It’s always interesting to hear about the odd or dangerous items that people try to bring in their carry-on bags. I usually come across them thanks to the TSA’s Instagram account. (Curious to find out about some of the items? Search TSA on my site!)
One day I’d love to pay a visit to see the swimming pigs in the Bahamas. Tragedy struck these special pigs a few months back. Who knows if regulations will change, stopping tourists from interacting with the pigs in the future.
I didn’t expect it this summer, but Lucas and I will head off on another (domestic) Father- Son trip this week! Nothing exotic but to a city I’ve long wanted to check out, primarily for their baseball stadium.
It’s been a busy week here. We’ve made a lot of progress with plans for our big Pacific Islands trip which we’ll be leaving for in about 3 weeks. We still need to finish booking some hotels and then we’ll be good to go.
After some debate, I decided to apply for the Hyatt card before the 2 free-nights bonus went away. Chase called me for more info before getting approved. Talk about an odd conversation! (Maybe I’ll share it in a future post.)
While traveling, one of the best ways to document a trip is by taking photos. And is there a better way to share details of your trip than by posting vacation photos on social media?
I used to share lots of vacation photos to Facebook but rarely do so anymore. It can be a pain and I also don’t really think about doing it. I think for one trip in the past year or 2, I posted photos since I had free WiFi during the flight home as a way to kill time. (I have been posting photos to Instagram though.)
With the annual fee soon coming up on my American Express Platinum card, I decided to apply for the Amex Blue Business card (which I was instantly approved for). The signup bonus isn’t huge but it buys me some time to decide what to do with my Membership Rewards points.
Planning for our summer trip wasn’t looking good but then I started finding award availability for various flights around the region we’ll be visiting. It’s been frustrating using American Airlines miles over the past year or so but for this trip, they seem to be coming up big!
During my second trip to Europe in 2001, I got my first taste of a site that I consider odd.
I was in Paris with a friend and I called home to say hello to my family. My mother had come across an interesting article in an upstate NY newspaper. She told me about a site which had recently reopened in Paris.