About Me

Who am I?

My name is Brad and I currently live in Florida. I’ve traveled solo and I’ve traveled with friends. I love everything about traveling and exploring new places, and I’m always on the hunt for a deal. Collecting frequent flyer miles and points as a hobby was a perfect match.

I’m currently going back to school as a graduate student.

Why is this blog called Miles Remaining?

A few years ago, I attended a presentation by Alexis Ohanian, cofounder of the mega-popular internet site Reddit. While discussing why people don’t take action to pursue their dreams, whatever they may be, he told the audience a short anecdote. In summary:

Remember those old video games, where you start out with three lives? You can mess up and die on the first two, but after that, you might see a screen that says “Lives Remaining: 0″. That’s your last chance.

This is my one life remaining to matter, to make it count for something, to enjoy, and to give something back to this wonderful world and the people in it.

Although I have one life remaining, I have a ton of miles remaining. For everyone who loves to travel as much as I do, or just wants to travel more frequently or more cheaply, you too can use the power of miles and points to do the same.

What do I blog about?

Travel tips, frequent flyer miles, shopping deals, my personal travel stories, cheap and free lodging, backpacking, and personal finance.