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When to Call it Quits – A Bloggers Dilemma

Bedding at the Hyatt Minneapolis

Sometimes you face the inevitable. Either a situation takes a turn for the worse or continues on a downhill slide. Eventually you find yourself wondering if what you want is realistic. Or facing the reality that the goal you’ve been working toward is perhaps not worth the hassle. That’s when you have to figure out…

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“Sorry I’m Not Sorry” – Two Days of Shakeups in the Points and Miles World

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It has been a tough couple of days in the points and miles world for hobbyists (those who collect points and miles with airlines, hotels, and other travel providers) and low-fare leisure travelers. On Monday the announcement came that frequent traveler darling Starwood was being acquired by Marriott.  And then yesterday American was changing almost all the rules of…

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SPG Lifetime Platinum

Yesterday I was starting on my second martini, lazily setting my fantasy football draft rankings while watching the sail away from Livorno (I am on vacation – 1/3rd of the way into my Grand Mediterranean adventure) when I received the most delightful of frequent travel emails – I finally achieved SPG Lifetime Platinum Status! I consider this…

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Meet Me Halfway… The Six Month Status Checkup

This is the most exuberant I've been in a coach seat in a very long time.  #AvGeek

How can it be July 4th weekend already?  I feel like I was just ringing in the new year.  If you follow Jetsetter’s Homestead, then you know this has been a whirlwind year for me – I’m at a new firm after an acquisition which means my travel patterns have been altered a bit as I…

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33 and a Third – What You NEED to Do This Weekend!

We all know jet engines are big... but these suckers are huge!

If you are traveling in 2015, what you need to do this weekend is take a look at your current airline and hotel program use and make appropriate adjustments to your earning to be sure you are maximizing status opportunities.  With eight months left, you still have plenty of time to make travel plans that…

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