Thanks to the Hilton Honors news, we discuss whether eliminating award charts is really all that bad. Then we discuss whether politics has any place in the blogosphere. If you are sick of hearing about that kind of stuff feel free to tune out at 31:43. Recorded 2 Feb, 2017.
We speak to Len Testa, founder of Touring Plans, a travel hacker of another sort. We talk about how Len turned his graduate thesis into a study of lines (and how to avoid them) at Walt Disney World before moving into practical tips for saving money on trips to the parks. Food for thought, even if you aren’t a Disney fan. Recorded 26 Jan, 2017.
We dive into Trevor’s experience in the Polaris lounge before discussing American’s new basic economy fares and where our loyalties lie this year, airline wise. Then, 2017 specific predictions for air travel and credit cards! Most epic podcast ending ever spoiled by lack of music rights…just hum Toto to yourself in the background. Recorded 19 Jan, 2017.
With Trevor and Joe Cortez off doing Trevor and Joe Cortez things, we sit down with Matt in Part I of a two part interview. We touch on his evergreen Vegas gig before examining his rise and fall as a reselling resalesman before closing out with some philosophical debate about miles and points earnings in the current climate. Recorded 5 Dec, 2016.
Noah from Money Metagame stops by to settle an old argument with Trevor. In the process, we touch on how to evaluate the value of our trips, opportunity costs, whether travel hackers are actually “winning”, and a little bit about F.I.R.E. (Financial Independence Retire Early). Recorded 20 Oct, 2016.