I’ve written a bunch of times about how I love to visit McDonald’s when visiting a new country but rarely ever eat there at home.
Food is a big part of travel but sometimes it’s nice to eat something that reminds you of home (especially the Heinz ketchup!). However, the main reason that I have to visit McDonald’s when traveling is to see if there are any menu items which are not available at home which might be unique or a variation of a local dish. Continue reading
Over the years I’ve always been fascinated by street signs. When I say this I’m not talking about your typical stop signs or other common ones.
Signs that appeared to be strange, odd and maybe even a bit ridiculous alway seemed to stand out. However, maybe these signs aren’t really what they seem to be.
Kim and I just got back from Las Vegas where I attended the BoardingArea Conference otherwise known as BAcon.
There wasn’t a ton of time for play during this trip since I was in meetings most of the time. This didn’t really bother me all too much since this wasn’t my first trip to Vegas but something just didn’t seem right. Continue reading
This past Thursday Kim and I headed to Las Vegas for BAcon, the BoardingArea conference.
Getting to Vegas became a bit of a challenge due to a couple of factors. The start/ end times and dates of the conference didn’t seem to agree with flights out of the NYC area. Purchasing a flight wasn’t an option since they would cost a small fortune (and we don’t like to pay for flights unless it seems to be a really awesome deal). Continue reading
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The time has come for the annual fee on my Citi American Airlines Mastercard and I wasn’t about to pay $95 to hold onto the card for another year.
I decided to call in to see if there were any interesting offers available for me before going ahead to close my card. In some ways I hoped there wasn’t. I’d like to thin out my stack of open cards before opening many more… Continue reading
Richard Branson will be opening the first Virgin Hotel in Chicago with the date still to be determined. There are also plans to open locations in Nashville and New York in 2016.
To celebrate the future opening of Virgin Hotels Chicago, the #VirginRumors Contest is currently going on. There are 5 weekly prizes as well as a grand prize where you can win a 2 night trip to the hotel’s grand opening. Continue reading
What would you do with an extra 150,000 United miles? I don’t have an answer to the question at the moment but would love to find out!
Cartera Commerce (they run United’s shopping portal) is running the MileagePlus Shopping Sweepstakes giving one lucky winner 150,000 United miles along with $5,000 worth of gift cards & cash. Three other winner will get some miles to add to their MileagePlus accounts. Continue reading
After writing a post based on a Fodor’s article about 10 Things Not to DO at Disney World, I felt it was fitting to finally write a little about our experience at an amazing festival (which has some rides).
Most people probably consider Munich’s Oktoberfest an event just for adults but they’d actually be wrong. Continue reading
Lucas and I were “selected” by Southwest for special points earning offers while Kim received a similar, yet less rewarding offer.
Lucas and I were offered Triple Points this fall when flying to any of Southwest’s 90+ destinations. While Kim, who is a Companion Pass holder was only offered Double Points. Continue reading