2015 Frequent Flyer Program Update
Jan19

2015 Frequent Flyer Program Update

Navigating loyalty programs, partner benefits, and membership rewards by airlines can be a daunting task even for the well-traveled. Due to some major changes to frequent flyer programs, there may be a flurry of not-so-loyal ship jumping. (See Delta and United’s change to revenue-based versus miles-based rewards) Below is a quick update for changes in 2015 by airline. Of course, many changes will leave you staring into the sky as...

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Is it Time to Return to Greece?
Jan02

Is it Time to Return to Greece?

The powerful Ottoman Empire that was Greece is long gone, yet what of the financial crisis and the collapse of the tourism industry? As of the beginning of 2015, the American dollar grows stronger against the Euro in a 4 1/2 –year low. Meaning sticker shock when buying a keepsake bottle of olive oil just became a bit easier to swallow. According to the Association of Greek Tourism Enterprises, tourism is more than twenty percent of...

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Top 10 things to do in Orlando – NOT Theme Parks!
Sep30

Top 10 things to do in Orlando – NOT Theme Parks!

According to Visit Orlando (The official source for Orlando news & information), there were nearly 60 million visitors in 2013 to the Orlando Region. My unofficial guess is that 99.9% are aware that Disney World and Universal Orlando are top attractions for tourists, and from experience, few partake in tourist gems outside of the major theme parks.   Where you live, do you recommend to friends and family that come to visit to see...

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iPhone 6 travel tips and tricks!
Sep26

iPhone 6 travel tips and tricks!

The long lines for the iPhone 6 have died down, and the lengthy online reservation wait time is nearing fulfillment. The competition has begun their assault, and the reality will never live up to the hype. Unless, of course, you actually take advantage of the many cool features of your smart phone. So, we’ve tested apps, researched critical analysis, and scoured the blogs to help you get the most satisfaction from one of the largest...

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Travelling? Drinks on us!
Sep23

Travelling? Drinks on us!

What are you most looking forward to when you take a vacation? What about if you’re going on a last minute business trip without your boss? Most Americans are looking for some rest and relaxation for vacation, but a close second is enjoying a cocktail! So I’ve asked some friends in the travel industry to send me the drink that symbolized their city for both vacationers and business travelers. Oh, and these cities have plenty of taxis...

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9 More Amazing Creative Hotels – Which is your Favorite
Jul07

9 More Amazing Creative Hotels – Which is your Favorite

The previous batch of Creative hotels was so popular, here are nine more to dream about. 1 – Dutch House Hotel I’ll start with my favorite of the new batch. It was designed by the WAM architects to look like a bunch of stacked up Dutch houses. Perhaps something close to LEGO blocks too. Inntel Hotel Amsterdam-Zaandam – Zaandam, Netherlands (Flickr User: bartvandamme – ) 2 – Ice Hotel Lapland, Norway...

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