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Your Budget Guide to Japan with As the Joe Flies, The Alaska Airlines Credit Card, and Status Match and Comps

In this episode, I talk about the Alaska Airlines credit card and status match perpetuity, and Joe from As the Joe Flies stops by to discuss traveling to Japan.


TFB #25 - Richard Kerr from AwardTravel 101

On this episode, I talk to AwardTravel101 founder and points and miles maestro, Richard Kerr. He discusses his underrated credit cards and destinations, along with why he thinks Spirit may actually be kind of good. His words.


TFB #24 - Atlantic City for Low Rollers with Craig from the Due For a Win Podcast

In this episode, I talk with Craig from Due for a Win as he preps me with budget-friendly options for my upcoming Atlantic City trip.


TFB #23 - Is the "Free" Atlantis Stay via Caesars Worth It?

In this episode of the soon to be award winning podcast, I chat with Dave from Miles Talk about his experience at Atlantis, which he booked through Caesars.


TFB #22 - Easy Caesars Status and Han in the ME3

In this episode, I give a little hint on getting a higher tier status with Caesars and I chat with Han about his ME3 experience.


TFB #21 - TFB in 2019

A mini 2019 primer and look back on my 2018. A few laughs, a few tears, plenty of jeers.


TFB #20 - Louisville Trip Report and New Zealand From Scratch With Spencer of Straight to the Points

On this episode, I talk about my recent trip to Louisville, and Spencer from Straight to the Points shows us how to get to New Zealand from Scratch.


TFB #19 - Being Your Own Elite with the Milenomics Team

On this episode, I’m joined by Sam and Robert who form the Milenomics team. They teach us how to use points and miles to take the trips we want, not the trips our available points and miles might otherwise dictate. They detail how we can be our own elite.


TFB #18 - Louisville

In this episode, I chat with Tony Synder of Vice Lounge Online fame as he helps me plan my upcoming trip to Louisville. Tony, a fellow bourbon buddy, has plenty of great tips to get the most out of a 48-hour stay in bourbon country.


TFB #17 - Squirrels, A New Cash Back Approach, and 3 All-inclusive Tips

In this episode, I give my HT of the Week to an inspiring animal spirit of the travel world. I also discuss my latest thought experiment on earning 2% cashback straight into a brokerage account. Finally, I round out the episode by giving three tips for choosing an all-inclusive resort. \*Super important editor's note: In this episode, and really quite frequently, I state that using bank points in the Chase portal with CSP or CSR can effectively give you a 25-50% discount. The math doesn't...


TFB #16 - Convince TFB: Airbnb

In this first of a 263 part series, "Convince TFB", friends Cassie and Craig try to convince me that Airbnb is worth the cost savings. Craig and Cassie like the personal touch and big space Airbnb's can provide. Will it be enough to convince TFB? Listen to find out! Want to support the show? Find TFB on Patreon ( Have a show suggestion? Drop TFB a line on Twitter or FB!


TFB #15 - Squabbles and Segments

In this high-end J fare of an episode, I debut two new segments and talk with Kyle Askine of the Due for a Win Podcast ( We discuss why cash back cards are not to be overlooked in the credit card game. A big thanks to Kyle for joining me. Say hi to him out in Atlantic City when you get a chance. Support the show at ( More reviews and thoughts can be found at (


TFB SE - Castle Hot Springs

In this special edition episode, I talk with Maureen, current resident manager at Castle Hot Springs resort in Arizona. We discuss the property's interesting history, some of its famous guests, and how they are preparing for visitors this fall. Having visited Castle Hot Springs in the summer, I was awestruck by the beauty of the landscape and excited at the opportunity to stay and relax in the mineral springs. I hope you get a chance to visit this amazing place! Links: Patreon subscription...


TFB #14 - Point Valuations and Chase Transfers

In this episode, I take some listener review feedback and discuss how point valuations are calculated and when and how to transfer points from Chase's Ultimate Rewards portal to dedicated travel transfer partners. Join the Bunker crew on Patreon (!


TFB #13 - Detroit

In this episode, I talk with Mike Geeter, a lifelong Detroit area resident and stand-up comic. We talk about his career in comedy, the Detroit comedy scene, and, of course, his favorite spots in Detroit. I know that for many, Detroit may seem like an odd vacation destination, but trust me, it's a city worth considering. It’s historic, it’s beautiful, and it has a lot going on. You’ll find world-class restaurants, fantastic cocktail bars, and exceptionally mediocre professional sports. It’s a...


TFB #12 - Good Credit Cards for Casual Travelers and Points/Miles Newbies

In this episode, I talk about some good credit cards for earning miles and points for those who travel casually or are new to navigating the points and miles world. Let me know if there are any cards you think should be added to the list! You can support the show here: Patreon/TravelFanboy (


TFB #11 - Vegas Trip Report

In this episode, I detail my recent trip to Las Vegas for the Zorkfest and 360 Vegas Vacation festivities. The entire weekend was a blast. I met a number of incredible people, learned a ton of great info, and drank some of the best bourbons around. Doesn't get much better than that. If you're on the fence about attending Zorkfest or Vegas Vacation, take a big leap over into "yes". Enjoy! To support the show, become a member of the exclusive Bunker: TFB Patreon...


TFB SE: Live From Zorkfest

In this special edition of TFB, we hear my performance at Zorkfest 2018's Podcaster After Dark event. A big thanks to the Zorkfest team for the great setup and fantastic weekend. Be sure to listen to other presenters, Vital Vegas and You Can Bet on That, as well. \*WARNING\* Yes, there is a curse word in this presentation, which breaks from my normal, clean format. It was after dark, after all. I'd listen post 10pm so it aligns with most sensibilities.


TFB #10 - New Orleans City Guide with Mark Bologna of Beyond Bourbon Street

In this episode, I talk to Mark Bologna of the Beyond Bourbon Street Podcast. Mark is New Orleans native and full of incredibly useful information for NOLA visitors. New Orleans is such a culturally rich and exciting city with a ton to offer. I’m so happy that Mark was able to sort us out and act as a fantastic tour guide. Links: Beyond Bourbon Street - Instagram ( Zorkfest Schedule (


TFB #9 - Points and Miles with a Family in Mind

In this episode, I chat with Joe from ( He takes us through his strategy of acquiring and spending points and miles efficiently for family travel. We also discuss good family lodging and destination options. Zorkfest ( registration is still open and tickets are still available for the charity craps tournament and Podcasters After Dark. I hope to see you there! Use code ZorkFanboy for $10 off your...