Pointsguy/Frugal Travel guy - thank you!

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  1. FlyingVizzer
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    I don't know where else to post this and of course, I can comment on their blogs but that's not as fun...

    I am sitting in the Delta Sky Club in JFK with free wifi and booze thanks to the Amex Platinum card I got through one of their blogs. I am enjoying this time in the lounge as I await my flight to CPH which I also found through their blogs for a killer deal (It's no $150 deal but from TPA a/i is $310 which is ridiculous).

    As a newbie, I'm currently stoked that I found this forum - and so thanks to the Pointsguy and the Frugal Travel Guy for showing me the way.

    Then, thanks to forum members here who have already given me some ideas and more importantly to SirRagnar for ideas on what to do once I get to CPH. I hope this trip will be as epic as I already imagine it will be...

    The least I can do, btw, is link so here:

    The Pointsguy: http://thepointsguy.com/
    Frugal Travel Guy: http://frugaltravelguy.blogspot.com/
     
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    Enjoy your flight and time in CPH.
     
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    Hope you have a great time in CPH!
     
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    Oh, you're already on your way :)

    I just asked in the other thread about when you would be here. How long is the stay?
     
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    And oh yea, those are great blogs. I am subscribing to Pointsguy's RSS feed - the only RSS feed I use.

    And welcome to MP btw, I hope we can hook up for a beer in CPH one of the coming days when you're here!
     
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    Welcome!! And props to Rick and Brian :)
     
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    The Frugal Travel Guy blog was my gateway drug. I found it a few months back and have quickly been racking up the miles and cheap flights (I'm off on a trip to MAD on this same airfare deal next week).

    The points guy is also an awesome site. I especially like the top deals page. It's been a great resource.

    Have fun in CPH!

    confession: Sometimes, if I am up late, I'll stay up the extra little bit to see the Rick's new post at 2:05 am (central)...
     
  8. k2o
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    Congrats on your trip. You're learning from the pro's -no doubt about it. I cut my travel teeth on Frugaltravelguy and his great advise. Plus you'll learn a lot from Gary at http://www.boardingarea.com/blogs/viewfromthewing...and then of course you can start viewing more boardingarea blogs....so much to read and so little time left to travel.:rolleyes: And then there are some DO's....warning, warning...it is an addiction!
     
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    LOL - travel addicts unite!
     
  10. Wandering Aramean
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    A good RSS reader that takes the content offline makes for great reading in-flight. :D
     
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    Do you suggest any?
     
  12. noel
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    It's not exactly an RSS reader, but I really like instapaper for loading up all my devices with articles and blog posts. It works with an iphone, ipad, android, and kindle.
     
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    Does it work with my clumsy BB?
     
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  15. noel
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    Not that I'm aware of. But I would think there is some sort off offline RSS reader for the BlackBerry users somewhere.
     
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    what is RSS and how do I get it?
     
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    Rick the Frugal Travel Guy is generous with his knowledge and time and helped me considerably. His web site is a must read on a daily basis if you're at all interested in maximizing what credit cards can do to make your travel dreams come true.
     
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    I find that following all of their twitter accounts can help consolidate all of the news and updates into one application.
     
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    This is a good point. Twitter does help keep it all together and easy to access by phone (aka my clumsy BB)
     
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    I have referred several of my friends in college to Rick's site in search for some credit guidance, especially those just starting out with their credit portfolio, telling them, as Rick would say, "Your credit is one of your most important assets" AND you only get to start once, so do it right!
     
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    Thanks for the kind words! I'm off to CPH this weekend and while I'm not stoked about slumming it in DL coach, I am excited to a) rack up a ton of miles and b) eat at Noma

    Enjoy the DL SkyClub- hopefully you have a couple cold ones to ease the pain of the next 7.5 hours :)
     
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    I haven't done Noma, expect a full report!
     
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    Yes please. I would like a nice review of the place when you're done.
     
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    I've been following Rick's site for a while - but honestly didn't start following your site until after I read this very thread! It's now a bookmark. Great stuff!
     
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