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Holiday Gift Ideas for Travelers

Spending the last month out of the country and the fact that it's currently 70 degrees outside has completely screwed up my internal calendar.  I am in complete disbelief that Thanksgiving is only 48 hours away and that Christmas is just around the corner!  Luckily, it's not too late to start my holiday shopping and hopefully there will be some great sales to make it even more … [Read More]

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Merry Christmas

Traveling in December is bittersweet.  I miss all the pre-holiday festivities and parties at home, but I get the opportunity to celebrate in new ways and traditions around the world. This year, the holiday season started for me in Nicaragua, where … [Read More]


Earn Miles During Tax Season

Ugh, it's that time of year again - time to pull out the paperwork and organize your financial documents...that's right, the W-2s are rolling in and before long, you'll be filing your taxes! Am I early?  Probably (for most folks) but American Airlines has … [Read More]


Personal Points: This Community is Great

Okay, I'll admit that while I learned a lot at the Chicago Seminars this past fall, my weekend at Frequent Traveler University is a million times better.  The session content is largely the same, the included lunch is equally uninteresting, and I'm earning … [Read More]


A Capricious Day in Florabama

When I booked my $59 flight to Florida, I called this trip my first ever mileage run.  In reality, it wasn't a mileage run at all.  My flight had absolutely no bearing on whether or not I'll earn status with US Airways (I won't) and while the 3,264 miles I … [Read More]