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The school year ended on June 26 and we were off on a little adventure to Nicaragua that evening (or the following morning depending on how you look at it).
We left on a 2:00am flight out of JFK to Panama City before making our way to Nicaragua…
We spent around a week checking out a bunch of areas around the country and flew home on July 4, getting great views of the fireworks as we flew back over New York.
Now that we’re back, I’m a bit late on sharing what we booked and at what it cost whether it be miles, points or cash. Continue reading
After getting back from our trip to Nicaragua on July 4, it was time to look over my credit card accounts to check on things…
While I was happy to see a $75 statement credit on my Starwood Amex Business card before we went away, this time I saw the $65 Annual Membership Fee had posted.
What to do, what to do… Continue reading
Ever worry about a zipper breaking on a favorite coat or bag? Now imagine this happening during a trip.
Do you really want to have to go out and buy new gear? Maybe you can’t just get to a store. You might be hiking the Inca Trail or on a trip to a remote place somewhere in Africa.
What if there was another way to fix your things and no need to scramble to replace them. Continue reading
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On July 4, Kim, Lucas and I flew home from Nicaragua stopping in Miami for a long layover before getting back to New York.
All along I had a plan to get out of the airport (for around 5 hours) to spend some time wandering around Miami. However, with rentals car prices seeming to be pretty high, I debated what our best option really was. Continue reading
We got home late last night from our first trip of the summer. Kim, Lucas and I had a very nice time traveling around Nicaragua.
As usual, it’s never enough time as we could’ve used another 5-7 days to see more of the country. I’d mark this visit an incomplete one since there is more that I’d like to see and do in Nicaragua in the future. Continue reading
image: Chase Credit Cards
The $95 fee recently came up for one of my favorite credit cards, the Chase Ink Plus so I had a tough decision to make… Should it stay or should it go? My options were to cancel or try to keep my card.
If I closed my account, it wouldn’t really be the biggest deal since I still currently have an Ink Bold. The Bold offers the same 5X points benefits at office supply stores and cell phone & other telecom bills.
So what to do? Continue reading
Last night my favorite baseball team, the NY Mets’ charter flight made an unscheduled landing in Detroit.
The flight was diverted due to an unspecified health issue with the team’s play by-play radio voice Howie Rose. The Mets were traveling from New York’s JFK to LAX for tonight’s game with the Los Angeles Dodgers. Continue reading
A couple of months back I wrote about some interesting JetBlue news.
JetBlue would be offering a direct NYC to Havana flight through its charter partner Cuba Travel Services starting this summer.
Well today was a very special day… Continue reading
I just came across some very interesting info on a way that United Airlines plans to save some money while also going a bit green.
United plans to “fly planes powered by a biofuel made from food scraps (among other household waste), farm waste and animal fat” according to Grub Street.
This sounds like a great way to take recycling to a new level. Continue reading