Plane Hits Truck While Landing On Highway

AP Photo/Reno Gazette-Journal, Hilary Swift

I don’t know what’s going on these days but pilots of personal aircrafts seem to like landing them on highways. Luckily in this most recent incident, nobody was seriously injured.

Last week I wrote about a man landing a plane on the Sunrise Highway in Long Island, NY two times in a period of 8 days. At the beginning of 2014 I wrote about a plane making an emergency landing on the Major Deegan Expressway in the Bronx,  NY. Continue reading

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World’s Coolest Tram Rides

Table Mountain Cableway, South Africa

If you happen to be afraid of heights then this post is probably not for you!

When visiting a new place, Kim and I love when we can take a cable car (aerial tram) up to a site. It can be very interesting seeing a place from way up high and can make for a totally different perspective. (It can also sure beat walking!) Continue reading

Earn 1,000 Bonus United Miles Per Marriott Stay

If you’re planning to stay at a Marriott hotel at some point over the next two and a half months here is a way to earn a nice little bonus.

You can now earn 1,000 bonus United MileagePlus miles for staying at select JW Marriott, Autograph Collection Hotels, Renaissance Hotels, Gaylord Hotels and Marriott Hotels.

Registration is required to earn the bonus miles. Continue reading

My Starwood Biz Amex Retention Offer

When I’m not working on fulfilling minimum spends to earn bonuses on new credit cards, I tend to have a couple of (not so surprising) go- to cards. I try use a mixture of my SPG Amex’s and my Chase Ink cards as much as possible.

I currently have both the American Express personal and business SPG cards. When the annual fee recently came up for my business card, I had a big decision to make, keep it or close it? Continue reading

Win A Trip to the Austin City Limits Music Fest

Time Out sent me an e-mail about a sweepstakes where you could win a trip for 2 to the Austin City Limits Music Festival.

I’m not really familiar with the festival so I decided to stop by the event’s website to see who would be performing. There are lots of performers listed including some big names like Eminem, Pearl Jam, Outkast, Beck and Lorde. One group that I’d be interested in seeing are The Avett Brothers, who I only really know of due to listening to Pandora. Continue reading

Unoffical Comfort Foods of Every State

When I think of the term comfort foods, unhealthy is the first thing that comes to mind.

According to Merriam Webster, comfort food is “food prepared in a traditional style having a usually nostalgic or sentimental appeal.”

I wanted a better definition of the term so I turned to Urban Dictionary which says that comfort food is “defined as food that gives emotional comfort to the one eating it, these tend to be favorite foods of childhood, or linked to a person, place or time with which the food has a positive association.”

I’d tend to agree more with Urban Dictionary than Merriam Webster. Continue reading