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Aspen Police Warn Against Taking Selfies With Bears

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Taking selfies is quite a popular thing to do but it can definitely get you into trouble.

Here are a few examples:

It seems like dangerous selfies usually involve high up places and animals. The Aspen Police Department has an interesting warning for people in the area. Continue reading Aspen Police Warn Against Taking Selfies With Bears

Is Social Media Ruining Your Vacation?

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Social media sites are great ways to stay in touch with friends and family. And what better way is there to share your vacation photos than to post them on social media!

An article by Travel + Leisure mentions that, “The average person spends about nine hours of a weeklong vacation on social media, according to a study from Expedia.”

So are people wasting their vacation time on social media? Continue reading Is Social Media Ruining Your Vacation?

McDonald’s Samoa, Virgin America Has A Heart, Win 100,000 AA Miles, Bourdain’s Parts Unknown Season 10, JetBlue Family Pooling Problem & More- The Rehash!

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It’s been a busy first full week back to work. It definitely takes some adjusting, getting used to after being away for 5 weeks.

I can’t recall the last time I checked TripIt and my account said no new trips. This bothers me! I had to do something about it so I booked a short domestic trip to a new state for all of us. We’ll be going away in a few weeks from now which will be nice. Then it’s back to looking for trips for various breaks we have throughout the upcoming school year. Continue reading McDonald’s Samoa, Virgin America Has A Heart, Win 100,000 AA Miles, Bourdain’s Parts Unknown Season 10, JetBlue Family Pooling Problem & More- The Rehash!

The One Problem With JetBlue Family Pooling

In 2013 JetBlue introduced a way for families to earn award flights faster.

With JetBlue Family Pooling, families (2 adults and up to 5 children) can combine points in one account which can be used to book award flights or vacation packages.

The Michael W Travels family has enjoyed the benefits of family pooling at times over the past few years. However, I just came across one problem which could probably be fixed relatively easily. Continue reading The One Problem With JetBlue Family Pooling

Interesting Use of United Miles, Swim At This Airport Lounge, Southwest’s Good Deed, Whole Foods $20 Off $50, Hotel Rents Out Fish, Happy 1st BDay Theo, Kim Has 2 BDays This Summer- The Rehash!

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It’s been hard getting back into the swing of things after our long summer trip to the Pacific.

We’re back a little over a week now and I’m hoping to find a good deal on a flight since we currently have nothing planned. (I can’t remember the last time I looked at TripIt and saw it with no upcoming trips listed! Continue reading Interesting Use of United Miles, Swim At This Airport Lounge, Southwest’s Good Deed, Whole Foods $20 Off $50, Hotel Rents Out Fish, Happy 1st BDay Theo, Kim Has 2 BDays This Summer- The Rehash!

150 FREE Marriott Points, FREE Chick-fila-A Food, Actor Freaks Out On Plane, Arrested in Turkey Due To Souvenirs, Eataly’s Massive Food Theme Park, Iranian Uber & More- The Rehash!

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The Michael W Travels family made it back home after being delayed by close to 30 hours. This caused us to miss a day in San Francisco where I had hoped to check out a game at AT&T Park, home of the San Francisco Giants.

In the end, Virgin America came through in helping to get us home, but I’d have to give a big thumbs down to Fiji Air and American Airlines. (More on that in an upcoming post.) Continue reading 150 FREE Marriott Points, FREE Chick-fila-A Food, Actor Freaks Out On Plane, Arrested in Turkey Due To Souvenirs, Eataly’s Massive Food Theme Park, Iranian Uber & More- The Rehash!

Airbnb Anniversary Gift, Raped By Uber Driver, 25% Off at Shake Shack, Pangaimotu Island, McDonald’s Fiji, Free Marriott Points & More- The Rehash!

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Our 5 week trip to the Pacific is almost over. We’re currently in Vanuatu, an island I’m looking forward to checking out.

Once we get home, there’s a promo or two that I need to look into booking. I also need to figure out some trips since we have nothing planned after this one…

How has your week gone when it comes to miles, points and travel? Continue reading Airbnb Anniversary Gift, Raped By Uber Driver, 25% Off at Shake Shack, Pangaimotu Island, McDonald’s Fiji, Free Marriott Points & More- The Rehash!

Airbnb IPO, Escaping A Shark Attack, Bizarre US Landmarks, Germany Beer Gardens, Bourdain Wants To Be Stuck Here, Airline Voucher Questions, 50 FREE Marriott Rewards Points- Travel News

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Continue reading Airbnb IPO, Escaping A Shark Attack, Bizarre US Landmarks, Germany Beer Gardens, Bourdain Wants To Be Stuck Here, Airline Voucher Questions, 50 FREE Marriott Rewards Points- Travel News

7500 Bonus Wyndham Points Per Stay, TSA PreCheck for UA Miles, Anthony Bourdain’s NYC Restaurant Picks, Board Early For Wearing Football Jersey, Shake Shack Korea & More- The Rehash!

RehashThe Michael W Travels Family is currently in Fiji (during our 5 Week Trip to the Pacific).

It’s been a very interesting adventure so far, with more to come! So far, we’ve been to 4 island nations as well as American Samoa. The one things that’s the same on all of the islands, are the friendly people that we’ve come across. (Definitely a nice thing when you’re traveling with kids.)

How has your week gone when it comes to miles, points and travel? Continue reading 7500 Bonus Wyndham Points Per Stay, TSA PreCheck for UA Miles, Anthony Bourdain’s NYC Restaurant Picks, Board Early For Wearing Football Jersey, Shake Shack Korea & More- The Rehash!

Seahawks Fans Wearing Russell Wilson Jerseys Board Alaska Air Early

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The easiest way to board a flight early is by having elite status with an airline, flying in a premium cabin or when you fly with young children.

Other ways to get an early boarding benefit is for having a co-branded airline credit card or when you wear a Russell Wilson football jersey! Continue reading Seahawks Fans Wearing Russell Wilson Jerseys Board Alaska Air Early