Sheraton Selects New Zealand Launch Celebration

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Sheraton Selects New Zealand Launch Celebration I was invited to this event by their social media team. Starwood likes to do small launch parties in their different markets and this one happened to be in Boston. The social media team sent my information to the Starwood corporate who were planning this event. The corporate team…

Kenai River Marathon 2014 Review

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Kenai River Marathon 2014 Review There was a nice deal to Alaska from Boston in early fall so I did a quick search of which marathon I could do near Anchorage in early September. I found the Kenai River marathon that was on September 28th. My flight was on Saturday and got into Anchorage Saturday…

Oregon Marathon 2014 Review

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Oregon Marathon 2014 Review There was a deal between Boston and Portland, OR, so naturally I found a mileage run that fit with the marathon. Luckily, the marathon was scheduled on a Saturday and also offered race day packet pickup so I could fly in Friday night and then leave Sunday morning, which was cheaper…

A Stroll Through the Hong Kong Protests

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A Stroll Through the Hong Kong Protests I landed at HKG just a few hours ago. As I was walking from Hong Kong Station to the restaurant a fellow F2B blogger John Carter over at Top Travel Tips recommended to me, I saw the barricades so I knew the protest was nearby. The restaurant was…

Use Citi AA Exec or Amex Blue Cash for AA EXP?

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Use Citi AA Exec or Amex Blue Cash for AA EXP? This year, I have spent close to $40,000 on my Citi Executive® / AAdvantage® World EliteTM MasterCard® to get the 10,000 EQM. Here were the reasons why I signed up for this card: 100,000 bonus miles (who wouldn’t?) Admirals Club membership (to replace the…

Antarctica Marathon 2014: AA First EZE-MIA-BOS Review

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Antarctica Marathon 2014: AA First EZE-MIA-BOS Review This is a post about my first class award ticket on American Airlines EZE-MIA-BOS Running A Marathon in Antarctica and Australia in 2014 Planning Hotels, Flights, Final Deposit, Medevac Insurance Training Flight BOS-JFK-EZE (Domestic first, 777-200 business) Sheraton Libertador Review Marriott Park Plaza Hotel (San Martin) Review Shakeout…

Antarctica Marathon 2014: Sheraton BA convention Center Review

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Antarctica Marathon 2014: Sheraton BA convention Center Review This is a post about the room I got at the Sheraton BA Convention Center after spending 10 days at sea. Running A Marathon in Antarctica and Australia in 2014 Planning Hotels, Flights, Final Deposit, Medevac Insurance Training Flight BOS-JFK-EZE (Domestic first, 777-200 business) Sheraton Libertador Review…

Antarctica Marathon 2014: Disembark and Flight back to EZE

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Antarctica Marathon 2014: Disembark and Flight back to EZE This is a post about getting off the ship and the flight back to EZE. Running A Marathon in Antarctica and Australia in 2014 Planning Hotels, Flights, Final Deposit, Medevac Insurance Training Flight BOS-JFK-EZE (Domestic first, 777-200 business) Sheraton Libertador Review Marriott Park Plaza Hotel (San…

Antarctica Marathon 2014: Day 8: Onboard Bill Settlement

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Antarctica Marathon 2014: Day 8: Onboard Bill Settlement This is a post about how we settled our onboard bill and then pick up our passports. Running A Marathon in Antarctica and Australia in 2014 Planning Hotels, Flights, Final Deposit, Medevac Insurance Training Flight BOS-JFK-EZE (Domestic first, 777-200 business) Sheraton Libertador Review Marriott Park Plaza Hotel…

Antarctica Marathon 2014: Day 7: Charity Auction

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Antarctica Marathon 2014: Day 7: Charity Auction If you have questions about Antarctica or the marathon, you can visit my Facebook Fan Page! This is a post about the charity auction that benefits the Oceanite society that protects wildlife in Antarctica. Running A Marathon in Antarctica and Australia in 2014 Planning Hotels, Flights, Final Deposit,…

Antarctica Marathon 2014: Day 6: Paradise Bay

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Antarctica Marathon 2014: Day 6: Paradise Bay If you have questions about Antarctica or the marathon, you can visit my Facebook Fan Page! This is a post about our time in Paradise Bay, along with a champagne toast to cap off the cruise! Running A Marathon in Antarctica and Australia in 2014 Planning Hotels, Flights,…

Antarctica Marathon 2014: Day 6: Kayaking with Marathon Tours

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Antarctica Marathon 2014: Day 6: Kayaking with Marathon Tours This is a post about the kayaking experience in Antarctica and how it is set up on the OneOcean cruise. Running A Marathon in Antarctica and Australia in 2014 Planning Hotels, Flights, Final Deposit, Medevac Insurance Training Flight BOS-JFK-EZE (Domestic first, 777-200 business) Sheraton Libertador Review…