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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.

And the Title of the World’s Best Airport Lounge Goes to…

Priority Pass, the largest independent airport lounge access program in the world, has awarded “The Global Airport Lounge of the Year” based on votes...

Key Rules for Buying and Spending Airline Miles

Airline mileage programs can be rather complicated, but each offers great money-saving opportunities for buying and spending miles. Here are key rules for getting...

WOW AIR Files for Bankruptcy: Am I Protected by My Elite...

Icelandic carrier WOW AIR, which services routes between Iceland, Europe, Asia, and North America, has officially ceased operation. According to the airline, “All WOW...

Optimizing Cash Back Redemptions Using Elite Credit Cards

Plenty of us love using our hard-earned credit card points for travel rewards, but for many an affluent credit card holder, cash back trumps...

Luxury Card Releases Luxury Card Hotel and Travel Program for 2019

As of March 2019, holders of Mastercard® Black Card™, Mastercard® Gold Card™, and Mastercard® Titanium Card™ should have received their annual little black book...

World of Hyatt Introduces a Whole New World of Boutique Hotel...

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

TSA Pre-Check Reaches a Milestone 65 Airlines in its Network

The Transportation Security Administration’s Pre-Check program (TSA Pre✓®) continues to make travel easier for airline passengers. On February 21, 2019, the program added nine...

Priority Pass™ Continues Aggressive Growth Strategy in 2019, Adding Dozens of...

On the heels of a major 25th anniversary last year and a new “offers” program for 2019, Priority Pass, the largest independent airport lounge...

Alaska Mileage Plan Launches New Sale of Alaska Miles and Adds...

All airlines offer the option to purchase points in their mileage programs, but they’re typically sold way above market value. So we typically don’t...

Introducing Marriott Bonvoy, Marriott’s New Loyalty Program

A major missing component to the merger of Marriott, The Ritz-Carlton, and Starwood has been a single loyalty program, but that’s all about to...

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