Miles to Go - Travel Tips, News & Reviews You Can't Afford to Miss!

Miles to Go - Travel Tips, News & Reviews You Can't Afford to Miss!

Hosted by road warrior and travel expert Ed Pizza, the Miles to Go podcast serves up travel tips, news and reviews you can't afford to miss! Whether you're a points and miles newbie looking to book a dream vacation or you log 100k + miles a year and want the low down on new properties routes and planes, we're bringing you the world's top travel experts and bloggers to share their knowledge and insights with you.... Show More

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September 23, 2020 40 min

It's been an interesting few months, but I'm now officially an RV owner. Richard Kerr joins me again to compare notes on all the things we've done wrong so far. It's a long list.

We've also got Jon Nickel d'Andrea from No Mas Coach back with me to cover travel news as well as his recent trip to Europe. Hear what his travel experience was like.

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KLM will let you fly without a mask, but there's a ...

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Airlines wiped out change fees in a hurry! United went first, which we discussed on a recent episode. Then, American, Delta, Alaska and Hawaiian followed. They used words like "forever", which is a nebulous term in the airline world. Seth Miller from PaxEx.Aero and the Dots, Lines and Destinations podcast joins us to break it all down.

Joe from Your Mileage May Vary also joins me to bring you travel news (also check out th...

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A new credit card in a quarantine? And one with some pretty awesome bonus categories. We're talking about the Chase Freedom Flex, a brand new credit card coming out this month.

It can either turbo charge your cash back strategy OR your miles and points strategy. We'll break it all down for you.

What you need to know about Chase Freedom Flex

If you enjoy the podcast, I hope you’ll take a moment to leave us a rating. Th...

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As the COVID-19 pandemic started to gain steam, credit card companies were quick to add bonus categories to keep customers using their cards. As the pandemic has stretched on, some of those limited-time offers have expired.

There are new bonus categories and other benefits to consider. Sarah Silbert joins us from Business Insider to break it all down.

And, we've also got travel news:

The Big 3 airlines quickly eliminated cha...

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Aruba is a strip of simple paradise surrounded by beautiful oceans. The island is peaceful and safe; a Jeep is all you need to make your own private beach. And, low-cost carriers like Southwest Airlines fly there. Combine that with IHG, Hilton, Hyatt and Marriott properties where you can use points, and this island can provide a very affordable Caribbean vacation.

In travel news, we're talking changes to the CDC quarantine ...

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If you're stuck at home and trying to figure out a road trip, Marriott Homes and Villas may be an option for you. The opportunity to earn or redeem Marriott points and earn elite status will be pretty appealing for some folks.

We've also got deal-related travel news today, including an intriguing new offer on the Chase Freedom card, some great Amazon deals for back-to-school shopping and more!

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Marriott Homes and V...

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It isn't often that we see a completely new travel loyalty program, especially from one of the largest airlines in North America.

With Air Canada's global network and long history, the launch of the new loyalty program (with a familiar name) was met with much anticipation.

I wrote about many details of the new program yesterday.

Today, we've got a special opportunity to hear from two of the architects of the new ...

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We're all dreaming of where to travel right now! Gilbert from God Save The Points is back this week to talk about Madrid. From Tapas (T-A-P-A-S, Gilbert will explain) to wonderful coffee, he walks us through why this city needs to be on your list.

And, since I'm back in one place, we lead the show off with some travel news. First-time guest host and long-time friend Clint Henderson joins me to break down these topics:

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July 22, 2020 18 min

Thinking about where to travel this summer with international travel pretty much shut down? Yellowstone actually has availability! Usually you have to book a year in advance.

We're joined by Kimberly from Stuffed Suitcase to talk about her time at Yellowstone. The park is massive. With so much to explore, Kim can help you get started planning a dream trip to Yellowstone.

I also break down a recent listener question on the bes...

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Yes, you read the title right. As we're still knee deep in the COVID-19 crisis and international travel for US citizens is pretty much off the menu, it's time to start getting creative.

I've been researching RV (recreational vehicle) travel for the past few months. Don't worry, I promise we'll get back to "normal" travel soon. But, judging by the number of questions I've gotten on social media,...

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Wondering what to expect when it comes to elite benefits for your hotel status during the COVID-19 crisis? I am, too. I'm joined this week by Kevin Carter, who oversees a portfolio of full-service, limited service and select service hotels from popular brands like Hilton and IHG.

Before that, we've got 2 new bits this week:

  • I need your help with a quick survey to help us make the podcast better. And, I'm giving away...
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    Brett Snyder of Cranky Flier is back with us this week to share what it's like trying to book flights, cancel flights and fight with the airlines when things don't go the way you want, which will happen frequently.

    Before that, we've got 2 new bits this week:

  • I need your help with a quick survey to help us make the podcast better. And, I'm giving away a couple of $50 gift cards to two random folks who take 2 minut...
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    As people are starting to think about travel again, there's a question on many people's minds. How safe is it to travel?

    If you enjoy the podcast, I hope you’ll take a moment to leave us a rating. That helps us attract more listeners!

    Las Vegas is a popular tourist destination. Is a crowded casino the place to be right now, in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic? Are casinos crowded.

    We answer those questions and mor...

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    June 16, 2020 42 min

    Points and miles guru Richard Kerr stops by and hijacks the show this week!

    If you enjoy the podcast, I hope you’ll take a moment to leave us a rating. That helps us attract more listeners!

    Richard Kerr, Loyalty and Engagement Editor for The Points Guy, seemed like the perfect person to take me to task for everything in my wallet, and the sizable stack of cards that don't even fit into my wallet.

    You be the judge and give me...

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    Mexico City is a sometimes overlooked cultural hub just one short flight away from most of the US.

    Becky Pekora from SightDoing.net returns to the show this week. After multiple trips to Mexico City, Becky really knows the ins and outs. Hidden donut shops and a whole lot more!

    She's also got a bunch of articles on her website if you want to dig in deeper:

    Mexico Travel Guide

    Where to St...

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    Welcome back. We've got some great award space to Europe to lead off the show this week!

    If you enjoy the podcast, I hope you’ll take a moment to leave us a rating. That helps us attract more listeners!

    Even if you're not ready to travel today it's good to have your eyes open for great deals down the road.

    I've got my eyes on some fabulous availability on Austrian Airlines for early 2021 with tons of dates. S...

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    We lead off the show with a bit of travel news.

    Saint Lucia will be open to tourists next week. Should you go?

    And, before this week's guest joins us to talk Santorini, he decided to fly across the ocean this week. See how it went.

    If you enjoy the podcast, I hope you’ll take a moment to leave us a rating. That helps us attract more listeners!

    We're joined this week by Gilbert Ott of God Save The Points to talk about...

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    United Airlines has seen almost a twenty-fold increase in the number of complaints to the Department of Transportation at a time when 90% fewer passengers are flying.

    If you enjoy the podcast, I hope you’ll take a moment to leave us a rating. That helps us attract more listeners!

    We're joined this week by Richard Kerr from The Points Guy to talk about United's recent changes. This includes removing their partner award c...

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    What the heck do you do right now with a credit card that earns a bunch of bonus points for travel? We’re talking about that in depth today.

    If you enjoy the podcast, I hope you’ll take a moment to leave us a rating.

    That helps us attract more listeners!

    Pretty much all the banks are jumping on the bandwagon of new bonus categories during the pandemic. Jen from Deals We Like joins us today to help rearrange your wallet to maximi...

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