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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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Latest blog posts
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 situati...
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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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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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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 situati...
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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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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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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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[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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[Nonstop] $159: Chicago to Cancun, Mexico
14 Sep. 2021
[Nonstop] $159: Chicago to Cancun, Mexico
Flights to Cancún, Mexico under $194 were recently featured on Thrifty Traveler Premium last week! You’re missing out on 9...
[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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$135: Kansas City to San Juan, Puerto Rico
16 Sep. 2021
$135: Kansas City to San Juan, Puerto Rico
Flights to San Juan, Puerto Rico under $172 were recently featured on Thrifty Traveler Premium last week! You’re missing out on 9...
With Fares Dropping, Half-Price Flights to Costa Rica and Belize this Winter!
17 Sep. 2021
With Fares Dropping, Half-Price Flights to Costa Rica and Belize this Winter!
A tropical getaway to the beaches of Belize or Costa Rica this winter could be more affordable than you think. Roundtrip flights to these Ce...
[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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Nationwide Delta SkyMiles Flash Sale to Spain from 32K RT (Into 2022!)
15 Sep. 2021
Nationwide Delta SkyMiles Flash Sale to Spain from 32K RT (Into 2022!)
Say it with us: Delta SkyMiles are not worthless! And this Delta SkyMiles flash sale is the latest reminder. From Scranton to Santa Ana, doz...
[Nonstop] $198: Oakland to Maui, Hawaii
17 Sep. 2021
[Nonstop] $198: Oakland to Maui, Hawaii
Flights to California to Hawaii for $197 were recently featured on Thrifty Traveler Premium last week! You’re missing out on 99% ...
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1 Jun. 2017
Free Doughnuts in Select Cities This Summer If You Have These Cards!
2 Jun. 2017
This Weekend: Free Access to Museums, Zoos, Aquariums, & More for Bank of America Cardholders
3 Apr. 2018
Radisson Announces Radisson Blu Anaheim and New Manhattan Hotel
2 Jun. 2017
Top Ten Hot Deals for June 2, 2017
4 Apr. 2018
How to Open a Frequent Flyer Account for Your Child
3 Jun. 2017
Appalachian Community Credit Union CD Account Review: 0.10% to 3.04% APY CD Rate (TN, VA, KY)
7 Oct. 2019
[Targeted] Get 20%-50% off Uber, 10 Rides, $10 Max Discount Per Ride
25 Oct. 2019
United’s CEO: Flyers will need convincing to fly the Boeing 737 MAX again
16 Mar. 2020
Staples $25 off $100 (works on toilet paper; stack w/ Chase Offer)
25 Oct. 2019
Chase Ink Business Preferred vs. Capital One Spark Miles for Business: Which card is right for you?
2 Jun. 2017
“Traveling Is the Best Way to Learn About Yourself”
20 Nov. 2019
The 9 Best Small Business Credit Cards (2019)
19 Nov. 2019
Capital One Adds Priority OpenTable Reservations
7 Sep. 2019
Holy Markup: Hotel Charged a Man Nearly $70,000 for a Beer, and It’ll Take 10 Days to Get His Money Back
2 Jun. 2017
Amazon Lightning Deals Gift Cards: $50 Krispy Kreme Gift Card For $40
18 Nov. 2019
Air India’s Award Chart: I’m Speechless
18 Nov. 2019
Delta’s Shocking Warning Letter To A Frequent Flyer
25 Oct. 2019
United’s ConnectionSaver: 50,000 made connections and counting
23 Jul. 2019
Trip Report: Delta One, Atlanta to Buenos Aires
8 Oct. 2019
Robinhood Relaunches Cash Account – This Time with 2.05% APY & FDIC Insurance
23 Sep. 2019
From tree to chair without the carpentry: UK couple grows furniture
27 Feb. 2020
Watch: Venomous snake found hiding behind family’s toaster
4 Mar. 2020
Checkout clerk’s advice earns Maryland woman $100,000
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
10 Mar. 2020
Farm fire caused by pedometer-eating pigs
2 Sep. 2019
Czech doctors deliver baby girl 117 days after mother’s brain-death
5 Mar. 2020
Look: Moose rescued after falling through ice of frozen pond
3 Mar. 2020
Change from sandwich purchase leads to $500,000 lottery jackpot
2 Sep. 2019
UK PM Johnson to the rescue: girlfriend adopts a rescue puppy
6 Sep. 2019
Climbing: Polish climber Dzienski pips lift in man vs. machine race
17 Sep. 2019
Rugby: Tattooed Samoans don skin suits to avoid offending Japanese hosts
25 Feb. 2020
Watch: Deer crashes through Ohio couple’s house
16 Sep. 2019
If marathons weren’t hard enough already: strap a tree to your back
4 Mar. 2020
Watch: Woman nearly stomped by moose in Colorado
14 Sep. 2019
Thieves steal $5 million gold toilet from Britain’s Blenheim Palace
28 Sep. 2019
China’s ‘national flag baby’ raises flag, captivates millions
13 Sep. 2019
Rugby: Octopuses predict Japan will beat Ireland but not reach knockouts
31 Aug. 2019
Maurice the Rooster pitches city slickers against locals in rural France
19 Sep. 2019
Philippines’ Duterte pestered again as gecko stalls speech
17 Oct. 2019
In Georgia, Parents Win Battle Over Transgender Bathrooms at School
15 Jan. 2018
Where’s Hollywood’s Apology for Donating to the Clintons While Ignoring Sex Abuse Allegations Against Them?
25 Jan. 2018
The Great S—hole Hypocrisy
17 Oct. 2019
4 Big Indicators of What’s Next in Impeachment Process
17 Oct. 2019
This Type of Voting Doesn’t Rank as Real Election Reform
16 Nov. 2017
No, Colin Kaepernick Is No Muhammad Ali
18 Jan. 2018
Under the New Trump Standard, Why Wasn’t Obama Impeached?
16 Oct. 2019
The Left Targets Supreme Court With ‘Packing’ Threat, ‘Shortlist’ of Activist Nominees
16 Oct. 2019
‘Batwoman’ Actress Ruby Rose Is Happy She Didn’t Transition to a Man
28 Dec. 2017
Larry Elder: “Why Is Maxine Waters Silent On The Terrorist-Drug Dealing Probe That Obama Shut Down?”
17 Oct. 2019
Trump Should Imitate Ellen DeGeneres
17 Oct. 2019
This Student Refused to Bow to Trans Ideology at Berkeley
23 Nov. 2017
I got fired for calling out liberal hypocrisy on Clintons
16 Oct. 2019
White House Enters Into Hopeful ‘Phase 1’ of China Trade Deal
16 Oct. 2019
Trump Vetoes Second Resolution to End Border Emergency Declaration
17 Oct. 2019
San Francisco Blacklists 22 States With Pro-Life Laws
17 Oct. 2019
Problematic Women: Abortion, Pornography, and Transgender Models
1 Feb. 2018
Had ‘News’ Media Done Its Job, Obama Would Not Have Become President
19 Oct. 2017
Yes, Weinstein Accusers Are Brave — So Were Jones, Willey and Broaddrick
4 Jan. 2018
Instead of ‘Infrastructure Investment,’ How About Killing Davis-Bacon?