standard Point to Point Weekly: Russia, Myanmar, and Southwest Deval


April 12 – 18 Well, guys… I’m in Russia! I’m currently in Veliky Novgorod, on recommendation from Rapid Travel Chai, which is a couple hours south of St. Petersburg. Before this, I spent a few days in Moscow, and I’ll be headed to St. Petersburg on Monday. I was really intimidated about this trip for some […]

standard Southwest Stole From Me… No LUV

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I’m normally a pretty big fan of Southwest… with their often reasonable prices, two free checked bags (for ski trips), flexible tickets, and I have the companion pass to boot. I have never had anything to complain about (beyond normal annoyances that all airlines have). Well, today I discovered a pretty shady (imo) business practice of […]

standard Point to Point Weekly: Business Class to China and Summer Planning


April 5 – 11 Yet another busy travel week over here! I spent the first half of the week flying and on the ground in China. I was able to book one of the business class awards to China, and it got me a good little chunk of the way to requalifying for Alaska Airlines MVP […]

standard A Second Impression of Beijing


My first impression of Beijing wasn’t very good. I was very strapped for cash because I didn’t have access to my bank account during my visit there. Having about $30 after covering a taxi from the airport and my hostel accommodation didn’t leave a lot of money to spend on fun things. Basically, it meant that […]

standard Point to Point Weekly: 10K, Visa Stress, and Club Carlson Deval


March 29 – April 4 Yet another crazy week here. I started off Sunday morning by running my first ever 10K. I had signed up last fall with the intent of training for it, but between a cold winter and a lot of travel the whole training thing didn’t go so well. Basically, that meant my […]

standard How I Burned All of My Club Carlson Points & Why I’ll Keep My Credit Cards

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How I Burned All of My Club Carlson Points It is always unfortunate to wake up to bad news… especially on a Friday. I first saw the news that the Club Carlson Credit Cards would be dumping the Bonus Award Night from Frequent Miler. This was one of the greatest credit card benefits that existed, in […]

standard Point to Point Weekly: Skiing, Featured Week, and More Skiing


March 22 – 28 This week was primarily spent out in Colorado. My cousin lives in Denver, and we try to ski together at least once per year. I’ve already been out to Colorado once this year, but we had bought the 4by40 pass, which includes two days of skiing at Steamboat and two days of […]