestered again as gecko stalls speech
4 Mar. 2020
Checkout clerk’s advice earns Maryland woman $100,000
10 Mar. 2020
Maryland man wins a second lottery jackpot one year later
6 Oct. 2019
Owners present pets to Philippines priest for blessing
10 Mar. 2020
Farm fire caused by pedometer-eating pigs
17 Sep. 2019
Rugby: Tattooed Samoans don skin suits to avoid offending Japanese hosts
6 Oct. 2019
A 70-year-old biking grandmother conquers Bolivia’s ‘Death Road’
5 Sep. 2019
Just not cricket: Australian charged $68,000 for a beer in Britain
20 Sep. 2019
Alien enthusiasts descend on Nevada desert near secretive U.S. base
31 Aug. 2019
Maurice the Rooster pitches city slickers against locals in rural France
7 Dec. 2017
Leadership Malpractice: John Conyers’ Resignation Is 50 Years Too Late
25 Jan. 2018
The Great S—hole Hypocrisy
23 Nov. 2017
I got fired for calling out liberal hypocrisy on Clintons
17 Oct. 2019
Boris Johnson Strikes a Brexit Deal
17 Oct. 2019
US Must Prevent Rise of New ISIS Caliphate in Syria Following Our Troop Withdrawal
16 Feb. 2018
What Left-Wing Educators Don’t Teach During ‘Black History Month’
3 Nov. 2017
Our Ex-Presidents’ Insincere Praise of ‘American Generosity’
16 Oct. 2019
House Democrats’ New Bill Would Drive Up College Costs Even Further
17 Oct. 2019
This Student Refused to Bow to Trans Ideology at Berkeley
18 Jan. 2018
Under the New Trump Standard, Why Wasn’t Obama Impeached?
17 Oct. 2019
Problematic Women: Abortion, Pornography, and Transgender Models
17 Oct. 2019
Trump Should Imitate Ellen DeGeneres
17 Oct. 2019
4 Big Indicators of What’s Next in Impeachment Process
17 Oct. 2019
We’re Becoming More Like China Than China Is Like Us
19 Oct. 2017
Yes, Weinstein Accusers Are Brave — So Were Jones, Willey and Broaddrick
28 Dec. 2017
Larry Elder: “Why Is Maxine Waters Silent On The Terrorist-Drug Dealing Probe That Obama Shut Down?”
4 Jan. 2018
Instead of ‘Infrastructure Investment,’ How About Killing Davis-Bacon?
16 Oct. 2019
These 3 Countries Tried Socialism. Here’s What Happened.
16 Oct. 2019
White House Enters Into Hopeful ‘Phase 1’ of China Trade Deal
17 Oct. 2019
San Francisco Blacklists 22 States With Pro-Life Laws