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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.

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...

Accessing the Priority Pass™ Lounge Network: Be in the Know.

With over 1,000 lounges in over 500 cities (representing 130 countries) worldwide, The Priority Pass™ lounge network is the largest independent airport lounge access...

The Insider’s Guide to Free Flights: Unrestricted Award Travel

In the last decade, legacy airline carriers have made it significantly harder to redeem miles with their frequent flyer programs, leaving many travelers fed...

Fast and Free: Global Entry

You’ve just spent hours crossing the Atlantic (or Pacific). You’re disoriented, dehydrated, and delayed…and now you’re in a time crunch to go through immigration...

Cashing Out

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...

Never Get Stuck in a Bad Airplane Seat Again

Each airline has a mixed fleet of old and new planes and different configurations and products even within the same aircraft type. That said,...

Lounging Around: Where and How to Gain Airport Lounge Access

Thanks to a surge in design-forward, amenity-rich airport lounges, much of the glamour in flying now lies in the pre-flight experience. Airport lounges are...

Exchange Program

Complicated boards with buy and sell rates, hidden commissions, and impatient bank tellers. Exchanging currency used to be one of the most daunting aspects...

Phoning Home

Most of us are glued to our smart phones, and while we love leaving that “out of office” message after takeoff, once on foreign...

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