ON MY MIND
This is a catch up Buzz type post. Some of the items featured here may are a bit dated. There may be another catch up type post as it is right now 1.56 am on Sunday night and I need to catch some sleep! Stay tuned!
Did you miss me? I sure did:-)
Life got in the way. I attended a fantastic conference in Las Vegas. I stayed at a nice room in Luxor for $43 per night (Priceline) and got a Full size car from Payless through Autoslash for just $12.42 daily rate (after 6 automatic rate reductions!). Then I “splurged” on two nights at the Red Rock which is away from the strip and was fantastic! Mrs. TBB joined me to celebrate our 20th wedding anniversary and I took her to watch the “O” show by Circque de Soleil at the Bellagio.
I could go on doing a trip report by taking many pics of the hotels and flights (yes, Southwest all the way, on points) but I will not bore you with them. How can I do that when I still haven’t done the Norway trip report! (should happen sometime in 2013).
One funny thing from the conference that made me laugh. Former Governor Bill Richardson was one of the speakers. If you remember, he is the diplomat who likes to go abroad in some difficult situations (hostages, wars, etc.). He said that Bill Clinton used to say “Send Bill over there, bad people like him”.
The opinions stated here are my own!
Well, this was fast. The 5 Thank You points per dollar credit card offer vanished….Poof, just like that!
Delta will start paying a dividend of 6 cents per share quarterly. This is very unusual in the airline industry! They could have spent the money on fixing the award engine…but what is broke why fix?
MileWise was acquired by Yahoo. And it will be promptly shut down. One less bookmark to worry about, yes!
Another Million Mile Secrets interview with a renowned expert…oh wait, now we have “travel blogger”…now that’s more like it!
Ariana of the PointChaser blog wrote a guest blog at the Frugal Travel Guy on “5 Reasons to Love Ultimate Rewards”. There goes PointChaser from my Top 10 Blogs…back down to 7 or so. Notice the nicely placed affiliate links and the great information such as “points don’t expire” and “easy redemptions”. Sad.
Delta Points had a post titled “Now that I am Diamond Medallion I am going for Platinum! Uh what?” Thank you for letting us know that you are going for Starwood Platinum and for presenting your readers with the same darn affiliate credit card links for the 765,459th time!
The Starry Starry Night: 45 Beautiful Examples of Astronography. From the Blog of Francesco Mugnai. MUST click. Wooooooooooooooow!!!!!!!!
Paragliding in Rio:Best Layover Ever! From Gadling. Watch the video, how cool is that?
Do you remember when I posted some time ago a link about that crazy plan to send people to Mars on a…one-way ticket? Well, guess what? 78,000 lunatics have signed up to earn a spot! Reading the interview of the “genius” behind this idea…I can’t help but think the guy may be brilliant or just a brilliant scammer!
10 Unusual Adventure Activities. From Wild Junket. I think I will pass on swimming with sharks!
Trekking Nepal’s Langtang Valley. From Matador Network. Fantastic pics here! You won’t have to agonize if you will get upgraded and/or have access to the lounge, hehe.
ODDZ & ENDZ
Film shows students the horror of debt. From Tip Hero. There is no doubt that many people who click on credit card affiliate links so helpfully shared by so many bloggers get into this mess which allows the banks to keep doing…more of the same.
Charles Ramsey Songified! Dead Giveaway. I love this guy, hope he keeps it together! “We eat ribs with this dude”.
Is it just me or is Nancy Grace the most hideous “news” person on TV. Apparently not, as Jon Stewart rips her to shreds!