Earlier in the week I took part in Pin-Up Live, a travel chat done through Pinterest. The chats are hosted by Bethany and Randy from travel blog Beer & Beans.
During each chat, the topic varies and other co-hosts join them. For the most recent chat, the topic was Rerouted: A Skype Travel Challenge with Skype and AFAR.
Besides the main topic/ questions, others are also posted creating even more conversations.
One of the questions was: What’s the craziest thing you’ve ever eaten while traveling? Lots of things came to mind as did a post that I wrote about just before the summer. While I was on the topic of crazy foods, I figured it would be a great idea to share my post for this week’s Flashback Friday.
Here is the post:
- The 6 Oddest Foods That I’ve Ever Tried
The post was originally published on June 24, 2013.
|Cuy (Guinea Pig)
I received an e-mail from Delta with the subject- You’re Invited To Hear the Cheer.
I eagerly opened up the e-mail and immediately saw the girl in the image above moving around, doing a little dance.
The e-mail didn’t include any additional information besides a few sentences in the image.
Flying With You Is Music To Our Ears. To thank you for choosing Delta this year we’re serving something new from the cart in our holiday video.
Back in April I wrote about a new bike share program coming to New York, Citi Bike.
I’ve seen bike share programs around the world, the first time being in Copenhagen. When I first heard of the bike share in Copenhagen, I had to try it out, especially since it was free. While the bikes weren’t great it was still a fun activity and a great way to get around. (Find out more about it in the link above.)
The biggest difference I noticed when I head about Citi Bike in NYC were the high costs to use the program if you wanted to use a bike for more than a short ride. The NY program is more beneficial to locals than a fun way for tourists to borrow bikes while visiting the city.
Club Carlson’s Park Plaza has some good prices for stays in select locations around Europe.
Rooms can be had for as little as £69 (around $93) per night in the UK, the Netherlands & Germany for winter travel. Stays can be booked at these rates until February 28, 2014.
Rooms must be booked by December 6 and these rates include bed & breakfast for up to two people.
Uber is back with another odd and quirky promo.
Over the summer Uber delivered ice cream and in October they delivered kittens for National Cat Day.
This time, Uber will be delivering Christmas Trees on-demand. Trees will be available tomorrow, December 5 and they will be getting some help from The Home Depot.
Uber Trees will be available in 10 cities: Continue reading
This past September, we finally got to attend a festival that I’ve been dying to go to for years- Oktoberfest. We had an incredible time and I’d love to go again in the future.
Fodor’s included Oktoberfest in a slideshow that was of interest to me, 14 Festivals To Attend Before You Die.
Festivals included in the slideshow take place all around the world. Some of the festivals I’ve heard of and would love to check out in person, while some of them were new to me.
Last week I posted about a way to win 1 of 8 Gogo Internet passes from my blog.
My contest, The 8 Days of Thanksgivukkah Giveaway drew a good deal of interest. Considering how useful internet could be on a flight, I can’t say that I was surprised!
The giveaway has come to a close and now it’s time to announce the 8 lucky winners.
There were a variety of ways to enter, with one being: Leave a blog post comment answering the question- What is the best part of having internet access during flights?
This question had quite a few responses. Here are some of my favorites: Continue reading
Many of us playing the miles and points game are always on the lookout for a great deal or other ways to save a bit while traveling.
Kim and I like to head to destinations which are off-season at times. This could lead to incredible value as well as having sites pretty much all to your self.
Many times off-peak does not equal a bad time to go.
A couple of trips that we’ve taken that come to mind are Guatemala in late June/ early July which can be the rainy season and Egypt/ Jordan in mid August which can be a time where it is extremely hot. In both of these cases we had a great time and were lucky to visit sites which were a lot less crowded than their busier times of year to visit.
I’m not so into the Black Friday or Cyber Monday hype but when I heard about a deal that seemed too good to be true I decided to look into it. I should’ve known not to waste my time.
Cyber Monday travel deals were being talked about all over the internet but one deal really stood out to me.
Radisson was offering a Cyber Monday Steal at the Radisson Blu Warwick Philadelphia.
If the deal worked according to plan, some lucky bargain shoppers would get a room at the recently renovated Radisson Blu Warwick for a great deal. Since the hotel was opened in 1926, some people would get to book rooms for $19.26 per person for one stay of up to 2 nights. The room also came with complimentary breakfast and many extras.
I’m currently running a giveaway where 8 lucky winners will each get a code good for one Gogo internet session.
Today is the last day to enter to win one of the passes so enter now (if you haven’t already done so) for a shot at a prize!
My 8 Days of Thanksgivukkah Giveaway ends at 12:01 AM on December 3.