The Driftr Podcast – Episode 4

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On Episode 4, we discuss the Question of the Day: Is Global Entry/TSA Pre-Check worth the investment, cover how to hit minimum credit card spends during our Cards and Points segment, take a trip to the beautiful location of Tokyo, Japan, and discuss the difference between Being a tourist vs Being a traveler.

Question of The Day

Is Global Entry/TSA Pre-Check worth the investment?

  • Yes!
  • Don’t get TSA Pre-Check, make sure to get Global Entry as it covers TSA Pre-Check as well

Cards & Points

How to hit minimum credit card spends?


  • Put your personal bills on your credit cards
  • Don’t spend more than you currently do if possible
  • Pre-pay bills
  • You can go the route of getting gift cards, but this is a dying strategy
  • Use a service such as Plastiq to pay bills that don’t take credit cards

You Can Fly With Us

Tokyo, Japan

Open Discussion

Being a tourist vs being a traveler

  • Take time when you are traveling
  • Do not try to rush everything into one day
  • Tourist can feel sometimes rushing, whereas being a traveler allows you to enjoy the moments

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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