Podcast

New Tokyo Flights And Free $20 From Venmo

Each week, we cover some of the most interesting stories on BoardingArea of the week on the NowBoarding podcast.  This week, we covered five stories that should help you get the most out of your travel. Alaska Airlines Newest Partner Alaska Airlines has added El Al Airlines as a partner. Details are still a bit thin on what award redemptions will look like, but more ways to redeem our miles is generally better. Hyatt’s New Partnership with American Airlines The partnership between Hyatt and American Airlines has launched.  Members in […]

This Week’s Travel News With God Save The Points!

We’ve been working on some format changes for my NowBoarding podcast the past couple of months.  One of the formats we’re trying is a weekly news format.  That’s what we had on tap this week.  I invited Gilbert from God Save The Points to do a quick recap of the best stories in travel from the past week.  We talked for about 15 minutes, just long enough to give you a taste of what we think you should be reading.  Whether you download the episode on iTunes or listen to […]

What To Do If You’re Declined For A New Credit Card

The biggest thing I preach to families who want to travel more is that they need the right credit cards in their wallet.  That doesn’t have to be 5 or 10 credit cards like me (okay, so I have a lot more than that).  Sometimes, just one credit card (the right card) can make a huge difference in how you travel. Take the recent Southwest credit card offer that came with a companion pass.  Free travel for a companion for 11 months?  What’s not to like?  But what if you […]

What Is Coworking?

This is a question I just couldn’t answer with authority a few years ago.  I’m still not an expert, but I’ve learned a lot about this growing space as I’ve traveled around the world.  The vast majority of what I learned came from Mike, who runs Coworkaholic.  He’s into coworking like I’m into donuts.  I’ve seen Mike travel to the far ends of the earth to visit coworking facilities.  He knows that world inside and out.  The number of places you can grab a desk, an office or a lily […]

So, You Want To Know More About Me….

If you’ve been following my blog for any length of time, you know I share stories about my family from time to time.  The vast majority of pictures you see on our blog and Instagram that don’t have donuts are of my kids, not me.  After almost 100 combined podcast episodes of me interviewing folks on Miles To Go and NowBoarding, the tables were finally turned on me! In this week’s episode, I’m the subject of the interview.  Gilbert from God Save The Points does a hell of a job asking the questions. […]

Now Boarding: Jennifer Yellin, Deals We Like

This week’s episode of the NowBoarding podcast features Jennifer Yellin, Deals We Like. She’s a regular on my Miles To Go podcast, sharing great deals with listeners. She’s a fountain of knowledge on Southwest Airlines, AMEX offers and so much more. Apparently, she inherited it from her mom, who is one LEGIT traveler!

New Episode! Disney Cruises, Hilton Status Matches & Australia To-Do’s

The newest Miles To Go episode runs the gamut from Disney cruises to planning a trip down under! We get started with Joe from As The Joe Flies and the Disney Deciphered Podcast.  I’ve been on Disney Deciphered with Joe and his partner-in-crime Leslie.  It’s a great listen if Disney is your jam. Jen from Deals We Like gets us up to speed on a Hilton status match offer that might be a great fit for you. Lastly, we catch up with Trevor from Tagging Miles to talk about Australia.  It’s […]

Now Boarding: Jon Nickel-D’Andrea, No Mas Coach

Work and life have me running behind as usual.  While we published podcast episodes the last few weeks, I neglected to post about them here. So, you might have missed Jon Nickel-D’Andrea as my guest on the NowBoarding Podcast.  Each week, the NowBoarding Podcast sits down with a Boarding Area blogger for 30 minutes to dig deeper into their world.  We talk about their travel preferences, favorite (and sometimes least favorite) travel companies and mix in a bit of humor about the crazy world of miles and points that we call […]