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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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Walmart Western Union Money Order Changes
4 Jan. 2022
Walmart Western Union Money Order Changes
In With The New Out With The Old? Manufactured spend (MS) that involves Walmart money orders has definitely gone out of ...
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Amex Revival
11 Dec. 2021
Amex Revival
Alive….Again A few months ago, and shortly after after trying to make a gas purchase with one of my American Express cards, I found ou...
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My Podcast is Taken Down….For Now
10 Oct. 2021
My Podcast is Taken Down….For Now
Tune-Out I’ve decided to take my podcast, The Travel Points, down for now.  This past week I was finishing up a new podcast related to...
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Amex Shutdown
6 Oct. 2021
Amex Shutdown
Say It Ain’t So Some shutdowns are not a complete surprise.  If you’ve read this blog before, you likely know that I’ve ha...
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Walmart Western Union Money Order Changes
4 Jan. 2022
Walmart Western Union Money Order Changes
In With The New Out With The Old? Manufactured spend (MS) that involves Walmart money orders has definitely gone out of ...
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Amex Revival
11 Dec. 2021
Amex Revival
Alive….Again A few months ago, and shortly after after trying to make a gas purchase with one of my American Express cards, I found ou...
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Amex Shutdown
6 Oct. 2021
Amex Shutdown
Say It Ain’t So Some shutdowns are not a complete surprise.  If you’ve read this blog before, you likely know that I’ve ha...
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Unblogging ?
19 Sep. 2021
Unblogging ?
Gut Check I haven’t blogged for awhile.  As odd as it may sound, part of the reason has been the political situation in the country an...
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My Podcast is Taken Down….For Now
10 Oct. 2021
My Podcast is Taken Down….For Now
Tune-Out I’ve decided to take my podcast, The Travel Points, down for now.  This past week I was finishing up a ne...
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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 ...
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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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Utah’s 5 National Parks on Points
22 Sep. 2021
Utah’s 5 National Parks on Points
Amazing Grace I love America’s national parks.  The amount of geographic diversity we have in our country is incre...
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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’s a company that...
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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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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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9 of the Best Deals in the World of Points and Miles
13 May. 2022
9 of the Best Deals in the World of Points and Miles
When it comes to using points and miles, there are good redemptions, better redemptions, and the best. You’re looking at the best of t...
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 – ...
Delta Backtracks, Will Still Allow Sky Club Access Upon Arrival
12 May. 2022
Delta Backtracks, Will Still Allow Sky Club Access Upon Arrival
Delta dealt frequent flyers and Sky Club fans a blow last week with some surprising news: Come June 1, they’d clamp down on Sky Club a...
As Flight Prices Soar, These Savvy Travelers Have Cheap Trips Locked In
10 May. 2022
As Flight Prices Soar, These Savvy Travelers Have Cheap Trips Locked In
After two years of nonstop bargain airfare during the thick of the pandemic, travelers are suffering from sticker shock. From $500 domestic ...
Get a 25% Amex Transfer Bonus to Air France/KLM Flying Blue
16 May. 2022
Get a 25% Amex Transfer Bonus to Air France/KLM Flying Blue
‘Tis the season for transfer bonuses when sending your credit card points to specific airlines. Now, points from cards like the Americ...
How 2 Chase Credit Cards Can Quickly Earn You 100K+ Points
11 May. 2022
How 2 Chase Credit Cards Can Quickly Earn You 100K+ Points
The Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card is one of our favorite travel rewards credit cards. Right now, it has a welcome bonus offer of 80,000 Cha...
Airbnb Overhauls Search Platform, Adds Travel Protections
11 May. 2022
Airbnb Overhauls Search Platform, Adds Travel Protections
The pandemic has changed the way people travel – and Airbnb knows it. Travelers are looking for different kinds of accommodations, tak...
7 Sweet Spots to Use Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan Miles
10 May. 2022
7 Sweet Spots to Use Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan Miles
Seattle, Chile, or Dublin? Fiji, Sydney, and Hong Kong? Even Tokyo. What do these places have in common? They’re all places you can ge...
News
14 May. 2022
The EU and the Biden Administration Give in to Iran's Mullahs
2 Mar. 2018
Polish lawmaker: due reparations from Germany could stand at $850 billion
1 Mar. 2018
Colombia’s FARC leader Timochenko hospitalized with chest pains
9 Oct. 2019
Trump Says He’ll ‘Wipe Out’ Turkish Economy If Turkey Takes Out Kurdish Population
9 May. 2022
Harvard President Should Use His First Amendment Right to Condemn The Harvard Crimson's Antisemitism
7 Oct. 2019
FACT CHECK: Did George Bernard Shaw Say A Quote Comparing Apples To Ideas?
3 May. 2022
The Destruction of Election Integrity: Your City Could Be Next
12 May. 2022
The Badly Needed EastMed Pipeline Awaits Approval
31 Jan. 2017
Why My Stepsons’ Father Killed Himself
8 May. 2022
New Views of Moderation, Resistance and the Holocaust in the Middle East
10 Oct. 2019
Security At NBA Game Confiscated Pro-Hong Kong Signs. Fans Are Pushing Back
2 Mar. 2018
Kenyan university lecturers strike again over low pay
9 Oct. 2019
US Military Gains Custody Of 2 British Men Accused Of Involvement In Death Of Journalist James Foley
10 Oct. 2019
After Billions Spent Rebuilding Iraq, Russia And China Are Gaining Ground There
30 May. 2017
Why Conservatives Still Attack Trump
6 May. 2022
Russia and China: The Worst Moment in History Coming Soon
2 Mar. 2018
Britain to protect Hungarians’ rights in UK after Brexit-formin
2 Mar. 2018
Indonesia considers house arrest for ailing radical cleric
8 Oct. 2019
Conservative Leader Calls Trudeau A ‘Fraud’ And ‘Phony’ In Election Debate
8 Oct. 2019
Hong Kong-Based Gamer Suspended, Forced To Return Winnings For Supporting Protests
17 Sep. 2019
Rugby: Tattooed Samoans don skin suits to avoid offending Japanese hosts
9 Oct. 2019
Squirrels’ stash of winter walnuts causes car chaos
23 Sep. 2019
From tree to chair without the carpentry: UK couple grows furniture
25 Feb. 2020
Watch: Deer crashes through Ohio couple’s house
2 Mar. 2020
Maryland Lottery player wins $50,000 Fast Play jackpot on first try
5 Mar. 2020
Look: Dog rescued from 20 feet up in Kansas tree
31 Aug. 2019
Maurice the Rooster pitches city slickers against locals in rural France
6 Oct. 2019
Owners present pets to Philippines priest for blessing
25 Feb. 2020
Facebook post alerts man to winning lottery ticket on his dashboard
12 Sep. 2019
Cockpit coffee spill forces commercial jet to make emergency landing
3 Oct. 2019
Italian astronaut to watch World Cup match from space
6 Mar. 2020
Look: Cat rescued from inside wall of Massachusetts home
6 Sep. 2019
Climbing: Polish climber Dzienski pips lift in man vs. machine race
2 Sep. 2019
Czech doctors deliver baby girl 117 days after mother’s brain-death
10 Mar. 2020
Maryland man wins a second lottery jackpot one year later
6 Oct. 2019
A 70-year-old biking grandmother conquers Bolivia’s ‘Death Road’
28 Sep. 2019
China’s ‘national flag baby’ raises flag, captivates millions
10 Mar. 2020
Farm fire caused by pedometer-eating pigs
2 Sep. 2019
UK PM Johnson to the rescue: girlfriend adopts a rescue puppy
13 Sep. 2019
Rugby: Octopuses predict Japan will beat Ireland but not reach knockouts
21 Dec. 2017
What if Obama Spent Year 1 Battling ‘Collusion’?
17 Oct. 2019
This Type of Voting Doesn’t Rank as Real Election Reform
1 Feb. 2018
Had ‘News’ Media Done Its Job, Obama Would Not Have Become President
16 Oct. 2019
House Democrats’ New Bill Would Drive Up College Costs Even Further
28 Dec. 2017
Larry Elder: “Why Is Maxine Waters Silent On The Terrorist-Drug Dealing Probe That Obama Shut Down?”
16 Oct. 2019
The Left Targets Supreme Court With ‘Packing’ Threat, ‘Shortlist’ of Activist Nominees
30 Nov. 2017
Dump Roy Moore
16 Oct. 2019
Trump Vetoes Second Resolution to End Border Emergency Declaration
7 Dec. 2017
Leadership Malpractice: John Conyers’ Resignation Is 50 Years Too Late
3 Nov. 2017
Our Ex-Presidents’ Insincere Praise of ‘American Generosity’
16 Oct. 2019
These 3 Countries Tried Socialism. Here’s What Happened.
17 Oct. 2019
We’re Becoming More Like China Than China Is Like Us
17 Oct. 2019
In Georgia, Parents Win Battle Over Transgender Bathrooms at School
17 Oct. 2019
Trump Should Imitate Ellen DeGeneres
17 Oct. 2019
US Must Prevent Rise of New ISIS Caliphate in Syria Following Our Troop Withdrawal
1 Mar. 2018
How Many Lives Are Saved by Guns — and Why Don’t Gun Controllers Care?
17 Oct. 2019
This Student Refused to Bow to Trans Ideology at Berkeley
17 Oct. 2019
Boris Johnson Strikes a Brexit Deal
26 Oct. 2017
My Own Harvey Weinstein Experience
16 Oct. 2019
‘Batwoman’ Actress Ruby Rose Is Happy She Didn’t Transition to a Man