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My Favorite 10 Things to Do Medellin

My Favorite 10 Things to Do Medellin

Things to Do Medellin – Understand Medellin became infamous for drugs and violence just 20 years ago. The Medellin Cartel ruled the city and robbed it of decades of development. This is all over and Medellin is easily as safe (or unsafe) as Bogota. Medellin enjoys a perfect climate with cool nights and dry, 75-80 […]

Posted on July 8, 2016 by in Things to Do (City Guides)

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My Favorite 13 Things to do in Barranquilla

My Favorite 13 Things to do in Barranquilla

My Favorite 13 Things to do in Barranquilla – Understand Barranquilla is just 80 miles from Cartagena, but feels more like the affluent residential parts of Panama City than Cartagena. There is little tourism in Barranquilla to speak of, but there are beaches in Puerto Colombia (about 30 minutes outside the city), which has a small number […]

Posted on June 26, 2016 by in Things to Do (City Guides), TOP Travel Destinations, Travel Deals

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Hampton by Hilton Barranquilla Review

Hampton by Hilton Barranquilla Review

Colombia’s Barranquilla seems to be in a building boom and a number of hotel brands have made their appearance in the city lately. The Hampton by Hilton is in Barranquilla’s second best neighborhood and just blocks from a Park Inn, a Wyndham Garden and a Four Points by Sheraton. This Hilton hotel is part of […]

Posted on June 24, 2016 by in Hilton Honors, Hotel Reviews

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Hilton Bogota Review

Hilton Bogota Review

For my time in Bogota I wanted to try out the Hilton Bogota. Last time I was in town in sampled the coffee shop (which produces surprisingly good espresso) and the hotel is in a good area with lots of food options. Before arrival I had emailed back and forth with the concierge about where […]

Posted on June 16, 2016 by in Hotel Reviews

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Malaysia Airlines Review – Male to Kuala Lumpur

Malaysia Airlines Review – Male to Kuala Lumpur

For my trip from Male to Malaysia I weighed a couple of options. There is plenty of flying eastward from Male. Singapore Airlines via Singapore, Tiger Airways also via Singapore and Sri Lankan via Colombo besides Malaysia Airlines. However I had a number of Enrich miles expiring and I could use those to book the […]

Posted on August 31, 2015 by in Airline Reviews

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Photo Review Bogota – What to do in Bogota

Photo Review Bogota – What to do in Bogota

Bogota has been on my list of cities to see for a while. It's located just a couple of degrees north of the equator but it sits in an Andean valley that puts it at 9,000 feet of elevation. It's also a huge metropolis – only New York and Mexico City have more people in […]

Posted on August 17, 2014 by in Travel Deals

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Hilton Hotel Cartagena, Colombia Review

Hilton Hotel Cartagena, Colombia Review

Book Hilton Hotel Cartagena, Colombia here. For my stay in Cartagena I was initially considering a non-chain hotel (the city does not have a lot of chain hotels) but discovered that the Hilton Hotel & Resort Cartagena was just 16,000 Hilton HHonors points and $65 a night. Given that regular redemptions are 40,000 points and […]

Posted on August 7, 2014 by in Hilton Honors, Hotel Reviews

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The easiest way to earn Star Alliance Gold status?

The easiest way to earn Star Alliance Gold status?

I'm a Star Alliance Gold thanks to Aegean Airlines generous program which allowed me to credit just 19,000 miles flown and received Star Alliance Gold for life as long as I credit some flights to them every year. Generally the easiest and cheapest way to credit miles is to fly US Airways trans-continental flights. They […]

Posted on March 24, 2014 by in Lifemiles

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Interview with Jonny Blair at dontstopliving.net

Interview with Jonny Blair at dontstopliving.net

Today's interview features Jonny Blair who runs dontstopliving.net since 2007 and boy he certainly hasn't stopped living! How, why and when did you get started to blog your thoughts on travel? It was July 2007 and I had just quit a high profile PR job in London, England. I got my backpack ready to go […]

Posted on January 11, 2014 by in Travel Deals

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What’s the Best Use of 20,000 AAdvantage Miles?

What’s the Best Use of 20,000 AAdvantage Miles?

I've previously outlined certain circumstances where using 20,000 or less United Mileage Plus miles could be better than booking with cash. I'll recap again here: – Booking Costly Last Minute Travel – Booking Not So Last Minute Travel but Travel Still Costly – That Mileage Run You Booked Several Months Back but Took a Bump […]

Posted on May 14, 2013 by in AAdvantage

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