Hotel Review: Mount Airy Casino Resort – Poconos, PA

Mount Airy Casino Resort
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Kim and I are always looking for options for weekend getaways from the New York City area.

One of our go-to mini trips is Philadelphia, a walkable city with lots to offer- great museums, food, etc…

When I received an invite to checkout the Mount Airy Casino Resort located in Mt. Pocono, Pennsylvania I was interested to see what they had to offer. The resort is located under two hours from home so it definitely fit our criteria as an option for a weekend away! Continue reading Hotel Review: Mount Airy Casino Resort – Poconos, PA

Carlson Hotels Sold, Man Pees on Plane Floor, Bourdain on Tour, $20,000,000 Violin on Plane, Airline Status Hold, Tourists Brutally Attacked- The Rehash!

Rehash

Lucas and I got back from our first Father Son Trip to Poland a couple of nights back. (Find out my Poland Trip Planning details here.)

I was away for the week and the trip went really well. I definitely need to start writing about the experience soon!

How has your week gone when it comes to miles, points and travel? Continue reading Carlson Hotels Sold, Man Pees on Plane Floor, Bourdain on Tour, $20,000,000 Violin on Plane, Airline Status Hold, Tourists Brutally Attacked- The Rehash!

AA Pilot Doesn’t Allow $20,000,000 Violin on Plane!

Rachel Barton Pine
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Rachel Barton Pine, a famous violinist was stopped by an American Airlines pilot from bringing her 1742 violin from being brought onboard as a carry on.

The pilot said that the violin, insured for almost $20,000,000 was too big. When Pine mentioned that the FAA and American Airlines allow instruments like her violin on (first come first serve as long as they fit in the overhead bin or under a seat) he got nasty. Continue reading AA Pilot Doesn’t Allow $20,000,000 Violin on Plane!

WOW Air Looking for 4 SnapTravelers! (Win 4 Trips!)

WOW AirI haven’t yet had a chance to fly with WOW Air but a new promo that the airline is running is making me say…. WOW!

WOW Air is looking for four SnapTravelers who will have possibly the best summer job ever. Each person selected “will take four trips to random WOW destinations with flights, hotels, activities  & expenses all paid for by WOW air!”

This sounds like an amazing prize! Let’s find out more. Continue reading WOW Air Looking for 4 SnapTravelers! (Win 4 Trips!)

Tourists Brutally Attacked in Thailand

Thailand
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When I think of dangerous travel destinations Thailand doesn’t really come to mind. However, could this be changing?

In an article from CBS News, they mention an attack on four French tourists back in March and in 2014 two tourists were killed on Koh Tao.

A recently released video shows the brutal attack of a British family in Hua Hin by a gang on April 13. Continue reading Tourists Brutally Attacked in Thailand

Anthony Bourdain Going on Tour This Fall

Anthony Bourdain
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Anthony Bourdain is a very busy man and is about to get busier in the fall.

Bourdain took a financial stake in the site Roads & Kingdoms (and is also editor at large), he’s busy planning his upcoming food hall in NYC and let’s not forget about his TV show on CNN, Parts Unknown.

Next up after the summer will be a tour, appropriately called “The Hunger“. Continue reading Anthony Bourdain Going on Tour This Fall

New Parents Can Put Airline Status On Hold with This Airline

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Many people work hard to earn airline status to enjoy the added benefits. (Think upgrades, early boarding & free checked bags…)

Unless you have lifetime status, your airline loyalty most probably only lasts for one year unless you re-earn it.

One airline has come out with a new program for new parents called the “Parental Pause” status hold. Continue reading New Parents Can Put Airline Status On Hold with This Airline

Carlson Hotels Sold To Chinese Company

Carlson Hotels
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There was lots of rumor, talk and possibility of a Chinese company taking over a major American hotel chain around a month back. In the end Starwood was acquired by Marriott.

However, now it appears that a Chinese company has acquired a different American hotel company. Continue reading Carlson Hotels Sold To Chinese Company