Category Archives: Trip Reports

Happy Valentine’s Day and My Miles & Points Love Story

Good morning everyone, happy Valentine’s Day!  I hope you are celebrating with your loved ones today.  Laura and I are having a lazy Sunday after we made some delicious banana pancakes this morning.  If you want to read a cute miles and points inspired love story (about yours truly), check out these 3 posts:

Part 1: My Love / Hate Relationship with British Airways & Match.com (LONG STORY)

Part 2: Quick Update Regarding the Old 150x British Airways Avios & Match.com Promo

Part 3 : How I did on that British Airways / Match.com Deal from 2017

Happy Valentine’s Day and have a great weekend everyone!

Engagement photo taken at Paradise Ridge Winery (Santa Rosa, CA)

Last Day to Buy FTU Online Annual Membership for $49 (Price Increases to $129 on February 1)

Good morning everyone, I hope your weekend is going well.  I’ve written about the FTU Online Annual Membership a few times, but I wanted to remind you that today is the last day to buy your membership before prices rise tomorrow.  Beginning February 1, the price will rise to $129.  If you want to save $80 on an annual membership, today is your last day to act.  With your annual membership, you will receive free access to the next FTU Virtual Seminar on February 20 (or buy a single ticket for $25).  Here is the tentative schedule and lineup of speakers (seminars start Saturday at 11am ET / 8am PT). I really enjoyed attending the first FTU Virtual Seminar back on December 12 and I’m sure the next seminar will be just as entertaining and educational.

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Buy FTU Online Annual Membership for $49 & Get Free Access to FTU Virtual Seminar (February 20)

Good afternoon everyone, happy Friday!  I just received an email from Frequent Traveler University (FTU) that the $49 FTU Online Annual Membership price has been extended through January 31.  Beginning February 1, the price will rise to $129.  If you want to save $80 on an annual membership, you only have a few days left to act.

With your annual membership, you will receive free access to the next FTU Virtual Seminar on February 20 (or buy a single ticket for $25).  Here is the tentative schedule and lineup of speakers (seminars start Saturday at 11am ET / 8am PT). I really enjoyed attending the first FTU Virtual Seminar back on December 12 and I’m sure the next seminar will be just as entertaining and educational.

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Listen to Grant & Nick (from Frequent Miler) on the Risk of Ruin Podcast

Good morning everyone, I hope you had an enjoyable MLK Jr. Weekend.  I am a big fan of miles & points podcasts and I recently had the pleasure to join Nick from Frequent Miler on the latest episode of the Risk of Ruin Podcast (hosted by John Reeder).  John is a great story teller and expertly wove our experiences and stories together into a great podcast.  I highly recommend listening to this podcast on your favorite podcasting platform:

If you love the sound of my voice, check out my other podcast guest appearances on my Podcasts & Interviews page.  If you have any questions about this podcast, please leave a comment below.  Have a great day everyone!

10 Things I’m Thankful for in 2020

Good morning everyone, Merry Christmas Eve!  As 2020 winds to a close, I wanted to share 10 things I am thankful for this year.  I hope you can relate to some of these things and have other things you are thankful for as well.  If you want, please share what you are thankful for in the comments.  Without further ado, here is what I am thankful for in 2020:

Laura

It goes without saying, but I am very thankful for my wife, Laura.  She has been my constant stay at home companion and has made this year special.  I don’t know what I would do without her.  I’ve enjoyed watching TV shows, Hallmark movies, BBQing and making dinner, baking cookies, going for walks around our neighborhood, helping me with puzzles, and much more.  I am also very proud that she finished her Masters Degree this year.  She is incredible and I love her so much. Continue reading