Author Archives: Brad Christensen

The Grand Teton

I spent several weeks of every childhood summer in the Targhee National Forest in the shadow of the three peaks of the Tetons. Countless evenings I watched, transfixed, as the setting sun cast a warm orange glow on the sharp granite … Continue reading

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A Five Finger Formula For a Frequent Flyer Fortune

I had a streak in college when I “broke bad.” I was a straight-up kleptomaniac for about a week.  I went from being the kid who felt immense guilt over yoinking a pack of bubble gum, to a guy who … Continue reading

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Sign up for IHG Rewards Club and Earn a Stay at ANY IHG Hotel

If you aren’t already an IHG Rewards Club member, I’ve got a deal for you.  And if you are already an IHG Rewards Club member, I still have a deal for you.  First we’ll talk to the newbies, though. One … Continue reading

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Have your choice of two excellent hotel point offers – Marriott or Hilton

The increased bonus on the Delta card that Sheldon wrote about had many of you jumping on board to pick up some Skymiles – enough, in fact, for you and your spouse to take an almost-free domestic trip.  The only … Continue reading

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Almost-Free Caribbean Dream Vacation

Our recent trip to Ireland was epic to say the least. We discovered exactly why its called the Emerald isle – an abundance of green foliage assaulted our senses, and we enjoyed every moment of it. I’ll run you down … Continue reading

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50k Miles on Southwest: Get While the Getting is Good

“The only constant is change.” It can certainly be said of credit card travel rewards.  Over the past four years we’ve seen mergers like Continental and United, AirTran and Southwest, and US Airways and American. We’ve seen discontinuations and devaluations, but … Continue reading

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Guest Post: David and Emily’s $850 Mayan Adventure

Here’s a great story from an adventurous young couple that grasped the WorldWanderlusting vision and spent 7 days discovering the wonders of the Mayan Riviera. It just goes to show you that you need not wait until you’re too old … Continue reading

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