August 2012

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Planning on Attending 2013 Charleston Food & Wine Festival? Here’s a sneak peek…

Last night I had the pleasure of attending the 2013 Charleston Food & Wine Festival Launch Party with Charleston City Paper’s own food writer, Eric Doksa. It was held at the Charleston Harbor Resort & Marina. The event is a…




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Flooding Inspires Alternative Modes of Transportation

As many of my readers know, I call Charleston, South Carolina home and in fact, live on a small island. This week brought torrential rains to Charleston and created massive flooding in low-lying areas – which is all of Charleston….


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Nailed to a Credit Card for Admitting I’m Not a Regular Reader of @OneMileAtATime

Last week I decided to write about what other blogs I regularly read and what I’m not interested in reading. In the post, I didn’t actually list the blogs that I’m not reading anymore because – while I like to…



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Time is running out! Enter Marriott & Hilton Give-a-ways before 8/31!

Time is running out to enter two very exciting give-a-ways (at least I think they’re exciting) Marriott is running a “What’s Your Travel Type” Give-a-way on Facebook. To enter, answer several – easy – questions about how you like to…


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New Goal: Visit 10 of 12 @SPG Members’ Favorite Exotic Resorts

Every year, SPG members vote on their favorite resorts. The voting is category based and the categories as things like best exotic escape, best beach resort, best family experience, best island paradise, and so forth. This year I was one…


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What’s the biggest travel “oh s*%t” moment you’ve ever had? Enter to win a $50 iTunes Gift Card!

We’ve all had those “oh s*%t” moments! This week I was following fellow travel blogger, Just Another Points Traveler and her dad’s travel woes unfold. Like all of us, he made an honest mistake – his flight was at 1:30am…



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@HiltonHHonors Launches Shop-to-Earn Mall & it’s perfect timing 4 me!

How awesome is it for me that just a week after I decided to switch my secondary hotel chain to Hilton they announce the launch of their global Shop-to-Earn Mall!  The mall will offer a network of online shops that allows…


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Volunteering on Vacation Can Change Your Life

Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans on August 29, 2005.  Having grown up in Florida, I’ve seen my share of Hurricanes and hurricane damage.  But this was different.  I had never seen anything like what was happening in New Orleans.  On August…



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What’s the Best Starwood Hotel & Who Won 3,000 SPG points? #SPGLife

The readers spoke and there seems to be some agreement on the best & worst Starwood hotels.  Ironically, a few people also voted the best hotel as the worst hotel. I guess it’s all a matter of experience and opinion…



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Confessions of a Points Hoarder

It seems like there’s a reality TV show focusing on just about every topic, from the mundane to the extreme.  Just tune into TLC a Discovery Company, and you can find shows about hoarders, toddler pageant queens, extreme crafters, cupcakes, families with dozens of children, bridezillas,…