Episode Description Travelcon (the non-hacking one) was in Boston this year, so Joe got together with a bunch of miles and points bloggers to chat about the state of miles and points blogging, where the space might be going, whether consolidation will keep happening, whether Canadians really are nicer, and a whole lot more! Featuring […]
Becky Pokora from sightdoing.net drops by and we chat about our recent trips that hopefully can inspire you as you plan your next ones. How can you enjoy Alaska by land or by sea, what is it like to go to the Women’s World Cup, and how much wildlife can you see in Tasmania? We also talk about how Joe dealt with a grossly overcharged rental car.
Ed Pizzarello from Pizza in Motion and the Miles 2 Go podcast drops by to discuss his crazy Disney parkeology challenge for charity, the perils of overscheduling “vacation”, what loyalty might look like to consumers in the future, and why in the name of all that is good and just in this world did Bonvoy win at the Freddies?
In Final Boarding Call, Joe talks about lessons you should probably take from his semi-disastrous family trip over spring break.
Stefan Krasowski from Rapid Travel Chai swings by to talk about his loyalty to Delta, how miles and points have brought him to the precipice of completing his visit to every country in the world, dynamic awards, Socotra and one of the most beautiful beaches in the world, and more!
In Final Boarding Call, we discuss how Stefan earns miles and points these days, rant on the state of MS in a very specific region of the country, and talk about how all this consolidation has affected the miles and points blogosphere.
Drew from Travel is Free is back to writing full time and the miles and points community is better off for it. He joins the podcast to chat about what he’s been up to, Eastern Europe, free stopovers using United, and more! We chatted so much we left in some extra banter at the end of the episode. (Note: Obviously we recorded this before United announced they’re getting rid of their award chart. We haven’t seen news about how this affects stopovers yet, maybe it won’t, but it’s still bad news).
Spencer Howard from God Save the Points joins us to chat about some of the more niche alternative mileage currencies to book awards. We dive into some of the nitty gritty of finding value using Virgin Atlantic Flying Club, Iberia Avios, Asia Miles, and much more. He also drops some knowledge about Lifemiles. Plus, what to do in Thailand.
Spencer hangs out for our Patreon only Final Boarding Call segment to chat some specific award routes and some interesting thoughts on the evolution of the miles and points gamers view of buying miles. He also makes Joe’s life and decision making as difficult as possible. Thanks for nothing, Spencer!
On today’s episode we’re joined by a special guest, Shane Rowley, who’s been to Necker Island, Richard Branson’s private island in the British Virgin Islands, twice. We chat about what it’s like to be a guest at such a unique location, how much it costs in money or in miles, the amazing experience that is Necker Island, and what Richard Branson smells like.