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FREE GLOBAL & DOMESTIC TRAVEL which always beats discount travel. Over the years we have enjoyed free travel to such destinations as Africa, Israel, Australia, Brazil, France, New Zealand, Hawaii, England, Greece,Alaska, Spain and our lower 48. We have some experience using round-the-world air broker tickets. We have rented SIX Paris apartments for one month each, four one-month Barcelona apartment rentals, a one week apartment rental in Dublin, Ireland and the same on the Italian Riviera. Depending on your destination I may be able to offer sightseeing and general TIPS on travel related comfort, safety/convenience and day to day SAVINGS. Ex. Paris 1,016sq ft apt for $85/day. Since we travel Free 95% of the time I DO NOT OFFER ADVICE ON CHEAPEST, LOWEST PRICED AND/OR LAST MINUTE AIRLINE FARES. Such deals are best best found by diligent Google research plus reading the N.Y. and/or L.A. best in the U.S. Sunday Travel sections. FREE airline deals are usually not available to non-U.S. residents.

Experience in the area

From 2000-2008 we traveled six months per year to most corners of the globe. More recently we enjoy at least one 3-month trip per year. Most recent: One week in Florida, Celebrity cruise from Florida to Istanbul via Rome (29 day repositioning cruise)and then one month at our favorite Barcelona apartment rental. Our return home flight from Spain was, of course, FREE. Cost of our 29 days Celebrity cruise with window cabin including taxes and port fees: $2,400 each.

Organizations

YOUTUBE: I have 330+ YouTube videos with almost one million views. YouTube screen name is: worldromer Several of my videos are in a permanent exhibit at the London Transport Museum. Videos include both still and HD 3D videos of Paris and Barcelona(grab your old red/blue 3D glasses to view them).

Publications

Our two travel guides, The Cheapskates Guide to Vacations and the Cheapskates Guide to Cruises were published in 2000 by Citadel Press and remained in publication through 2011. Our Free online travel newsletter, Steve and Pat's Cheap Travel Newsletter has published quarterly since 1999. The promo video for our FREE newsletter is found at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H5b1Au7TsX0 See the text below the video for LINKS to recent newsletters and our article on FREE TRAVEL. Cruising: We authored The Cruise Guides to Vacations (in print for 10+ years) and have taken many major global and domestic cruises. We have taken repositioning cruises for 32 days and 29 days each most recently in April 2013, 29 days Miami to Istanbul $2400. We have done river cruising on the Volga (Russia) and the Nile.

Education/Credentials

Retired Attorney. Authored three major travel guides (Citadel Press) and publish our free online CTN travel newsletter quarterly since 1999. Latest FREE issue found at: http://ctnwinter2014.wordpress.com/

Awards and Honors

Several of my videos are in a permanent exhibit at the London Transport Museum Favorable mention in various USA and Europe magazines.

Past/Present Clients

Sunnyland Tours assignment to do a 10 minute promo film of their Crocodile Nile river cruise ship in Egypt, Value World Tours assignment to do a ten minute promo video of their MS Vampolov cruise ship sailing on Lake Baikal in Irkutsk, Siberia. Partial Travel BIO: England, Scotland, Paris-Lyon-Provence, Greek Islands, Egypt, Petra, Isreal, China, Hong Kong, Thailand (Bangkok and Chiang Mai), Cruises including Rio to San Diego (32 days $2,089 each), Maui, Moorea, Australia, New Zealand, Russia (including Siberia), Spain, Alaska, Ireland, Scotland and Canada.

What do you like about this subject?

Travel related GIZMOS: High and low tech travel related products and/or services. Ex: My newsletter GIZMO column featured the AAXA P300 mini digital projector (17oz). It showed 100 inch HD movies in our Barcelona apt. and 62" movies in our cruise cabin (where you can not access the cabin TV). I have many 3D Paris and Barcelona YouTube 3D videos and slide shows.

What do you still hope to achieve/learn in this field?

We savor and foster the fun and joy of mostly GLOBAL also some domestic free travel. Sharing the 'word' with our FREE online Steve & Pat's Cheap Travel Newsletter

Something interesting about this subject that others may not know:

FREE AAdvantage award flights outside the U.S. entitles you to a FREE stop over at any USA gateway city (NY, Boston, Miami, Dallas, Chicago, LA and SF) Ex. We took an award flight to Paris, had a 'free' extra flight to Miami and then our free flight home to SF.

Something controversial or provocative about this subject

Skeptics who are not open minded never fly FREE!

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Recent Answers from Stephen Tanenbaum

2010-10-26 Credit:

Hi Citan:    Last November my wife and I participated in a British Airways promotion. We each paid the $75 annual fee and we each obtained a new BA credit card. Our $150 ‘investment’ netted us 200,000

2010-10-18 Business Credit Cards:

Hi Jason:    First re: applying for multiple cards. I have been told that banks will  not let one apply for multiples of the same type card within certain time limits i.e. 90 days.  And we have received

2010-09-29 Bank of America World Points Visa:

hi citan..  excuse but i am on a european keyboard, somewhat different, now in pisa italy, free airline tickets of course.    Sorry but do not know of any airline that will do that. i checked points.com

2010-09-20 Asia:

Hi Jason:    Not all that easy to answer but I will give you some thoughts. You want to look for:    1. We like programs that give us real milies, like American Aadvantage and unlike say Capital One or

2010-09-16 Asia:

Hi Jason:    Thanks for the kind words. I checked the Alaska deal, very similar to others but it is for a signature card. I have received some good deals  like FREE Fandango movie tickets if one uses a

 

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