|Tree by Phillipe Sainte-Laudy, found here
ON MY MIND
Well, the events in Boston leave me greatly saddened. And very upset. My thoughts and prayers to all in Boston. There will not be much humor here at all today, I just don’t feel like it.
Heads up! I am about to go on an adventure to Norway flying Virgin Atlantic to London and British Airways to Stavanger. Naturally, the Virgin Atlantic was a prize I won via Twitter and I am using just 9,000 British Airways miles for the intra-Europe flights. I am staying three nights at the Radisson Blu Royal in Stavanger for just 100,000 Club Carlson points (one night free with Club Carlson Visa). One night at the Doubletree in London Heathrow for just 43 British pounds and one night in the La Guardia Sheraton for 10,000 Starwood points. Just so you think I am not that bad of a hoarder, I do enjoy burning miles/points too:-) So…my point is, my blogging will be erratic in the next week until I come back. There is no way I can review all blogs the way I have been all this time. I will get to them all eventually to share with you and hope my eclectic touch stays intact:-)
The Points Guy with Jason Steele writing went on a credit card rampage yesterday and tied the all time record with 39 separate credit card affiliate links (maybe some are not, I already got tired counting them). I felt so tired after scanning the article, just defeated. Everything and the kitchen sink was thrown at it! Hey Jason, are you being paid by word or credit card link? 🙂 Did you guys intetionally stop at 39? Are we being a little pushy here? Just a little? And thanks for all the disclosures so prominent in the body of the post! 39…shaking my head. And here I am feeling bad for pushing my ebates referral link twice and my “send me to space” KLM contest link once. Is it one of them “once you go affiliate ccc links, you never go back” kind of deal? The Free Travel Guys sure have been on a rampage themselves ever since the interview at Million Mile Secrets!
How about some good credit card related advice? Because you can never practice the basics enough. Read “Results of a Churn, and Some Back to Basics Credit Card Churn Advice” by Online Travel Review.
Reflection like painting: 40 Incredible and stunning photos. From Blog of Francesco Mugnai. WOW! This is one of my favorite blogs!
Yomadic‘s trip report from Pogradec, Albania. Hey miles/points bloggers, this is what a trip report should be like. A unique place, awesome pictures, writing that is quite personal. And pics of dead dogs and stuff like this “Nearby to the dog, was a concerning amount of old condoms, used plastic bottles, and a whole bunch of unidentifiable debris.” Instead, we all have to suffer with yet more pics of hotel room toilets and airline first class menus:-)
50 Facts about Earth. This is a pretty cool infographic.
ODDZ & ENDZ
13 Examples of People Being Awesome After the Attack On The Boston Marathon. Love to see the good in the world. If we all concentrated on doing good to make the world a better place…