So long, Hack.Travel

I still believe there’s a market for well curated content in the sea of repetitive and misleading content, click-bait and rumors. But I never did figure out how to build traffic in a manner I felt was fair and reasonable to the blogs and that site. And so we’re done. The Hack.Travel site is now offline.

It was a good idea at the time. At least I think it was. Others have stepped in with similar efforts and maybe they’ll do better at building traffic and the meta-discussions necessary to drive value. But it won’t be me.


Here’s the (mostly complete and sometimes redundant) list of URLs which were included in the feeds:





Miles to Memories – Experts in Award Travel

MileValue Home



Front Page




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Jeffsetter 2020 Homepage

MileValue Home



Home Option #2

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Seth Miller

I'm Seth, also known as the Wandering Aramean. I was bit by the travel bug 30 years ago and there's no sign of a cure. I fly ~200,000 miles annually; these are my stories. You can connect with me on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn.


      1. How do you figure? I gave it a couple years and it didn’t work out. I’m not inclined to pay for the ongoing hosting and domain registration fees of a venture which isn’t working.

        If you’d like to pay for such drop me a line and we can figure something out. I kept a backup just in case.

        1. I’m unsure what is driving the hostility in your original post or this reply…perhaps frustration? My only motivation to even comment was that it is a disappointment to see the site down, as it was a site I frequented daily. I appreciated the succinct and summarized news. Thanks for your work.

          1. And I’m not sure what you see as hostile.

            If you really do access it daily then you’re one of very, very few. I’ve got the stats and they aren’t pretty. I’m choosing to focus my efforts (and expenses) on things which have a broader reach and can help more people travel better. As it is the site hasn’t really been getting the curation it should have to be truly valuable so I don’t see it as being such a significant loss in that context. If you just want a feed of 100ish blogs there are other ways to generate that relatively easily.

  1. Totally respect your decision. I’ve certainly started and un-started a few of my own sites. And thanks for tackling for as long as you did (I was a daily visitor at least for the last few months :).

    re other sites that are attempting to do something similar… could you kindly clue me in to which they might be? Ultimately, I’d love to find something like Techmeme for Travel… 🙂

    Thanks again!

  2. Thanks for having while it existed.
    Could you mention some possible alternatives? Or maybe list the sites you used to aggregate your content from?

    Thanks again

  3. I, like some previous commenters have noted, found invaluable and would read through it daily. Unfortunately, it will now take me days (weeks possibly) to work through finding all the sites that were aggregated and set them up in my feedly. Could you provide a list of the sites that were pulled into so that I can quickly work through and set them up into my news reader??? Please???

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