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Blog Action covering October 2 – 3, 2013:
Lazarat – Albania – Day Tripping in the Illegal Drug Capital of Europe. By Yomadic.
The cave so huge it has its own weather system: Explorers discover a lost world with thick cloud and fogs trapped inside This new Er Wang Dong cave in China is simply gigantic. More pictures and a (bad) video.
Rapid Travel Chai‘s slides from his FTU Presentation “The World Less Traveled“. Fantastic stuff!
Lenticular Travel loves Bora Bora. Others love the Maldives. We are all unique individuals with different tastes. Anyways, he is going to live blog from Bora Bora. Dazzle us!
This is a beach I used to go swimming every summer growing up. Right before this lays the longest beach in the Mediterranean. It is in central Greece. Three little villages: Agiokabos, Sotiritsa, Velika. Widely popular now with locals, still mostly undiscovered by foreign tourists. A Motel 8 would be considered a step up from the local hotels (think there are three, don’t ask) and tiny rooms to let. My family still has a tiny place there and my father had the best garden in the whole area. Since his passing four years ago we let someone stay there for free and maintain it. Maybe one day I will return there…Nah, I prefer Fairmonts and other nice hotels for Free with my hotel points
United’s Stopover and Routing Rules Secrets… with Pictures – See more at: http://travelisfree.com/2013/10/02/uniteds-stopover-and-routing-rules/#sthash.RMVnSx4f.dpuf
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The top 5 hotel loyalty program promos for Qtr 3 and Qtr 4 promos
. By Point me to the Plane
. Screw Accor or Best Western promos, who cares?
Oh wait. Personal Finance Digest
dug up this 64,000 point offer for Best Western
! Come to think of it, I have 10,990 points! Award Wallet says “Points do not expire” while PFD says points expire if an account is inactive for 12 months. Does anyone know which is true? What can I do with my points? A super easy way to add activity without lifting two fingers? ( I assume lifting one is a given!).
Hack My Trip
wrote “Hertz Gold Plus Rewards Make Massive Devaluation
“. Old but important news to pounce again on the continued devaluation pattern. Y tu Hertz, y tu? Who is going to be next? The devaluation appears to be much worse than the 15% initially indicated as The Gate
Did Hertz hire someone from Skymiles recently?
ON MY MIND
I will try to have a post on Saturday!
Almost done with the end of the quarter chaos. Real business is doing well, thank you Lord! And I scored the winning goal in my Monday night soccer game with 4 mins left. Still on a high about it!
ODDZ & ENDZ
These are VERY(warning!) powerful pictures from the Vietnam War: Classic AP photographs Most of them I had never seen before!
Photograph Horst Faas/AP
Women and children crouch in a muddy canal as they take cover from intense Viet Cong fire on 1 January 1966. Paratroopers of the 173rd Airborne Brigade (background) escorted the civilians through a series of firefights during the US assault on a Viet Cong stronghold at Bao Trai, about twenty miles west of Saigon
Youth Unemployment in Europe. It’s a tragedy really.
I am taking a week off from being “negative”. And it appears some bloggers have even gone way out selling everything they can get! I should check the traffic hits to see if this is directly affecting traffic. I will check next week. So this and next Buzz post you all have the green light. Go ahead and pump them cards up, you can doeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeit!
I could have pumped my own Rocket Miles link but I have not even signed up for the service so I do not feel comfortable doing so. So I won’t and you won’t have too much trouble finding such links; it appears there has been a mega Rocket Miles link fest!