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Saverocity Observation Deck - Miles, Points, and Travel Podcast

By Saverocity Observation Deck

Musings on miles, points, and travel from members and friends of the Saverocity network. Join us each week as we discuss a variety of travel hacking topics with members of the miles and points community at large. Topics range from how to earn the most miles and points from credit cards to reselling to financial independence and more. We also cover how to maximize your points and miles for amazing travel experiences you won’t soon forget.

  1. 1.
    Ep. 145 – Hiking and Fishing the National Parks w/ Becky Pokora10/06/2020
    36:26
  2. 2.
    Ep. 144 – No More Change Fees and Chase Freedom Flex09/22/2020
    33:12
  3. 3.
    Ep. 143 – National Parks Road Trip w/ Nick S09/08/2020
    43:20
  4. 4.
    Ep. 142 – Miraval Berkshires Review w/ Mike D08/25/2020
    46:04
  5. 5.
    Ep. 141 – Fuel Rewards and an Old Trip Report w/ Tom Kim08/11/2020
    31:19
  6. 6.
    Ep. 140 – Covid-19 experiences in Hong Kong and Europe with Jen and Bryan Che of Tiny Urban Kitchen07/28/2020
    1:07:20
  7. 7.
    Ep. 139 – Spencer Howard of Straight to the Points07/14/2020
    36:40
  8. 8.
    Ep. 138 – Vegas w/ Michael Trager of TravelZork06/30/2020
    52:12
  1. 9.
    Ep. 137 – Vacation Rentals during covid-19 w/ Dia Adams06/16/2020
    47:17
  2. 10.
    Ep. 136 – Coronavirus CC benefits and Trip Ideas w/ Waller’s Wallet05/26/2020
    59:55
  3. 11.
    Ep. 135 – Vegas Reopening & Double Dip Opportunities w/ Bethany Walsh05/12/2020
    40:36
  4. 12.
    Ep. 134 – Bali and being a doctor in the pandemic with Amol of Travel Codex04/28/2020
    49:26
  5. 13.
    Ep. 133 – Touring the U.S. and the D.C. area with Stefan from Rapid Travel Chai04/14/2020
    43:37
  6. 14.
    Ep. 132 – Being a Pilot During COVID-19 w/ Steve Kriese of the DCL Podcast04/07/2020
    50:17
  7. 15.
    Ep. 131 – Traveling through Asia during the coronavirus outbreak with Han03/25/2020
    41:45
  8. 16.
    Ep. 130 – Ireland, Mawwiage, and What’s in Travel with Grant’s Wallet?03/17/2020
    40:35
  9. 17.
    Ep. 129 – Maldives, Australia, and Frequent Flyer Arbitrage with Dave from MilesTalk03/03/2020
    48:33
  10. 18.
    Ep. 128 – Cyprus, Jordan, and Amalfi Coast w/ Craig from Middle Age Miles02/18/2020
    44:09
  11. 19.
    Ep. 127 – Bhutan and Traveling in Asia with Seth Miller02/04/2020
    50:24
  12. 20.
    Ep. 126 – Miles and Points Resolutions with Becky Pokora01/21/2020
    49:28
  13. 21.
    Ep. 125 – 2020 Predictions01/15/2020
    36:33
  14. 22.
    Ep. 124 – Festivus the Fourth12/23/2019
    49:18
  15. 23.
    Ep. 123 – Avianca, AA Web Specials and Newfoundland w/ Mark Ostermann of Miles to Memories12/10/2019
    44:52
  16. 24.
    Ep. 122 – Getting that Last Passport Stamp! w/ Stefan from Rapid Travel Chai11/26/2019
    49:52
  17. 25.
    Ep. 121 – Europe and Award Alerts with Spencer Howard11/13/2019
    45:08
  18. 26.
    Ep. 120 – 10 Questions with Robert Dwyer of Milenomics (Part II)10/29/2019
    49:37
  19. 27.
    Ep. 119 – 10 Questions with Robert Dwyer from Milenomics (Part I)10/22/2019
    53:36
  20. 28.
    Ep. 118 – Getting Back to Miles and Points Basics with Travel Fanboy10/08/2019
    46:48
  21. 29.
    Ep. 117 – Bermuda and the Southwest Companion Pass w/ Leslie Harvey09/24/2019
    51:54
  22. 30.
    Ep. 116 – Royal Caribbean Gaming with Tom Kim09/10/2019
    43:32
  23. 31.
    Ep. 115 – Flying Around the World in Style (Japan, Singapore, and Europe)08/27/2019
    48:01
  24. 32.
    Ep. 114 – France with Jeff Brownson from Award Travel 10108/13/2019
    49:47
  25. 33.
    Ep. 113 – Freelancing Around the World with Caroline Lupini07/30/2019
    37:35
  26. 34.
    Ep. 112 – Behind Blogging recorded live at Travelcon in Boston07/16/2019
    49:58
  27. 35.
    Ep. 111 – Alaska, France, and Tasmania with Becky Pokora07/02/2019
    59:41
  28. 36.
    Ep. 110 – Canceling AMEX Gold and Travel Portal Discrepancies with Waller’s Wallet06/18/2019
    43:19
  29. 37.
    Episode 109 – Maui and Airline Partnerships with Freequent Flyer06/04/2019
    43:15
  30. 38.
    Episode 108 – Guatemala and Family Travel with Toni Perkins05/21/2019
    50:48
  31. 39.
    Episode 107 – Parkeology, Freddies, and Loyalty with Pizza in Motion05/07/2019
    43:22
  32. 40.
    Episode 106 – Delta, Dynamic Awards, and visiting every country with Stefan from Rapid Travel Chai04/23/2019
    48:59
  33. 41.
    Episode 105 – Eastern Europe and Free Stopovers with Drew from Travel is Free04/09/2019
    52:46
  34. 42.
    Episode 104 – Alternate Awards with Spencer Howard03/26/2019
    47:47
  35. 43.
    Episode 103 – Necker Island with Shane Rowley03/12/2019
    50:27
  36. 44.
    Episode 102 – Best credit cards by category, planning Asia trips, and more with Shawn Coomer02/26/2019
    51:45
  37. 45.
    Episode 101 – Croatia, Copenhagen, and in-flight connectivity with Seth Miller02/12/2019
    56:23
  38. 46.
    Episode 100 – Ice castles in Harbin, China and mistake fares with Becky Pokora01/29/2019
    42:58
  39. 47.
    Episode 99 – Talking all things aviation with Steve Kriese, Alaska pilot01/15/2019
    1:01:32
  40. 48.
    Episode 98 – Faroe Islands, Paris hotels, Air France awards, and more with Jordan from Windbag Miles01/01/2019
    58:22
  41. 49.
    Episode 97 – Festivus the Third with Sam from Milenomics12/18/2018
    48:23
  42. 50.
    Episode 96 – Making a baby in Brno and 2018 Credit Card round up with Dustin from Waller’s Wallet12/04/2018
    54:20
  43. 51.
    Episode 95 – Cruising, South America, and more with Richard Kerr from Award Travel 10111/20/2018
    47:53
  44. 52.
    Episode 94 – Beer festivals, Mardi Gras, Belize, spousal strategies, and more with Jeff Brownson11/06/2018
    1:03:06
  45. 53.
    Episode 93 – AvGeek Week10/23/2018
    37:36
  46. 54.
    Episode 92 – Asia, Award E-mails, and Anniversaries with Spencer Howard10/09/2018
    47:46
  47. 55.
    Episode 91 – Chase gets rid of Disney, Miles to the Magic, Europe, and more with Robert Dwyer and Rachel Berkey09/25/2018
    49:47
  48. 56.
    Episode 90 – Noah from Money Metagame’s Gap Year09/11/2018
    49:45
  49. 57.
    Episode 89 – Costa Rica, Park Hyatts, Reselling, and Soccer with Joey Redmond08/28/2018
    42:15
  50. 58.
    Episode 88 – Visiting Israel and reselling FROM Israel with Oren’s Money Saver08/14/2018
    33:28
  51. 59.
    Episode 87 – Len Testa from Touring Plans talks Star Wars Galaxy Edge at Disney and more07/31/2018
    44:15
  52. 60.
    Episode 86 – Marriott/SPG merger with Ed Pizzarello07/17/2018
    59:14
  53. 61.
    Episode 85 – Return of the jonk (Milk run, Croatia, AirBnBs, and more)07/03/2018
    46:12
  54. 62.
    Episode 84 – Guatemala and living in a non hub city with Becky Pokora06/19/2018
    42:29
  55. 63.
    Episode 83 – Talking round the world itineraries and Kentucky with Spencer Howard06/05/2018
    43:47
  56. 64.
    Episode 82 – Hawaii travel tips with experts Tim and Rose05/22/2018
    55:16
  57. 65.
    Episode 81 – Talking cruising, Germany, and crypto with Cynthia Drescher05/08/2018
    56:13
  58. 66.
    Episode 80 – Las Vegas with Travel Fan Boy04/24/2018
    49:39
  59. 67.
    Episode 79 – Cruising, wine, and more with Matt from Saverocity04/10/2018
    55:34
  60. 68.
    Episode 78 – Be Your Own Elite Part 2 with Sam Simon from Milenomics03/27/2018
    43:05
  61. 69.
    Episode 77 – Airline Status or Be Your Own Elite? w/ Sam Simon from Milenomics03/13/2018
    43:06
  62. 70.
    Episode 76 – Hyatt Globalist thoughts and best ways to earn Ultimate Rewards with FQF02/27/2018
    56:36
  63. 71.
    Episode 75 – Mexico, Sri Lanka, and sightDOING with Becky Pokora02/13/2018
    54:54
  64. 72.
    Episode 74 – Noah from Money Metagame discusses taking a gap year01/30/2018
    50:33
  65. 73.
    Episode 73 – Australian New Year, Q Suites, and Shutdowns01/16/2018
    47:05
  66. 74.
    Episode 72 – Shawn Coomer from Miles to Memories returns01/02/2018
    43:28
  67. 75.
    Episode 71 – Three Thoughts on 201712/19/2017
    14:18
  68. 76.
    Episode 70 – Keeping your MS organized with Free-quent Flyer and Graz12/05/2017
    1:03:22
  69. 77.
    Episode 69 – Gift card reselling with The Plastic Merchant11/20/2017
    58:05
  70. 78.
    Episode 68 – South America travel talk with Dia Adams, the Deal Mommy11/07/2017
    56:58
  71. 79.
    Episode 67 – Spencer Howard talks Asia travel & redemption routes, credit cards, and more!10/24/2017
    58:05
  72. 80.
    Episode 66 – Oktoberfest, 2/3/4, and RAT10/10/2017
    42:48
  73. 81.
    Episode 65 – Travel, Facebook Groups, and more with Richard Kerr from Award Travel 10109/26/2017
    48:55
  74. 82.
    Episode 64 – New co-branded airline credit cards09/12/2017
    44:54
  75. 83.
    Episode 63 – Jetblue Mint, reselling updates, and you!08/29/2017
    1:05:06
  76. 84.
    Episode 62 – Shawn Coomer from Miles to Memories returns08/15/2017
    50:39
  77. 85.
    Episode 61 – Favorite and recommended credit cards08/01/2017
    1:02:21
  78. 86.
    Episode 60 – Ed from Pizza in Motion07/18/2017
    1:01:57
  79. 87.
    Episode 59 – Skytrax World Airline Awards and You07/04/2017
    1:13:18
  80. 88.
    Episode 58 – Discussing hosted media previews and bias with Leslie Harvey06/20/2017
    1:15:03
  81. 89.
    Episode 57 – A New Game Appears!06/06/2017
    51:39
  82. 90.
    Episode 56 – FIRE and Travel Hacking05/22/2017
    1:05:12
  83. 91.
    Episode 55 – Dealing with frustrating customer service05/16/2017
    48:51
  84. 92.
    Episode 54 – Hong Kong, Freddies, AMEX Platinum05/02/2017
    59:42
  85. 93.
    Episode 53 – Taxes for Hobbyists and Resellers with Matt Hague04/07/2017
    48:58
  86. 94.
    Episode 52 – No electronics for you04/03/2017
    1:03:57
  87. 95.
    Episode 51 – Premium annual fee cards and wasted annual fees03/20/2017
    1:02:12
  88. 96.
    Episode 50 – Singapore, AMEX, and cheap Europe fares03/07/2017
    57:44
  89. 97.
    Episode 49 – Family travel fails and more with Shawn Coomer02/23/2017
    55:27
  90. 98.
    Episode 48 – Hilton Honors and the place of politics02/07/2017
    50:43
  91. 99.
    Episode 47 – Touring Plans’ Len Testa01/30/2017
    59:05
  92. 100.
    Episode 46 – Polaris, AA basic economy, and 2017 predictions01/23/2017
    45:16
  93. 101.
    Episode 45 – jonk, he who would fly 270,000 miles01/13/2017
    1:02:19
  94. 102.
    Episode 44 – Festivus the Second12/29/2016
    1:02:27
  95. 103.
    Episode 43 – Interview with Matt Part II (the future of Saverocity, random travel philosophy, and first Disney trip)12/15/2016
    41:58
  96. 104.
    Episode 42 – Interview with Matt Part I (the rise and fall of Matt the reseller)12/09/2016
    47:21
  97. 105.
    Episode 41 – Breaking down the new World of Hyatt11/07/2016
    59:37
  98. 106.
    Episode 40 – Valuing Trips and Opportunity Cost with Noah from Money Metagame10/24/2016
    55:37
  99. 107.
    Episode 39 – AA IRROPS, AMEX “Enhancements”, and more10/13/2016
    52:19
  100. 108.
    Episode 38 – Talking shop with Free-quent Flyer09/13/2016
    59:22
  101. 109.
    Episode 37 – CSR CSR CSR!!!!!!!!!08/27/2016
    59:21
  102. 110.
    Episode 36 – Delta meltdown and United stopover changes08/18/2016
    54:57
  103. 111.
    Episode 35 – Fatherhood, Family, and Points with Shawn Coomer and Richard Kerr08/02/2016
    1:22:58
  104. 112.
    Episode 34 – Would you rather?07/05/2016
    51:02
  105. 113.
    Episode 33 – Talking TSA06/26/2016
    1:01:32
  106. 114.
    Episode 32 – Talking Las Vegas with Shawn Coomer06/09/2016
    1:21:47
  107. 115.
    Episode 31 – Discussing DOs with Matt from Saverocity05/17/2016
    58:37
  108. 116.
    Episode 30 – Loyalty and the Freddies05/09/2016
    56:07
  109. 117.
    Episode 29 – Family Travel Off the Beaten Path04/25/2016
    1:09:03
  110. 118.
    Episode 28 – Interview with airfarewatchdog’s president George Hobica04/18/2016
    35:04
  111. 119.
    Episode 27 – Alaska breaks Trevor’s heart04/01/2016
    54:44
  112. 120.
    Episode 26 – Hyatt and Diamond Status w/ FQF03/19/2016
    1:11:09
  113. 121.
    Episode 25 – Credit Card Changes03/13/2016
    1:06:09
  114. 122.
    Episode 24 – Reselling Part 2 with Oren’s Money Saver03/01/2016
    48:59
  115. 123.
    Episode 23 – South America and Staying Out of Jail02/09/2016
    1:18:37
  116. 124.
    Episode 22 – Discussing Disney with Haley Bach01/20/2016
    1:13:20
  117. 125.
    Episode 21 – Intro to Reselling with Oren’s Money Saver01/06/2016
    52:19
  118. 126.
    Episode 20 – 2015 Saverocity Observation Deck Awards12/27/2015
    1:37:28
  119. 127.
    Episode 19 – Festivus12/15/2015
    1:02:59
  120. 128.
    Episode 18 – Et tu, AA?11/21/2015
    1:01:45
  121. 129.
    Episode 17 – Credit Card Churning Updates11/04/2015
    1:07:42
  122. 130.
    Episode 16 – Saving on Paid Travel (Updated)10/13/2015
    57:21
  123. 131.
    Episode 15 – Family, MS, and Other Stuff09/27/2015
    1:43:53
  124. 132.
    Episode 14 – Travel Talk09/08/2015
    51:14
  125. 133.
    Episode 13 – The Big Picture08/02/2015
    1:27:18
  126. 134.
    Episode 12 (7/18/15) – Barclays07/18/2015
    59:23
  127. 135.
    Episode 11 (7/10/15) – Free-quent Flyer and Full Time(ish) Manufactured Spending07/10/2015
    1:49:18
  128. 136.
    Episode 10 (6/15/15) – News of the World06/15/2015
    1:13:04
  129. 137.
    Episode 9 (5/24/15) – King Chase05/24/2015
    1:16:58
  130. 138.
    Episode 8 (5/9/15) – Quirky Citi05/10/2015
    1:12:55
  131. 139.
    Episode 7 (4/26/15): The Garbage Dump04/26/2015
    1:13:08
  132. 140.
    Episode 6 (4/5/15): On American Express04/05/2015
    1:07:48
  133. 141.
    Episode 5 (3/21/15): All About AA03/22/2015
    1:03:39
  134. 142.
    Episode 4 (3/10/15): Reflecting on the State of MS03/11/2015
    52:20
  135. 143.
    FT4RL Supersized Podcast (3/7/15): The After Party03/09/2015
    1:05:19
  136. 144.
    Episode 3 (2/25/15): 3v3 Airline Edition03/06/2015
    1:02:03
  137. 145.
    Episode 2 (2/19/15): I Would Walk 500 Miles03/02/2015
    58:35
  138. 146.
    Episode 1 (2/7/15): Pilot03/02/2015
    48:40

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