Travel Pro Videos – Baseball Players And Their Travel Habits

I always enjoy hearing about other people’s travel habits – you know, their hotel preferences, their packing styles, where they like to sit on planes, their approaches to seeing a city, etc. For people that travel as much as professional baseball players, it is interesting to hear from them what things they enjoy and how they handle the travel part of their jobs. Of course, making over $12 million per year can help with making the whole traveling experience more comfortable, but still an interesting watch! Travel Pros – Baseball Players And Their Travel Habits These videos are presented by Hyatt Place and they have weekly videos with various baseball players. Starting at the beginning, here is the list of players along with the links to their videos: Derek Holland, Pitcher for the Texas Rangers John Smoltz, former Pitcher for Atlanta Braves Tim Hudson, Pitcher for the San Francisco Giants Frank Thomas, former First Baseman for the Chicago White Sox David Wright, Third Baseman for the New York Mets Johnny Damon,... ...

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Cheap Aegean Fares Around Europe [From $35] And Why You Should Care

Aegean Airlines is certainly one of the better airlines in Europe. If you have flown on them before, you know the service is excellent and even the food is good – even in economy. I mean, who gets a breakfast food on a 40 minute flight somewhere else?! Cheap Aegean Fares Around Europe Aegean Airlines has seen some changes to their frequent flyer program over the last year and that has made the program irrelevant for many US-based flyers that once held the Aegean Gold status for Star Alliance Gold. But, if you had Gold status last year, you have it still through January of 2016 so you have some benefits you may just want to use up before your status lapses. If you have plans to come to Europe, or specifically Greece, over the next several months, you can take advantage of some sale fares that Aegean runs quite often. This time, they are marketing it for their 16th anniversary as they have some great domestic fares and even... ...

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Last Days To Get 55,000 United Miles And $50

I love credit card bonus offers that can give me enough miles to do something internationally. The current offer on the United MileagePlus Explorer card does just that. With a sign-up offer of 50,000 miles, another 5,000 miles for adding an authorized user, and the additional 3,000 miles from the required $3,000 in spending for the bonus, you will end up with 58,000 miles. What Does This Offer Get You? That is 500 miles more than what you need to travel to Europe from the US in business class on United’s own planes. That is just 2,000 miles shy of getting a roundtrip ticket to Europe in economy and it is certainly more than enough miles to fly you one way to anyplace in the world. All of that and they will give you a $50 statement credit and waive the annual fee for the first year – that is a great bonus! Chase has had the end of June 2 on the offer for a while. Normally after one of... ...

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Etihad Giving Free Tickets To Milan Expo [For Gold and Platinum Members]

Airlines and hotels send out a lot of e-mail and most of it is not really something that we spend a lot of time on. But, this morning I received an e-mail from Etihad with an interesting perk – a free ticket to the Milan Expo and a discount code for 25% off up to 4 additional tickets. This offer is only available to Etihad’s Gold and Platinum members. Etihad Giving Free Tickets To Milan Expo [For Gold and Platinum Members] Now, why should this concern US-based flyers? Well, over the last couple of years, Etihad has been offering status matches to Gold using other programs’ elite statuses. I received my Gold status last year as a result of matching my Aegean Gold to it (and that is the reason I am eligible for this offer). I know that many others had similarily signed up for this status match so make sure you check your e-mail. Getting The Free Code The free ticket is only available if you use the... ...

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Combine Your Club Carlson Points Before The Last Night Benefit Goes Away

In just a couple of days time, the favorite benefit of the Club Carlson credit cards – the last night free on award stays – will disappear. While that is something that works for 3,4,5 or longer night stays, many of us really just used it for 2 night stays to, essentially, pay half the points per night stay. It made for some great, cheap stays all over the world but that is coming to an end soon. Combine Your Club Carlson Points Before The Last Night Benefit Vanishes So, if you are like some others who have been talking to me, you and trying to make last minute bookings before your points get you what a night costs – no more last night free. The problem for some is that they do not have the points necessary in their account to make the bookings. If you have someone willing to combine points with you (or people in the same household), Club Carlson makes it easy to do that. How To... ...

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Amazon Prime Increases Value With Same-Day Delivery To These 14 Cities

Amazon Prime is a membership tool that has been growing with its benefits over the last years. With things like streaming video, sharing of ebooks, streaming music, unlimited photo storage and more, Amazon Prime is a great resource for people that like taking advantage of those perks. Of course, Prime originally started as a way to bring you your items quicker for free (with the Prime membership which costs $99 per year). That was the free 2-day shipping on items sold by or fulfilled by Amazon. For a simple $3.99, you could get the item the very next day – even on large items like TVs! Amazon Prime Increases Value With Same-Day Delivery Today, Amazon has made it even easier for people in the largest metropolitan areas to get what they want almost instantly with same-day delivery. On orders over $35, it is delivered the same day for free. On orders under $35, it costs Prime members $5.99 and starts at $9.98 for non-members. This will not be available on every item... ...

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British Airways: Here’s A Complimentary Upgrade To First – Actually, No…

Like many of you, I get a lot of e-mails from the various airline programs that I am signed up with. In some cases, I get several copies of the same e-mails as I help handle accounts for various family members. In one such account yesterday, I got a very interesting e-mail. Enjoy A Complimentary Upgrade To First Apparently, British Airways sent out e-mails to several of their customers “reminding” them of their complimentary upgrade from business to first class. This was the first I had heard about it so I clicked the button to Upgrade Now (even though I do not currently have a reservation). When it brought me to the site (I was on my phone’s browser), it gave me the option to be reminded later if I wasn’t ready to purchase the business class ticket. I selected to be reminded later. I was pretty sure it would require flying on a higher-priced business fare class than the sales that we have been seeing as of late but... ...

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Deal of the Day: Montrail Running Shoes – And The Fun of Trails

If you have never run on trails, then you are seriously missing out on a great part of running! I was a exclusive road runner for about 1o months – and then the trail bug bit! The Fun Of Trails While road races are fun, there is really nothing like the camaraderie of running on the trails. While a road race is about getting down to business, especially on fast courses, a trail race will break you if you do not approach it the right way. Trails can be unforgiving if you try to go flying over them – and that is actually a beautiful part of the experience. Since a trail race is normally taken at a slower pace, it forces you to take in and enjoy your surroundings. Plus, it allows you to see what you have inside of you as well since some trail races may have you by yourself for an hour or more on the trails. My First Trail Race My first trail race was... ...

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6 Reasons To Pick Turkish Airlines For Summer Travel

Tens of thousands of people will be traveling to Europe (and beyond) this summer, many because of the increased strength of the US Dollar. Finding travel in such a crowded time of year may be a little difficult but not necessarily because of high prices – it also is because there are so many great options and even great prices (even in business class). Whether you are traveling in coach or business, paid or award, Turkish Airlines deserves your consideration as a great airline to choose for your upcoming travels and these are the reasons why. 6 Reasons To Pick Turkish Airlines For Summer Travel 1) Low Taxes/Fees (on awards) If you are traveling on an award, you will find that taxes/fees for Turkish Airline flights are going to be the cheapest of European airlines. In some cases/airlines, you can save as much as $70-100 per person roundtrip on award ticket taxes/fees. That is a significant savings and one that is a good reason to choose Turkish. 2) Istanbul Is A... ...

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