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Technology Meets Travel: Self-Service Bag Drop

Heathrow International Airport has launched a new self-serve baggage drop with Australian based Qantas airlines. The self-serve bag drop will allow passengers to check-in at a kiosk and print a bag tag. The passenger then attaches their own tag to…



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Visiting Bangkok? Check out Baan Glom ‘Gig

Baan Glom ‘Gig is a Thai restaurant located just blocks from the American Embassy on Soi Ruamrudee. The restaurant is a favorite of young professionals and expats alike. The restaurant, opened by TV host Kiat Kitcharoen, has gotten mixed reviews…




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1800 Comments = $1800 To Hurricane Sandy Relief Efforts

Having been out of the country since September 15th, I was unaware that a hurricane was threatening the Eastern seaboard until I started getting emails from friends asking if I was going to be impacted. Luckily, Charleston only saw rain…


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NYC Marathon Runners Donate Hotel Rooms & Did you win 1 million points? Find out who did!

Runners Donate Hotel Rooms Over the month of October I ran a promotion giving away 1 million points and miles. During the final week of entry, I asked readers to tell me how they’re changing the world. I got some…



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@Westin Macau follows through on promise to remove Shark Fin Soup from menu

In July of this year I visited Macau and stayed at the Westin Hotel, at the time the only Starwood property in Macau. I was very dismayed when I discovered Shark Fin Soup on the hotel’s menu. The practice of…


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1 yr 1 million points week 4- changing the world 1 mile at a time – enter to win 20k Starpoints & shot at grand prize

This contest is now closed. The winner is comment #33, from JettyOne.  Congratulations on winning this week!   Grand prize winners will be announced on Friday November 2nd.   As many of you know, I’m celebrating my 1st year anniversary…


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If it looks like a duck, and quacks like a duck then it must be a…Hilton?

The Hilton in the community Foundation, Hilton Hotel’s foundation in Great Brittan, has gone to the ducks, literally. Hilton hotels in Europe are selling Ducks for Change – miniature rubber ducks painted with fun costumes. You can collect ducks with 18…