The Driftr Podcast – Episode 3

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On Episode 3, we discuss the Question of the Day: Best meal or snack you ever had on an airplane, cover Points or Cash Back during our Cards and Points segment, take a trip to the beautiful location of Nairobi, Kenya, and discuss Airbnb vs Hotels vs Hostels.

Question of The Day

Best meal or snack you ever had on an airplane?

Cards & Points

Cash Back or Points?


What are cash back cards?

These are credit cards that give you a percentage back as cash. For example, it might be 1% cash back on all purchases, or 3% on certain categories. Could be more lucrative if you do not travel as much but still allow you to get money back.


What are points cards?

These are cards that give you a certain number of points for purchases, such as 3x spending on travel, or 2x spending at restaurants. Great for gaining miles to use for traveling, and also can sometimes be used as cash back as well across many credit card issuers.

You Can Fly With Us

Nairobi, Kenya

Open Discussion

Airbnb vs Hotels vs Hostels

  • Depends on your desired amenities
  • Airbnbs provide conveniences of home and allow you to feel closer to the culture of the place you are visiting
  • Hotels can provide you with security and other benefits not afforded at home
  • Hostels can be the lowest option possible

Travel has been at the center of Brian's life, start as a young child. Summer trips were a hallmark of exploration; Brian's desire to see the world began to develop. Brian has traveled to over 20 countries within the last 2 years, working towards the 30 countries by 30 years old.

Through all of his travels, the power of cards and points has fueled his ability to travel freely. Brian now conducts seminars, workshops, and can be found speaking to the public in order to help share techniques and tips on how others can take advantage of these resources.

Outside of Brian's travel interest, Brian is the Executive Director of the BLF Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit offering annual scholarships and a year long mentorship for college students, developing emotional intelligence, and soft skills. Brian is also the CEO/Co-Founder of Elevation Firm, a Creative Agency that helps develop brands, and improve advertising and marketing strategies for countless businesses.

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