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Saverocity Observation Deck - Miles, Points, and Travel Podcast

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It's a Festivus for the rest of us! We gather around the aluminum pole one last time and discuss our airing of grievances (it's 2020, there were a lot), feats of strength, and Festivus Miracles. We also make an important announcement about the
Episode Description Spencer Howard from Straight to the Points and the amazing award newsletter swings by. We celebrate a big life change before moving on to discuss his recent trip to Dubai, including the Al Maha resort. We of course discuss w
We talk to Ivan (@saianel) about his recent trip to see the Great Migration in Tanzania and how it compares to the other two (!) safaris he's been on. We talk luxury safaris, best animal sightings, and a whole lot more. Plus, some great bucket
Jeff Brownson returns to discuss spending a month remote schooling with his wife and children in Mexico this past September. We discuss why they decided to "study abroad" for awhile, Chichen Itza, scuba diving, hurricanes, and how a covid scare
Trevor and Joe check in about what's been going on. We've been signing up for some new credit cards, taking advantage of AMEX 3X referral opportunities, and even have some upcoming trips.
We welcome back Becky Pokora from sightDOING who took a trip to Yellowstone and Grand Teton national parks recently. We discuss the long hikes you can take when not traveling with two kids and a dog (like Nick did!), renting a boat to go fishin
We hit up not one, but two guests on this week's news focused Observation Deck. First, Leslie from Trips with Tykes drops by to discuss which airline's no change fee policy comes out on top. Then, Gideon the Freequent Flyer chats about what pla
We close out the summer with one final road trip report. Nick S from our Discord channel joins to chat about a two week road trip extravaganza. We talk packing, tips for kids, beautiful scenery, and how travel hacking helped take some of the ed
The miles and points community was all abuzz when Miraval Berkshires' opened with the BOGO promotion, but the shine has dulled a bit due to MA's restrictive travel policies. Still, we had a man on the ground in Mike D, longtime listener first t
Tom Kim is back to do a dive into the dark underbelly of fuel rewards and grocery gas points and a look back at a wonderful trip from the not so distant past.
We've made a lot of friends doing this podcast, but it's not often we get a chance to talk to personal friends from before the podcast! Joe talks to Jen Che from Tiny Urban Kitchen, a food blog, and her husband Bryan who have been living in Hon
Spencer Howard from Straight to the Points and 10xTravel is back to discuss airline cancellation policies, award trends, becoming a famous Instagram personality, and a whole lot more!
We talk Vegas re-opening and the future with Michael Trager of TravelZork and the ZorkCast. We discuss his miles and points origin story, what Vegas looks like and what it maybe should look like, and more!
We talk to Dia Adams of Forbes and the internet at large about renting a beach condo in May (!) in North Myrtle Beach, SC. We discuss what summer travel might look like for folks, the appeal of vacation rentals, whether we'd consider visiting D
Dustin from Waller's Wallet returns to discuss which banks are doing best by their customers during the covid-19 pandemic and chat about local places to visit if you're thinking about taking a road trip this summer.
Bethany Walsh of Bougie Miles joins the podcast to discuss Vegas, gambling, double dip opportunities including casino status, gambling, Canadian music artists, gambling, and much more!
Amol of Travel Codex (and a pretty good Twitter follow) joins the podcast to discuss how things are going in Atlanta from the perspective a doctor working in hospitals there. We also discuss Bali and why breakfast in Asia hotels is so great.
Episode Description Stefan from Rapid Travel Chai and Every Passport Stamp joins Trevor (in person!) to discuss some travel over drinks. They discuss Stefan’s travel around the US, their love of history and presidential libraries, and debrief F
Steve Kriese of the DCL Podcast swings by to share some of his thoughts as a pilot with Alaska Airlines regarding COVID-19 related effects on the airline industry, how it affects pilot working hours and conditions, and how the current crisis co
Episode Description Han from Chicago returned from a vacation to Asia about a week before the NBA cancelled its season and COVID-19 finally became a reality to those of us who live in the States. We discuss why he regrets his trip, his experien
Grant Thomas from Travel with Grant swings by to discuss his (now canceled) trip to Ireland, newlywed life in the miles and points game, and what's in his wallet.
Dave Grossman from MilesTalk walks on in to discuss some of his favorite travel experiences including the Maldives and Australia. We then discuss frequent flyer arbitrage: how to use one airline's miles to fly on another. Dave shares some great
Craig from Middle Age Miles swings by to talk about Jordan, visiting Petra, the Amalfi Coast, and what exactly qualifies as "middle age." He also teases his upcoming accidental manufactured spending series on the blog.
Seth Miller from paxex.aero, Dots Lines & Destinations, and much more swings by to talk about his extensive trip to Asia, the unique experience of visiting Bhutan, dealing with GI issues abroad, and a whole lot more. As this is an audio format,
Becky Pokora of SightDOING joins the podcast and we discuss our miles and points resolutions for the new year.
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