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Mighty Travels interviewed me about miles, travel, and this blog. As usual, I went on and on and on and … 😉

My favorite question and answer:

What is your biggest learning from earning so many miles and points?

The best use of miles is often to give them away.

In 2013, I traveled nine months outside the US to 20+ countries. And yet I had more miles than I could use. I booked four trips for friends that they otherwise couldn’t have taken, in all cases either flying them to visit me or to accompany me on a trip.

The happiness I got from those redemptions exceeded the happiness I got from my Emirates First Class redemption.

Read the full interview here.

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