Plane Makes Tragic Emergency Landing On Beach

image from ABC News video

I’ve written about small airplanes making emergency landings a few times in 2014. During these landings, luckily nobody was seriously injured and they made for great stories.

I just came across a story from Sarasota County, Florida about a plane that was making an emergency landing on a beach. This time, unlike the other times, the landing had a sad and tragic ending. Continue reading

United Adventure Bear Program, Help A Child In Need

I received an e-mail from United about this program a while back and totally forgot to write about it.  With the offer expiring at the end of the month, there is still some time left to help.

United is looking to help children in need but they also could use some help from us. With the United Adventure Bear Program, the airline’s mission is “to bring smiles to children in need across the globe”. Continue reading

Plane Hits Truck While Landing On Highway

AP Photo/Reno Gazette-Journal, Hilary Swift

I don’t know what’s going on these days but pilots of personal aircrafts seem to like landing them on highways. Luckily in this most recent incident, nobody was seriously injured.

Last week I wrote about a man landing a plane on the Sunrise Highway in Long Island, NY two times in a period of 8 days. At the beginning of 2014 I wrote about a plane making an emergency landing on the Major Deegan Expressway in the Bronx,  NY. Continue reading

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World’s Coolest Tram Rides

Table Mountain Cableway, South Africa

If you happen to be afraid of heights then this post is probably not for you!

When visiting a new place, Kim and I love when we can take a cable car (aerial tram) up to a site. It can be very interesting seeing a place from way up high and can make for a totally different perspective. (It can also sure beat walking!) Continue reading

Earn 1,000 Bonus United Miles Per Marriott Stay

If you’re planning to stay at a Marriott hotel at some point over the next two and a half months here is a way to earn a nice little bonus.

You can now earn 1,000 bonus United MileagePlus miles for staying at select JW Marriott, Autograph Collection Hotels, Renaissance Hotels, Gaylord Hotels and Marriott Hotels.

Registration is required to earn the bonus miles. Continue reading

My Starwood Biz Amex Retention Offer

When I’m not working on fulfilling minimum spends to earn bonuses on new credit cards, I tend to have a couple of (not so surprising) go- to cards. I try use a mixture of my SPG Amex’s and my Chase Ink cards as much as possible.

I currently have both the American Express personal and business SPG cards. When the annual fee recently came up for my business card, I had a big decision to make, keep it or close it? Continue reading