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Got $25, and want a personalized consultation about your credit card, points and miles or travel strategy, 1 on 1?

I’ve got you, you just need to give that $25 to your favorite charity. Social distancing is forcing people to discover the magic of the internet, and in some ways that’s a great thing. People finally have time to hunker down and figure out the best strategies to unlock the the best travel, for when the world gets back to normal.

london-red-phone-boothPeople ask how the state of the world will affect my business, and to be honest, it’s not a huge worry. Like a few other blogs, we keep things really lean here, don’t have hundreds of staff – and people are still planning travel and learning, even if they’re not moving. Traffic is actually up, as odd as that is.

It’s pretty much much just me, and while I lead an extraordinary life of travel, I happily lead an extraordinarily boring personal life at home, without big responsibilities or overhead. Basically, I’m a lot more worried about other people and things.

While we’re all cooped up and perhaps bored out of our minds, I want to get support to charities that matter, ASAP, because charitable giving is one of the first things to plummet during times of financial hardship. I’ll chat with you via video, or phone to make that happen, each and every day. Weekends too.

We need the work these organizations are doing and the good they bring to the world, from cancer research to after school programs for children.

a man sitting in an airplaneIf you want a half hour consultation with me to talk about your points and miles, your credit card strategy, elite status, general travel – or just want someone to talk to because you’re bored AF… just donate $25 to your fave charity, screenshot it, email it or tweet the good news and then…

Click here to book your slot.

I’ll be doing 2 consults a day, for the foreseeable future, and you may or may not hear a screaming baby for part of that time. We can have full screen sharing and video on, or just a call, in case you are in lockdown mode comfort. No judgement.

Oh, and if you’re able, no one will mind if you donate more. If the times offered can’t work for you, let me know and i’ll try to make something else happen! Let’s do this…

Gilbert Ott

Gilbert Ott is an ever curious traveler and one of the world's leading travel experts. His adventures take him all over the globe, often spanning over 200,000 miles a year and his travel exploits are regularly...

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  1. What a fabulous idea! I decided to donate to my local food bank yesterday because I wanted to do something that helped people locally!

  2. Done. Donated to feeding America. Emailed the donation confirmation and booked a date. Looking forward to chatting with you

  3. Bravo – great idea and for some of the less seasoned travelers this is a great opportunity to get amazing insight from one of the best.

    Keep up the good work.

  4. Great timely idea. I requested the 30 APR 08:30 consultation time slot. Donation made this AM with the Salvation Army
    RECEIPT NUMBER (OID) 29977218 ORGANIZATION NAME The Salvation Army ORGANIZATION ADDRESS 615 Slaters Lane Alexandria, VA 22314 FEDERAL TAX ID 22-2406433

    AMOUNT $50.00 DONATION TYPE One-Time LOCATION RECEIPT ISSUED 615 Slaters Lane Alexandria, VA 22314

    Warm regards,
    Steven O

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