Trip Planning: $540.42 + 137,250 Miles + 2 IHG Free Nights= Trip for 3 to Nicaragua

NIcaragua Tourism

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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

Broken Zipper During A Trip- This Might Help

broken zipper

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

Chase Ink Retention Offer, United Planes Powered By Animal Fat, Pilots Taking Selfies, JetBlue JFK Rooftop, White House Photo Ban Lifted & More- The Rehash!

The Rehash!

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

Chase Ink Plus, A Quick & Easy Retention Call

Chase Ink Plus

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

United Airlines To Fly Planes Powered By Food Scraps, Animal Fat & Farm Waste

United AirlinesI 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