Bargain Prices for NYC Hotels Tonight

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Those of us who live in the path of the predicted blizzard are bracing for this storm which has been described as “monster” “severe” and “historic.”  Frankly, this feels very apocalyptic.  I live in New York City and the news is dedicated to “severe weather alerts” with frequent mentions of threats of  “thundersnow” and “power … Read More

Delta Issues Northeast Winter Storm Advisory – New Orleans Trip UnLikely

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Damn you Storm Iola.  Or Bless you Storm Iola.  Not sure which. Sometimes I overextend myself, especially with travel plans.  After returning from my AroundTheWorldIn8Days trip, I am supposed to go to New Orleans tomorrow to run the Rock n’ Roll New Orleans Marathon on Sunday.  Apart from the fact that I am hopelessly undertrained … Read More

Invitation: Reach For the Miles, NYC, January 29th

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Is it really 2015 already?  Come join other frequent flyers, miles and points aficionados and avid travelers at our January meetup. Talk about where you’ve been and share where you’re going.   In my case, lament about the loss of airline status. It’s all good –  even if you’re new at this, don’t hesitate to … Read More

What’s a Wine Drinker in the Czech Republic to Do?

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I prefer wine. I don’t despise beer, I drink it sometimes, especially dark or amber ale, it’s just that I usually prefer to wine over beer. The Czech Republic is known for it’s beer – most notably Pilsner Urquell and Budweiser (not to be confused with the American variety), but there are many other Czech … Read More