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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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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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[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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COVID-19 & Travel Insurance: All Your Questions Answered
24 Jan. 2022
COVID-19 & Travel Insurance: All Your Questions Answered
Even in the best of times, any trip can make you nervous. Travelers lean on trip insurance to make sure they won’t get stuck with big ...
Can I Sit with My Child Flying Basic Economy? Questions, Answered
20 Jan. 2022
Can I Sit with My Child Flying Basic Economy? Questions, Answered
Before the era of basic economy, parents could count on selecting their seats on a flight for free – or at least getting assigned a sp...
[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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Don’t Be Afraid of Flying with Foreign Airlines
21 Jan. 2022
Don’t Be Afraid of Flying with Foreign Airlines
No matter how much they complain about less legroom and growing fees, the typical U.S. flyer will probably pick a major domestic carrier ove...
[Nonstop] $117: New York City to Myrtle Beach
19 Jan. 2022
[Nonstop] $117: New York City to Myrtle Beach
  Flights to Myrtle Beach, SC from $117 were recently featured on Thrifty Traveler Premium last week! You’re missing out on 99% of the ...
[HOT Flight Deal] $171: Minneapolis to New York (or Vice Versa)
12 Oct. 2016
[HOT Flight Deal] $171: Minneapolis to New York (or Vice Versa)
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Visiting Venice? Expect Entry Fees & Reservations in 2022
21 Jan. 2022
Visiting Venice? Expect Entry Fees & Reservations in 2022
You’re probably used to entering turnstiles at sporting events and when riding the subway. But a similar system could be implemented a...
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25 Oct. 2019
The wait is over: Clear will open at United terminals in Houston next week
16 Mar. 2020
Apple card offers skipped payment
28 Sep. 2021
How I did on the pandemic relief laws
1 Apr. 2018
Delta Air Lines Is Ending SkyMiles and Replacing It with Cryptocurrency
18 Nov. 2019
Delta’s Shocking Warning Letter To A Frequent Flyer
7 Oct. 2019
[YMMV] Amazon: Use One Chase Ultimate Rewards Points & Get $15 Off $60 (Working Second Time For Some)
5 Apr. 2018
Alaska Airlines Relaxes Same Day Change Rules
1 Jun. 2017
Pick Your Airline! Choice Is Offering 1,000 Airline Miles per Hotel Stay
30 Mar. 2018
Winners and Losers in the New Hilton Honors Program
12 Jul. 2019
Issuing Banks Rules for Approvals and New Bonuses
8 Oct. 2019
T-Mobile Tuesdays: $4 Atom Ticket, Shell 10¢ + Free Taco Bell
25 Oct. 2019
U.S. to ban all routes to Cuba except Havana, reports say
7 Oct. 2019
[Expired] Ibotta: Signup for HelloFresh and Get $52; Stack with Amex Offer – Ends Today (10/7)
8 Oct. 2019
Snapfish: 10 Free Photo 4×6 Prints (Including Free Shipping) When You Use Promo Code 10FREEPT
25 Oct. 2019
United Airlines to add a 6th daily nonstop flight between Newark and London
2 Jun. 2017
Giant 5x Gas Points Select Merchant Gift Cards Purchase: Amex, Sears & Nike Gift Cards
7 Oct. 2019
Rakuten: 15% Off Sitewide With Promo Code SAVE15
7 Oct. 2019
Best Cryptocurrency Deals (Get Cryptocurrency For Free)
8 Oct. 2019
[Targeted] Plastiq: Pay 1.5% Fee on up to Three Payments
14 Mar. 2020
$37 RT Las Vegas to East Coast on Frontier
2 Mar. 2018
Slovaks to rally across country in honor of slain journalist
21 Jan. 2022
The Russia-China Axis of Authoritarianism: Part I
4 Apr. 2017
It’s Time for Conservatives to Celebrate This President
2 Mar. 2018
Burkina Faso police director general says capital is being attacked by suspected Islamic extremists
7 Oct. 2019
Stop What You’re Doing And Read The Blockbuster Speech That Got This French Conservative Investigated By Government Censors
2 Mar. 2018
Indian fugitive in Hong Kong court under heavy security
18 Jan. 2022
The Biden Administration's 'Diplomacy' with the Iranian Regime
14 Jan. 2022
China: Buying Up Europe
9 Oct. 2019
All Of The NBA’s Chinese Partners Have Severed Their Relationships
2 Mar. 2018
Polish lawmaker: due reparations from Germany could stand at $850 billion
21 Mar. 2017
The Most Dangerous Addiction of Them All: Entitlements
18 Jan. 2022
Predicting 2022 – The Year of the Tiger – Part II
23 Jan. 2022
Indifference to a Christian Genocide
2 Mar. 2018
Police say 10 Maoist rebels killed in raid in eastern India
9 Oct. 2019
Trump Administration Imposes Travel Ban On Chinese Officials Linked To Muslim Persecutions
7 Oct. 2019
FACT CHECK: Did George Bernard Shaw Say A Quote Comparing Apples To Ideas?
16 May. 2017
Feminism and Intelligence
16 Jan. 2022
Kazakhstan: Echoes of the Autumn of Sorrows
31 Jan. 2017
Why My Stepsons’ Father Killed Himself
10 Oct. 2019
Meghan McCain Lashes Out At Rand Paul, Calls Him A ‘Chicken Heart Isolationist’
28 Dec. 2017
Larry Elder: “Why Is Maxine Waters Silent On The Terrorist-Drug Dealing Probe That Obama Shut Down?”
17 Oct. 2019
This Student Refused to Bow to Trans Ideology at Berkeley
16 Oct. 2019
House Democrats’ New Bill Would Drive Up College Costs Even Further
17 Oct. 2019
4 Big Indicators of What’s Next in Impeachment Process
14 Dec. 2017
Trump’s ‘Abysmal’ Poll Numbers? What About Those of Merkel, Macron, May and Trudeau?
15 Jan. 2018
Where’s Hollywood’s Apology for Donating to the Clintons While Ignoring Sex Abuse Allegations Against Them?
16 Oct. 2019
Trump Vetoes Second Resolution to End Border Emergency Declaration
1 Feb. 2018
Had ‘News’ Media Done Its Job, Obama Would Not Have Become President
17 Oct. 2019
FCC’s Ajit Pai Issues Ominous Warning, Says China’s Reaction to NBA Fracas Is Only the Tip of the Iceberg
16 Oct. 2019
2 Years On, #MeToo Needs a Course Correction
16 Oct. 2019
The Left Targets Supreme Court With ‘Packing’ Threat, ‘Shortlist’ of Activist Nominees
17 Oct. 2019
We’re Becoming More Like China Than China Is Like Us
22 Feb. 2018
SKIN COLOR AND SPORTS: IT’S NOT 1947 ANYMORE
17 Oct. 2019
This Type of Voting Doesn’t Rank as Real Election Reform
17 Oct. 2019
US Must Prevent Rise of New ISIS Caliphate in Syria Following Our Troop Withdrawal
17 Oct. 2019
Maryland’s Rep. Elijah Cummings Dies at 68
3 Nov. 2017
Our Ex-Presidents’ Insincere Praise of ‘American Generosity’
4 Jan. 2018
Instead of ‘Infrastructure Investment,’ How About Killing Davis-Bacon?
16 Feb. 2018
What Left-Wing Educators Don’t Teach During ‘Black History Month’
17 Oct. 2019
Problematic Women: Abortion, Pornography, and Transgender Models