Pssst … come closer … I have a secret to tell you. One of Canada’s best minds in Travel Hacking has started a new blog and he’s sharing his knowledge with you.

Smart Travel Hacking (STH) is a new blog that has been written by an anonymous source so that he freely share his secrets without risk of bodily harm. I know STH personally and I can vouch for his knowledge in the Travel Hacking game … he’s certainly taught me a thing or two.

Getting to Know Smart Travel Hacking

Why are you throwing your hat into the Travel Hacking blogosphere?

I’m going to have to give a shout out to PointsNerd, Prince of Travel, pekflyer, and A Whistle and A Light for making this happen. They’ve been bugging me for what seems like forever to start blogging and I don’t think I would have started without them. Prior to meeting them, I’d been very much flying solo and figuring things out on my own. They’ve shown me just how amazing it is to be in a community of like-minded people.
How long have you been doing this?

My first award redemption was in 2008. At that time, I was spending a ton of time flipping computer parts and equipment and I thought getting a Sony E-reader as a credit card bonus was amazing. A lot has changed since then!
What do you envision for your blog and what makes it different?

I think I’ll be diving into more esoteric things that people wouldn’t necessarily think of. I’ve got some ideas for articles related to strategies and picking apart opportunities that I think would be a fresh approach to things. Having said that, I’m still figuring things out so stay tuned!
What’s been your favorite redemption?

Definitely the Emirates First Class. There’s just something magical about being able to shower on the plane and then walk to the back of the plane to hang out at the bar. As luck with have it, I ended up having quite a long chat with a bartender on one of the flights and he was from Toronto! Canadians are everywhere I tell you.

Why the secrecy around who you are?

I’d rather people not know how much cash I’m walking around with when I do my MS runs.


How do people get a hold of you outside the blog?

Email me [email protected].


I would highly recommend that you check out Smart Travel Hacking and consider following his blog on something like Feedly so you can keep up with his latest content. Right now he has an extensive post on how to Manufacture Spend Safely, something I consider required reading for anyone looking to MS.

Jayce is the founder of PointsNerd, and avid traveller and a teacher by nature. He prides himself on flattening the learning curve through step-by-step guides because everyone needs to start somewhere.


  1. Nice! Can always use more resources. On a side note, any plans on having a pointsU more than once a year? I was at the last one in Calgary and I’m already looking forward to the next one haha.

    • Hi Danny,

      At the moment we aren’t talking about multiple PointsU but it has been a thought that crossed my mind. I’ll bring it up at the next planning session. Cheers



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