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November 16, 2015

Dead and Company – November 14, 2014 – Greensboro, NC Review, Setlist and Videos

Dead and Company 11/14/15 Review – November 14, 2015 – Greensboro Coliseum –  Greensboro, NC

See below for videos, the audio quality on the camera was pretty bad so most videos are using audio from zmanatl’s source available for download here: Thanks for the audio, zmanatl!

Here’s an excerpt from the JamBase review:

Dead & Company headed to North Carolina on Saturday night as Grateful Dead members Bob Weir, Mickey Hart and Bill Kreutzmann along with John Mayer, Jeff Chimenti and Oteil Burbridge performed at the Greensboro Coliseum. The band continued to add more [...]

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June 17, 2015

3+ Days in the Santa Barbara Area

Sunny southern California was just what my pale skin needed in dreary February and to get to spend the time with my mom made the trip extra-special! The area around Santa Barbara was just beautiful– no wonder the celebrities flock here! Perfect weather, gorgeous beaches and delicious restaurants… what’s not to love? Plus, there’s such a variety of things to see and do — from old Spanish missions to presidential libraries to restaurants on the pier — there’s plenty to keep you busy for days.

After leaving San Diego behind us, we headed up the coast on Highway 101 and drove about two hours to the San Juan Capistrano Mission. [...]

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June 2, 2015

Around Inle Lake, Myanmar: Part 2 – Indein

We loved our first day on the lake so much that we couldn't wait to explore new parts of it on our second day. We ended up with the same boat driver -- we were thrilled to see him again! -- and headed off through the foggy morning air toward Indain / Indein (or, as the signs welcomed us, to "Inn Dain"... tomato, to-mah-to)....
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May 29, 2015

How-to Guide: Free Avis First Status! (For World Elite Mastercard Holders)

Many credit cards offer perks and benefits just for using the card such as extended warranties, automatic rental car insurance, travel insurance etc… Most of these are pretty basic for credit cards these days but some offer enhanced benefits that may or may not be published such as access to airport lounges, free Boingo access, reimbursed Global Entry fees, etc…

While I was browsing through the benefits of the credit cards that I hold, I discovered a hidden gem for my American Airlines Citi / AAdvantage Executive World Elite MasterCard: free enrollment in Avis First.

Full Avis World Elite Benefits:

Save up to 20% on each rental Enjoy [...]
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May 28, 2015

Sheraton Nashville Downtown Review – Nashville, TN

On a recent trip to Nashville, we booked a night at the Sheraton Nashville Downtown. The location was fantastic for walking around and exploring and its proximity to Broadway – the place to be at nighttime – was one of its selling points. Although we were only there for a night, we had no complaints about our stay and thoroughly enjoyed our time at the hotel.

The hotel recently went through a $25 million renovation, completed in April 2014. Along with updates to the guest rooms, the lobby looks brand new and the wine bar was looking pretty fancy, too. The lobby was large and open, very spacious with many sitting areas. The bones of the hotel looked to be an Embassy [...]

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May 26, 2015

IHG Rewards Club PointBreaks Map: May 26 – July 31, 2015

The IHG Rewards Club PointBreaks list has been updated through July 31, 2015 (list source: Flyertalk). Below is a list of all of the hotels that IHG is offering for just 5,000 points a night. Don’t forget that you can buy 5,000 points for just $35, which basically allows you to book any of the rooms below for just $35/night:

Check our tutorial on how to book rooms for $35 / night

When you’re ready to book (note: booking has started– 9am Tuesday, May 26): Click here to go to the PointBreaks booking site

Link to map: IHG Point Breaks Hotels Summer 2015

Full list available [...]

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May 25, 2015

Hyatt Top 16: Best Use of Free Night Certificates (Category 4 Hotels)

One of the perks of the Chase Hyatt credit card is the free night certificate that is delivered annually. Usable for Category 1 – 4 Hyatt properties worldwide, an obvious questions is: what are the best Category 4 Hyatt properties?


Must be a Category 4 Hyatt hotel Relatively expensive in $ to other Cat 4 properties (based upon 2 sample bookings with price averaged together) Minimum of 4.5 TripAdvisor rating Well reviewed or recommended as a good Category 4 property here

Ways to stay for free:

Use a free night certificate from the Chase Hyatt credit card Spend 15,000 Hyatt Gold Passport points for a free night Spend 7,500 HGP points + $100 for a [...]
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May 25, 2015

Amazing Deal Alert: AA and United to Beijing from $660

The post you're reading is from our RSS Feed. When we're out there traveling the world, it can be nearly impossible to bring you all of the news from the miles/points/travel industry. To bring you the best content possible, we've linked our personal RSS Feed to the blog so that when a newsworthy article comes out, we'll simply feed it in with the rest of our posts. This way you can be sure you're always getting the best and most current info out there.

Source: The Points Guy – Amazing Deal Alert: AA and United to Beijing from $660

Airfare deals are typically only available on limited dates. We recommend that you use Google Flights to find dates to fly, then book [...]

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