Millennial Travel Podcast

The Millennial’s Guide to Business Travel: Lessons from the Next Generation of Road Warriors w/ Michael Puldy

By
Matt Wilson
on
October 6, 2020

Millennial Travel Podcast 10: Millennial Travel Tips, Earning Credit Card Rewards Points, & Life as an Expat in Singapore

Today's episode of The Millennial Travel Podcast interviews Michael Puldy, the author of The Millennial’s Guide to Business Travel: Lessons from the Next Generation of Road Warriors

He has an incredibly impressive resume of travel, including visiting all 50 states, 50 countries, has flown 3 million air miles, and is a member of the Circumnavigators Club.

Michael knows his stuff when it comes to frequent flier miles and credit card rewards points.  He has achieved status as a 1K Elite Member on United flying over 1.3 million miles, 700K on Delta, & 500K on American.  He is a Diamond VIP at Hilton, achieved Platinum status at Hyatt, and Gold at Marriott and Sheraton.  Michael isn’t just a travel hacker, he is winning at the gamification of travel legitimately! 

What you’ll find interesting in today’s Millennial Travel Podcast episode is that Michael is not actually a millennial traveler himself but wanted to write this book for the next generation.  

In this episode of The Millennial Travel Podcast I ask Michael: 

  • Why he decided to write a book on travel for millennials.
  • What traveling in the 60s and 70s was like.
  • How people can optimize their travels
  • What the best type of luggage is for business travelers.
  • Is TSA pre-check and Global Entry worth it? 
  • What is the best way to avoid delays and build contingency plans when traveling? 
  • The important difference between Uber Black and Uber X and why it matters. 
  • Tips for working out on the road.
  • Why Michael brings his own tea bags and other health tips while traveling.
  • How to avoid crappy food in airports and hotels.
  • How to add on leisure travel when you are traveling for business.
  • Michael’s experience living in Singapore as an expat. 

In The Millennial Travel Podcast rapid fire section I ask Michael: 

  • If he could base himself anywhere in the world for a year, where would it be?: Singapore
  • Favorite airport in the world?: Denver
  • An app he can’t travel without?: Local eats, rental car apps, weather apps, and hotel apps, Weather.com

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Listen to the full episode on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, Soundcloud, or Spotify.


You can find all the links and past show notes on millennialtravelpodcast.com

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Matt Wilson
Matt Wilson is Co-founder of Under30Experiences and Author of The Millennial Travel Guidebook: Escape More, Spend Less, & Make Travel a Priority in Your Life. He is host of the Live Different Podcast, Millennial Travel Podcast, and formerly Co-founder of Under30CEO.com. He is committed to helping people live more adventurous lives.

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