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Can you? Well yes, but it’s not easy. Buying miles from the airlines themselves is very easy. Selling your excess miles is not, and requires a middleman to broker deals. But it is definitely possible. If you’re 1000 miles short of a free ticket, buy the miles for a few dollars and get your free ride.
Enter this contest and win multiple adventures in locales all over the globe, including Costa Rica, Kenya, Canada and the Galapagos.
I got a taste of China (literally and figuratively) while I was in Hong Kong and Macau, but that really can’t compare to mainland China. I have no regrets about not getting that visa to visit, but I would go if given the opportunity.
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The World Cup starts in South Africa in a few weeks and while Americans may ignore ‘football’ in preference to our own, soccer is really the world sport. The Nike commercial is fantastic and shows how the planet’s mood can swing on one kick. And if you’ve never been to South Africa, consider it.
I can totally believe this. Students who graduate high school and do something other than running straight to university perform better. Maybe it’s because they are more focused, or maybe traveling really allows them to mature before mixing with their less mature and not so well rounded classmates.
So so sad that it has gotten to this point. My last post on Bangkok had some who said it is still OK to visit Bangkok, but there were many who felt like me. The fact that Bangkok was under curfew (at the time I write this) is really a huge reason not to visit right now. Maybe the rest of the country is accessible and not seeing the effects of the protests. If you’re going to go, go with your eyes and ears wide open.
Air France how can you be on this list? I expected the Russians to be here or an African airline. But Air France? Really?
Some important points about money abroad. Capital One and Charles Schwab don’t charge international transaction fees that can add anywhere from 1%-5% per charge when you’re outside your home country. Good tips for everyone.
Those of you who are not very outgoing think that you’re going to have a horrible time traveling by yourself. Far from it. In fact you become easier to approach than if you had a partner or a group. And the nature of travel means that you will have to ask strangers questions. Remember all a friend is a person who was once a stranger…