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

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Categories : Canada North America Travel

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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Categories : Canada North America Travel

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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Categories : Canada Travel

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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Categories : Iceland Travel

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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Categories : Abraham Hostels Abraham Tours Israel middle east other Travel

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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Categories : Travel Travel Tips

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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Categories : Advice Travel

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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Categories : Advice Travel

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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Categories : Advice Travel

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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Categories : Advice Travel

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A New Best Barbecue Restaurant in the World Has Been Crowned

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Categories : Advice Travel

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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Categories : Advice Travel

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

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Categories : Advice Travel

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Emirates Customer Service Emails Their Outrage to a Passenger By Mistake

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Categories : Advice Travel

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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Categories : Advice Travel

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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Categories : Advice Travel

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LEAKED: New Emirates First Class Configuration on Boeing 777s

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Categories : Advice Travel

Emirates has one of the world’s best first class products on their Airbus A380 — suites with doors, good food and drink program, onboard showers and a bar behind business class. Their Boeing 777s, the other mainstay of their...

Alaska Adds Finnair as New Partner Across the Atlantic

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Categories : Advice Travel

oneworld member (and American Airlines partner) Finnair has just been announced as a new Alaska Airlines partner. Helsinki, credit: Alaska Airlines Alaska Airlines is certainly creative in its partnerships, working with many members of both SkyTeam and oneworld alliances...

Man in Make America Great Again Hat Removed From United Flight for Self-Upgrading

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Categories : Advice Travel

Dr. David Dao was hardly the first passenger forcibly dragged off a United flight by law enforcement. He wasn’t even the first Asian male dragged off. He wasn’t even the first Asian male whose dragging off of a United...

Stripping Naked in the Middle of a TSA Checkpoint Is Not Protected By the First Amendment

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Categories : Advice Travel

Several years ago I wrote about the man who stripped naked at a TSA checkpoint. John Brennan reportedly tested positive for explosives, stripped naked, and refused three TSA demands to get dressed. Criminal charges in Oregon state court were...