Cuba, Collections, Free Tours, and Other News Around Prior2Boarding

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Greeting from the LaGuardia Admirals Club where I’m watching an ice storm roll in.  I have a couple of not-so-wonderful memories of waiting out winter storms in this very club but today I’m very happy to be in here, warm and dry.  We passed two different wrecks on the way to the airport that involved totaled yellow taxis.  I am very grateful that my wonderful UberX driver decided on a whim to NOT cancel my ride and pick me up (wet and freezing) outside the Manhattan Cruise Terminal this morning.  We shared a lovely chat about driving for Uber and he got me safely to the airport in the middle of this mess.

I’ve been catching up on my P2B feed as I sip my hot chocolate.  There are always interesting posts around Prior2Boarding but this week it’s been nice to see a different mix of voices and stories.  If you aren’t clicking on Prior2Boarding each day to scan headlines, you totally should add it to your rotation.  Here are a few of my favorite stories from the past week:

Points With A Crew likes to “collect places”, an interesting pastime for sure.  In his latest post about his hobby, he shares more tracking resources for those who may wish to do the same.

ThePointsofLife had a funny post about Disney hotel properties.  I recall looking for Disney World area hotels last year and having similar (although not as funny) thoughts.  Given how so many people cut their travel teeth at Disney, it’s easy to understand the misconception that travel is “expensive” and “requires an expert to plan”.  (Well, that last part may be true – but if you are reading travel blogs, you are probably already there or awfully close!)

The Travel Sisters shared their experience with free tours given by locals in some cities.  I did this in Nessebar last year and loved it!

Andy’s Travel Blog has been featured over on Boarding Area this week and during his time, he’s shared some great stuff including a Machu Picchu trip report.  I liked his post on buying tickets (or how to screw that up) because it reminded me of my own “can anything go right?” trip there.  Bookmark this report if you ever plan on visiting as he tells you how to avoid the mistakes that a lot of us *cough* make.

The Reward Boss shared details about new flights to Cuba.  If you’ve been wanting to visit, he’s got the rundown on who is eligible and how you might get there.

Don’t Call The Airline, a new-to-P2B blog had a useful tutorial on using Expert Flyer to search for award inventory.  I’m a big fan of Expert Flyer… so much so that I have an affiliate partnership with them.  Should you be thinking about trying it out, I wouldn’t mind if you used my referral link for a free five day trial!

That’s just the tip of the iceberg… there was so much good content that it’s impossible to highlight it all here.  You’ll find all varieties of travel and points talk around Prior2Boarding each day so don’t forget to check there for fresh voices and some very witty writing!

About Jennifer Moody

Jennifer is a management consultant and avid volunteer. Her career and volunteer duty travels have helped her log top-tier airline and hotel status annually for the last eighteen years. In addition, she embraces the opportunity to maximize her vacation time by planning extracurricular trips that have taken her to over 60 countries and 47.5 US states. Although she averages 200 days a year on the road, she loves to return to “the homestead” in her native Fort Worth, Texas where she enjoys cooking, gardening, sewing, needlepoint, wine, and cocktail mixology.

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Comments

  1. I loved the Machu Pichu article from Andy, super usual as I want to visit this place. But I missed the fact you have been to Nessebar. We should go together soon 😉 I will give you a tour like a local. x

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