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Episode 86 – Marriott/SPG merge...

Ed from the Miles to Go podcast and Pizza in Motion joins to talk about the Marriott/SPG merger and we answer a listener question about first class products to Australia with a toddler in tow. Elsewhere, we discuss what we know about the happenings at the Plastic Merchant (not much, unfortunately), and of course, donuts.

Episode 85 – Return of the jonk...

Jonathan Khoo (@jonk) returns to talk a bunch of destinations, AirBnBs, Vegeta (not the anime character), 737s, and more!

Episode 84 – Guatemala and livi...

Photo Credit | Becky Pokora

Becky Pokora returns to the podcast after her big move to talk one of her favorite countries, Guatemala. We then discuss the best ways to travel when living in a non hub city and how to best keep track of flights. As always, Becky inspired us with her love of travel and all the fun she’s been up to! Elsewhere, we discuss the power of nested itineraries.

Episode 83 – Talking round the ...

Spencer Howard (now of One Mile at a Time!) returns to discuss booking round the world itineraries. We talk some logistics and also debate whether it’s realistic to book RTW tickets, while comparing RTW tickets with one way segments. Elsewhere, we chat about what to do in Spencer’s home state of Kentucky.

Episode 82 – Hawaii travel tips...

We bring on two Hawaii regulars – Tim Brooks and Rose, to chat about all things Hawaii. How to get there with miles and points from the East Coast, West Coast, the limited business class space, and fair cash prices round out our airfare discussions. Then we take a look at great places to stay on every island before rounding things out with some recommendations on things to do. An episode to bookmark for your future trip!

Episode 81 – Talking cruising, ...

Photo Credit | Cynthia Dresher

Cynthia Drescher, who you may know as JetSetCD, is an avid traveler who spends half her time on the road. She writes for Conde Nast and joined the podcast to discuss the difference between an arctic/Antarctica cruise, fun festivals in Germany, and…cryptocurrency? We also chat about how in 2018 every festival seems crushed with people and offer suggestions for “small” events to check out around the world! Cynthia inspires me to travel more and I hope she’ll inspire you too.

Episode 80 – Las Vegas with Tra...

Adam Bauer, the Travel Fan Boy, joins to discuss one of our favorite cities, Las Vegas. Vegaaaaaas! We chat parking and resort fees, ideas for budget minded travelers, using miles and points, and end with quite a long discussion about gambling. Pai goooooow.

Episode 79 – Cruising, wine, an...

Matthew Hague from Saverocity returns to discuss a litany of topics including his never ending Las Vegas M Life status gig, cruising and how to save money on cruise excursions, dealing with a canceled flight (and a three year old!), feeding said three year old on the road, and South African wines. Elsewhere, we talk lessons learned from NapaDO and tips for redeeming Merrill+ credit card points.

Episode 78 – Be Your Own Elite ...

Sam from Milenomics returns for Round 2 vs. Trevor of Be Your Own Elite vs. Earned Elite Status. This time, they tackle the value of hotel status as it pertains to saving money, enhanced customer service, higher earn rates, and upgrades and benefits.

Episode 77 – Airline Status or ...

Sam Simon from Milenomics (the Professor) drops by for a hearty debate with Trevor about whether it’s worth chasing airline status or just being a member of Sam’s exclusive loyalty program, BYOE (Be Your Own Elite). Also: driving a Corolla in a blizzard.