Lets go on a wild ride through some changes in the earning structure of IHG Rewards in Intercontinental hotels outside the US, learn about some changes at First2Board, enjoy more posts doing satire, learn about the horribly non successful conclusion on the Kickstarter for flying Etihad Residence class, travel to some amazing beaches and a church almost buried by lava, learn about some everyday life facts, MTO, a suitcase that doubles as a scooter, retirement myths and check out the awesome TBB dog mascots (not true but they sure look good!).
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Finally, ALL Intercontinental hotels will earn 10 IHG Rewards points per $ hotel folio spend. It was about time to get all non US IC hotels away from the currently pathetic earning structure of just 2,000 points per stay. Amazing this managed to stay like this for so long! Finally, sanity prevailed!
First2Board finally brings in some new bloggers after Wallet Slot! Top Travel Tips, RoadWarriorWay, Dispatches from Abroad (by Hao Tran). They appear to be pure travel blogs and look pretty good actually. I actually like the stuff by Wanderlusty, some interesting travel destinations. At the same time, Travelblawg and Will Run for Miles are leaving to go back to Boarding Area fold. I just report the news 🙂
As Mile Nerd has noted, there appears to be more satirical content in the blogosphere, which is GREAT news! Matt at Saverocity posted a parody on the SPG card promo “ALERT ALERT – THERE IS AN AMAZING (SPG) DEAL HERE“. Biggest and baddest (is this a word?) arrow you will ever see, MMS is jealous! So, commenters compete to win the referral and some are hilarious! We get Nigerians, poets, TPG impersonators and more. It’s a hoot.
All right, let’s continue on the satire angle we started already. Yahoo Travel wrote a story about Frequent Miler doing his 1 million mile adventure a few months ago. But what is SO funny are the comments. You clearly see that these people in there are the primary targets of our favorite mega marketing bloggers! Andy at The Lazy Traveler’s Handbook picks up on that story and makes fun of some of the comments. I laughed at some of them, maybe you will too. Laughter is medicine!
Travel With Grant wrote “State of the Union Bluebird, Serve and Go Bank Reloads at Wal Mart With Gift Cards as of May 30, 2014“. I do not have the patience and/or the time to deal with the geniuses at Wal Mart anymore. Good luck to you all. I need to burn.
One Mile at a Time was not successful raising the funds to fly Etihad and its new ridiculous “The Residence” class. Frankly, I am surprised. A reader sent me the email Ben sent out doing a final push a day before expiration. Yes Ben it was a ridiculous idea from the start. But you got some major PR out of it. If 10% of these readers got a Chase Ink Bold you made out like a bandit. Now go buy the darn ticket and spare us all the “I know this is ridiculous but…” lame excuses. Here is the thread on FlyerTalk. There are some entertaining comments by Delta Points attacking my anger (I think) and my ridiculous Amazon link. Let’s move on.
New Chase Ink Bold card is coming for my wife. I guess I may need to reevaluate my Wal Mart statement above lol.
I am excited about the World Cup. Bummed I am not going but I just can’t afford to take the time off and the games of Greece are way too far from my brother’s Sao Paulo home. Oh well, I like my TV ritual by the way. Blogging may go down.
I am still on track to post my mega rant sometime on Tuesday morning (or very late Monday night). The Chase Ink deadline induced post frenzy is over so I finally stopped entering the headlines and decorating them with my always deeply insightful commentary 🙂
40 most scenic beaches worldwide. By Matador Network.
Lost in Lava Land: The Church that Rose from the Ashes. By MessyNessy Chic. Wow, what a site in Mexico!
15 Hyperrealistic Street Art Portraits by MTO. At Twisted Sifter.
Found the perfect suitcase you guys! Chinese Inventor Builds a Scooter That Doubles as a Suitcase.
Personal Finance: Five Myths About Retirement. Pretty realistic article…
Another day of bliss in TBB Headquarters with our dog mascots, weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!
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