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Miles to Memories - Conversations About Miles, Points & Travel

Mar 30, 2023

Episode Description

On this episode Shawn is joined by MtM Senior Contributor and FamilyFlysFree author Ian Snyder. Ian has been earning and redeeming miles & points at a high level for many years and also writes for Award Wallet and other outlets.

In this episode we dive deep into Ian’s recent back to back Europe...

Mar 23, 2023

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On this episode Shawn and Joe discuss the headaches that can be associated with booking awards. Joe’s recent booking included misinformation, strange phone numbers hangups and a lot of patience. Was it worth it?

Other topics discussed include: the true value of the Chase Sapphire Reserve, Hyatt’s...

Mar 16, 2023

Episode Description

In this episode Shawn & Joe discuss the recent death of a few award sweet spots. Is the rise of virality on social media platforms like Tik Tok causing deals to die sooner and does this mean casual travelers really shouldn’t invest time and energy into learning the miles & points hobby?

In other...

Mar 9, 2023

Episode Description

On this episode Shawn discusses his return to the Waldorf Cabo and why he isn't in Japan instead. Miles and points present the ultimate in flexibility and thankfully they came in handy here. How is the Waldorf Cabo on a second visit?

In other news Shawn and Joe discuss the big Hyatt changes and how...

Mar 2, 2023

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On this episode Joe returns from his trip to talk about Disney Cruise line concierge level, the costs and whether it's worth booking over standard rooms. Is it possible to score an upgrade for cheaper than the full cost?

Shawn and Joe also talk Genting Highlands, the Alila Kuala Lumpur, pains with...