Episode Description

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.

In our Patreon only Final Boarding Call segment, Joe complains about how Facebook sucks, Jeff talks about the easiest way to earn miles and points (unfortunately, it’s pretty specific to his own situation so don’t get excited), and we chat about our thoughts about taking sponsored trips (including the one we were on when we recorded).

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Episode Notes

1:12 – Hanging out in Harrisburg with Jeff and Traveling Dad

3:57 – How Jeff ended up in charge of the biggest miles and points Facebook group, Award Travel 101

6:14 – Thoughts on using Google Fi in Europe 

8:35 – First days in France

11:34 – Watching the Women’s World Cup

13:12 – What stood out in Reims and Luxembourg 

17:02 – Visiting wineries in France

21:01 – Normandy

23:28 – Getting around France

26:06 – How things changed when Jeff’s family arrived in France

32:16 – How Jeff used miles and points for his trip, and putting Windbag Miles Lyon/Air France thing into action 

38:36 – Thoughts about Award Travel 101 and where things will go from here 

49:44 – How do you deal with Facebook being so hard to navigate, asks Joe, an old man? (Patreon only) 

51:59 – How Jeff earned a bunch of miles and points for his most recent trip (Patreon only) 

58:36 – Thoughts on being on sponsored trip, enjoying Harrisburg and its breweries (Patreon only)

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