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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We’re enjoying several days with friends in Palm Springs…  golf, great friends, and a little wine.  What a beautiful spot!

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Kevin on March 14th, 2013

I came across an interesting blog post by Jude Gomila in which he shares several ideas for improving air travel; an excerpt: Take safety online It would be silly if you had to recheck all safety tests with an independent agency before driving a car every single time. Having to watch the simple safety instructions every flight […]

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Once a year US Airways offers a BOGO offer to select customers:  buy up to 50K miles, and get an equal number of miles as a bonus.  US Airways miles typically cost $ .035 per mile, but with this promotion, they end up costing ~$ .019 per mile. Brian Kelly, “The Points Guy,” offers an […]

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From Reddit’s LPT (Life Pro Tips) Series, a number of useful tips from a former baggage handler (click for larger image): Read the tips and a series of 100+ follow-up questions and comments here —  LPT:  Traveling, Baggage Tips from a Baggage Handler…

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For years I’ve been searching for an easy and inexpensive way to monitor our home while on the road, without luck.  I’ve tried a few different programs, but all involved initial set-ups that exceeded my technical skills, and I gave up in each case. Enter iCam. Install the $4.99 app on your iPhone (or Android […]

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