The Driftr Podcast – Episode 5

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On Episode 5 we discuss the Question of the Day: Fondest Travel Memory, points for flights or points for hotels during our Cards and Points segment, take a trip to the beautiful location of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, and discuss our thoughts on carry on luggage or checked luggage.

Question of The Day

Fondest travel memory?

  • Santiago, Chile
  • Havana, Cuba
  • Miami Guys Trip

Cards & Points

Points for hotels or points for flights?


  • Verdict: Points for flights
  • Can do hotels but more cards have better transfer to flights than hotels
  • Depends on your card strategy
  • Usually flights have higher costs than hotels

You Can Fly With Us

Hong Kong, Hong Kong

Open Discussion

Carry On or Checked Bags

  • Team Carry On won this round
  • Sometimes checked bags are good if you do not have to pay
  • Team carry on can prevent long times waiting for luggage
  • No worries about losing items when you carry on
  • Be careful as now some airlines are making you pay to put items in the overhead bin

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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