image from Forbes.com
While I am not a nudist and don’t intend to become one any time soon I found some recent news from Germany to be very interesting.
Munich has “designated six official ‘Urban Naked Zones‘ in parks offering privacy but also only minutes away from the busy city center” according to Forbes.com.
Yesterday I received a very nice offer in an e-mail from IHG Rewards Club. This offer is being targeted to some members.
The offer: Get 5,000 bonus point back when booking using cash & points.
This offer seems to be a no-brainer. I plan to take advantage of this promotion as long as I can make it work during an upcoming trip in May.
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
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.
I just came across an interesting press release from Boeing on Twitter.
Boeing delivered its 8,000th 737, “the world’s best selling plane” to United today.
To commemorate this milestone the plane featured a special logo (check it out above). The airplane delivered was a Boeing 737-900ER.
I’m not much of a fan of video or computer games. I feel like there’s much better things to be doing with my time like writing a travel blog!
However, there is one game that I love to play from time to time…
A few years back I came across a fun online game where you are given 15 minutes to find out: Can you name the countries of the world?
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.
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.
There 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.