A few days ago, I booked a one-way nonstop to Paris, which puts a hard stop to my office life, although I have not formally submitted my notice yet. This flight cost me only $5.60 in fees, as I redeemed 30,000 United Mileage Plus miles for this itinerary. Contrary to what you may believe, I did not have to spend months or years accumulating credit card points for this effectively free flight.
From my time in the office workplace, I observe that nearly everyone makes critical errors in their approach to travel planning. My office is full of intelligent individuals, so I can only surmise that the reason for suboptimal planning is a combination of laziness, unfamiliarity, and skepticism. I will remove all these elements for the motivated traveler, as I develop this site.