Category Archives: Older posts

$34 for InterContinental? You’d better believe it!

memoflores / Foter / CC BY-NC If you have read my book (and if you haven’t, I’ll just tell you, that’s the kind of guy I am) you already know about the loyalty program IHG Rewards Club that operates such hotels as InterContinental, Holiday Inn, Crown Plaza, etc. You also know that this program hasContinue Reading

Indecent Exposure

Another day, another reason to rest just a little bit easier, a little bit more secure in the knowledge of how hard and vigilantly various government agencies — in this case, the FBI’s Joint Terrorism Task Force — works to keep us safe not only from the Taliban and al-Qaeda, but from those who wouldContinue Reading

The Virtue of Stopovers

Here is an excellent article (not mine) on booking stopovers. If you are a simple “Point A to Point B” kinda guy/gal, you have no idea what you’re missing! ————- Everyone in this game knows how to earn points- it’s pretty easy. But for some reason, few people take the time to learn how to use theirContinue Reading

My Travel Articles: Tenerife

MendezEnrique / Foter / CC BY-NC-SA The Canary Islands are a Spanish archipelago located just within 100 km from North Africa. These islands are enormously popular with vacationing Europeans. It’s safe to say, that Tenerife—which is the most populous island of the archipelago—is probably the most popular vacation destination for sun-worshiping Europeans. Read more Part 2Continue Reading

New Free Flights Update

  Good people from Flyertalk report the emergence of a new (or old/new) Citi American Airlines Master card 50,000 miles promotion. If you are interested in getting 150,000 AA miles in less than 3 months (and you gotta be strange and different if you don’t) then follow the strategy spelled out for you in my updated FreeContinue Reading

Video: Lightning Strucks a Train in Japan

A spectacular video. The commentary is in Japanese, but really, you don’t need a translator. The train was running from Shinjuku to Machidu in Japan and was hit by a lightning over the Tamagava River. There was no damage to the train, and no one was injured.

One Day in Madrid

J. A. Alcaide / Foter / CC BY-NC-ND We arrived in Madrid around 11 AM. We left Madrid next day around 8 AM. In between, we had a blast just like we did in Berlin. Only the weather was much more pleasant in Madrid – when it wasn’t raining, that is. A taxi ride toContinue Reading

Travel Articles: Berlin

otzberg / Foter / CC BY-NC-SA As some of you may know, aside of the books, I also write articles about my travel experiences. I usually post them on, the blog founded by Rick Ingersoll. Rick is a true budget travel guru; he is the guy who’s very important to me and my abilityContinue Reading

Yes, Free Travel Does Cost You in the End (and it’s worth every penny and every minute of your time)

This year, I’ve really gone places. Berlin, Madrid, Paris, Tenerife, Bermuda, and hell, the year is far from over! Got to go to St Louis in October. I rarely go on business trips, and since I run a small business, I would pay for them out of pocket, but guess what: I will not. IContinue Reading

Important Update: All Best Credit Cards Offers Are Now Current!

I know, I know, I have neglected my  blog lately, and I’m so sorry about that! Between my writing, endless editing, world-class travel (LOL) and my day-time job, keeping this blog up-to-date has been kind of challenging. No more slacking, I promise. And I’m making this promise public to give myself a kick in theContinue Reading

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