My 2019 Mid-Year Hotel Status Check

We’re halfway through the year and it’s time to look at what’s working and what’s not with hotel status. My patterns have followed largely what I thought they would have in 2019. I’m further ahead than I want to be in some respects, with too much time on the road. What’s your year look like chasing hotel elite status?

Bose Headphones, Earbuds and Speakers On Sale For Amazon Prime Day

Side note: you can find my master Amazon Prime day page that will contain a list of all the deals I find over the course of the two Amazon Prime days. I’m a big fan of Bose gear.  To be more specific, I’m a big fan of Bose as a company.  They stand behind their product, they have a phenomenal replacement plan.  I washed my wireless bluetooth headset a few years ago and they still replaced it for a minimal fee. There are a handful of Bose items I recommend that are on […]

My Favorite Anker Gear On Sale For Amazon Prime Day

There’s a million posts out there about Amazon Prime Day. I won’t get nearly the amount of content out that others have. Instead, I’ll be focusing on the items I like best that are also priced aggressively today.

Flying Alaska Airlines In July? I’ve Got A Chance For You To Win A $100 Amazon Gift Card!

Pretty cool news I wanted to share with you guys!  My little corner of the internet ended up with a bit of press this month.  If you’re flying Alaska Airlines this month, you’ll see an article in the July issue of Alaska Beyond magazine, the in-flight magazine in every seat back pocket on every Alaska Airlines flight. Titled “Family-Travel Podcasts”, it features my Miles to Go podcast and a picture of me recording a podcast segment. Quoting from the article: Recently celebrating its one-year anniversary, Miles to Go is a […]

The Disaster That Was My Recent United Airlines Award Redemption Experience

What should you do when 150,000 miles disappear from your United Airlines account? How about when an agent promises to return 65,000, only to have another 20,000 disappear? My solution was to spend 9 hours on the phone. None of it worked. Find out what did. Buckle in, this is a long one.

China Installing App On Tourist’s Phones That Steals Personal Data

This almost feels a bit like tinfoil hat theories, but a recent report seems to indicate that China is going much further in attempts to invade private citizen’s privacy in the name of security. What is your privacy worth? If this were a requirement for you to visit a country while traveling abroad, would it dissuade you from traveling there? What’s to stop a country from detaining you during the customs process if you refuse the access?