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Entries from January 2010

How to Donate Frequent Flyer Miles

January 30th, 2010 · Comments Off on How to Donate Frequent Flyer Miles

The Dollars and Sense blog at SFGate has a great post on how you can donate frequent flyer miles to charity. The airlines included on the list are Alaska Airlines/Horizon Air, American Airlines, Continental, Delta, Frontier Airlines, Hawaiian, United Airlines/United Express and US Airways. No info on Southwest, our favorite airline. What to do with […]

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Tags: Money Tips

Our Lake Tahoe Trip

January 26th, 2010 · 4 Comments

A few years ago, Martha and I went to Lake Tahoe with her parents, uncle, grandmother and great aunt. We wrote about the trip but never published it, here is a post about that trip: Our Lake Tahoe trip started with a ridiculously early departure from Baltimore Washington International Airport at around 7am, which meant […]

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The 31 Places to Go in 2010 by New York Times

January 25th, 2010 · Comments Off on The 31 Places to Go in 2010 by New York Times

Earlier this month, The New York Times published a list of thirty one places you should try to visit in 2010. Along with the listing of places, they devote several paragraphs to each, explaining why it would be a great destination and any recent changes that might pique your interest. For example, the 29th location, […]

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Tags: General

Bed & Breakfasts vs. Hostels: Bacharach

January 18th, 2010 · 1 Comment

Whenever we go on vacation, we’re always looking to save a few dollars whenever we can. We will enjoy everything we want to enjoy, but on the other things we’ll try to minimize cost as much as possible. That’s why we bought International Student Identification Cards (ISIC) to get student prices at attractions and why […]

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Hash House A Go Go, San Diego

January 12th, 2010 · Comments Off on Hash House A Go Go, San Diego

In the Las Vegas episode of Man V. Food, Adam stops by the Hash House A Go Go in Las Vegas to show off some of their delights. I had no idea, and only knew because of the food, that I had been to a Hash House before in San Diego! I was in San […]

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Free Directory Assistance

January 11th, 2010 · 3 Comments

When 411 directory assistance first started, it only cost like thirty-five cents. In the years since then, the price of 411 directory assistance has jumped to several dollars a call. It’s absolutely absurd, especially in an age when we have internet on our phones. However, if you’re in a bind or don’t have an internet […]

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Research Your Home Town on TripAdvisor

January 11th, 2010 · Comments Off on Research Your Home Town on TripAdvisor

If you’re looking to save a little money on your next vacation by turning it into a staycation, or just looking for a few ideas for a short weekend fun, consider doing vacation research on your home town! We always know to check sites like TripAdvisor whenever we are going somewhere else, but we never […]

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Maori Culture

January 8th, 2010 · Comments Off on Maori Culture

The Maori are the indigenous people of New Zealand and Nomadic Matt, currently traveling there, treats us to a video from a cultural show in the area. In this particular video, you can catch a glimpse of Maori life but much else. I’ve always found that cultural shows like this are a great place start, […]

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Dealing with Post-Trip Blues

January 7th, 2010 · Comments Off on Dealing with Post-Trip Blues

Katie at Vagabonding offered up a few tactics to combat post-trip blues including returning to a routine as quickly as possible, write about the trip, and planning the next one immediately. Personally, I find that documenting the trip is one of the best ways to combat post-trip blues because not only does it give you […]

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First Slice of Pizza in Italy

January 6th, 2010 · 4 Comments

You know what I love the most about eating food in another country? It’s not that you get to taste the most authentic and delicious of food, you certainly do, but it’s the fact that you don’t have anything specific to do afterwards. There’s no rush to get the bill after you’ve eaten, there’s no […]

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