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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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As a diehard Google fan, I’ve never really given Bing more than a cursory look but have to admit, Bing’s travel search engine is terrific.  Based on Farecast (which was eventually sold to Microsoft), the site’s interface isn’t particularly remarkable save for one feature… …the feature that distinguishes Bing Travel from other sites is its […]

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Intriguing story about a couple of travel junkies who signed up for unlimited first class travel on American Airlines for life (at a cost of ~$400K) only to end up being investigated by the airline’s “revenue integrity team;” an excerpt: In September 2007, a pricing analyst reviewing international routes focused the airline’s attention on how […]

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