Travel

Kevin on January 12th, 2014

I stumbled across this in Kevin Kelly’s Cool Tools book, and thought I’d pass it along.  If you travel internationally, you’re likely aware that it’s a good idea to carry your passport with you when out and about.  Personally, I don’t like doing that out of fear that I might lose my passport.  Instead of […]

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From Tim Ferriss’s blog, a nifty post from Ryan Holiday that’s sure to appeal to road warriors and occasional travelers alike.  An excerpt: 6. Eat healthy. Enjoy the cuisine for sure, but you’ll enjoy the place less if you feel like a slob the whole time. (To put it another way, why are you eating pretzels on […]

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Kevin on June 23rd, 2013

Who hasn’t experienced crappy customer service?  Disinterested or downright surly retail workers, waitstaff and hotel employees are everywhere, and sadly, tolerating poor service has become the norm rather than the exception.  This is why my experience at the Embassy Suites in Lubbock was such a stunner.  I don’t know if what I experienced was the […]

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If you’re an IHG/Priority Club member, you can snag an extra 1550 points for a one night stay.  Although this promotion is positioned as being for new Priority Club members, existing members can get the points as well.  Just click on the link below, enter your Priority Club membership number and the code 4648: 1550 […]

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For U.S. cardholders: Get 1000 Dividend Miles when you create a Dividend Miles dining account, dine once, and review your experience.  Signing up takes all of 2-3 minutes (you’ll need your DM # and a credit card). Sign up here:  Dividend Miles Bonus – Dining Account

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After a dearth of attractive miles credit card offers recently, finally a solid offer from Barclays.  You can get 50,000 Miles & More points through this offer, 15K more than typically offered by Barclays: Earn 20,000 award miles after your first purchase Earn an additional 30,000 award miles when you spend $5,000 on purchases in […]

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Kevin on March 25th, 2013

A few years ago I coerced Mrs. Hacks into posting about her approach for packing for an international trip.   Pat’s approach was to bring basics that could easily be mixed and matched, as well as accessorized.  This is the essence of the capsule wardrobe; here’s a brief summary from Wikipedia (click on the preceding link […]

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