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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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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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Earn 20K Points Adding an Authorized User to Your Amex Platinum
17 Jun. 2021
Earn 20K Points Adding an Authorized User to Your Amex Platinum
Earning a big points bonus from a credit card typically requires opening a brand new account and spending a few thousand dollars. Here&rsquo...
[WOW Air] $328: New York to Amsterdam (Round-trip)
12 Oct. 2016
[WOW Air] $328: New York to Amsterdam (Round-trip)
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When Will International Travel Resume? A Country-by-Country Guide to Reopening Borders
17 Jun. 2021
When Will International Travel Resume? A Country-by-Country Guide to Reopening Borders
Editor’s note: This post will be regularly updated with new information about travel restrictions and news. It was last upda...
They’re Back: Earn up to 90K SkyMiles with Big Delta Credit Card Offers!
17 Jun. 2021
They’re Back: Earn up to 90K SkyMiles with Big Delta Credit Card Offers!
The biggest SkyMiles bonuses we’ve ever seen on Delta credit card offers have officially returned. Delta and American Express on Thurs...
[Nonstop] $148: Kansas City to Denver
16 Jun. 2021
[Nonstop] $148: Kansas City to Denver
  Flights to Denver, CO under $199 were recently featured on Thrifty Traveler Premium last week! You’re missing out on 99% o...
[HOT Flight Deal] $571: Chicago to Singapore (Round-trip)
12 Oct. 2016
[HOT Flight Deal] $571: Chicago to Singapore (Round-trip)
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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 – ...
[WOW Air] $328: New York to Amsterdam (Round-trip)
12 Oct. 2016
[WOW Air] $328: New York to Amsterdam (Round-trip)
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7 Sep. 2019
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30 Mar. 2018
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America’s Second Civil War
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Biden and the Ayatollah’s Game Plan
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Denmark Cracks Down on Mass Migration
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I got fired for calling out liberal hypocrisy on Clintons
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‘Batwoman’ Actress Ruby Rose Is Happy She Didn’t Transition to a Man
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4 Big Indicators of What’s Next in Impeachment Process
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Where’s Hollywood’s Apology for Donating to the Clintons While Ignoring Sex Abuse Allegations Against Them?
30 Nov. 2017
Dump Roy Moore
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How Many Lives Are Saved by Guns — and Why Don’t Gun Controllers Care?
16 Oct. 2019
The Left Targets Supreme Court With ‘Packing’ Threat, ‘Shortlist’ of Activist Nominees
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Yes, Weinstein Accusers Are Brave — So Were Jones, Willey and Broaddrick
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The Great S—hole Hypocrisy
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Under the New Trump Standard, Why Wasn’t Obama Impeached?
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