Balvenie Whiskey Tasting and Artisan Craft Show Designed by Anthony Bourdain


I have been to three tasting events for the Scottish single malt whisky company, Balvenie, and each has been fun and unique.  You can read my review from the 2014 Balvenie event here. Each year, the event gets a little larger and grander.  In light of Balvenie’s recent partnership with Anthony Bourdain, I knew that … Read More

I Love the Sound of Breaking Glass: Glass Sheets Shatter from Glass-Bottomed Walkway in China


Yesterday, Will Run For Miles featured a video and discussion on the suspension bridge made of glass at the Shiniuzhai National Geological Park in China (see, World’s Longest Glass Bridge – Would you Walk on it?).  Of course, a common discussion surrounding this structure is the safety of a glass-bottomed bridge, but the creators repeatedly … Read More

(Targeted) Starbucks Promotion – Double Stars for Mobile and Pay


The best way to get customers to use the new Starbucks Mobile and Pay feature is to give out extra Stars, right? So, here’s the new promotion (targeted): Earn Double Stars on every purchase using Mobile Order & Pay. October 7 – October 20 That’s enough for me to try this new feature! I don’t … Read More

Video: World’s Longest Glass Bridge – Would you Walk on it?

PINGJIANG, CHINA - SEPTEMBER 24:  (CHINA OUT) Tourists walk on a suspension bridge made of glass at the Shiniuzhai National Geological Park on September 24, 2015 in Pingjiang County, China. The 300-meter-long glass suspension bridge, with a maximum height of 180 meters, opened to the public on Thursday.  (Photo by ChinaFotoPress/ChinaFotoPress via Getty Images)

Haohan Qiao – – translated to Brave Men’s Bridge, in English – -recently opened in Shiniuzhai National Geological Park in Hunan Province (See, CNN, China opens terrifying glass-bottomed bridge in Shiniuzhai park). It is 180 meters (590 feet) high, and 984 feet in length. THE BOTTOM IS ALL GLASS! I can’t stop looking at the photos and … Read More

Hotel Review: Radisson Decapolis Miraflores, Lima, Peru

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Late this summer, Won’t Run and I went to South America on vacation. We visited Iguazu Falls, Brazil and Lima, Peru. In Lima, we stayed at the Radisson Decapolis Miraflores Hotel.  I used Club Carlson points for two nights and paid the third night (taking advantage of a Club Carlson 30,000 points offer after one … Read More

[Targeted] Alaska Airlines Visa promo: 3 Miles per Dollar for Hotels and Car Rental Charges

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I just received this email from Bank of America offering 2 additional miles for Hotel and Car Rentals charged on my Alaska Airlines Visa Signature Credit card through the end of the year: EARN 2 ADDITIONAL MILES FOR EVERY DOLLAR YOU SPEND ON QUALIFYING HOTEL AND CAR RENTAL PURCHASES through December​ 31, 2​015* Activate this bonus offer … Read More

OHNY LIST IS LIVE – TWA Terminal at JFK and Many Other Phenomenal Places Included


UPDATE:  The list of sites and properties participating in OHNY 2015 is live and it’s great.  From Museums, to tours of government buildings, hotels, houses of worship to abandoned subway stations, there is something for everyone.  I generally like to choose locations which include a tour or which aren’t otherwise open to the public, or … Read More

TWA Flight Center at JFK – Will it be Included in @OHNY 2015?


The 13th annual Open House New York will take place the weekend of October 17th and 18th. For two days each October, the Annual Open House New York Weekend unlocks the doors of New York’s most important buildings, offering an extraordinary opportunity to experience the city and meet the people who design, build, and preserve … Read More