Friday, November 24, 2017

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Revealed: An Insane Use of The United ‘Free’ One Way (Part 2)

I have been writing daily posts about my South America & Africa Points Heist Trip Report. Today, I am using the last leg of my...

Zimbabwe Visa On Arrival: Make Sure It’s Kaza!

Zimbabwe has visa on arrival for Americans. This avoids the visa hassles I've discussed in the past. Fl

South African Airways JNB-VFA: Short-Haul Lie-Flat Is The Tops

I flew to Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe on South African again. There's no need to write a full review because the flight was only one hour and I slept the duration.

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US Bank Altitude Cardholders: Don’t Forget 12 Free Gogo Inflight Passes

Gogo sure has come a long way since the days when it barely worked. Now, I'm used to connecting when I'm high in the...

Revealed: An Insane Use of The United ‘Free’ One Way (Part...

I have been writing daily posts about my South America & Africa Points Heist Trip Report. Today, I am using the last leg of my...

Booking Made Easier: Marriott’s Websites Linked to SPG

When I was planning my trip to Italy, it was tough to find points hotels. In Naples and Palermo, I stayed at Accor hotels....

Complaint Of The Week: ITA Matrix Default Currency

There's nothing better than searching for flights using ITA Matrix. This is especially true if you spend summers golfing in Montana and need to...

Keep Vs. Cancel: Gold Delta SkyMiles Personal

I must've spent all of 2016 applying for cards because I've been hit with a barrage of annual fees this year. I just cancelled...

Chile Border Crossing, San Pedro, Llama Burgers, Airport Transfer to Calama

Crossing borders over land versus air is always interesting. I have only done it a few times (USA to Mexico/Canada, Romania to Bulgaria, Bosnia...

Salt Flats Hotel Uyuni, Bolivia: No Way This Is A Category...

There was no bellman. There was no status check-in line. There was no WiFi. There was only one outlet with extension cords to charge...

Boliviana de Aviación: An Aerial Shot of the Great Salt Flats

Initially, I was supposed to spend a few hours in La Paz on my way to Uyuni, home of the world's largest salt flats....

A La Maison La Paz: Nice Hotel, If You Can Find...

Getting There: WikiTravel says it costs 70 boliviano from the airport. I didn't have to negotiate with the taxi to get this rate. With one...

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US Bank Altitude Cardholders: Don’t Forget 12 Free Gogo Inflight Passes

Gogo sure has come a long way since the days when it barely worked. Now, I'm used to connecting when I'm high in the...

Revealed: An Insane Use of The United ‘Free’ One Way (Part 2)

I have been writing daily posts about my South America & Africa Points Heist Trip Report. Today, I am using the last leg of my...

Zimbabwe Visa On Arrival: Make Sure It’s Kaza!

Zimbabwe has visa on arrival for Americans. This avoids the visa hassles I've discussed in the past. Fl

South African Airways JNB-VFA: Short-Haul Lie-Flat Is The Tops

I flew to Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe on South African again. There's no need to write a full review because the flight was only one hour and I slept the duration.

Jeremy Clarkson’s New Emirates First Commercial: Awesome

I thought I would be Jeremy's replacement after he was fired from Top Gear. It went to some no name. Now, he's hosting the...

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Pho Jersey City! Better Than New York City

From Long Island City to Jersey City, I was all over the place on this trip. A new city means a new opportunity to...

Zimbabwe Visa On Arrival: Make Sure It’s Kaza!

Zimbabwe has visa on arrival for Americans. This avoids the visa hassles I've discussed in the past. Fl

In Transit? You Don’t Need a Visa for Brazil

Disclaimer: If you need a visa, please use my VisaHQ link. I get paid if you do.  I'm a visa buffoon. I mess it up...

La Paz: Lively & Crazy, But What About Safety?

La Paz was never a city I wanted to visit. I never heard anything particularly good about it or particularly bad. When I chose...

Machu Picchu: The Souvenir Pricing Guide

After arriving on Perurail, you might be eager to get to the top. Because of the crowds, I decided to take some time and...

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