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Entries from May 2010

Wanderlust Findings: Photography Gear, Hiking & Hiding Money

May 29th, 2010 · 4 Comments

Starting this week we’ll be starting a new feature I call the Wanderlust Findings! I read quite a few travel blogs through my Google RSS Reader and thought I’d share the best of the best, or at least what I found most interesting, with you all. Hopefully you’ll find some new blogs you like and […]

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Tags: General

MyCokeRewards Priority Club Reward Points Offer

May 27th, 2010 · Comments Off on MyCokeRewards Priority Club Reward Points Offer

I was browsing through the MyCokeRewards catalog for any good deals when I spotted a limited time offer Priority Club Rewards Points. I don’t stay in InterContinental Hotels very often, which include Holiday Inns, so this offer isn’t terribly appealing to me but I was still curious how “good” this “limited time” offer really was. […]

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Tags: Money Tips

Chase Bank Promotion: 25,000 Continental Airlines Bonus Miles

May 25th, 2010 · Comments Off on Chase Bank Promotion: 25,000 Continental Airlines Bonus Miles

Chase Bank is offering a new bank promotion where you can get up to 25,000 Continental Airlines bonus miles when you open a new account at Chase. The requirements of the promotion aren’t too difficult to satisfy, if you’re in the market for a new checking account and debit card. This offer expires June 30th, […]

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Tags: Money Tips

European Countries Using the Euro

May 25th, 2010 · 1 Comment

On our trip to Europe last year, we visited a lot of countries. We started in England, went to Ireland, Germany, Switzerland, Italy, then back up towards Scotland and finished back in England. During that time we used three (four if you count the Pounds from the Bank of Scotland separately from the ones from […]

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Tags: Money Tips

Are Airplane Luggage Compartments Pressurized?

May 24th, 2010 · Comments Off on Are Airplane Luggage Compartments Pressurized?

In generally, airplane luggage compartments are pressurized but not at sea level. It’s generally assumed that the under-floor luggage compartment area is pressured to 8,000 feet above sea level, which is enough to push corks out of wine bottles bottled at sea level. So while it’s better than being unpressurized, especially when cruising at 30,000 […]

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Princess Cruises Captain’s Circle Loyalty Program

May 24th, 2010 · 2 Comments

We’ve taken a look at the Carnival Cruises Past Guest Recognition Program and the NCL Latitudes Program in our look at Cruise loyalty programs. Today we check out Princess Cruises’s program, called the Captain’s Circle, to see where it stacks up. While a loyalty program won’t be the deciding factor in what cruise you take, […]

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Tags: Loyalty Programs

Send Stuffed Animals on Vacations

May 21st, 2010 · Comments Off on Send Stuffed Animals on Vacations

Can’t afford to go on vacation this year? Don’t take it out on your stuffed animals. There are a couple companies that will send your stuffed animal on vacation, take photos, and then make you feel bad about staying at home. How much is it? Plans start at $120 and get up to $200, depending […]

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Tags: General

Six Obvious Travel Scams to Avoid

May 18th, 2010 · Comments Off on Six Obvious Travel Scams to Avoid

With the recession in its death throes (hopefully), travel has started to make a comeback. With travel comes travel scams and Kiplinger’s Cameron Huddleston takes a look at six travel scams you need to avoid. Sadly, many of these scams fall into the category of “too good to be true.” Like the Nigerian prince looking […]

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Tags: Money Tips

International Restaurant Tipping Guide

May 17th, 2010 · 1 Comment

On our month-long trip to Europe last year, we made stops in a lot of different countries with a lot of different tipping customs. We started in England, went to Ireland, then German, Switzerland, Italy, Scotland, and then back to England again. The United States custom of 15% for good service and 20% for great […]

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Least Visited National Monuments in the United States

May 12th, 2010 · 1 Comment

The Los Angeles Times took a look at some of the hidden gems our nation has to offer. Many of our nearly four hundred national parks are absolutely free to visit, even when it’s not National Park Week, so sometimes we overlook them. So it’s a nice treat when the LA Times pointed a few […]

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Tags: General