Let’s go on a wild ride learning about a new Starwood bonus to American miles, Being Smart with this MS thingie, get more Europe awards seats, make money with the Capital One Bank promo, see the first new bloggers at Randy Petersen’s Prior2Boarding “new” blog network, look at landmarks, visit Dubrovnik and Kilauea, see how Millennials Travel, how to avoid Divorce & retirement plan disaster, and cry together with Team USA’s exit from the Brazil World Cup.
TBB Blog Mission: To Entertain. Educate. Inspire. In That Order
How to Add Your AAdvantage # to a British Airways Avios Award Ticket on US Airway. By Points Summary. Good info to know!
There is 20% bonus when you convert Starwood points to American Airlines AAdvantage miles. Good to top off an account I guess.
Be Smart Yo. By Marathon Man. At Mileage Update. Still a good read.
Eric of Hack My Trip had an amazing blog post if measured by the amount of research that went into it! Hacking Award Seats to Europe All 403 Routes
Capital One has its annual independence sale again! The best deal is the free $76 you get for opening an online savings account with $500. Must be a new customer. Don’t bother with the other ones, I wouldn’t. I have been a happy customer of the Savings account for many years. If you sign up with my referral link they give me some dinero and I will spend it on coffee at Panera or a greek salad in a local Coney island, muchas gracias! Pays 0.75% interest and its website rocks. And the obligatory…Hurry! Must sign up by July 3rd at 11.59 pm!
Randy Petersen’s team started another blog network and named it Prior2Boarding. You would be surprised to see some names of blogs we know who were formerly on their own, such as Travel Summary and Travel with Grant. You can see all of them here. I am sure it is going to get bigger. Apparently the main Boarding Area was getting a bit crowded for the front page real estate and apparently the blogs in here do not post as often? Not sure of the criteria applied between the two areas. Is it a traffic or posting frequency requirement? Will blogs from Boarding Area be moved to this one and vice versa? Dealing with the url’s and rss feeds must be a bitch! So…do I have to redo the feeds into my Feedly? I am amazed that blogs just keep on coming. So many blogs, so much duplicate content and so little unique useful information and I am pretty sure we will have more of them telling us to hurry to apply for a Chase credit card. And what’s up with the name? It sure sounds similar to…umm, I don’t know, say First2Board?
Top 10 Greatest Landmarks in the World. By Bored Daddy.
2014 National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest, Part II. At the Atlantic. Some old ones but many news ones!
Millennials want to see the world—and know they can afford it. At Quartz. The younger people are more interested in traveling and it is becoming easier. Interesting…
Retirement Plans Thrown Into Disarray by a Divorce. At the New York Times. Great article on the subject.
Greece out. USA out. From the World Cup. Might as well cheer for Costa Rica then amigos and amigas!
We are down to just 8 games left in the 2014 Brazil World Cup…It’s been quiet a ride, time to refocus on priorities
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