Flying Over The Grand Canyon In A Helicopter From Vegas

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Flying Over The Grand Canyon In A Helicopter From Vegas Matthew Karsten0 Helicopter Flight Over the Grand Canyon Las Vegas, Nevada The helicopter’s rotor fired up, whirring above our heads. Our pilot took the controls and we suddenly began...

Fairy-Tale Living with Two Days in Lucerne

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Fairy-Tale Living with Two Days in Lucerne The fairy tale view from our hotel room balcony. Lucerne is a town straight out of a fairy tale.  If we hadn’t known better, we could have believed we were in Fantasy...

Cuba Travel Guide: Things To Do, Costs, & Travel Tips

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Cuba Travel Guide: Things To Do, Costs, & Travel Tips Matthew Karsten0 Cuba Travel Guide & Budget Travel Tips Cuba Travel Tips Is it possible to travel Cuba on a budget? Learn how much it cost me to backpack...

Why Is Asheville North Carolina So Cool?

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Why Is Asheville North Carolina So Cool? Anna Lysakowska0 Fun Things To Do In Asheville Asheville, North Carolina Asheville has to be one of the coolest small cities on the East Coast, with a relaxed bohemian vibe and adventurous...

Surfing & Hot Springs In Tofino On Vancouver Island [PART 2]

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Surfing & Hot Springs In Tofino On Vancouver Island Matthew Karsten7 Exploring Vancouver Island’s West Coast Vancouver Island, Canada The second half of my Vancouver Island road trip took me to the island’s West coast, and the...

Exploring Tofino On Vancouver Island: Surfing, Hot-Springs, and Bears [PART 2]

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Exploring Tofino On Vancouver Island: Surfing, Hot-Springs, and Bears Matthew Karsten0 Exploring Vancouver Island’s West Coast Vancouver Island, Canada The second half of my Vancouver Island road trip took me to the island’s West coast, and the...

Vancouver Island Road Trip: Whales, Waterfalls, & First Nations Culture [PART 1]

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Vancouver Island Road Trip: Whales, Waterfalls, & First Nations Culture Matthew Karsten0 My Vancouver Island Road Trip Vancouver Island, Canada Just when we’re about to give up searching, a group of humpback whales pop their heads above...

Iceland’s Amazing Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon

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Iceland’s Amazing Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon Matthew Karsten0 How to Visit Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon Jokulsarlon, Iceland The landscape is full of broken icebergs, streaked blue and black, floating with the tide, occasionally breaking apart in a mighty crash. This is...

A Tale of an Arab Village, ER Visit, and Israeli Kindness

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A Tale of an Arab Village, ER Visit, and Israeli Kindness I may look like I’m posing, but I’m really trying to get into the fetal position and not faint. It was only our second day in Israel.  We...

How I Saved Money For Travel (You Don’t Need To Be Rich)

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How I Saved Money For Travel (You Don’t Need To Be Rich) Matthew Karsten1 How to Save Money for Travel Travel Tips Want to travel the world for a while? Or just take an epic vacation? You don’t need...

A New Prepaid Card That Earns United Miles Coming This Summer

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MileagePlus Go will be the new United co-brand prepaid card from Netspend. (HT: One Mile at a Time) Hard to imagine this will be lucrative earn relative to credit cards, or that people who use prepaid card as a...

United Flight Evacuated Onto Tarmac and UBS Entering Premium Rewards Game

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News and notes from around the interweb: Merrill Lynch Visa Signature 50,000 point signup offer still available Borgata Hotel & Casino joins MGM M life Rewards June 7 Airport security can be awkward for scientists like the time TSA...

Breaking Up With American Airlines and Credit Card Balances Over $1 Trillion

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News and notes from around the interweb: Discounted Avianca Lifemiles redemptions from 10,000 miles each way Prominent travel blogger Nomadic Matt is breaking up with American Airlines. And he makes pretty clear it is them, and not him. The...

How – and Where – to Use All Your Hyatt Category 1-4 Free Night Awards

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A New Best Barbecue Restaurant in the World Has Been Crowned

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Texas Monthly has updated its Top 50 Texas Barbecue list (and therefore the top barbecue spots in the world). Central Texas barbecue has a focus on meat, especially brisket. You may get onions, peppers or pickle slices, and white...

Final Week for 100,000 Point Signup Bonus and Free Weekend Night Amex Hilton Surpass Card

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New Offer 10% Back on Hyatt Redemptions This Summer (and How to Leverage It)

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Emirates Customer Service Emails Their Outrage to a Passenger By Mistake

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Ten years ago then-Spirit Airlines CEO accidentally included a customer in a reply instructing staff how to handle their complaint. Please respond, Pasquale, but we owe him nothing as far as I’m concerned. Let him tell the world how...

Airline Wanted to Charge Passenger $117 for Urinating in a Bottle When All Lavatories Broke

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Airlines have been cutting back for years. Before it was basic economy and seat fees, there were checked bag fees, and the elimination of free meals onboard that we used to all think were disgusting anyway. Frustration with seeming...

Six Places to Use Newly Ubiquitous Uncapped Hyatt Free Nights

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