My Week in Points: Fall Is Here, Things Heat Up

I have 5 hours in my apartment in October, as my wife says wistfully, “See you for Thanksgiving,” though she is doing her share of travel.

I had a mixed business and pleasure Southern Africa trip: Angola, Mozambique, Malawi, South Africa and Namibia (see Travel is Free trip report). It was then that daytime layover in NY and onward for the Chicago Seminars, where I presented International Travel Bootcamp to kick off the event, 101 Tips, Tricks and Hacks to be an Expert Traveler, and moderated the closing panel.

I am in Dubai this week for business and about to set off for Africa. I cluster my annual vacation around late winter/spring and fall to enjoy the offseason in most places.

Hardly enough time to notice the passing of REDBird this month, this is the kind of month where I reap the rewards of miles and points and worry about the earning side of the ledger when back.

Lots of travel developments from new routes to oddball credit cards.

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  • Shannon

    probably not a good idea to just write/say what you thought when a wife need more time with you. “See you for next Thanksgiving” sounds like a sweet protest.

  • Rapid Travel Chai

    @Shannon – well, for once I am less guilty, I lined up my October trips while she is away, and November she is the one away, that doesn’t mean there isn’t protest emanating from Yangzhou and now Chengdu.