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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.

Tips for Weathering Your Vacation

While it may be impossible to tap into climate’s crystal ball, some excellent resources can statistically gauge weather trends and rainy seasons across the...

Which Premium Credit Cards Have You Covered When Severe Weather Cancels...

Travel plans seem to have been interrupted more than ever this hurricane season—and it’s only half over! We’ve already seen the devastation caused by...

Which Premium Credit Cards Protect Against Airline and Travel Agency Bankruptcies?

It’s hot topic at the moment: With the current financial insolvency of airberlin and potential bankruptcies of South African Airways and Alitalia, many travelers...

The airberlin Bankruptcy: What It Means for You

So what’s happening with the airberlin bankruptcy, and why does it matter? Despite downsizing in early 2017 and major cash infusions from lead shareholder Etihad...

How Much Travel Insurance Do I Need When Going Abroad?

It crosses our minds every time we step off US soil—if something happens, am I covered by insurance? From medical emergencies to stolen laptops,...

The Benefits and Math of the JetBlue TrueBlue Mosaic Challenge

As detailed in our last post “Act Now for the 2017–2018 JetBlue TrueBlue Mosaic Challenge and Status Match,” JetBlue is generously offering us two...

Act Now for the 2017 JetBlue TrueBlue Mosaic Challenge and Status...

Similar to last year, JetBlue is offering us two fast tracks to its top-tier status—Mosaic. Achieving Mosaic typically requires accumulation of 15,000 base points...

Maximize Travel Credits Using Premium Cards: What You Need to Know

Most top-tier credit cards come with annual travel credits to help defray the annual fee. But, naturally, the amount of credit varies by card,...

Five Key Rules for Spending Airline Miles

Many of us treat our current airline miles like money, and, as such, we love a return on investment. Here are five ways to...

Six Ways to Rack Up Frequent Flyer Miles Fast

It used to be that the nautical mileage between two airports constituted the number of frequent flyer miles one would earn. That formula worked...

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