Dustin from Waller's Wallet joins the podcast to discuss his family's experience with IVF in Brno, Czech Republic, the world of credit cards in 2018, and thoughts for the future of the miles and points game in 2019. Featuring: some pretty bad jokes! In the Gold Patreon only Final Boarding Call segment we talk about some avenues to sign up for credit cards that would be otherwise closed off and increasing spending over the holidays. Interested in becoming a supporter? Find out more on our...
Richard Kerr from Award Travel 101 joins the podcast to chat about airline loyalty in his new hometown, Atlanta, traveling to South America, how to save money on cruises, and more. We also continue our 10 year anniversary series and discuss how safe we feel in various parts of the world. In the Gold Patreon only segment Final Boarding call, we take a look at some concrete datapoints for cruise savings and a new credit card spending avenue we've been tinkering with. Thanks so much to our...
Jeff Brownson aka Jeff the Wanderer aka Miles and Pints joins the podcast to chat about strategies for attending beer festivals with miles and points, the coolest tour I've ever heard about in Belize, strategies for 2 player mode when it comes to credit cards, Mardi Gras, and a whole lot more. Plus, stay tuned to the end of the podcast for a sneak preview of our new Patreon only segment, Final Boarding Call. Don't know what Patreon is? Check out our page and please consider supporting the...
Joe and Trevor chat about the longest flight in the world, how to pass the time on crazy long flights, the ten longest flights in the world and which we'd take, and much more. Also, we discuss what to do when an airline hangs you out to dry and what you need to know about American's changes with interline agreements.
Spencer Howard comes back to visit and we chat about Kyoto, Tokyo, Hong Kong and Spencer's new award e-mail alert service. Plus, an anniversary trip recommendation from Spencer that you won't believe and some info about booking ANA first class.
Episode Description Trevor’s off gallavanting in Hong Kong, so Robert Dwyer from Milenomics and Rachel Berkey from Award Travel 101 join to discuss Chase giving Disney the axe, highlights from their European summer vacations, and where Joe should go for his anniversary. We also discuss our new website and what we look for in good […]
Noah from Money Metagame returns to check in about how his gap year with his wife is going. We chat about how they are paying the bills, whether they could foresee themselves doing this long time, how they deal with meals and lodging, and more. We then check in with tips about visiting the Grand Canyon and Carlsbad Caverns. Plus, another entry into our new segment, tell Joe where to go for his ten year anniversary!
Joey Redmond - reseller, Park Hyatt fan, and soccer fan, joins the podcast to discuss Costa Rica and the Andaz Papagayo, his quest to hit up all the Park Hyatts in the world, why he moved to improve his reselling business, and more. Come for the miles and points, stay for the random soccer talk!
Oren's Money Saver returns to talk about tips for visiting Israel, his move to Israel, and most crazily, running a successful reselling business FROM Israel. How to deal with credit cards as an ex-pat, where to visit, rental car, and tips for resellers both overseas and in the States.
Len Testa, founder of Touring Plans, returns to talk a whole bunch of Walt Disney World topics. We touch on how Touring Plans has had to evolve, how insane Star Wars Galaxy's Edge will be next year, upcoming changes to ticket packages (including how Disney might implement multi-day peak pricing), and most importantly, the best theory I've ever heard on why Disney's IT is so bad...
Ed from the Miles to Go podcast and Pizza in Motion joins to talk about the Marriott/SPG merger and we answer a listener question about first class products to Australia with a toddler in tow. Elsewhere, we discuss what we know about the happenings at the Plastic Merchant (not much, unfortunately), and of course, donuts.
Becky Pokora returns to the podcast after her big move to talk one of her favorite countries, Guatemala. We then discuss the best ways to travel when living in a non hub city and how to best keep track of flights. As always, Becky inspired us with her love of travel and all the fun she's been up to! Elsewhere, we discuss the power of nested itineraries.
Spencer Howard (now of One Mile at a Time!) returns to discuss booking round the world itineraries. We talk some logistics and also debate whether it's realistic to book RTW tickets, while comparing RTW tickets with one way segments. Elsewhere, we chat about what to do in Spencer's home state of Kentucky.
We bring on two Hawaii regulars - Tim Brooks and Rose, to chat about all things Hawaii. How to get there with miles and points from the East Coast, West Coast, the limited business class space, and fair cash prices round out our airfare discussions. Then we take a look at great places to stay on every island before rounding things out with some recommendations on things to do. An episode to bookmark for your future trip!
Cynthia Drescher, who you may know as JetSetCD, is an avid traveler who spends half her time on the road. She writes for Conde Nast and joined the podcast to discuss the difference between an arctic/Antarctica cruise, fun festivals in Germany, and...cryptocurrency? We also chat about how in 2018 every festival seems crushed with people and offer suggestions for "small" events to check out around the world! Cynthia inspires me to travel more and I hope she'll inspire you too.
Adam Bauer, the Travel Fan Boy, joins to discuss one of our favorite cities, Las Vegas. Vegaaaaaas! We chat parking and resort fees, ideas for budget minded travelers, using miles and points, and end with quite a long discussion about gambling. Pai goooooow.
Matthew Hague from Saverocity returns to discuss a litany of topics including his never ending Las Vegas M Life status gig, cruising and how to save money on cruise excursions, dealing with a canceled flight (and a three year old!), feeding said three year old on the road, and South African wines. Elsewhere, we talk lessons learned from NapaDO and tips for redeeming Merrill+ credit card points.
Sam from Milenomics returns for Round 2 vs. Trevor of Be Your Own Elite vs. Earned Elite Status. This time, they tackle the value of hotel status as it pertains to saving money, enhanced customer service, higher earn rates, and upgrades and benefits.
Sam Simon from Milenomics (the Professor) drops by for a hearty debate with Trevor about whether it's worth chasing airline status or just being a member of Sam's exclusive loyalty program, BYOE (Be Your Own Elite). Also: driving a Corolla in a blizzard.