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Some Travel Related News From Past Week

Image from Vice.com

Over the past week or so I came across some interesting travel- related news stories. Most of the stories are probably better classified as international or world news but to me news around the world is still lumped in with travel. 

Check out brief descriptions and links below to read the full articles.

Venezuela’s controversial leader and Anti-American Hugo Chavez died earlier in the week. He was 58 years old. Read about it in this Yahoo article HERE.
The TSA will be relaxing the rules on some banned carry-on items like small knives and some sports equipment. Knives need to be less than 2.36 inches long and less than one half inch wide. Some sporting equipment which will now be allowed include pool cues, lacrosse sticks, golf clubs (up to 2) and toy baseball bats. 
Read more about it HERE.

Is North Korea’s Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un a father? According to reports, Kim’s wife Ri had a baby in late 2012. The sex is unknown but rumored to be a girl. Read more about the story HERE.

Latam Airlines Group will be joining Oneworld bringing TAM along. LAN, the other airline in the group is already a member of the alliance. This wasn’t much of a surprise to most. Read more about it in a Bloomberg article HERE. 

Here is my favorite story of the week:

Flamboyant, retired NBA star Dennis Rodman visited North Korea and made a friend for life- the Supreme Leader! He sat courtside with Kim Jong Un watching a basketball exhibition featuring three Harlem Globetrotters and members of North Korea’s “Dream Team”. The main purpose of the trip was to film a TV Documentary which will air on HBO. Find out more about it in a CNN.com article HERE.

Which story is your favorite from this list? 

Lan 12 Days of Christmas Giveaway

Lan Airlines is running a holiday giveaway starting today, December 14. 

There wasn’t much information about the Lan 12 Days of Christmas Giveaway prior to it’s start. 

Here is what I know so far: 

  • The giveaway will run for 12 days with 12 questions and 12 prizes
  • The Grand Prize is an air inclusive 6 day vacation package to Lima, Peru 
  • The more you play and share, the greater your chance to win
  • Participation in the giveaway will take place at Lan Airlines USA on Facebook

Check out the Lan Airlines USA Facebook page HERE to find out more and enter this giveaway.

Win A Trip For Two To Patagonia from REI and LAN

REI and LAN are giving away an amazing trip for two to Patagonia. 
The trip starts out in Buenos Aires and then visits Argentine & Chilean Patagonia.
Kim and I traveled around Chilean Patagonia independently a little over a year ago. The scenery is incredible and we were totally exhausted from hiking around Torres Del Paine National Park. We weren’t really prepared for the amount of hiking that we did and would make sure to be better prepared if we ever get a chance to visit again. We’d both also love the opportunity to visit Argentine Patagonia in the future.
Grand Prize Includes:
  • Two round trip economy class tickets to Buenes Aires, Argentina. (Flights are available from Miami, Los Angeles, New York or San Francisco)
  • Everything listed on the REI Fitz Roy & Paine Hiking Tour
  • Winner must book trip by 12/31/12 and travel must be completed by 12/31/13
  • Prize is valued at $14,600
Open to legal residents of the 48 contiguous United States and D.C.
Must be18 years of age or older at time of entry
Sweespstakes ends August 22, 2012 
Enter for your chance to win this amazing adventure HERE

Win A Trip for Two to Anywhere LAN Flies & $50 Off Discount

I just came across the LAN-TripAdvisor Sweeps (sweepstakes) while reading some reviews.

The Grand Prize:

  • Two round trip economy class tickets from Miami, Los Angeles, New York or San Francsisco to any destination that LAN flies. (Asides from Isla Malvinias and Ushuaia).
  • Tickets must be used from August 1- December 31, 2012 (there are some blackout dates)
Also for registering, you get a $50 off your next LAN.com purchase discount code.
Discount must be used by 12/31/12. (some other rules apply)
Sweepstakes open to legal residents of the 48 contiguous United States and D.C. 
Must be at least 18 years old at time of entry
Enter by 11:59PM eastern time on June 4, 2012

Enter the sweepstakes HERE