20% Off United Saver Awards To Mexico City

United is offering a 20% discount on MileagePlus Saver Awards flights to Mexico City.

Saver Awards from the U.S. (excluding Hawaii & Guam) or Canada to Mexico City usually cost 35,000 miles. However, with this offer these same awards will only cost 28,000 miles.

I haven’t been to Mexico City and can’t say that I have the desire to visit any time in the near future but if you do, that’s a pretty nice savings

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11 Summer Music Festivals To Consider

Back in college many summers were filled with attending concerts, especially a couple of music festivals. I used to love spending long days at packed venues like Randall’s Island (in NYC) hearing lots of great music with friends.

The two festivals that I had attended were Lollapalooza and HORDE Festival. Both events featured artists performing on multiple stages and traveled around the country to various cities. Lollapalooza still exists after a reboot and only plays a couple of shows per year, HORDE’s last show was in 1998.

I can’t say that I’m really interested in concerts anymore but memories of those music festivals still stand out.

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Win A European Cruise With Holland America

Holland America Line is giving away a 7 to 11 day cruise for 2 around Europe in a new contest. Entering is easy. All you have to do is sign up for their e-newsletter.

While I am not a cruise fan, I’ve gone on one cruise and it was actually with Holland America. The ship was relatively small (they describe their ships as mid-sized), the service & staff were great and the food was amazing. However, being that I get seasickness, that’s exactly what happened early on during the trip.

Besides getting seasickness, I found being on a cruise to be extremely boring. There is only so much sitting by a pool and waiting for the next meal that I could deal with.

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World’s Ultimate Desert Dares

Over the years, I’ve visited various deserts while traveling around the world. A few that come to mind are Wadi Rum in Jordan,  the Namib Desert in Namibia and taking a desert jeep safari (aka Dune Bashing) in Dubai.

The scenery is pretty amazing but the heat can make things a bit uncomfortable not to mention there being little refuge from the sun.

Lonely Planet put together a list of The World’s Ultimate Desert Dares which includes 10 challenges. The challenges were taken from Lonely Planet’s 1,000 Ultimate Adventures.

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32 Things You Always Believed That Aren’t True

Screen Shot 2014-01-31 at 12.37.17 AMThere are many things that we’re told/ taught over time which we come to believe however many just aren’t true. These kinds of things are usually passed on through word of mouth or maybe even through e-mails these days.

Buzzfeed shares 32 Things You Always Believed That Aren’t True.

While looking over the list, I definitely learned some new things. Some of the facts were really interesting while others I had never even heard of before.

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