As I mentioned previously, I have only been following blogs and beginning to understand this hobby of ours for almost 1 1/2 years. There are many. many bloggers out there and few of them were responsible (and still are) for me learning about miles, points and travel. Each one has a unique interest and specialty. I’d like to introduce you to a few of my favorite bloggers:
Rene writes Delta Points and as his name suggests, he write mainly about Delta Airlines though you will read about his trips to visit his family in Sweden or scuba diving with his wife in Aruba. I met Rene last year at the Chicago Seminar in October. If Delta is one of the main airlines you fly, you should read his blog and sign up for his text alerts when he find great mileage runs on Delta.
Frequent Miler is written by Greg who I had the pleasure of meeting while we were both on a mattress run last year in Sault Ste. Marie. He has taught everyone so much in getting multiple points through his Frequent Miler Laboratory. He was the first that I remember to write about the Vanilla Reloads, becoming a Fulfilled by Amazon seller (FBA) when you find really good deals (such as at Kohls where you get 5x points and this week 30% off) to sell while you are keeping the points and at times making some money. Last March he challenged himself to earn ONE MILLION MILES. You can read all about that and other experiments he’s done to help us all at Frequent Miler
MJ on Travel is written by Marshall Jackson who is a pilot, worked for one of the largest airlines. He is still in the airline industry, travels frequently and is a cruiser as well. With his frequent travel schedule he does many reviews of hotels, his flights and has a keen insider knowledge of what goes on behind the scenes. You can read his blog at MJ on Travel
New Girl in the Air is written by Becky, a young married woman. As much as we all love international travel, it is not financially possible to do it all the time. Becky combines both long weekend trip reports with her international travels. Both types of trips are extremely informative and she travels places that are a little off the beaten path. Currently she is writing about her trip to Slovenia but prior to that she has written about her trip to the Columbia River Gorge, Memphis, etc. Check out her blog New Girl in the Air
Scott and his team write Mile Value. Like other bloggers they do quite a bit of traveling. Scott’s blog is a little different than just trip reports, he analyzes the entire point and mile travel. His blog was the first one that I read that told me how I could get a free one way ticket that I could take much later when booking a trip using miles. Read his free one ways so that you too can make use of this trick at Mile Value.
Hope you’ve enjoyed this post on some of the bloggers that I read and why I like their blogs.