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This has been a crazy week.  As a “featured blogger” on Boarding Area this week, I have tried to post more often to take advantage of the increased readers.  I hope that you’ve enjoyed the week – I’ve had fun, but I might go take a nap this afternoon 😀

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Featured stories

Why I didn’t spend $9,144.92 on my vacation: A listing of our travel expenses for our recent trip to Mt. Rushmore and Yellowstone.  It’s amazing what miles and points can do for you

How I got us 16 extra hours in Rome… for FREE! – the magic of an involuntary schedule change by American let me change our flights to get us an extra 16 hours in Rome!

You might be interested in my Rank of the Top 10 miles and points toolsas well as the top miles and points tools honorable mentions

The big news of the week was that the Amtrak Guest Rewards 2.0 details were leaked – it’s bad news.  We later did some sleuthing to figure out which bank is (probably) going to issue the new Amtrak Guest Rewards credit card.

Family Travel

Miles, Points and Credit Cards

News and Notes

If you’re still up for more travel reader, here’s last week’s recap: 8 headlines you might have missed – Best Western card, 500 free miles at 2 different places, a multi-date search for IHG and Google Maps Transit on steroids


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