|Skyward Hong Kong picture (see link below)
CAPITAL ONE 360 SAVINGS ACCOUNT
If you have an online savings account please skip this section now! Or if you absolutely despise affiliate/referral links it’s okay to skip this whole section!
If you do not have an online savings account, maybe you should consider opening one at Capital One bank. This is the former INGdirect company. I have had a few accounts here for many years and really love their website! No minimums, no fees, no hassles really. Interest on Savings Account is down to 0.75% now, they no longer pay the highest rate. But I have not moved my accounts, I still use them! There are others that pay higher rates (use ratebrain to look for the best rates).
The bank is running a promo and will give you $25 (and they give me $20) for opening a Savings account with an initial deposit of at least $250. New accounts for new customers only. Here is the info on the promotion
Please consider signing up from my REFERRAL LINK ($$$$$$):
If you do, do I need to tell you I appreciate it? Of course I do! I’ll buy you ice cream in Tampa FTU. Vanilla flavor of course lol.
Ok, this is the second affiliate link I pass to my readers in almost 5 months of blogging. The other one is the ebates referral link ($$$$$$$$). Please take it easy on me, I am very sensitive:-) I need to justify to the IRS that this is not a hobby so they do not disallow my tax deductions!
My policy forward would be to only do this for products I personally use and endorse! It will be hard for me to do this for Top Cash Back as my experience with them has been dismal!
I expect other bloggers to copy my practice of adding ($$$$$$) after their own affiliate/referral links. Mega lol!!!!!!!!
Ok, sorry about that. I got that email today from Capital One and I thought why not?
Ok, on with the show!
FROM FREQUENT TRAVELER UNIVERSITY
Top 10 Cliques of #FTUDC. From Points Summary. Hilarious.
Rapid Travel Chai gives us his presentation slides from Frequent Traveler University!. Great job! I actually learned something myself going through these even though I knew everything. Ok, that was a joke actually!
Million Mile Secrets summarizes nicely the session with the bank credit card execs at the Frequent Traveler University. Reading all the tweets and blog posts from the event confirms that these events are just an entertaining/networking/social fest for regulars:-)
Loyalty Lobby has the actual letter from Hyatt Gold Passport to one of his readers telling him he complains too much. Wow!
Way too busy today…I need to find time to burn, burn, burn!!!
Europe’s Tallest Elevator. From theCHIVE. It’s in Switzerland. Kind of weird but landscape around it is fantastic!
Skyward Photos Capture Hong Kong’s Architectural Verticality. From Twisted Sifter.
Banzai Pipe in the north coast of Oahu, Hawaii. Surfing Mecca!
Mileage Update passed this article to me which is super hilarious. Title: “Flier says he was detained over unflushed toilet“. You will laugh and shake your head about this guy who claims to be a “victim of in-flight profiing” and sues for $500k!
The World’s most dangerous road bridge? From A Luxury Travel Blog. This is the crappiest bridge ever…I can’t believe a vehicle is driving on it!!!
ODDZ & ENDZ
20 breathtaking and artistic martial arts action photos. Blog of Francesco Mugnai. Yes, breathtaking indeed.
The Amazing Latte Art of Kazuki Yamamoto. From Twisted Sifter. This is completely…well, kind of surreal. Art in the latte foam with a toothpick, wow!
Meet the Chechen who Saved Children from a White Terrorist. From Roads & Kingdoms. I found this a fascinating read. I just visited Norway and I saw lots of immigrants as the article mentions. The only violent thing I witnessed were of a few drunk Norwegians late at night tripping and breaking a bottle!
World’s 25 Best Restaurants for 2013. Maybe Gary Leff should run a contest asking readers how many restaurants on the list he has visited. The winner wins lemmon poppsyseed pancakes on a special delivery from Andaz 5th Avenue NYC hotel, yes!