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Award-winning travel writer and economist Paul Rubio is a credit card enthusiast, whose sophisticated use of points and rewards has helped him travel to 125 countries for free. Paul is a Harvard graduate with a master’s degree in public administration and a master’s degree in economics. He also holds a bachelor’s degree from Boston University with a double major in economics and environmental policy and a minor in conservation biology. He attended both undergraduate and graduate schools on full scholarships. Paul worked in the field of wildlife conservation before embracing his writing talents full-time in 2008. Since then, he has won more than two dozen national awards for his exemplary work in travel journalism. The prolific writer contributes to a number of top-tier international, national, and regional publications including Condé Nast Traveler, Fodors.com, Palm Beach Illustrated, Private Clubs, and Robb Report.

Turn Credit Card Points into Donations This Holiday Season

As much as the holidays entail a tradition of material gift-giving, there’s also an important element of giving back associated with the festive season....

Fall 2019 News from the Priority Pass™ Network

We’re big fans of Priority Pass, the largest independent airport lounge access program in the world, especially since complimentary membership is a core benefit...

Alaska Mileage Plan Ends 2019 with Its Best Mileage Sale

Alaska Mileage Plan is sweetening the deal for a different kind of holiday gift. By putting its miles on sale for as low as...

American Express Announces Major Changes to Card Benefits

Trending now: the overhaul of credit card travel and shopping benefits. First, Citi eliminated 10 major benefits on its Prestige and Premiere cards in...

R.I.P Price Protection

Every year, leading up to the holiday season, we do a story on how to get the best price for your purchases (during the...

World of Hyatt Reaches Milestone with 250 SLH Hotels Available for...

In December 2018 the rewards program of Hyatt hotels and resorts, World of Hyatt, embarked on a fabulous new partnership with Small Luxury Hotels...

Luxury Card Mastercard to Strip Several Key Benefits, Enhance Others

If you recently received an ominous email from Barclay Card titled “Your benefits are changing,” you are not alone. Without going into much detail,...

Five Reasons to Get the U.S. Bank Altitude Reserve Visa Infinite...

The U.S. Bank Altitude Reserve Visa Infinite® Card is a lesser-known yet mighty elite credit card. It’s the top-tier credit card product offered by...

American Express Centurion Lounge Network Updates

The Centurion Lounge Network, American Express’ state-of-the-art airport lounge collection for Platinum and Centurion cardmembers (and their guests), is lauded for several things: top-tier...

Mileage Travel Within the Caribbean Just Got a Whole Lot Cheaper

Those of us who like to island hop around the Caribbean know that going small distances often costs a pretty penny and award flights...

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