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Travels in Kiev, Ukraine
3 May. 2018
Travels in Kiev, Ukraine
Ooo-Kraine In over 30 countries of travel throughout Europe, I had never been to Ukraine.  Even though I’ve been to other former Soviet block countries in the area, the violent conflicts with Russia over the past several years brought some big questions marks up for me.  Although I wasn’t sure what to expect, I didn’t
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Minsk International Business Class Lounge Review
25 Apr. 2018
Minsk International Business Class Lounge Review
Un-photogenic Minsk isn’t very photo friendly.  The city itself is a bit of an architectural eyesore, and in some areas photos aren’t permitted.  The airport is definitely one of those photos restricted places, so getting some pictures of the (international) Business Class lounge there wasn’t easy.  If you do take photos in the Mi...
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5 Days Traveling in Minsk Belarus
22 Apr. 2018
5 Days Traveling in Minsk Belarus
Backpacked When I was in my 20’s I backpacked Europe for over a year.  I traveled through Western Europe, Scandinavia, Great Britain and Ireland for 6 months, and then came back not long after to do a similar length trip through Scandinavia, Central and Eastern Europe.  At that time, I was within close proximity to
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Safety Concerns On My Next Trip?
14 Apr. 2018
Safety Concerns On My Next Trip?
Paranoia I get a little spooked when it comes to bad news in the points world.  I used to joke about starting a blog called “Paranoid Points”.  The website would be a stream of credit card and bank shutdown fears as well as news linked to dying deals and other bad mojo. I’m not paranoid,
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New Cheap Flight App:  I Know the Pilot
2 Mar. 2018
New Cheap Flight App: I Know the Pilot
Evolution The evolution of cheap fares through phone apps is underway.  Recently Jetto launched from ExtraPackofPeanuts, and now I know the Pilot.  Jetto is an interesting app, as I’m familiar with Travis Sherry’s website (EPoP) and selling prowess.  The problem I have with Jetto, and it’s a pretty big problem, is that the flight ...
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$318 Minneapolis to Honolulu
10 Feb. 2018
$318 Minneapolis to Honolulu
Get Out of the Cold I just returned from the island of Oahu from a week long vacation in Hawaii.  It was my first time to the island, and I had a nice time.  The other islands are better IMO than Oahu, but if you’re looking to escape the cold, then this is a smoking
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Honolulu, Hawaii:  Love It or Leave It?
4 Feb. 2018
Honolulu, Hawaii: Love It or Leave It?
Freezer Burn The winter months in the Midwest can drag on, and during the cold stretches I like to hop on a plane and go somewhere warm.  Fortunately about six weeks ago I found a nice flight deal on my website for $374 from Minneapolis to Hawaii on American Airlines.  I’m currently in Honolulu, Hawaii
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Jetto:  New Flight App for Low Fares
25 Jan. 2018
Jetto: New Flight App for Low Fares
Wow – That’s a Low Price! Cheap flights are evolving and Jetto continues that trend.  Today Travis Sherry from ExtraPackofPeanuts launched a new app that promises flight deals from a variety of major cities in the United States.  Until now, my favorite app for the best deals is Hopper, but Jetto shows promise. At first
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