Musings on miles, points, and travel from members of the Saverocity network

Ep. 111 – Alaska, France, and Tasmania with Becky Pokora

Episode Description

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.

In Final Boarding Call, Joe chats about a niche MS opportunity (that only a few can take advantage of), his thoughts on recent trends with buyers clubs, and some leftover odds and ends from his time in Paris.

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Episode Notes

Becky’s favorite hotel booking site 

Tasmania’s Painted Cliffs 

4:36 – Alaskan cruise – Did Trevor prioritize leisure or sightseeing? Denver glacier

6:29 – Norwegian Cruise Line stateroom type and cost

9:27 – Temperatures in June and what to pack

11:18 – Service on a cruise compared to status with hotels or airlines

13:00 – Getting to the port and before the cruise

14:38 – Interior trips into Alaska

18:52 – Flying into Alaska on miles and points

20:43 – How Joe flew into France on miles and points

23:06 – Is business class worth it from the east coast to Europe? 

27:00 – Seeing the Women’s World Cup in France

31:27 – Sightseeing in Paris 

33:58 – A bad car rental bill from Sixt – how Joe dealt with it 

42:44 – Becky’s recent trip to Tasmania 

49:38 – Lodging in Tasmania

59:38 – A niche points earning opportunity (Patreon only)

1:02:35 – Buyer’s clubs musings (Patreon only)

1:11:42 – Paris odds and ends (Patreon only) 

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Music: “Ten Hundred Years” by Poly Action, “Feet Gone Soft” by Monplaisir, and “Feet Gone Wild” by Monplaisir

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