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Jet Lag: How I Beat It And How You Can, Too!

Jet lag is a subject I find myself talking about. Perhaps it’s because coincidentally I have two friends who both returned from trips to Asia and are suffering through some serious jet lag right now.  Recently I had a travel experience I’ve never had before……..an easy jet lag! I mean like no jet lag after a long travel day of three flights and a 16 hour time difference. It was really something, and I realized a few important things.

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Don’t Overlook These Citi Prestige Card Updates: The Good, The Bad, And The Really Bad

Credit card benefit changes are inevitable. Ok, that’s stating the obvious. But benefit changes do seem to be coming at us fast and furiously these days. The Citi Prestige credit card is up for some changes starting in January. As often is the case when my my go-to credit card benefits change, I have mixed feelings about these changes. Change can be good, bad, or really bad, as proven by these Citi Prestige upcoming changes.

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McDonalds Menus From Around The World: Which Ones Are Worth Trying?

When traveling, some travelers use McDonalds as a gauge for how expensive a place is to visit. They equate the cost of items on a McDonalds menu with the cost of living in that location. Other travelers pop into a McDonalds to see if any interesting local foods are on the menu, foods they can’t order from a US McDonalds menu. And though I rarely pop into a McDonalds, the more I read about some of the local items on their menus that I’ve missed in my travels, I’m thinking I just might start checking out McDonalds menus when I visit a place. Continue reading

My Latest Obsession: Listening to BoardingArea Bloggers on NowBoarding Podcast

Good afternoon everyone, I hope you had a great Thanksgiving, Black Friday, Cyber Monday, and any other shopping holiday I missed (RIP Small Business Saturday).  Over the last few days, I have been binge watching listening to the new NowBoarding Podcast, hosted by Ed Pizza from Pizza in Motion.  The weekly series has 21 episodes as of today, November 27.  Each episode is roughly 30 minutes long where Ed interviews various bloggers from BoardingArea and TravelUpdate.  You can listen to the podcasts for free online or via iTunes.

  • God Save the Points – Gilbert Ott – NB 001
  • Le Chic Geek – Jeanne Hoffman – NB 002
  • The Gate – Brian Cohen – NB 003
  • Angelina Travels – Angelina Aucello – NB 004
  • The Short Final – Dominic Perilli – NB 005
  • Wandering Aramean – Seth Miller – NB 006
  • Rapid Travel Chai – Stefan Krasowski – NB 007
  • One Mile At A Time – Tiffany Funk – NB 008
  • Heels First Travel – Keri Anderson – NB 009
  • BaldThoughts – Lee Huffman – NB 010
  • Running with Miles – Charlie Barkowski – NB 011
  • No Mas Coach – Jon Nickel-D’Andrea – NB 012
  • Deals We Like – Jen Yellin – NB 013
  • Points with a Crew – Dan Miller – NB 014
  • The Flight Detective – Trent – NB 015
  • Out & Out – Harlan Vaughn – NB 016
  • No Mas Coach – Ben Nickel-D’Andrea – NB 017
  • Economy Class & Beyond – Kevin Marshall – NB 018
  • The Millennial Traveler – Conrado Asenjo – NB 019
  • Monkey Miles – Zachary Abel – NB 020
  • Frequent Miler – Nick Reyes – NB 021

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Best Places To View The Northern Lights

Is seeing the Northern Lights on your bucket list of destinations? It is for many travelers. During my recent trip to Sweden I was talking about seeing the Northern Lights with some locals who had seen them. Hearing what they had to say inspired me to learn more about this naturally occurring awesome event. I never realized there are so many possible destinations from which to view the Northern Lights! Continue reading