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Can you buy a car with a credit card?

Got a car loan? Might be a good time to join PenFed and pick...

In combing through posts for today's Week in Review Around the Web, I stumbled on a post written by Julian Kheel at CNN Underscored. Some readers likely remember Julian as The Devil's Advocate, a...

StayCay to Far Away Week 3 results: Greg “runs” away with it. Continue voting...

StayCay to Far Away Week 3 is in the books. Greg had a run-away victory this week, but perhaps more surprising (at least to those who voted before the challenge began) is that Greg...

Getting Off My Soapbox (Derby) – Improv Travel With Stephen #StayCayToFarAway

Improv Travel was the #StayCayToFarAway task I was looking forward to the least. I'm not always great with thinking on my feet quickly, so a challenge that required just that skill didn't bode well...

Big Island or Big Fail? Imitation Travel with Nick

I have a confession to make: I search United.com for saver level business class availability to Hawaii every day. After four trips to Hawaii last year (Thank you, Turkish Miles & Smiles!), I am...

Cut the cheese! Hotel survival hacks with Greg #StayCayToFarAway

My newest entry in Frequent Miler's StayCay to Far Away Challenge is a travel themed life hack.  Or, rather, several little life hacks to help survive hotel stays. In this video, I cover what you...

Mochi…Nailed It! Carrie (and her twin sister) tackle the Destination Cooking Challenge for #StayCaytoFarAway

Full disclosure: I'm not much of a cook - never have been. In my 20's I horrified my roommates by attempting to make brownies with hot chocolate mix instead of cocoa powder and molasses...

United removes partner award chart

It's a sad day for United Mileage Plus members: United has removed its partner award chart. That absolutely stinks. This means that partner awards will now follow United's dynamic pricing algorithms and may cost more...

Return to Necker Island! #StayCayToFarAway

Wow, this was fun!  Four years ago my wife and I spent a week on Richard Branson's Necker Island.  We had a fantastic time.  And now, thanks to this blog's StayCay to Far Away...
Full English Breakfast Donut Burger

Full English Breakfast Donut Burger: Destination Cooking With Stephen #StayCayToFarAway

Week 2 of #StayCayToFarAway is underway and it's my turn to kick off this week's challenges with my own take on Destination Cooking. Whenever I head back home to England, there are certain things I...

Smoking coconuts. Improv Travel with Greg: #StayCaytoFarAway

My first StayCay to Far Away video is live!  Nick, Stephen, Carrie and I are competing in a travel-related competition where we each make videos to compete in four different mini-challenges.  Each weekday, Sunday...

Making Mountains Out of Sports Drinks. Imitation Travel with Carrie #StayCaytoFarAway

Chances are you saw this video of Nick cooking handmade pasta with his adorable son in the Destination Cooking portion of our #StayCaytoFarAway challenge, or this video of Stephen packing an entire kitchen into...
Travel-Themed Life Hack_ Stephen's Portable Kitchen

Travel-Themed Life Hack: Stephen’s Portable Kitchen #StayCaytoFarAway

The challenge continues! Nick kicked off our #StayCaytoFarAway challenge yesterday with his Destination Cooking video. I was really disappointed after watching his video as it was annoyingly good. Part of the competition is decided each...

Destination cooking with Nick: #StayCaytoFarAway

It's ON. Video #1 in our Stay Cay to Far Away Challenge is posted. If you missed the announcement on the competition, see this post: Challenge! Stay Cay to Far Away. In a nutshell, Greg,...

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