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Jeff Brownson

Jeff was born and raised in Syracuse, New York, and didn’t take his first flight until his senior year of high school. Travel as he grew up was always by car, exploring much of the US and a bit of Canada.

Studying abroad in Copenhagen during college, and backpacking around Europe afterwards, was the next major step in a long life of travel. The wanderlust quickly took hold.

Today, Jeff can be found traveling the world solo, with groups of friends, or most often with his wife, Chrissy, and two boys, Ryan and Cole. Together with their dogs, Athena and Artemis, they make their home in Falls Church, VA, just outside of DC.

Since discovering miles and points in 2010, Jeff has traveled to over 35 countries, flying in first class, business class, and sometimes even in coach. Whether he’s staying in a hostel dorm, or in a luxury suite at a 5 star hotel, Jeff is constantly looking for the best deal to make travel as close to free as possible.

Jeff holds a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute, is a contributor to TravelingDad, and has been a featured speaker at the Chicago Seminars and Family Travel for Real Life Conferences.

Jeff's Latest Posts

Primera Air

Primera Air Announces New Transatlantic Flights

Primera Air has announced the opening of 3 new European bases as well as new transatlantic flights from those locations to the U.S. beginning in 2018. President and Chairman of Primera Air Andri M. Ingolfsso said these flights will provide… read more

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Amex Sends Amazing SPG Promo to Some Cardholders

American Express has been sending out some awesome targeted bonus offers to people who hold the Starwood Preferred Guest® Credit Card from American Express. There are 2 different offers that have been reported so far. The details of these offers… read more

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Chase Survey Worries Customers Of Devaluation

This past weekend, a concerning excerpt from a Customer Panel survey sent by Chase was shared on Reddit. The survey asked customers how they would feel if Chase changed the current ability to transfer Ultimate Rewards points from other Chase… read more

Delta SkyMiles Sale

Delta to Fly Amsterdam to Austin for SXSW

In a weekend route update, Delta Air Lines filed for new service connecting Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Austin, Texas. At first glance, this seems to be an odd new route for Delta to fly. That is, until you see when… read more

JetBlue Expands Mint Service: Set for 80+ Flights Daily

JetBlue announced Monday that they will be expanding their premium Mint product to include more than 80 flights daily on up to 20 different routes. Based in New York City, JetBlue is a leading carrier in Boston, Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood, Los… read more

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EasyJet Responds to Brexit, Moves EU Operations to Austria

EasyJet, a U.K.-based low-cost carrier, announced today that they will be setting up a new airline, easyJet Europe, in Austria. Since last year, the company has planned to launch another European base, but they have just now revealed their plans…. read more

British Airways Use Miles

Amex Improves British Airways Transfer Rate

It’s hard to count the number of times over the past several years that airlines, hotels, and banks have devalued their loyalty programs without notice. Every time you read through the news in the miles and points world, you seem… read more