Daraius Dubash has earned and redeemed millions of airline miles and hotel points – most of which he acquired for free and without flying in airplanes or staying in hotels.
Daraius writes the Million Mile Secrets blog to show time-starved folks how, they too, can acquire airline miles and hotel points, and travel very comfortably to see the world, for a fraction of what they would otherwise pay for such travels.
He believes everyone can use airline and hotel loyalty points to travel for free – whether it is a trip in First Class to Thailand or a family visit to grandma in Florida.
By reading Million Mile Secrets you will learn Daraius’ secrets to fly for much less, stay in wonderful hotels for much less, and rent cars for much less than retail price.
Daraius has visited over 30 countries in 6 out of 7 continents, and has flown on International First Class (where tickets costs about $20,000 per ticket) to Europe, Asia, and the US, many times for virtually no money. He uses his expertise and specialized tools to help his blog readers and his family travel and experience the world for less.
As a former Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Daraius roamed the world, as an auditor for a Fortune 500 company, to ensure that rules, regulations, and policies were enforced. He also prepared many tax returns as a volunteer with the AARP.
Daraius now uses his ability to interpret complicated airline rules and marketing promotions – honed from mastering complex accounting rules – to make the most of airline, hotel, and rental car promotions.
But Daraius believes using your miles and points to travel shouldn’t require a degree in Accounting! That’s why he started Million Mile Secrets. Daraius presents the information in a helpful way that anyone can understand.
Busy people don’t have time to study the constantly changing deals, strategies, and requirements. That’s why Daraius only writes about the best offers and most relevant news, including his easy-to-follow analysis that has earned the trust of over 16,000 loyal readers.
He has worked in the Finance, Auditing & Global Marketing divisions of Fortune 500 companies. He has an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management and a Master’s in Engineering Management from the McCormick School of Engineering at Northwestern University.
In his spare time, Daraius loves to plan his future travels and plot how to increase his stash of miles and points (currently over 3 million). He loves listening to classical music, reading non-fiction (history and biography), eating good ethnic food, and taking long walks.
Emily Jablon, Co-founder & Manager, writes trip reports for the site, edits content, and interacts with readers at industry conferences. She worked as a project manager for a division of General Dynamics, a Fortune 100 company for over three years. Emily has a Bachelor’s of Science from Indiana University and just completed her MBA in March 2014.