I’m going to spend a few posts telling you about other blogs that I really like. I’ve mentioned in the past that I got my start with travel hacking by reading the Frugal Travel Guy. While I still enjoy reading that blog, I have a new favorite blog – Million Mile Secrets. This is a relatively new blog; it started in April 2011. It is written by Daraius Dubash. There are several things I like about this blog:
- It is not over cluttered - I don’t like reading blogs that cram so much information in many sections on their front page. That’s one thing I didn’t like about the redesign of the Frugal Travel Guy’s site.
- Love his top menu – You have to check out his top menu bar. I find myself going to this site many times because I know that information I reference over and over again (like award charts and credit card offers) can be found easily from his top menu.
- His posts are detailed and visual - He gives great information in his posts. And I love that he includes screen shots. I wish that I could create as many posts as he does in the detail that he does. I just don’t have the time to do it. Creating posts with screen shots takes a lot of time. I appreciate when a blogger takes the time to do that.
- The interviews – He has a running series where he interviews other bloggers. I’ve learned a lot from his interviews and I like that he covers them instead of thinking of them as competition.
- His site isn’t covered with ads – I’m all for kickbacks from companies (although I do not take any). I don’t know if Daraius does or not, but I like that his site isn’t covered with ads.
- He talks about his life - This makes the blog seem real. I love that he posted about when he proposed to Emily – and she said yes!
So check out his blog. I subscribe to it via Google Reader (as I do with all of the blogs I follow), but I also suggest you visit the actual site. That is so much information on the site. I’m sure you’ll find it very informative and a good read.
And who knows – maybe I’ll even to get interview him someday. If you happen to be going to the Chicago Seminar this weekend, you’ll have a chance to meet him.