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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.

American Airlines AAdvantage Miles on Sale at Best Price of 2019

Earlier in 2019, American Airlines offered a deep discount on AAdvantage miles, reducing the price for buying miles from upwards of 5 cents per...

Luxury Card Mastercard Black Card Review

The Luxury Card Mastercard® Black Card™ is a powerful and prestigious—yet often overlooked—credit card that competes with Chase Sapphire Reserve®, Citi Prestige®, The Platinum...

American Express Limits Priority Pass Usage by Cardholders

In a move we didn’t see coming, American Express is putting the brakes on one of its top airport lounge benefits. Starting August 1,...

Spring Brings Exciting New Benefits for Mastercard World Elite Cardholders and...

It’s proving to be a spring to remember—well, at least in terms of loyalty program partnerships and credit card benefits. First, Mastercard initiated a slew...

Reevaluating the Power of British Airways Avios in Light of the...

If you’re not familiar with Avios, you should be. Avios is a reward currency used by a number of airlines, principally British Airways and...

Chase Sapphire Preferred Review

The Chase Sapphire Preferred® is a well-respected credit card that’s placed Chase at the forefront of travel-centric credit cards. It competes with a number...

Alaska Mileage Plan Launches Best Sale of Alaska Miles We’ve Seen...

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...

TSA Pre-Check Reaches a Milestone 67 Airlines in its Network (And...

The Transportation Security Administration’s Pre-Check program (TSA Pre✓®) continues to make travel easier for airline passengers. On April 24, 2019, the program welcomed Qatar...

United Announces Major Devaluation of Its Mileage Program

United MileagePlus® calls itself “the world’s most rewarding loyalty program,” but we beg to differ. After years of continuous mileage devaluations and award availability...

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...

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