DIY travel arrangements can be tough. Each week join experienced travel blogger, plane enthusiast and awkward party host Jake Redman as he and his travel-addicted co-host Anthony Ryan navigate modern travel from the best plane seats to the worst hotel rooms. We dig up the latest options in travel to help make you a better travel-planner.
Lake Como and the Power of Kids Bop
We dive right into the second part of Anthony's Euro vacation with a chat about Lake Como. He dishes about what to do and what local hops are worth the walk. Plus we dig into changes to the American Express Business Platinum and why it and it's consumer level sibling are losing the war against perk-fatigue. Also, what the heck happened at Southwest? Listen here!
Anthony Talks Nice About Nice…France
Anthony is back and has lots to tell us about his first Covid-era overseas trip. Because he’s full to the brim with shareable info, we’re breaking it into a 3 part mini-series starting with Nice, France. Everything from how he got there to what you’ll need to do in order to get into a restaurant. Plus, travel news with Jake, parasailing and more!
Boom Go Our 100K Ultimate Reward Dreams
We start re-shaking off the rust as we dive into the 95th Modhop Podcast and diving into a ton of Chase-related news. Our fave travel points are up for grabs with a generous bonus for an initial spend on Sapphire Preferred AND news of a Sapphire Lounge trickles in. Plus, United's got plans to get places faster (like, BOOM fast) and we explore our bad spelling. It's all here, listen...
Free Vaccines, Weed And Donuts...In That Order
Anthony welcomes a new chair to his home office while Jake reconsiders Karaoke. Just a few of the topics the guys ramble on about in this episode of the Modhop Podcast. Plus, we explore a story about a Spirit passenger losing it mid-flight, new British Airways first class meals at home and FREE perks for getting vaccinated. Listen:
NJ has Scooters and NY is Open...sort of.
Jake and Anthony talk about scooter and bike programs in their respective towns (Hoboken and Jersey City, respectfully). A man is now free after Hertz ponies up his alibi and New York lifts quarantine restrictions. Plus, we toss around the idea of doing live events. Listen...
Getting To Greece & Our Big Ideas
The guys are back after a couple of months of work chaos. We get some rambling out of our system and chat about being off-brand before providing few details on how to start our own businesses. Travel? Sure, why not. Greece has a big to-do this Summer, we'll talk about that and tell you why stay-cations are still a good use of points. Listen...
As of today, restrictions for US Citizens travelling to Greece would have you in quarantine for 7 days on arrival BUT that’s a few days from expiring. It could always be extedned but maybe some CAUTIOUS Summer planning? To that end, One of Europe’s oldest festivals is ON for this year. The Athens & Epidaurus Festival celebrates some of the worlds greatest performers in the world of dance, theater and music. The festival has some cool history, it says here that “Up to the year 2005, the Festival was held exclusively at the Odeon of Herodes Atticus in Athens and the Ancient Theatre of Epidaurus…” , it’s since expanded to neighboring sites as it grows but the original venues are within an awesome archaeological site with tons of history. Hop to greekfestival.gr if you want to take a look AND Modhop for our recent look at top Greek must-see places.
Host of one of my favorite OTHER podcasts, Miles to Memories’ Mark Osterman. Wrote up a helpful rant about Chase’s recent 10x points-for-dining promotion, noting that you’ll need to use their own dining portal within the Ultimate Rewards website to get the extra points. Ultimately, limiting who you can order from and it’s highly likely not somewhere that you were considering in the first place. He points out that it highlights a disturbing trend of similarly deceiving offers from card issuers so tage a good look at those offers when you get them. Add the Miles to Memories podcast to your cue, their crew hops on a ton of useful points and miles news and tips like that.