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Forgetting Things After Traveling Lots

I’ll be honest.  I forgot how to work my shower after a three-week stretch of travel in April. That’s why this comic, Itchy Feet, made me chortle: What I liked about this comic strip is I think it fully appreciates travel in the crazy miles and points fashion–just flying somewhere ...

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Avoid a Massive Phone Bill When You Subscribe to Deals

I use my cell phone to stay on top of deals.  I’ve set it up so that I actually get texted when various deal sites post something I’m interested in. I’ve written up how to subscribe to deals on twitter, including the Flight Deal. Did you miss out on Widerøe/Frontier/etc’s cheap deals? ...

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Travel Tips to Make Your Trip Easier

Here’s a round-up of travel tips over the last couple of years.  Feel free to bookmark/favorite to use as a reference later! Planning Keeping Track of All Your Loyalty Programs Why You Should Always Join the Hotel Loyalty Program for Where You Are Staying How to get the best deals ...

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Maximizing Your Drinking Experience in the Air

A few things: Make sure you check in the right way as a Delta Elite to maximize the amount of free drinks you get     How Fancy Do You Go With In-Flight Cocktails?   Free drinks for non-upgraded Elite Platinums on American     Knowing about free drinks on ...

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Cake in the Ass. and Other Russian Tidbits

Reporters arriving at Sochi have been tweeting astonishing photos of the conditions in their hotel rooms.  View from the Wing linked to quite a few of them. But there are a few things that I’ve seen on twitter that have made me go, “Ah, you haven’t been to Russia before!” ...

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Why would you set your passport on fire?

Back when the United States Passports started using the RFID chips, there was a lot of controversy about them.  There was a worry that bad guys could read these chips and steal your information, so the internet started getting filled with the recommendation that you microwave your passport to kill ...

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