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Happy New Year 2019! We’re Back Full-Speed to Help You Live Your Dreams Through Travel and Points

It must be a new year – all of our AA Elite Qualifying numbers are starting over from zero!

Happy New Year 2019 from Middle Age Miles!

We’re very much looking forward to 2019 at Middle Age Miles. After a great 3-month start from our launch in early September, we took it pretty easy with the blog in December. Fortunately, December was filled with travel and excitement. We spent 10 days in London, and a few days each in Seattle, Las Vegas, and Santa Fe.

We can only hope that our 2019 travels take us back to someplace as nice as the Shangri-La at the Shard in London

Finally, our month of December and year of 2018 ended with a playoff-caliber tailgating party at the College Football Playoff semi-final in the Cotton Bowl, which unfortunately included a decidedly not-playoff-caliber performance by Philly’s beloved Fighting Irish. Ah, the trials and tribulations of devoted college football fans.

As we start 2019, we’re full steam ahead again with Middle Age Miles. In the new year, our only resolution is to fulfill our mission of helping you, our readers, achieve your dreams through travel and points.

To do this, we’re looking to increase visibility and readership of Middle Age Miles, and turn it into a preeminent travel and points-and-miles blog. And to do that, we’re asking for your help – Please Like and Follow Middle Age Miles on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram; please share and re-tweet our posts; and most importantly, please tell all of your friends who like to travel about Middle Age Miles!

I have dozens of articles swirling in my head and in various stages of development, all to share tips and insights to help you get great value for your travel dollar, to help you travel for as little out-of-pocket cash as possible, and to provide you with information on destinations to make your valuable travel time as enjoyable and stress-free as possible.

Along the way, we’ll do our best to entertain you as well as inform you. As I mentioned to my great childhood friend Santa Fe Yazzie in a Facebook conversation over the holidays, it’s eternally amazing to me to get to do the things we get to do – to travel to places we read about as kids and could barely even dream of actually getting to see and experience in person. I still get that “gee whiz” feeling of amazement every time I travel.

Sometimes it’s the grand sites that captivate me, like standing at the foot of the Arc de Triomphe and looking down the Champs Elysees in Paris, or entering the Colosseum in Rome. But the simplest things also drive my love for travel, like buying a jar of fresh honey from a nice lady at the farmers market in Trebinje, Bosnia & Herzegovina, or sharing pizza with family at a very non-palatial hole-in-the-wall in Versailles. I hope this comes through in my writing, and I hope I never come across as entitled or spoiled – just very lucky.

I bought a jar of fresh honey from this nice lady at the farmers market in Trebinje, Bosnia & Herzegovina

Turning back to the points-and-miles world – Unfortunately, the turning of the calendar means that our elite qualification trackers – like mine from American Airlines at the top of this article – have been reset to zero. This means we’ll have to work to re-qualify – but it also gives us opportunities to strategize on how to get the most out of our trips and hotel stays. We look forward to sharing our thoughts on all of our strategies and choices throughout 2019.

We’re looking ahead to a big year in 2019. We hope you are, too. Happy 2019!


At Middle Age Miles, we love to bring you travel, credit card and points-and-miles information that you can use to help make your travel dreams come true. To see all of our tips and insights, please Like and follow us on social media at:

Please share and re-tweet our posts and tell all of your friends about Middle Age Miles! Thank you!

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