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Carrie’s Dream-like Wedding for the Improv Travel Challenge #StayCaytoFarAway

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You have no idea the crazy, dream-like adventure Stephen sent me on with his slideshow of bizarre US attractions from the 5 year, 50 state road-trip he and his wife are currently undergoing! Heck, even...
Truffles Travels

Imitation (Time) Travel With Barky McFly #StayCayToFarAway

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Shae and I travel full-time with our dog Truffles and so she comes everywhere with us. Well, almost everywhere. We've never taken her on any of our international travels, so she's missed out on some of...

Welcome to Reyes University. RU Ready? | Travel-themed life hack with Nick | #StayCaytoFarAway

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Welcome, class of 2020, to Reyes University, which brings you today's travel-themed life hack with Nick. Ever found yourself walking through an unfamiliar city and wondered about your safety? Have you had to walk...

Avianca Files For Bankruptcy, LifeMiles Not Affected (Yet)

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As per a Reuters news report, Avianca has filed for bankruptcy today. Avianca has stated that this has been brought about as a result of COVID-19 because their revenues have dropped by more than 80%...

Everything Bagel Baking! Greg’s Destination Cooking #StayCayToFarAway

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Everything Bagels!  Gotta love 'em!  And now, for my Destination Cooking Challenge, I not only loved 'em, but I baked them too! I got the idea of baking bagels for this challenge when my AncestryDNA®...
Can you buy a car with a credit card?

Got a car loan? Might be a good time to join PenFed and pick...

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In combing through posts for today's Week in Review Around the Web, I stumbled on a post written by Julian Kheel at CNN Underscored. Some readers likely remember Julian as The Devil's Advocate, a...

StayCay to Far Away Week 3 results: Greg “runs” away with it. Continue voting...

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StayCay to Far Away Week 3 is in the books. Greg had a run-away victory this week, but perhaps more surprising (at least to those who voted before the challenge began) is that Greg...

Getting Off My Soapbox (Derby) – Improv Travel With Stephen #StayCayToFarAway

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Improv Travel was the #StayCayToFarAway task I was looking forward to the least. I'm not always great with thinking on my feet quickly, so a challenge that required just that skill didn't bode well...

Big Island or Big Fail? Imitation Travel with Nick

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I have a confession to make: I search United.com for saver level business class availability to Hawaii every day. After four trips to Hawaii last year (Thank you, Turkish Miles & Smiles!), I am...

Cut the cheese! Hotel survival hacks with Greg #StayCayToFarAway

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My newest entry in Frequent Miler's StayCay to Far Away Challenge is a travel themed life hack.  Or, rather, several little life hacks to help survive hotel stays. In this video, I cover what you...

Mochi…Nailed It! Carrie (and her twin sister) tackle the Destination Cooking Challenge for #StayCaytoFarAway

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Full disclosure: I'm not much of a cook - never have been. In my 20's I horrified my roommates by attempting to make brownies with hot chocolate mix instead of cocoa powder and molasses...

What are Marriott Bonvoy points worth?

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For years we have listed Marriott points as being worth 0.72 cents each.  This was based on the average redemption value reported in 2017 by a company that no longer exists (Pointimize).  For details...

United removes partner award chart

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It's a sad day for United Mileage Plus members: United has removed its partner award chart. That absolutely stinks. This means that partner awards will now follow United's dynamic pricing algorithms and may cost more...

Return to Necker Island! #StayCayToFarAway

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Wow, this was fun!  Four years ago my wife and I spent a week on Richard Branson's Necker Island.  We had a fantastic time.  And now, thanks to this blog's StayCay to Far Away...

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