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On July 4, Kim, Lucas and I flew home from Nicaragua stopping in Miami for a long layover before getting back to New York.
All along I had a plan to get out of the airport (for around 5 hours) to spend some time wandering around Miami. However, with rentals car prices seeming to be pretty high, I debated what our best option really was. Continue reading
We got home late last night from our first trip of the summer. Kim, Lucas and I had a very nice time traveling around Nicaragua.
As usual, it’s never enough time as we could’ve used another 5-7 days to see more of the country. I’d mark this visit an incomplete one since there is more that I’d like to see and do in Nicaragua in the future. Continue reading
image: Chase Credit Cards
The $95 fee recently came up for one of my favorite credit cards, the Chase Ink Plus so I had a tough decision to make… Should it stay or should it go? My options were to cancel or try to keep my card.
If I closed my account, it wouldn’t really be the biggest deal since I still currently have an Ink Bold. The Bold offers the same 5X points benefits at office supply stores and cell phone & other telecom bills.
So what to do? Continue reading
Last night my favorite baseball team, the NY Mets’ charter flight made an unscheduled landing in Detroit.
The flight was diverted due to an unspecified health issue with the team’s play by-play radio voice Howie Rose. The Mets were traveling from New York’s JFK to LAX for tonight’s game with the Los Angeles Dodgers. Continue reading
A couple of months back I wrote about some interesting JetBlue news.
JetBlue would be offering a direct NYC to Havana flight through its charter partner Cuba Travel Services starting this summer.
Well today was a very special day… Continue reading
I just came across some very interesting info on a way that United Airlines plans to save some money while also going a bit green.
United plans to “fly planes powered by a biofuel made from food scraps (among other household waste), farm waste and animal fat” according to Grub Street.
This sounds like a great way to take recycling to a new level. Continue reading
The Travel Channel is giving away a trip for 2 to Niagara Falls including flights to Toronto.
While Niagara Falls might not sound like the most exciting tourist destinations I really enjoyed visiting a few years back. During a trip to Toronto, Kim and I took a day trip to Niagara Falls which was a really impresssive sight to see. Continue reading
With the Club Carlson credit card second night free benefit ending at the beginning of last month, Gold Points have lost a significant amount of value.
Besides losing this great benefit, to top it off, the amount of points needed to redeem for a free night have also gone up at many properties.
Kim recently got an offer for her Club Carlson credit card which seemed a bit odd. Continue reading
Back in 2013 Delta opened a nice outdoor space at the Sky Club at JFK Airport called the Sky Deck. Check out my post about it here.
While I enjoyed visiting the Sky Deck, I haven’t been back since I haven’t flown much out of T4 and also no longer have access to the lounge…
Today was a big day at JFK Airport as a new outdoor space opened by JetBlue at T5. Best of all is that the T5 Rooftop is open to all- no lounge membership or status needed! Continue reading