Meet Up Page Added


I’ve added a new page to the top of Meet Up. It’s designed to increase the community nature of MileValue by facilitating meeting me in person socially or to talk shop. It will be regularly updated with my travel plans, so if I’m coming to your area we can discuss routing rules or you can have me evangelize about frequent flier miles or free oneways to a group who would be interested in hearing about that.

Here’s what it says now:

If you’re a reader, and we’re in the same area, why are we not talking miles face-to-face?

If you have a group of travelers who’d like to learn more about frequent flier miles, I’d love to speak to them.

If you want to show me a delicious (and cheap) restaurant in your area, I’d love to eat there.

If you want to grab a drink and swap travel stories or talk about the vagaries of award routing rules, I’m game.

If you want to set me up on a blind date with your niece, you must not like your niece very much!

Below is a list of where I’ll be, so you can contact me if our paths will cross. It also serves as a convenient list of times to rob my apartment; you’ll score a few huge maps. If not otherwise listed, I’m in Los Angeles, where the offer still stands.

Tampa May 24 – 30

Paris May 30 – June 6

Poland June 6 – 14

Ukraine June 14 – 19

Oahu July 18 – August 1

Tampa August 30 – September 1

Pittsburgh September 1 – 3

Chicago October 11 – 14

New Zealand January 2 – 12

Sydney January 12 – 16

Cairns January 16 – 19

Melbourne January 19 – 23

Tampa February 6 – 10

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  1. I’ve been reading your blog for the past few weeks and I love the simplicity of it! Great job! Let me know if you are ever in Boston!

  2. If you make your way over from Tampa to Orlando at any point during 5/24-5/30, let me buy you lunch. I’d love to discuss miles.

  3. Aloha, I have just recently found your site and get your e-mails. Thank you so much. I live on Oahu and have a friend or two that would like to meet up. We both are new to all of this, so an opportunity to meet would be great….however it works out.
    We can see what works. Happy Travels

  4. When are you in LA?
    LOL From your schedule it seems you are non-stop somewhere else… and yes, I counted the dates and double-checked — it was all headed from one place to another, except LA. Ha.

    What is it that you do that keeps you travel so much? Travel-writer?

  5. Awesome. Looking at your schedule that means you’ll be back between June 20th and July 17th, so will definitely meet up.


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