Month: March 2017

Rail Running: The Final Chapter

Ok, so here’s the post where I get on my high horse, and explain how I beat the system and everything, right?  I mean, isn’t that what bloggers do?  Especially in travel hacking?

Well, I’m not going to do that.  And it’s not because I’m modest, or a great guy – though I also like to think I’m those things.  It’s because I can’t.

I won’t be getting status on Amtrak, because my plan won’t work.

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The First Time I bought Points…

First time for everything, right?

This hobby has taught me a lot.  First, I was appalled by paying annual fees on credit cards.  I mean, I had my trusty Discover card.  Who needs a card that’s going to charge you just to use it?  Plus, way before all of that, I thought all credit cards were evil!

Then, I thought people chasing status were crazy.  I’m too tough for premium level service anyway, that’s for sissies.  That may have changed too.

And up until recently, I thought buying your miles was nuts.

Well, that’s all changed.

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The Baltimore Budget

One more post to wrap up last month’s adventure in Baltimore!  You know I always like to give you all the numbers, so I’ve detailed all of the spending (cash and points) below.

If you’d like to see more on Baltimore, scroll down, or check the links here and here.  (And my first overnight train ride here.)

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