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Australia Someday: Enter To Win a Free Trip to Australia from Delta

A few weeks ago, I received an email from Delta announcing a contest called “Australia Someday” in which you could enter a daily drawing to win a free trip from Delta. While I didn’t expect much from the promotion, I always click through to see if there is anything that might be of interest to […]

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US Airways Social Media Screwup: When My Work and Hobbies Collide

I have been light in blogging while on Safari in South Africa (the Internet has been slow and you know, I was on a safari), but this one is too good to pass up. Last night I was checking my Facebook feed and saw references to the “Epic US Airways Social Media Fail” and “Biggest […]

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South Africa Bound with Papa Jeffsetter to Cape Town, a Safari… and thousands of MQMs!

I am writing this post from the Skydeck in the International Terminal at ATL Airport where I have around two hours to kill before boarding one of the longest flights of my life (Atlanta to Johannesburg which is scheduled or 15 hours and 13 minutes and 8,434 miles). Unfortunately, I will only be able to […]

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Trying to Justify the Incredible Star Alliance Business Class Fares to Europe This Summer

Update: 5 Minutes after pushing this post live, I cannot recreate the prices I saw in the screenshot below anymore. This deal may no longer be available. The travel blogosphere is abuzz right now with news of tremendous business class deals from certain US gateway cities to cities in Europe on Star Alliance carriers. Business […]

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Sunset over Asheville North Carolina’s Blue Ridge Mountains [Photo of the Week]

This week’s photo comes from my September 2013 trip to Asheville, North Carolina for a wedding. Asheville was such a great town that it prompted me to declare Who Needs Europe When You Have Asheville, North Carolina? after visiting. While cataloging old photos, I came across some tremendous sunset photos from our last night in the […]

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Sights from My First Time in London

Somehow this weekend represents my first time ever visiting London. While I’m not quite sure how that has happened, I have been trying to make the most of my trip while spending most of my time working and catching up on sleep. The trip started out on a Friday evening when I departed Minneapolis at […]

Trip Reports

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South Africa Bound with Papa Jeffsetter to Cape Town, a Safari… and thousands of MQMs!

I am writing this post from the Skydeck in the International Terminal at ATL Airport where I have around two hours to kill before boarding one of the longest flights of my life (Atlanta to Johannesburg which is scheduled or 15 hours and 13 minutes and 8,434 miles). Unfortunately, I will only be able to […]

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Inside View of Budapest’s Matthias Church [Photo of the Week]

When people talk about the cities of Europe, many say that Prague and Budapest are the most beautiful cities that you can visit. While I probably need to visit more cities to confirm that notion, I can say that Prague and Budapest are indeed beautiful. From the architecture to the artistic details inside buildings and […]

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Another Example of Why I Love Points and Miles!

Last month I was in Hungary, speaking at an Internet marketing conference with attendees and speakers from no less than 15 countries in Europe, Asia and North America (and yes, I still need to post trip reports). As is customary with speaking at conferences in my industry, I received a small stipend for speaking and […]

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Park Hyatt Milan Hotel Review

For major cities throughout the world, status symbols are not measured in Gross Domestic Product (GDP), quantity of monuments or other quantitative measures. No, cities gain status in a much more superficial way: the existence of a Park Hyatt hotel. Park Hyatt hotels are what separates the haves from the have nots. They are a […]

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Alitalia Magnifica Business Class Review – New York to Milan

In early December of 2013, Mr. and Mrs. Jeffsetter took a three night trip to Milan, Italy. Part mileage run, part weekend getaway, part desire to see another Christmas Market in Europe. Put it all together and we had an excellent time in Milan. What follows is a series posts over the next few weeks about […]



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Alitalia Business Class Lounge at New York JFK Airport Terminal 1

In early December of 2013, Mr. and Mrs. Jeffsetter took a three night trip to Milan, Italy. Part mileage run, part weekend getaway, part desire to see another Christmas Market in Europe. Put it all together and we had an excellent time in Milan. What follows is a series posts over the next few weeks about […]

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Happy Thanksgiving Upgrade Season to All!

As you read this, I am making my way from MYR to JFK via ATL in DL First Class. After a long layover, I will then take a redeye flight to MXP in AZ Business Class. Got that? I will explain what that means in a moment. In the past week I have been treated […]

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Conrad Istanbul Hotel Review

This post is part of Random Hotel Review Month. Today we review the Conrad Istanbul Hotel from my April 2013 visit. Other Random Hotel Reviews: Westminster Hotel. The last night of my trip to Istanbul and Athens with my dad and brother had us staying at the Conrad Istanbul for a night. We had read […]

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Conrad Indianapolis Hotel Review

A few weeks ago I wrote briefly about my trip to Indianapolis in a post titled “Impressed with Indianapolis.” In that post, I promised that more would follow, including a review of the Conrad Indianapolis hotel, where I stayed for the night. Here is that review. One of the benefits to arriving at your hotel […]