Last year, I partnered with Richard Kerr and Travel Hacking Award Travel 101 to host a Toys for Tots Happy Hour.
Frequent Travelers Do Great ThingsLast year you (the travel hacki..
Status quo bias is one of the most powerful forces in American political life, and to overcome it a party or faction usually requires some combination of internal unity, lobbyist
I’ve been reading with interest this morning about the revamped lineup of co-branded Hilton Honors credit cards American Express will be launching soon. Since I earn a lot of Hil..
I sometimes come across a moderately sophisticated intuition, and find that while I don’t strictly speaking agree or disagree with it, I do find it basically meaningless without ..
Life sometimes throws you curveballs when you least expect it. This blog normally doesn’t address said curveballs unless they happen 30K feet in the air or in a different country.
If you spend much time around here, you know that I like flying on Delta. There are some catches, of course: if you prefer flying on Delta you’ll probably want
A little bit of knowledge is a dangerous thing, and last week the New York Times published a pearl-clutching article that contained a little bit of knowledge. They reported that
I published my first post on October 30, 2011. I only realized this because I’m doing some cleanup in anticipation of a project I’m working on (more on that soon). When
Editor’s note: there are a lot of Chase Sapphire Preferred reviews out there and they are extremely monotonous to read. None of them, however, have been written by robots. With
We enter a Cortezless world by inviting Spencer Howard, miles aficionado, on to discuss trips to Korea, the Demilitarized Zone, overlooked redemptions, and re..
This week I’m on my first big vacation since last summer’s Club Carlson-financed trip around Central Europe, which means it’s time for one of my patented anatomies of an award
I have never felt the impulse to constantly repeat, here on the blog, every manufactured spend technique that still works. People periodically send me e-mails or leave comments o..
It’s not always about what you wear, where you go, or where you stay. There’s one thing you can do every time you travel that immediately will make you feel
I often say I like writing about money because it’s an area of human activity that naturally lends itself to my unfortunate literal tendency. Today’s post is a good example
Hi everybody! I’ve been taking a break from blogging because, frankly, I’ve been kind of bored with points and miles this year. But Chase has a bad new credit card
I’m no thought leader in travel, so I’m not going to paint this as a symbolic or meaningful decline in the quality of the Hilton Honors program, but I had
This is a guest post from Robert DwyerYou’re familiar with credit card and bank account signup bonuses, but once you’ve signed up for all the cards and wrestled with all
This post is one of those lesser known finance and quirky deals that my friend Personal Finance Digest is great at uncovering. I recently listened to this Planet Money episode s..
In June 2017, Amazon announced their desire to purchase Whole Foods Market for $13.7 billion. When the Federal Trade Commission approved the deal, days later Amazon announced th..
Towards the end of the summer, Jess and I decided to take a quick two night trip without the kids. We try to travel at least for a couple days
Today we are enjoying the fruits of a politics founded, at its core, on the principle that the wealthiest, most powerful people in our society feel ill-used by the political
It is coming to that time of the year that I start to get rather concerned about reducing expenses. With the holidays coming, my reselling business will become a prime
This isn’t aviation geek, miles and points, or even airline travel related. I’m a merchant mariner, holder of a 100 ton Captain’s license for inland and near coastal waters, best..