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  • Episode 7: Checking In w/Robin from Luxe Recess on New England Resorts, Blackberry Farm, Luxury Disney and Orlando

    24/09/2021 Duration: 01h04min

    Robert chats with Robin Hutson from Luxe Recess about trends she's seeing in the luxury travel market. They compare notes on recent travels with an eye towards planning for the coming year. Last Chatted in January, 2021 (listen) Vaccines were just becoming availableThings looked like they were getting better, then Delta variantWhat are you seeing in terms of travel hesitancy right now?And how are future bookings impacted? More short term trips planned opportunistically? 3:20 Spring/Summer Travels Mansion at Ocean EdgeNewport rentalQ: If I liked both of these, what options should I consider in the Northeast? Especially interested in Maine personally but what other options should everyone consider?Some New England resorts to consider:The Inn at Hasting Park in Lexington, MACliff House in Cape Neddick, MEInn by the Sea in Cape Elizabeth, MEMigis Lodge in South Casco, MELiked Ventana Big Sur for its boutique outdoor rustic all-inclusive luxuryQ: What else might I like?A: Perhaps Blackberry Farm 22:

  • Manifesto Episode 28: Bilt Rewards with Richard Kerr

    21/09/2021 Duration: 50min

    Today's Podcast comes to you from Gideon The Freequent Flyer who has a companion piece to this podcast on his site. Hello and welcome to The Manifesto with Gideon the Free-quent Flyer on the Milenomics Podcast Network. I am Gideon the Free-quent Flyer and I’m joined today by the Director of Travel Rewards at Bilt Rewards, Richard Kerr. Richard, welcome to the Manifesto. [0:30] Plugs Social: @KerrPoints everywhere Bilt Rewards: [2:35] Background What was your path into the rewards industry? Did you start as a travel hacker, as a writer, or on the business side? What was your biggest score/favorite play, on the earnings or redemption side? What do you like most these days in terms of rewards programs? [8:25] Bilt Rewards - overview 3 legged stool: partner rewards, landlords, credit cardLoyalty programs: 1:1 transfer to American Airlines AAdvantage, Air Canada’s Aeroplan, Emirates Skywards, FlyingBlue, Turkish Miles & Smiles, Virgin Atlantic Flying Club,

  • Episode 5: September 2021 Disney World Trip Report w/Joe Cheung

    10/09/2021 Duration: 01h03min

    Today we're releasing an episode of "Checking In with Robert Dwyer" that's normally reserved for subscribers of the Milenomics Podcast Network. Robert chats with Joe Cheung about what it's like to visit Disney Parks these days, and what's coming in the near future to Disney World. 0:22 What Joe has been up to since Saverocity Observation Deck Producing Miles to Memories Podcast. Disney Deciphered Podcast. Disney Travel Agent. 1:30 What's Disney like now, what's it going to be in this "living with Covid" phase we seem to be in now.  Use my trip report to reflect of what you're hearing and experiencing with people you talk with. Planning changes (no Fastpass, but Genie+ coming). Dining reservation challenges, dining experience at this time. In-park experience. 28:40 Attractions No doubt: Masks in Orlando in 90F can be uncomfortable. But we managed. Current policy is masks indoors and on transportation. Outdoor option, but wore then when crowds were dense.No Fastpass seemed to make most wa

  • Episode 57: Heightened Offers from Bank of America

    17/08/2021 Duration: 12min

    Four great credit card welcome bonuses to consider from Bank of America. Let’s discuss them, how we’d prioritize them, and also navigating the complicated...

  • Episode 56: 5x Categories and Opportunities and a 67,000 Mile Offer

    16/06/2021 Duration: 15min

    On today’s No Annual Fee show we discuss: 0:30 Q3 2021 5x Categories Chase Freedom Grocery Stores Select Streaming Services Discover Restaurants PayPal Citi...

  • Episode 55: Heightened CSP Bonus, Schwab Cashout Rumors & A New Airport Lounge

    05/06/2021 Duration: 20min

    A Hot news week has us sitting down to discuss the following: 0:29 Chase Sapphire Preferred 100,000 Direct Link  Subject to 5/24 $95 AF...

  • Episode 54: New Routes, New Airlines, New Welcome Bonuses

    21/05/2021 Duration: 19min

    0:30 JetBlue New York – London Now Bookable Direct Link Website was down when they released these (classic JetBlue) Starts August 12, 2021 Economy...

  • Episode 53: Status Through Spend, New Routes, Devaluations & Singular Use Programs

    08/04/2021 Duration: 28min

    0:23 Earn Singapore Status Through Bank Point Transfer (link) Get 1 elite qualifying mile for every 5 bank points transferred Transfer 250,000 bank points...

  • Wrapping up the Milenomics Second Podcast (MSP) Season 1

    06/04/2021 Duration: 52min

    Many of you reading this might not even know there is a podcast called The Milenomics Second Podcast (MSP). We’re celebrating on the blog...

  • Episode 52: Q2 5x Categories, Transfer Bonuses, and Heightened Welcome Offers

    23/03/2021 Duration: 21min

    We’ve got a full show today. Let’s get right into it… 0:25 Q2 2021 5x Categories Chase Freedom Gas Stations Home Improvement Stores Discover...

  • The Manifesto Episode 20: With Charlie Barkowski from Running With Miles

    17/03/2021 Duration: 49min

    Last year year we launched a podcast network, adding the Manifesto hosted by Gideon the Free-quent Flyer to the Patreon Feed. In this episode...

  • Episode 51: All This Amex Stuff (Credits and More)

    08/03/2021 Duration: 27min

    Robert: Amex has been ratcheting up the complexity on their offers and benefits. Partially due to covid, wanting to retain customers, and wanting to...

  • Episode 50: Luxury Family Travel, Points & Miles, and Disney w/Robin from Luxe Recess

    26/01/2021 Duration: 47min

    Robert chats with Robin Hutson from Luxe Recess about luxury family travel trends, blending points & miles with a trip booked through a full-service...

  • Episode 49: Grand Reserve World Mastercard

    20/01/2021 Duration: 37min

    I received an offer via email the other day for a wine-focused rewards credit card I’ve been monitoring for a while, the Grand Reserve...

  • Episode 48: Booking Travel in 2021

    16/01/2021 Duration: 32min

    We’re back today with a show we’ve talked about recording for some time now. The topic of booking travel in 2021 is a unique...

  • Episode 47: Amex Enhances, Virgin Atlantic Devalues, and New Year Opportunities

    06/01/2021 Duration: 31min

    We’re back with a packed No Annual Fee episode of the podcast. Let’s get right into it… 0:22 2021 Amex Perks/Offers (Summary from Amex) Personal $30 PayPal Credit Per Month (no activation required) [Targeted] $50 back on $50 at Best Buy (use twice, activation required) [Targeted] $50 back on $50 at Home Depot (use twice, […]

  • Episode 46: Making Money by Investing in Mutual Savings Banks

    17/11/2020 Duration: 16min

    On today’s podcast I chat with Bram Berkowitz to discuss investing in mutual savings banks. I first became familiar with the topic from an excellent article he wrote: See: How The Average Person Can Make A Lot Of Money Investing In Mutual Savings Banks 0:00 Background and intro 2:10 The basic pattern of mutual banks […]

  • Episode 45: Heightened Credit Card Offers, an Air Transfer Bonus, and a Juicy Grocery Promo

    12/11/2020 Duration: 13min

    On this week’s “No Annual Fee” podcast we discuss… 0:25 Amex Personal Gold/Platinum Offers through Resy (HT DDG) Direct Link to offers Personal Gold has standard characteristics (60k welcome bonus, $4k min spend, $250 fee) plus 20% back at restaurants first year up to $250 back Personal Platinum has standard characteristics (75k welcome bonus, $5k […]

  • The Manifesto Episode 13: Deep Dive into Galveston, TX with Kelly de Schaun

    23/10/2020 Duration: 55min

    Earlier this year we launched a podcast network, adding the Manifesto hosted by Gideon the Free-quent Flyer to the Patreon Feed. In this episode Gideon sits down with Kelly de Schaun, Chief Executive Officer of the Galveston Park Board. Enjoy this special episode, and if you’re interested in even more great podcast content, check us […]

  • Episode 44: All About Amex (in 10 minutes)

    09/10/2020 Duration: 12min

    Today we’re doing 10 minutes on the podcast All About Amex. This post is a companion piece to that audio. The goal here is to describe the “quirks and features” (as Doug DeMuro would say) of American Express credit cards and their Membership Rewards program. Amex may not be as straightforward to interact with as […]

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