07/23/13

Sales and Specials

Chicago Flights: Find Chicago Cheap Flights & Airline Tickets …

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Find cheap flights to Chicago & book Chicago cheap airline tickets. Search and compare our huge selection of Chicago flights for cheap airfares on Expedia. Explore Chicago with Expedia’s Travel Guides to find the best hotels, vacation major airlines with a significant presence in Midway include Southwest Airlines.

Lost Luggage Credit Card Protection and The Lack of Coverage …
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Low and behold, even Team TPG is not immune to that predicament and TPG Managing Editor Eric found himself missing his luggage while flying on Air Berlin from Warsaw to Keflavik International Airport in Iceland this week So we called American Express since I had booked Eric’s ticket for 10,000 American AAdvantage miles on AirBerlin and paid the taxes and fees with my Premier Rewards Gold. …. items purchased while the luggage is delayed by the airlines.

07/23/13

Travel Warnings

Checking out the Latest Travel Warnings

The US State Department has issued a new Travel warning for the Sulu archipelago which are a chain of islands in the southwestern Philippines.  Due to kidnappings, the US Embassy has decided to give a travel warning for foreigners traveling at leisure.  If your travel is for pleasure, you may want to consider other options..read more.

Travel Emergency AlarmTravel Emergency Alarm

US issues new travel warning
Philippine Star, on Sat, 06 Jul 2013 11:04:32 -0700
“US citizens should continue to defer non-essential travel to the Sulu archipelago, due to the high threat of kidnapping of international travelers and violence linked to insurgency and terrorism there,” said a US embassy travel alert released on

 

 

07/23/13

Travel News

Press Releases | U.S. Travel Association

http://www.ustravel.org/news/press-releases
Senate DHS Appropriations Bill Will Make Travel Safer, More Efficient Kinzinger that would leverage the benefits of international travel to the United States to create jobs and boost tax revenues. Travel Association, provides analysis on today’s Commerce Department announcement that the U.S. Travel News RSS

 

For only $85 TSA is willing to get you through the line at security with a faster system.

For only $85 TSA is willing to get you through the line at security with a faster system.

It’s late and you’ve a flight to catch, but before you can even begin to think about boarding the aircraft, you have to contend with TSA.  The stories are many and the horror is real but there may be a silver lining, or at least a tarnished one.

The TSA announced a new system that would allow people to make it through security with voluntary background checks and another check for $85 (or $100 for Global travel).  The speedy service will allow you to speed through security like a VIP for a 5 year period.

TSA to expand speedier screening — for a fee

USA TODAY, on Fri, 19 Jul 2013 10:00:51 -0700
Under the expansion, Pre-check would resemble Custom and Border Protection’s popular Global Entry program for international travelers. Participants in Global Entry pay a one-time fee of $100 for five years, fill out a travel questionnaire and submit to

 

 

 

07/23/13

Travel Hacking with and Without Credit Cards

Using Credit Card Purchases to Travel Hack

Learning To Travel Hack with and without Credit Cards

Learning To Travel Hack with and without Credit Cards

Have you ever wondered how some people can fly to all these exotic locations and do it for pennies or even for free?  Well, it’s not really FREE TRAVEL – instead these people have learned the art of Travel Hacking.  I know most people dread the thought of getting a credit card for the express purpose of airline miles, but it is one of the many ways people have been travel hacking and traveling for free.

When you think of airline miles and credit cards, you might want to check “what’s in your wallet?” All credit cards are not made the same and although the airline miles for purchases have been the mainstay of previous Travel Hacking Experts, using only credit cards might not get you to your travel goal.  When next you receive that credit card offer in the mail, consider your purchases and start planning how to use the credit card in a way that can benefit you and your family, but look into other options as well.

Travel Hacking is like an art form and there are more ways to travel hack than most people realize.  With a bit of exploration and research you may be able to find some interesting alternatives to just credit card miles.  If you’re interested in learning more; there are some great links on this post that will get you started toward learning how to TRAVEL HACK.

 

Chris Guillebeau – Author of The $100 StartUp is the King of Travel Hacking

Chris Guillebeau could be called the king of travel hacking. Author of the $100 Startup, his travel hacking blog has 80,000 regular readers.

So what is travel hacking? Essentially, it involves finding ways to earn Frequent Flyer Points to either fly for free or at a heavily reduced price.

Read more: http://www.news.com.au/travel/travel-advisor/travel-hackers-secret-tips-revealed/story-e6frfqfr-1226622176492#ixzz2ZqAPQyuB

 

 

Sherold Barr Talks About Chris Guillebeau's Travel Hacking CartelSherold Barr Talks About Chris Guillebeau’s Travel Hacking Cartel
Sherold Barr talks about how you can earn miles and get special promotions to travel in Chris Guillebeau’s Travel Hacking Cartel.

Looking for more information on Chris Guillebeau and his Travel Hacking Lifestyle?  Check out his blog The Art of Non-Conformity.

Tips from Lifehack

Tips from Lifehack

The Ultimate Travel Hacking Guide – Lifehacker – Tips and …
http://lifehacker.com/5841147/the-ultimate-travel-hacking-guide
It’s never been easier to compare travel and accommodation prices using sites like Hipmunk, Kayak, or Google Flights, but a little extra legwork can save hundreds on …

 

 

Why Travel Hacking Is More than Just Credit Cards

march 22, 2013 by 
Hack My Trip

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About Scott Mackenzie
Scott founded HMT while traveling on a budget during graduate school. He stays loyal to United, Alaska, Hyatt, and Starwood.

Travel hacking starts with all the things you could do to save money and travel better if you woke up tomorrow morning and wanted to book a trip. You can’t do that with credit cards alone. You’d need to have great credit just to start, and then you’d have to apply for the cards and usually meet some minimum spend. Then you’d have to find availability. Not exactly the hardest thing, but roadblocks nonetheless.

My version of travel hacking requires none of that. Tell me the trip you want to buy, the one you were just about to pull the trigger on, and I’ll tell you three ways you could change your plans to save money or make it more rewarding. It’s not always about flying free. Sometimes it’s just about knowing how the system works. Building up elite status and, yes, credit cards can make this game even more rewarding, but you don’t need them…

Read the entire article from Scott Mackenzie at his website www.HackMyTrip.com

 

 

Ever wonder if anyone really gets to 1,000,000 miles?  This is what it looks like when they send a letter to tell you that you’ve spent an unnatural amount of time flying in the air.  Humans were not meant to fly or we’d have wings…well just tell that to Chris…as he earns more miles.

1,000,000 AAdvantage Miles1,000,000 AAdvantage Miles

 

 

 

Canadian Travel Hacking – Interview with Steve | Million Mile Secrets
http://millionmilesecrets.com/
Miles & Points Interview: Canadian Travel Hacking. Steve writes his blog to show folks in Canada how to use miles and points to travel. Canadian Travel Hacking – Interview with Steve1. Family photo near beach in Obidos, 

 

07/22/13

The Professional Hobo and Napa Valley Wine Tasting

Links – The Professional Hobo

http://www.theprofessionalhobo.com/travel-tips-resources/travel-links/
Travel Blog. A Travel Around The World – Marta and Chris on a RTW trip to do in Berlin. BootsnAll Travel – The ultimate resource for the Independent Traveler trip RTW. Nomadic Matt – A 20-something vagabond who has been on the road since 2005 Solo Female Traveler – Sabina’s solo travels around the world.

Ep 26 Napa Valley Wine Tasting - Darioush Winery - Vine Cliff Vineyards - White Collar VagabondEp 26 Napa Valley Wine Tasting – Darioush Winery – Vine Cliff Vineyards – White Collar Vagabond
Jennifer & I celebrated our 1 year anniversary with a trip to the San Francisco Bay area and enjoyed our special day with a trip to Napa Valley with wonderfu…

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from cristianerocha, 2 years ago in News & Politics
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Holy TowerHoly Tower

Soundbites: Abbo’s ready with The Lend
gulfnews.com, on Mon, 01 Jul 2013 10:01:00 -0700
I chose the right path and followed my passion which has led me on an amazing adventure over the past 11 years travelling all over the world playing amazing gigs and festivals and working with incredible musicians. Q: When did you come to Dubai?? A

 

Travel Photo Roulette Round #61: Colorful – Breakaway Backpacker
http://breakawaybackpacker.com/
For each round a new theme is chosen, and independent travel bloggers are asked to submit their photos. Then a winner is chosen to host (and I was going to pick a single color… my favorite color, but instead just wanna see anything COLORFUL. I wanna see bright colors… or just one Travel with a Mate – “Motion” 9. Jan 26–Feb 3, 2011 – Johnny Vagabond – “Water” 10. Travel Junkies – “Architecture” 18. Jun 1–7, 2011 – Destination World – “Transportation”
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07/22/13

United Airlines Sales

United Airlines – Airline Tickets, Travel Deals and Flights on united …

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Find travel deals and flights on united.com. Book airline tickets and MileagePlus award tickets to more than 350 international and U.S. destinations.

Maximize Monday: Airline and Hotel Elite Status Matches and …
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On the heels of some legacy airlines revamping their elite status programs to include a revenue-based element, with United Adding Premier Qualifying Dollars and Delta Adding Medallion Qualifying Dollars, I wanted to give readers an United currently has a special challenge program for Delta Medallion members: Within 90 days, you will need to fly 7,000 qualifying flight miles or 8 flight segments to retain Premier Silver status, 12,500 qualifying flight miles or 15