Friend of the show Tom Kim joins the podcast to discuss how he’s been gambling on Royal Caribbean to get “free” cruises. Spoiler alert they’re not actually free but they’re also not as expensive as you might think (statistically). We also discuss his overall impressions of Royal Caribbean and what upcharges and packages are worth the cost. Apparently cruising is like mileage running?
Episode Description Joe and Trevor catch up on summer trips, including Trevor’s round the world extravaganza. Tune in for our thoughts on Japan, Singapore, Budapest, and much more! Plus – did Trevor manage to get himself into Lufthansa first class? (Drink!) In our Patreon only Final Boarding Call segment, Joe covers various odds and ends […]
Joe hangs out with Jeff Brownson of Award Travel 101 to talk about how he randomly got the job, traveling around all of France during the Women’s World Cup, the difference between when his wife plans what they’re doing vs. when he plans things, and what’s next for THE first miles and points Facebook group.
Trevor and Joe sit down with Caroline Lupini, freelancer extraordinaire, to discuss how she got into full time writing, her life as a digital nomad, what her parents thought of all of this and more. We also discuss some of her favorite countries and her wildly variable accommodations while out of the country.
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.
Dustin from Waller’s Wallet returns to talk about the baby that was born thanks to his trip to Brno (discussed in Episode 96), why he canceled the American Express Personal Gold (what?), discrepancies he’s noticed studying prices on various travel portals, and a lot more!
Freequent Flyer is back! The man who works for you discusses how he hacked his way through his Hawaii honeymoon, airline partnerships and double dipping opportunities, and we somehow end up discussing the future of ride share services.
Toni Southam Perkins from Nachos con Huevos and Award Travel 101 drops by the podcast to talk finding award space for a family of six (!), why she loves Guatemala, her family travel philosophy and some truly crazy stories about her experiences overseas with the kids.
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.