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  • A Unique Status Benefit Goes Wild

    A few weeks ago, we flew from Bali to Singapore on KLM’s 5th freedom route. A 5th freedom route is a route an airline flies between two cities that are not located in that airline’s home country. I booked a cheap economy ticket through Expedia for the flight. Without even thinking about it, I gave them Brittany’s Delta Skymiles […]

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  • Gili Air Travel Guide

    The first time I came to the Gili islands (April 2012), my two friends and I went from Bali to Gili Trawangan (aka Gili T) for a few nights. It was an experience I’ll never forget, and I know the 2 friends I traveled with feel the same way. Given the opportunity to come back to Indonesia, […]

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  • Getting to Palau

    Wow! We ended up having a few long, crazy days of travel to get to Palau. Where is Palau, you might ask? It’s a small island off the east coast of the Philippines and north of Indonesia. We decided to travel here for world class diving and we heard they have a unique species of […]

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  • Exploring Koh Tao, Thailand

    We fell in love with Koh Tao almost immediately. With its small-town feel and laid-back atmosphere, it reminded me a lot of the Gili islands (Indonesia) that I fell in love with years ago. Here are the details behind our five nights in Koh Tao. It should be noted that we stayed at Sairee beach, […]

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  • Koh Rong Samloem: Travel Advice

    If you read our post about Saracen Bay, you know we have mixed feelings about the main tourist destination on Koh Rong Samloem. It was hard finding information about this Cambodian island, so I’d like to give you some advice based on our experience. General Chances are, if you’re going to Koh Rong Samloem, you […]

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  • British Airways Pricing Glitch?

    Introduction Early next year, we plan on spending about 2 months in southern Africa. When looking into award flights, I noticed what appears to be a British Airways Avios pricing glitch. The Oneworld alliance does not have great coverage in Africa. In southern Africa, however, they have decent coverage due to Comair, which is a […]

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  • Marriott & SPG: New Opportunities Galore

    Marriott and SPG officially became one company a week ago (9/23/16). Marriott purchased SPG and the deal finally went through. We will see the eventual combination of Starwood’s loyalty program (Starwood Preferred Guest aka SPG) into Marriott’s Marriott Rewards program. However, this will take some time and in the meantime, they introduced some cross benefits […]