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Entries from August 2010

What is a Redress Number?

August 23rd, 2010 · Comments Off on What is a Redress Number?

Ever book an airline ticket and wonder what you should put into the optional “Redress #” field? I did and that’s when I learned that it’s related to the Department of Homeland Security’s Traveler Redress Inquiry Program (TRIP). I have a fairly common name and I’ve been fortunate enough not to share it with someone […]

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Cathedral Lake to Mount Tallac Peak Hike, Lake Tahoe

August 18th, 2010 · 3 Comments

Last week, you saw part one of our hike up to Mount Tallac, from the trailhead to Cathedral Lake. Today, we’ll finish the ascension to the peak of Mount Tallac in the second half of the 5 mile one-way trail to nearly 9,700 feet above sea level. There are no major lakes or landmarks for […]

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JetBlue All You Can Jet Promotion Returns

August 17th, 2010 · Comments Off on JetBlue All You Can Jet Promotion Returns

Last year, JetBlue made some serious waves when they offered an “All You Can Jet” plan where you can fly anywhere JetBlue flies for free once you purchased their plan. It ran an entire month and they were completely sold out, though I’m not sure how many packages they sold. This year, they’re bringing it […]

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Tags: Promotions

Mount Tallac Trail to Cathedral Lake Hike, Lake Tahoe

August 12th, 2010 · Comments Off on Mount Tallac Trail to Cathedral Lake Hike, Lake Tahoe

Every time we go out to cabin at Lake Tahoe, technically Fallen Leaf Lake, we have to go up Mount Tallac (to see our buddy the Marmot!). Mount Tallac, in all of its splendor, offers up one of the most breathtaking views you can experience in a day hike. It’s a challenging hike but certainly […]

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Grass Lake Trail, Desolation Wilderness, Lake Tahoe

August 9th, 2010 · Comments Off on Grass Lake Trail, Desolation Wilderness, Lake Tahoe

The hike to Grass Lake, which starts at Lily Lake, is a mere two miles along the Glen Alpine Trail. Along the way you’ll be treated to plenty of falls and streams and as a whole it’s a moderately difficult hike. It’s not difficult but I recommend a map, one of the best for the […]

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Lily Lake Trail, Desolation Wilderness

August 4th, 2010 · Comments Off on Lily Lake Trail, Desolation Wilderness

We call it a “trail” but in reality there is a road to Lily Lake. Lily Lake also happens to be the trailhead to Glen Alpine Falls and Grass Lake (and many many others), which we hiked the next day, so it’s entirely accessible by car. For those trying to acclimate themselves to the altitude […]

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Hiking the Trails of South Lake Tahoe & Fallen Leaf Lake

August 2nd, 2010 · 3 Comments

Two weeks ago, my wife and her family took a week-long vacation in South Lake Tahoe and Fallen Leaf Lake. Her family owns a cabin that sits above the Stanford Sierra Camp (at the big entrance sign, make a left up the small access road/hill, and it’s one of the cabins up there) and affords […]

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Southwest Reports Record Revenues, Cites Lack of Fees

August 1st, 2010 · Comments Off on Southwest Reports Record Revenues, Cites Lack of Fees

Southwest reported record revenue earnings in the second quarter of 2010 and their CEO, Gary Kelly, attributed it to “success to the company’s policy of not charging for bags and excellent customer service offered by employees.” As someone who flies Southwest regularly, mostly on shorter flights under two hours, I can say that I’ve flown […]

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