Once upon a time there was a powerful politician was exceedingly fond of new clothes and spent lavishly on his wardrobe. He changed outfits constantly and used his meetings and p..
I think the biggest downside to the world of points & miles blogging–if indeed it can even be said to have a downside–is that there just aren’t enough people doing it. Everyone s..
It’s prediction time! So far there have been 2017 forecasts from Doctor of Credit, Frequent Miler, and Tagging Miles. Two of them from Doc I’ve been expecting myself: the new rule
This was the first Christmas / New Year’s in about a decade where my household didn’t have a baby in diapers. We had no trips planned either. I’ve spent an entire
Editor’s note: Today’s special guest blogger is my good friend Cyrus, who runs the Thousand Mile Secrets blog. Cyrus is eager to share his wealth of knowledge with his friends and
Operations security (OPSEC) is a term originating in U.S. military jargon, as a process that identifies critical information to determine if friendly actions can be observed by e..
As you make your 2017 travel plans, don’t forget about a rare event happening next year: a total eclipse of the sun visible across a wide section of the United
Every now and then a points & miles blogger puts out a post on deal-chasing ethics, which is a good thing. Case in point:
BOSTON — A couple from Georgia is
In case you missed it, the New York Times published an article about the Chase Sapphire Reserve. The article contained a link to a video from yours truly in this critical
Some of you have metal credit cards, but have you ever thought about giving cardboard a try? Check this out:It seems sketchy to make your own credit card, given that
I’m going to borrow something from the churning subreddit. It’s not a great deal or some insider information but rather an interesting observation. In “The people of /r/churning ..
It’s on! Be there next Saturday, June 18, 1 pm, at Olde Mecklenburg Brewery to discuss all things points / miles / credit cards / travel hacking / etc.If you’ve
It’s been a while since our last meet-up, which had a surprisingly strong turnout despite the Great Blizzard of 2016. Anybody up for another one? I’ll throw out June 18
There has been a fair-amount of hand-wringing in the points & miles world, some of it from me, about how things aren’t as good as they used to be. I
The big news in the points & miles world today is that Bankrate has acquired Million Mile Secrets. I’m glad MMS made a public announcement; that’s more than we got
As I’ve mentioned here before, my wife is from Nicaragua. Between being married to her and traveling down there, I’ve learned a bit about Nicaraguan culture. One difference I’ve ..
Noah wrote a thoughtful post about how much we are actually saving through travel hacking, as it might often be the case that we become the game, instead of the
In case you missed it, The Points Guy had an “Ask Me Anything” on Reddit. For those of you not familiar with Reddit, an AMA is pretty much what it
No irony here, folks… in today’s post there will be nothing but love for Million Mile Secrets! And the same goes for all the other bloggers my esteemed colleague George refers
HUGE opportunity here, folks. But given the recent news about Citi I think it’s best to speak about this in code so that we won’t kill the deal. Here you go:
Great news, folks! Being a famous and influential points-n-miles blogger, I end up with a lot of swag. I can’t use all of it myself, and that’s where you come
We had some interesting comments on the Tuesday’s deal-killing post. I’m going to start off with this one from Craig:
I def understand blogging about something leading to masses ..
Once upon a time, you could open up multiple Alaska Airlines cards at once and pocket the 25,000-mile bonus on each. You no longer can. Why is that?
Circumstantial evidence points