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ON MY MIND
I live in Ann Arbor, Michigan. University of Michigan lost last night in the final of the NCAA Tournament. I am distraught.
I am philosophically opposed to buying miles directly from airlines. What fun is opening your wallet and just handing your money to an airline that still controls the currency and can move the goalposts anytime? I don’t care if AviancaTaca offers a 100% bonus. Actually I have never done it and likely never will. Remember, I am the guy who has no trouble earning them, why will I BUY more, that’s absurd!
You know what drives me absolutely nuts? Seeing bloggers come up with more and more innovative ways to write a blog post that would never ever see the light of day if it was not to push the same affiliate links again and again and again and again. You see it all around the miles/points blogoshpere every day. What especially irks me is to see a misleading headline that is designed in such a way to catch your attention and make you think “Oh, there must be some actual content in this blog post, I may even learn something”. And you surf there and you start reading and you may even think ‘this is not bad” and then…bang bang bang come the Chase and AMEX affiliate links. To take it to another level, you never see a disclosure in the body of the post…not even a simple “I sure appreciate it”. My readers tend to be a bit more advanced and know the shell game going on and can spot these bloggers from miles away.
I ran into the Statusmatcher website. It is supposed to be a place where you can see what your elite status can be status matched to. Looks promising. You may want to take a look at it and let us know if it is worthy or not. (HT to Free Travel Guys)
Thinking of the possibilities and doing calculations with that recent Visa pin thingy.
If you are interested in Iceland, this blog is a must click! Iceland news and more, video and photos
22 Google Street View destinations. From Matador Network. Wow!
The Quiet City: Winter In Paris. Another stunning HD video. First seen at Gadling.
ODDZ & ENDZ
March of the Penguins: Can you handle the cute. From Landlopers. Awesome penguins!
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