Interesting New Magazine Coming Out

National Geographic History

In my opinion National Geographic puts out possibly the best magazine and I’d definitely consider it to be a favorite of mine.

I’ve had a subscription to NatGeo on a few occasions. However, I currently only receive the Traveler version. (Not so surprising, is it?) There was a  point when I was receiving National Geographic, NatGeo Traveler & NatGeo Adventurer all at the same time.

I just received an e-mail from National Geographic informing me that they would be coming out with a new magazine. Continue reading

Target REDcard Experience: Atlanta

Target Prepaid REDcard Limiting Load By Credit Card To $1,000 Per Day? 1

I’ve been in Atlanta for the past couple of days. The main purpose of my visit was to attend the Freddie Awards which took place last night. Today many BoardingArea bloggers (myself included)  had the opportunity to pull a Delta jet for good cause!

Besides attending some events related to the Freddies I also had a bit of free time. I visited a couple of museums and also made it a point to get over to Target to finish loading my REDcard for the month of April.

So how did my experience go? Was it a success or major hassle similar to how it is at home in NYC? Continue reading

What Do You Do If Someone Shushes Your Kid?

Travel With Kids

So here’s the scenario:

We visited a tea plantation just outside of Charleston, South Carolina. During our self-guided factory tour, we were on our own, the place was empty.

After sampling some tea and checking out the gift shop, we waited a few more minutes for the trolley tour to start. We wondered if this would be a private tour but then a few small groups showed up.

There was an elderly couple, a couple of young girls and three older women that joined us. Continue reading

1,000 Easy, Free AAdvantage Miles + Win 840,000 Miles

AAdvantage miles

American Airlines wants to send us back to school and teach us a little something about “the most rewarding airline loyalty program” according to an e-mail that I received.

The best part is that if you’re a star student at AAdvantage University you’ll be able to earn up to 1,000 miles! (It isn’t hard at all to earn the miles, trust me!)

Not only is AA giving us 1,000 miles, there is also a contest being ran where one lucky winner will get a prize of over 800,000 miles! Continue reading

Win A VIP Trip for 4 to Orlando

Visit Orlando

Visit Orlando is giving away a VIP Family Vacation for 4 to one lucky winner in the Share the Sun! Share the Fun Sweepstakes.

The prize includes 6 days of entry into a variety of theme parks along with airfare, hotel stay, car rental and more!

Kim, Lucas and I took a quick trip to Orlando at the end of January. We spent one day at Disney and would like to go back again some day. It definitely wasn’t enough time to get to see all of the parks. (A long over-due trip report will be coming at some point in the future.) Continue reading

In A Nutshell: Mandalay, Myanmar

Mandalay Myanmar

While we were putting together the itinerary for our trip to Myanmar there was some important decisions to make.

Our flight arrived in Mandalay Myanmar, the country’s second largest city but many would consider it one which is passable. We had to decide- should be stay for a couple of days or immediately head off to one of the other areas we planned to visit during our trip?

It was a tough call, but Kim and I both agreed that a visit to Mandalay did sound like a good idea- more so to visit some other areas (which were ancient capitals) close by.

After flying to our next destination, Kim, Lucas and I would all agree that the 2.5 days we spent in Mandalay was definitely worth our time! Continue reading