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Introducing Maisie, The Culinary Concierge: Greg’s travel companion for the #3Cards3Continents challenge

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For the 3 Cards, 3 Continents Challenge I previously revealed that I would be taking along a mystery travel companion.  Stephen Pepper speculated that my companion might be someone named Ana (since I booked...

What’s in Greg’s go-everywhere backpack?

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If you travel often, it makes sense to keep a small backpack always stocked with all of your travel needs.  That way, when you head out on a flight or drive, you won't chance...

How to select seats on partner bookings

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It's common to book a trip through one airline that includes segments flown by other airlines.  For example, a trip booked through American Airlines might include segments flown by Alaska Airlines, British Airways, Qatar,...

Join me (Greg) at The Travel Summit: Toronto Oct 29-30 2022

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I will be speaking at two different frequent flyer events this October.  The first, the Chicago Seminars event (Oct 21-23) is detailed on Flyertalk, here (Nearly the entire FM team will be there!).  The...

Best free sites for finding Covid entry rules (and more!)

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On a recent edition of our Frequent Miler on the Air podcast, Nick and I groused about the difficulty in finding up to date Covid entry rules for all of the countries we might...

Best card for free access to Delta Sky Clubs

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If you fly Delta often, then you're probably interested in Sky Club access.  Sky Clubs provide free food and drink, free internet, and (when not overcrowded) a comfortable place to work or relax when...

Great ways to save money or miles on flights

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With airfare prices going sky high these days, it was high time for me to update this post. This post is intended to be a quick lookup guide.  Before you book a flight, skim...

Workationing the Pacific Coast Highway

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My wife and I spent most of February on the California coast.  This wasn't vacation.  We took vacation in January when we visited Loews Ventana Canyon and Miraval Arizona in Tucson, the Hyatt Residence...

Is the Maldives really overrated? The myth of one-size-fits-all.

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Greg and Nick wrote two great posts earlier this week about which credit cards are currently in their wallet and why they have them there.  That was followed by an in-depth discussion on the...
How to get to Alila Ventana Big Sur and how long to stay

How to get to Alila Ventana Big Sur, and how long to stay… |...

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Greg is out galavanting in beautiful places again, so episode 42 of our "Ask Us Anything, Live" brought a plethora of questions about Alila Ventana Big Sur, and plenty of questions about Award Booking...

Ultra-Premium Credit Card Travel Protections

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With the introduction of their Venture X card, Capital One became the latest major card issuer to offer an ultra-premium card.  So, it was time to update this post comparing ultra-premium credit card travel...

Tips for booking “just in case” flights

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When booking travel, there are times when it makes sense to have backup plans.  Maybe, for example, you absolutely have to make it to the departure city for that expensive cruise you bought.  Or,...
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Here’s How Easy & Quick It Is To Set Up CLEAR

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CLEAR membership isn't something I'd been too worried about getting in the past, but with Amex handing it out for free to all Platinum personal and business cardholders and some other targeted cardholders with...

What’s the Best Hotel Card for Newbies? | Ask Us Anything | EP 32

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What's the best hotel credit card for newbies (15:01), and should a newbie bother going for Hyatt Globalist status (53:34​)? This week Greg and Nick think about the newbies in episode 32 of Frequent Miler Ask...

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