|Man feeding Swans in Krakow, Poland as seen in Bored panda
Look closely on the picture above, half of it is snow the man is standing on! What a shot indeed!
I am having a great time in San Diego reconnecting with colleagues and learning. I had to visit a mall and bought dress socks as I forgot to pack them…that was a first! Tomorrow I will have a post written by a guest blogger as I will be all day at the conference which ends with a private concert by…Pat Benatar! I had no idea she was still alive!
I have been very light on social media today as I am quite busy with the conference and catching up on work stuff before I let it snowball.
My dear readers, this has been a labor of love so far. And thanks to the one kind reader who completed the ebates requirement for my referral. Ebates added $5 to my account pronto. This blog has income now, woohoo! I could throw up here the referral link but I am lazy, I need to catch some sleep.
Thank you for reading!
MVP POST OF THE DAY
Ben gets mad and lays it all out in a very classy post. Wow, I did not realize the FlyerTalk thread link I posted last night had that effect! I have been reading Ben since day one too so I know who I am dealing with. I do not read him to get advice on which card to churn ok? I always enjoy reading him because the kid has that totally weird sense of humor which I find…super hilarious! I mean, you remember the sweater? And the pics of the wet towels and diet cokes of course. I actually thought his writing on the champagne was too funny, obviously someone missed the joke. But, let’s be honest, a new reader totally discovering Ben’s blog…after reading him for a while…he must have wondered what that dude on Flyer Talk did! Anyways, a whole lot of bandwidth for nada in my opinion. It is all about the niche and Ben has it…let’s not lose the focus now like some other bloggers! Where is Frank? Lol.
BEST OF MILES/POINTS
Comprehensive list of airline fees. From airfare watchdog
Ben of One Mile at a Time gives us a tour of Shangri-La in Singapore. Never been in one, likely never will.
Landlopers posted “In the Shadows – Photo Series” Just amazing pictures!!
Malaysia Airlines is now an official member of the OneWorld Alliance.
BEST OF TRAVEL
Surfer conquers record setting 100 foot wave. OMG, this wave is UNREAL!!
Johnny Jet‘s guest blogger Jennifer Dombrowski (who blogs at jdombstravels) stays at Anantara Kihavah Villa in Maldives. It is a sponsored stay and is diclosed at the end of the post. If it was me I would disclose it at the very top, lol.
The World’s most dangerous and safest countries. From Garfors.
NOT SO BEST OF
Million Mile Secrets admits to meeting the “team” at Chase.in San Fransisco. You know guys I can go on and on here. I need so much sleep as tomorrow I have another long day! Just a few notes: The $$ are too powerful to resist, I get it. Just do not expect non biased posts and I fully expect that Chase will intrude in the practices of the bloggers because…you know, they call the shots! Bloggers will comply because they do not want to kill the golden goose. So where were all the other bloggers? Does TPG have a private meeting with Chase? This post is here because I do not like banks and despise the word commissions and getting in bed with banks just feels dirty! But I do undertand the economics of the business model, I just wish there was another business model that could be almost as good (will likely never happen, especially on a part time basis, let’s not kid ourselves!).
The Points Guy tells us about the Delta SunTrust debit card & recounts the ways to pay taxes with it. I have seen this stuff before. Again. How about some original content for a change that does not involve your own trip reports? Thanks!
ODDZ & ENDZ
Talk about odd. Durex has started a condom deliver service in….Dubai!!! “If the company’s ad is accurate, your deliveryman might come disguised as a pizza guy, lost tourist, or cop.” You just can’t make this stuff up”