Miles & Points

Talking Miles & Points on Nightline

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I just had my two seconds of fame! Nightline did a great segment on Ben Schlappig of One Mile at a Time last night, and how he’s managed to spend the last 12+ months traveling the world in luxury.


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I was lucky enough to be invited to join Ben and Stefan of Rapid Travel Chai for a group chat during the segment! And even with all the cameras, it wound up being almost as fun as a travel meetup.

Nightline miles points Keri Anderson

I wasn’t particularly profound in my sound byte, but hoping that my presence will encourage people new to the world of miles and points to consider it. Here’s advice I would give to anyone who’s nervous about jumping in:

It takes hours of work and dedication to travel like Ben, but you only need a few hours a month to make your travel better.
I’ll admit, I don’t always have the best memory of airline award charts or credit card benefits. But the great thing is you don’t have to. Figure out your plan (where, when, how) up front and then use travel resources like One Mile at a Time, View from the Wing, even Heels First Travel to refresh your memory and stay up to date.

You don’t need dozens of credit cards.
But a few carefully selected ones can make a big difference. Do a little research and figure out what card or two is going to help you get closest to your travel goal or get you closer to the front of the queue!

If I can do this, anyone can!
I have a full-time job (not the blog), lots of hobbies, and make stupid mistakes when I’m tired or stressed. So if I can travel the world several times a year on a nonprofit salary using miles and points, anyone can.

And yes, I’ll admit I’m still pretty excited about my first TV appearance and how much fun it was to swap stories with Ben and Stefan and see everything going on behind the scenes. 🙂

 

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7 Comments

  1. Tiffany

    July 28, 2015 at 2:48 pm

    You did great! And the behind-the-scenes photos are so fun!!

  2. Sandy

    July 28, 2015 at 3:23 pm

    Awesome!!!

  3. Dave

    July 28, 2015 at 4:18 pm

    Well done!

  4. kabukijuul

    July 28, 2015 at 6:16 pm

    I thought this was great as well! Love your blog!

  5. Curious George

    July 28, 2015 at 10:06 pm

    If Ben follows all the rules, why is he banned from United?

  6. Michael Alexander

    July 28, 2015 at 11:24 pm

    You did a great job. 🙂

  7. Jane Taylor

    July 29, 2015 at 11:57 am

    You did great!

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