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 Caroline Lupini of carolinelupini.com, Kathy Forest from The Trip Takes Us, Stefan Krasowski of Rapid Travel Chai, Tiffany Funk from One Mile at a Time, Ricky Zhang from Prince of Travel, and Lee Huffman from Bald Thoughts and the We Travel There podcast.

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Episode Notes

2:17 – Introductions

8:54 – Why aren’t miles and points people considered “regular” travel bloggers? What sets them apart?

14:44 – The 24 hour news cycle and subsequent rat race

17:44 – The push and pull of content creation while traveling as a blogger

24:03 – Are Canadian readers nicer? What’s the scene like up north?

26:19 – What is “news” in this weird corner of the internet?

30:46 – Where are miles and points blogs going? More consolidation? Musings!

38:36 – Will the miles and points space survive without drawing in new readers (the “normies”)?

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