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Ann Arbor keeps growing. Another hotel is going to be built in the State Street/Briarwood Mall area, a Homewood Suites.
There was an interesting interview of the founder of “luxury travel” firm Indagare, which I never heard of by the way. She does not eat anything while flying and does not get jet lag. That is almost unthinkable to me, and many of us, while flying in First Class. She has some other interesting tips as well. She recommends mobile hotspot Skyroam, is anyone using it? If yes, please comment with your feedback.
The best places in the world to zip-line. If this is your thing…
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It appears the US will ban its citizens from entering North Korea. Well, that is sad. And not surprising. Then again, it may be as well executed as the laptop ban, smh.
How to use Google to find your lost smartphone. I could be doing posts about my seventy nine reasons you must get the Chase Sapphire card but I don’t 🙂
Many do not realize what Greece is going through. And when you visit you may think that everything appears normal. It is NOT! Greece is several economic tragedies rolled into one.
Some entries from the National Geographic Traveler of the Year contest, enjoy!
Inside Bulgaria’s Communist Buzludzha Monument. I have always been fascinated by this building…
Speaking of North Korea, a post from a visit to the DMZ. I have always thought the Chuck Norris type poses of the soldiers here are so ridiculous…
This section is for advanced level hobbyists and veteran blog readers & personal rants & stuff
Last year I blogged live the Ann Arbor Art Fair DO. This year I focused on enjoying it all and did not do any blogging at all. Just a few things about it. This is probably the longest pure hobbyist gathering FREE event still running? If not, it must be one of the oldest that it still keeps going. Wonderful presentations by Nick of Frequent Miler and Stefan of Rapid Travel Chai. We learned a lot about Africa travel, safaris and how to hack it flying and staying there. Ariana of Pointchaser had one of those travel days from hell and never made it, too bad. It is always nice to see old friends and making new ones.
I think everyone enjoyed the Friday night party at my house, thanks for coming! Thank you for the honest feedback on my blog too, I really appreciate it. I was asked several times “Why do you blog?”. Great question! Deep down, I think I really enjoy it and it is my life philosophy to do things that are fun. When it stops being fun, I will stop. Let me restate that: When the positives stop outweighing the negatives, then I will stop 🙂 Or maybe I just enjoy having a voice in a hobby (that has become BIG business) that has been a part of my life for so long and so good to me. Or, let me just say it then, I just enjoy pissing people off lol.
While at the DO and eating dinner at the Chinese restaurant…it hit me. I wish a scientist studied our brains, there must be something distinct about the way we are wired. That obsessiveness, the detail, the highs we get when we score deals, the never ending hunt for the next deal, the strong urge to get on planes, the feelings of euphoria when we score suite upgrades, the lounge access feelings of importance, etc. You know, I have tried to quit this hobby…twice! I failed spectacularly both times. It’s like a disease, such a strong addiction. Maybe in my next act I am going to start a THA group, Travel Hacker Anonymous. Hi, my name is
George TBB and am a milesholic lol.
Here is a nice photo of the location the sessions were held:
That Live and Let’s Fly dude, huge fan of View from the Wing and One Mile at a Time, is warning us of an 86 part report coming up that is just like his idol’s… “Introduction: A Trip Around the World with Lucky“. I can’t wait to read it! #NOTreally
Brace yourselves for posts selling the Citi Prestige credit card and bloggers making it sound like it is is the BEST card ever. And you need to hurry, limited time, it ends in XX days, urgency baby! Breathe, breathe…And from Mile Nerd on TPG’s exclusive deal with Citi:
Note to Citibank executives reading this:
I’ve had good conversations with a few of you through the years. You seem like a nice bunch. Of course, it’s always helpful for me to hear from any vice president at the big banks. That said, your “exclusive” strategy of marketing this Prestige bonus was a total clusterfuck. I’ve heard from multiple readers who won’t be applying for it because of the way you enmeshed yourselves with that clown show of a blog. Why didn’t you just promote the bonus at a used car lot run by two guys named JimBob and Cooter? That would have gotten you more respect than this. Twitter followers and fancy Facebook ads don’t outrank integrity. Someone there must understand that. Right? I have to admit, though, part of me is hoping you’ll do it again. I’m looking forward to writing a much longer “Dear Citibank” post. It won’t be this pleasant.
And I leave you with this…
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