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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.

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Pandemic Prompts American Express to Add New Credits to Platinum Card

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U.S. Airlines’ Middle Seat Mambo

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American Express Centurion Lounge Network Announces Delays, Expansion

The American Express Centurion Lounge Network is arguably our favorite benefit of The Platinum Card® from American Express. And, boy oh boy, have we...

American Airlines Launches Major Changes to AAdvantage Program Together with Its...

American Airlines (AA) is rather famous in the world of points and miles for its epic mileage sales, so it should come as no...

JetBlue Extends and Gifts Mosaic Status, Blocks Middle Seats

By mid-April 2020, all major US airlines had mapped out what flyers with elite status could anticipate for the rest of 2020 and 2021—with...

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With most of the country following stay-at-home orders, our spending patterns have changed—drastically. Yes, we’ve still been able to make online purchases, buy (lots...

CBP Announces Global Entry 18-Month Renewal Grace Period, Temporary Closure of...

In response to the COVID-19 outbreak, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has announced a number of changes to its Trusted Traveler Programs, including...

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