Is This Thing Still On?

*clears throat* Check one, two, three. Check. Check… Is this thing still on?

As I’m sure all of you noticed, my temporary hiatus turned into something more like a permanent hiatus. That was never my intention, but life happened and other responsibilities took precedence over this blog. For those of you that took the time to comment or message me while I was away, thank you. I really appreciated the encouragement, both positive and negative, to get back on the saddle.

That being said, before I get into this post, I wanted to make it clear that I’m not officially back to my regular posting schedule. This post is, instead, something of a (re)starting point for me to let you all know where I’ve been, what I’ve been doing, and what the future holds.
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Notice of My Temporary Hiatus

I just wanted to let you all know that there will be a brief hiatus for the next week or two on this blog. I simply can’t keep up with it at this time, due to a whirlwind of events in my personal life (eg. moving, traveling, working, ect.). Don’t worry, though, I’ll be back before you know it!

I’m still responding to comments and emails, I just won’t have any new posts in the next couple of weeks. If you want to keep tabs on me, you can do so by following me on Twitter, liking my Facebook page, and/or subscribing to my blog.

Don’t miss me too much. 😉

So, How Exactly Does Travel Hacking Work?

Travel hacking is a hobby like no other. It’s not just an enjoyable pastime that keeps you busy, but it often leads to once in a lifetime experiences for pennies on the dollar. Is it a scam? No. Is it illegal? Absolutely not. It’s simply a beautiful way to take advantage of the system, per se.

I’m sure you’ve heard the phrase “travel hacking,” “travel hacks,” travel hacker,” or some sort of “travel” plus “hack” combination in the blogosphere somewhere. After all, the points, miles, and travel community is huge, just look at all these points and miles blogs. But, what does it all mean? What is travel hacking and how can you hack your travel? Hit the break to find out.

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Manufactured Spending Post REDcard

Since Target decided to block in-store credit card loads to their REDcard (aka REDbird), the world of points and miles was turned upside down. For many, REDcard was their one and only manufactured spending machine. Once that door shut, it left many asking, “What do I do now?” and, “What other options are there?”

Fortunately, REDcard wasn’t isn’t the only method of manufacturing points and miles. In fact, there are tons of other methods available, it just requires a bit of research and experimentation to find what works.

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An Updated Look at Serve vs Bluebird vs REDbird

With the demise of Target’s REDcard (aka REDbird), is it worth keeping open or should you switch over to one of its relatives? That’s a question you’ll need to answer for yourself, but in this post we’ll look at what each card brings to the table to help you decide which card to keep in your arsenal.

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