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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 […]

Europe: London to Paris, Day 3

It was supposed to be easy. I left myself plenty of time to walk to Limehouse station, get on the DLR, switch to the Northern Line at Bank, and take it to St. Pancras International to meet my train to Paris. In practice, it was much less so. I walked to the station and scanned […]

Europe: London, Day 2

London, Day 2 After a surprisingly jet-lag-free sleep thanks to Brewdog, I was up at a reasonable hour. I decided to follow the Thames from Limehouse to the city. Theoretically, one can follow the London Thames Walk, but between closed gates and a wandering path, it’s better to just follow the road closest to the shore […]

Europe: London, Day 1

Following my shuttle adventure, my flights to Manchester were pretty uneventful. Nobody tried to sing to me, and nobody tried to kill me. I used miles to fly on U.S. Airways in first class and Envoy the whole way. Between it being off-season and having the US Airways credit card, the ticket was only 55,000 […]

Europe 2013: And so the trip began

6:21 am, day one. The airport shuttle was already waiting for me when I got to the front door. I apologized for being late and said the drivers normally call when they are a couple of minutes away. The driver said, “Oh, you’re right on time!” He was already far too excited for that time […]

Bacon cruise offered along the coast of Maine in September

When you think of Maine, you think of lobsters and boats. Capt. Brenda Thomas of the Isaac H. Evans, a Maine-based ship, wants you to think of bacon as well. From September 23rd through September 27th, the schooner will sail the coast of Maine, while passengers gorge themselves on bacony goodness. According to the Isaac […]

Get 520 US Airways miles for only $4

Via Mommy Points, here’s a great deal for some quick US Airways miles. I know that 520 miles doesn’t sound like a lot, but those of us who are mileage collectors know that every little bit counts when you’re saving up for an award. US Airways Dividend Miles has introduced Daily Deals, and you can […]

Man protests the TSA in Portland by getting naked

People often joke about how the TSA will eventually force passengers to strip off their clothes before boarding a flight. One man, John E. Brennan got a head start on that by getting naked at Portland International Airport as he tried to clear screening before heading to San Jose on Alaska Airlines. Brennan claimed that […]