Category Archives: Interviews

“Nothing Is as Humbling as Seeing Thousands of Graves at the Normandy Invasion Beaches”

Welcome to the next installment of our interview series where folks share their thoughts about Big Travel with Small Money!

Miles & Points Interview:  The Traveling Professor

Steve writes The Traveling Professor to give tips and pointers to readers and travelers.  You can also find him on Facebook! And if you have any questions, you can email him here.

The Traveling Professor

The Professor in Florence

How and when did you start collecting miles and points?

I became an American Airlines AAdvantage member on August 24, 1984.  I have Platinum elite status.  And I am a “Million Miler” with 1,495,955 miles flown in the air.

However, I estimate I have earned over 10,000,000 miles & points through flying, credit cards, credit card bonuses, and through other miles earning opportunities.  I started collecting miles & points with my American Airlines AAdvantage account. Continue reading

An Incredible Story About a Mother-Daughter Trip to England, Paid for With Miles & Points

Welcome to the next installment of our Reader Success Series where Million Mile Secrets Readers share how they booked a trip with miles & points to get Big Travel with Small Money!

Tina is our newest reader success story to show folks it’s possible to travel without spending a lot of money.

An Incredible Story About A Mother Daughter Trip To England Paid For With Miles Points

Tina and Her Mother Outside the Sheraton Grand London Park Lane Hotel

A big thank you to Tina for sharing her story!

Please introduce yourself to everyone and tell us how long you’ve been involved in the miles & points hobby.

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“Smaller Domestic Trips Can Be Just as Rewarding as Multi-Week World Tours”

Welcome to the next installment of our interview series where folks share their thoughts about Big Travel with Small Money!

Miles & Points Interview:  Cardpe Diem

Cristi writes Cardpe Diem to share her discoveries on how to make travel dreams come true.  You can also find her on Twitter and Instagram!

Cardpe Diem

View of Yosemite Valley From the Top of Yosemite Falls

How and when did you start collecting miles and points?

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“I Chose the Wrong Lane. The Other Lane Is Way Faster.”

Daraius:  The hustle and bustle of holiday travel is underway, so I wanted to share a guest post from my friend Elly!

She teaches Non-Violent Communication, and is an empathy coach.  She also helps folks going through divorce maintain respect for each other.  She’s helped me and other members of the Million Mile Secrets team tremendously!  Oh, and she offers 30 minute free Discovery Sessions which are really easy to book online!

I’m always inspired by her kindness and intuition.  And touched by her ability to inspire, and share her compassion and commitment to finding common ground among all.

Here are wise words from my dear friend.  I hope they inspire you, too, in your travels this season.  🙂

Elly:

“I chose the wrong lane.  The other lane is way faster.”

I hear the woman behind me in line for the airport security check sigh deeply.  She clearly wants a response.  The 100 people around us remain silent.

Elly Van Laar

Hurry up and Wait! The Stresses of Travel Can Get Us Down Sometimes

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Success! A Family of 5 Met in Europe for a Family Vacation, Thanks to Miles & Points!

Welcome to the next installment of our Reader Success Series where Million Mile Secrets Readers share how they booked a trip with miles & points to get Big Travel with Small Money!

Thomas and his family are our newest reader success story to show folks it’s possible to travel without spending a lot of money.

A Family Of 5 Met In Europe For A Family Vacation Thanks To Miles Points

Crossing the Street at Abbey Road

A big thank you to Thomas for sharing their story!

Please introduce yourself to everyone and tell us how long you’ve been involved in the miles & points hobby.

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“I Tend to Travel for 3 Things: the People, the Scenery, & the Food”

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Miles & Points Interview:  One Foot On Sand

Jason blogs One Foot On Sand to share his travels and trip advice to readers.  You can also find him on Facebook and Twitter!

One Foot On Sand

Early Morning Hike in Seoul, South Korea

How and when did you start collecting miles and points?

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Success! A Family Mission Trip to Papua New Guinea With Miles & Points!

Welcome to the next installment of our Reader Success Series where Million Mile Secrets Readers share how they booked a trip with miles & points to get Big Travel with Small Money!

Marciana is our newest reader success story to show folks it’s possible to travel without spending a lot of money.

Success A Family Mission Trip To Papua New Guinea With Miles Points

Marciana and Her Family Moved to Papua New Guinea to Aid Indigenous Populations

A big thank you to Marciana for sharing her family’s story!

Please introduce yourself to everyone and tell us how long you’ve been involved in the miles & points hobby.

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“By Creating a Simple Online Business, I’ve Racked Up Over 1.5 Million Miles on a Single Card Over the Years”

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Miles & Points Interview:  JohnnyFD

Johnny writes JohnnyFD to share his journey as a location-independent entrepreneur with his friends and family.  You can also find him on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram!

JohnnyFD

Flying Business Class to South Africa

How and when did you start collecting miles and points?

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Success! They Quit Their Jobs to Explore the World for a Year With Miles & Points!

Welcome to the next installment of our Reader Success Series where Million Mile Secrets Readers share how they booked a trip with miles & points to get Big Travel with Small Money!

Natalie and Josh are our newest reader success story to show folks it’s possible to travel without spending a lot of money.

They Quit Their Jobs To Explore The World For A Year With Miles Points

Natalie and Josh During a Sunrise Trek on Mount Batur in Bali, Indonesia

A big thank you to Natalie and Josh for sharing their story!

Please introduce yourself to everyone and tell us how long you’ve been involved in the miles & points hobby.

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“Traveling for Free Is an Easy Enough Skill, & More Should Do It”

Welcome to the next installment of our interview series where folks share their thoughts about Big Travel with Small Money!

Miles & Points Interview:  The Travel Cutie

Cheryl blogs The Travel Cutie to share her knowledge, tips, and tricks on traveling.  You can also find her on Twitter!

The Travel Cutie

With Friend Jessica Koslow in Front of Sqirl in Los Angeles

How and when did you start collecting miles and points?

The first time I started collecting frequent flyer miles was on Northwest Airlines for a flight to Paris.

For hotel points, the first time was accidental.  I was checking into a hotel in New Hampshire to do some cross-country skiing and the receptionist asked me if I was a Starwood Preferred Guest member. Continue reading