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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 132 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, Florida Design, Fodors.com, Palm Beach Illustrated, and Robb Report.

Comparing the Black and Gold Luxury Card Mastercard, Fall 2020

If you’re considering a Luxury Card Mastercard credit card but debating between the Luxury Card Mastercard® Black Card™ and the Luxury Card Mastercard® Gold...

Alaska Airlines to Join ONEWORLD Alliance in early 2021

In February 2020, Alaska Airlines announced the airline would join the oneworld alliance by summer 2021. This was major news in the points blogosphere,...

The Platinum Card from American Express Review Fall 2020

The Platinum Card® from American Express is a mighty, benefits-driven credit card and a top-tier personal product of the American Express family (trumped only...

Chase Ups Its Credit Card Cash Back Rewards Program, but Rate...

In a typical world, many a cardholder enjoys using hard-earned credit card points for travel rewards. But today’s COVID-19 world is anything but typical! Unfortunately,...

Fall Flight Policies: Middle Seats and Ticket Flexibility

Despite record numbers of COVID-19 cases, airlines are back in the sky and have no plans to ground planes again. To help restore faith...

CBP Welcomes Back New Yorkers as Trusted Travelers, Extends Closure of...

There’s plenty of news coming from U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) this summer as it has announced a number of changes to its...

Credit Cards Are Again Offering Bonuses for Transfers Between Card Points...

Despite the recent popularity of using credit card points to simply pay for award travel, many cards still allow—and even promote—credit card point transfers...

Priority Pass™ Announces New Healthy and Safety Measures

As the world begins to travel again, Priority Pass is implementing new rules and standards across its 1300+ lounges to help keep travelers healthy...

Where Can Americans Travel to in the Caribbean Now?

While COVID-19 may be reaching record numbers in the United States and many countries have blocked Americans from visiting, many Caribbean islands are reopening...

Pandemic Prompts American Express to Add New Credits to Platinum Card

The many benefits and rewards associated with The Platinum Card® from American Express help offset (and justify) the $550 annual fee of the card....

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