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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.

The Marriott Bonvoy Brutality Continues

It’s been more than a year since loyalty programs Marriott Rewards, The Ritz-Carlton Rewards, and SPG were integrated; and, sadly, we’ve seen nothing but...

Diving into the Points Pool

If you fly JetBlue or overnight at hotels within the greater Hilton portfolio, we have some exciting news for you. Each program offers an...

The Great Luxury Card Mastercard Showdown

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...

The Great Chase Sapphire Showdown

If you’re considering a Chase Sapphire credit card but debating between the Chase Sapphire Reserve® Card and the Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card, end the...

Priority Pass Adds Dozens of New Lounges, Loses Some Notable Establishments...

On the heels of a major 25th anniversary last year, Priority Pass™, the largest independent airport lounge access program in the world, continues to expand--in...

Mastering Credit Card Point Transfers to Frequent Flyer Programs, Part II:...

Last week, we looked at credit cards which allow the transfer of credit card points to frequent flyer programs for redeeming award seats. This...

Mastering Credit Card Points Transfers to Frequent Flyer Programs, Part I

We often cover the consumer trend of using credit card points for unrestricted award travel (pegged to a dollar value).However, many cards still allow—and...

World of Hyatt Expands Redemptions Across Multiple Brands

2019 has been a watershed year for World of Hyatt, the rewards program of Hyatt hotels and resorts. Hundreds of hotels across multiple brands...

American Airlines Extends AAdvantage Miles Sale at Best Price of 2019

Earlier in 2019, American Airlines offered a decent discount on AAdvantage miles. They reduced the price for buying miles from upwards of 5 cents...

Citi Prestige and Premiere Cards Impending Devaluation

Major changes are brewing at Citi, and none are for the better. Come September 22, 2019, Citi will eliminate a slew of its top...

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