Author Archives: Brad Christensen

Newbie questions about almost-free travel

A reader recently asked us these questions and we thought our response would make for a great post.  Here are the questions and our responses: 1) For a “newbie” like me, what are the top 3 or 4 cards you’d … Continue reading

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Planning Your First Cruise Tips: Dos and Don’ts

Throw a dart at a spinning globe and if it lands in the blue, chances are there’s a cruise ship which sails somewhere nearby. As a means of choosing an itinerary for your first cruise, this probably isn’t the most … Continue reading

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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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