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Travel Contest Roundup: May 21, 2014

Here are this week’s travel contests: Win a trip to the 2015 French Open in Paris from Tennis Channel & Lacoste Win a 7-to-11 day European cruise from Holland America Win up to three cool trips for 2 from Hostelworld.com Pick 3 from a pretty awesome list – I chose the Antarctica boat trip, a Torres del Paine […]

Travel Contest Roundup: May 14, 2014

Here are this week’s travel contests. Hurry, some of them are ending soon! Win a Mount Kilimanjaro hiking trip courtesy of Grape Nuts Win a week in Prague from the Travel Channel Win a trip to Asia (China, Japan, South Korea, Thailand, or Singapore) from Macy’s & Delta Win airfare plus $20,000 to spend in to Paris from […]

Travel Contest Roundup: May 7, 2014

Here’s this week’s roundup of travel contests: Win a wine retreat in Chile Win a first class trip to any continent from American Airlines and OneWorld Win a Santa Fe trip for 2 Win a week in Brazil, other prizes include soccer tickets Win a VIP trip to see Britney Spears live in concert in […]

Travel Contest Roundup: April 30, 2014

Here are some interesting travel contests that are out there right now: Win a 3 night trip to New Orleans with Stayful (Facebook contest) Win 20 free nights with Wyndham Rewards Win a gourmet getaway to LA Win a sailing course for two in San Francisco Bay with OCSC Sailing Win a VIP trip to […]

Australian mistakes cockpit door for bathroom door, triggers hijacking alert

A Virgin Australia flight from Brisbane to Bali, Indonesia was disrupted earlier this week thanks to an unfortunate mistake by a passenger. According to Matt Lockley, he banged on the cockpit door while trying to gain access to the bathroom after being awakened shortly before landing. This resulted in pilots warning Indonesia air traffic control […]

Get 1,000 free Club Carlson points for following them on Twitter

Looking for a quick way to get some Club Carlson points? They are running a promotion called #hashtaghotel where you can earn 1,000 points just for following them on Twitter. Click here to sign up. If you’re already following them, you may need to unfollow and then refollow through that page. Make sure you stay […]

Travel Contest Roundup: April 23, 2014

Here are a few great travel contests that are out there right now. Enter soon, since the entry deadlines for several of them are coming up soon. Enter to win $5000 to spend on a London & Wales vacation Win a trip to Japan from Kirin Ichiban Win your dream trip in Switchfly’s Twitter Dream […]

Two quick ways to get free points from Accor & Priority Club

There are two schools of thought regarding quick free points earning opportunities. Some people think they are a waste of time, while others believe you should get all the points you can, whenever you can. I’m in the latter category, which is why I have taken advantage of these free points below. From my experience, […]

Europe: Nice – Cote d’Azur, Day 8

My first full day in Nice wasn’t actually spent in Nice. Truth be told, I actually didn’t spend a ton of time there, instead opting to use it as a base for day trips around the Cote d’Azur (French Riviera for those of you who are uncultured). I took a 20 minute bus ride to Eze, a […]

Europe: Paris to Nice, Day 7

For the most part, the ride to Nice was uneventful. We finally got out of the clouds and fog about 2.5 hours into the journey, and it was then sunny for the rest of the way. I activated my Eurail pass for the ride, giving me unlimited train travel for the next 15 days of […]

Europe: Paris, Day 6

On my final day in Paris, I headed to Montmartre, home of many famous artists such as Dali, Monet, and Picasso, as well as Basilique du Sacre-Coeur. I’m not sure if it was because it was off-season or if I just wandered through the wrong areas, but I was pretty unimpressed with the neighborhood. Sure, […]

Europe: Paris, Day 5

Progress! Although I didn’t get out and about until around 11, I at least set an alarm for 9. My first stop was the 5e arrondissement – Panthéon, home of the decaying corpses of such French greats as Voltaire, Hugo, Rousseau, Dumas, Braille and the Curies. The sign in Braille under Braille’s name was a […]

Europe: Paris, Day 4

Despite not getting up until around noon, my first full day in Paris ended up being my most ambitious of the trip so far. I ended up walking some 13 miles around the city, starting from Place Monge . I started by heading to the Jardin des Plantes, which was half a block away. Since it […]