About Me (New readers start here!)

Who am I and why am I writing this blog?

I’m Jordan, and my day job is working for a design company that makes travel accessories. I live in the SF Bay Area now, and I’ve bounced around California for my entire adult life. I’m more or less obsessed with the game of earning points that can be used for travel (miles), and I talk a lot (windbag). This blog is a combination of my interest in points and my interest in talking (AKA “Windbag miles”).

A little more about me and what I intend to do here: I’m not a frequent international traveler, first of all. Most of the points/miles blogs I read are written by people that travel professionally, whereas the demands of my job keep me on the ground most of the time (ironic, since I work in the travel goods industry). As a result, this blog isn’t about reviewing all of the latest and greatest premium travel products, which is handled much better by other blogs. Nor do I intend this to be a primer on the world of travel hacking, since, again, other blogs focus on that in detail and with greater expertise than I can.

Instead, I think of this blog more as entertainment for people who are interested in points and miles already. You probably aren’t going to learn anything you don’t already know, but maybe you like reading my rants about overhyped credit cards or how soup is disgusting and should be banned from all airport lounges. And who knows, maybe you’ll uncover a nugget of wisdom here or there, but I certainly won’t guarantee it.

One thing to keep in mind: I talk about my points earning strategies from time to time, which includes the credit cards I like to use. Although I’d love to get a bunch of money every time you click a link to a credit card, the banks aren’t exactly lining up to offer anything to me, so you can feel confident that nothing I say has any profit motivation behind it.



  1. sookiedog1210@gmail.com says:

    I am reading this blog because I am your father, Luke Skywalker.


    1. Kath says:



  2. Kath says:

    Nice to meet you, through Gary L. I’m at 7th grade level in the points and travel hobby. So fun… But I’m conservative! Doing my 1st mileage run NOW!! Heading from Ling Beach CA to Oakland CA for those 75000 miles!! Can I subscribe to your blog, or do I need to keep an eye out myself?


    1. chancepress says:

      Thanks for the comment. Umm… I think you can subscribe? I’ve never paid much attention at how to syndicate the blog, since I didn’t expect to have many readers.


    2. Kathi S. says:

      Look on the bottom, right hand corner of your screen. There’s a “follow” button you can click which will notify you by email when there is a new post. Very handy!


  3. Kathi S. says:

    I think you are about to pick up a BUNCH of followers, haha, thanks to Gary Leff. I looked through a couple of your posts and enjoyed them. I’m more of a casual traveler/point collector, so it’s nice to read someone who isn’t in the business professionally. Thanks for the Hyatt Paris tip, although I hesitated and lost out (word to the wise–never hesitate on a travel deal!).


    1. chancepress says:

      Kathi – you aren’t wrong! Just to give you a sense of the scale, this blog has had around 100 views since when I started it and when Gary posted about it on VFTW. I never really tried to publicize it, which is why I mostly gave up on it. But, in the last two days, it has had 1500 views, which is crazy to me! Now I feel emboldened, so I’m going to try to post more regularly.


  4. Josh says:

    Do you have an email newsletter to sign up to for new posts? I’m not on Twitter or Facebook.


  5. Ali says:

    Cool to be with like minded people!


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