Wake from Airbus A380 Flips Private Jet

Airbus A380
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I’ve experienced the force from a boat’s wake while riding on a jet ski but I’ve never thought about a plane causing a wake and just how dangerous it could be.

The wake from an Airbus A380 caused turbulence which made a private jet  flip over in midair and plunge 10,000 feet, according to NBC News. Continue reading Wake from Airbus A380 Flips Private Jet

Hartsfield Jackson Atlanta International Airport Adopts Shelter Dog

Hartsfield Jackson Atlanta International Airport
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They say that cats have nine lives but one dog in Georgia got a new lease on life thanks to the Hartsfield Jackson Atlanta International Airport Customs Department.

Murray, a beagle was an abused shelter dog, brought to the Northeast Georgia Animal Shelter around a year back in pretty rough shape. Continue reading Hartsfield Jackson Atlanta International Airport Adopts Shelter Dog

A Family Visit to the Guinness Storehouse

Guinness Storehouse

While researching things to do during our trip to Ireland, there was one place that I knew we had to visit.

For years I’ve heard about the Guinness Storehouse, home to the iconic Guinness Brewery. It seemed that no trip (or at least first visit) to Ireland would not be complete without checking it out.

Since Kim and I enjoy visiting breweries and beer-related sites, we decided to stop by on the day we arrived in Ireland. Continue reading A Family Visit to the Guinness Storehouse

Trouble Enrolling In Flex Payment 10,000 Bonus American Express Points Offer

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The primary way most of us earn miles and points is through credit card sign up bonus offers. Each year I’m finding it harder and harder to find new cards to apply for.

Some obstacles that get in the way are things like the Chase 5/24 rule and other banks which allow one bonus per card. Basically, if you get lots of cards each year, good luck getting Chase cards and if you’ve had some cards from select banks, you won’t be able to get the bonus over and over again.

Last year I was approved for the American Express Platinum Mercedes Benz card. The card came with a bonus of 75,000 American Express points. Continue reading Trouble Enrolling In Flex Payment 10,000 Bonus American Express Points Offer

Lawyer Up! My Fight Against Explore Trip for Theo’s Lap Baby Ticket

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At the beginning of March I wrote about how Theo’s coach lap baby ticket to Ireland cost $350+. (Check out my Ireland trip planning post here.)

Had OTA Explore Trip called British Airways to book Theo’s lap baby ticket on one of the occasions that I called, the taxes/ fees would’ve been a lot cheaper. Continue reading Lawyer Up! My Fight Against Explore Trip for Theo’s Lap Baby Ticket

The Happiest Countries in the World Are…

happiest countriesWhen looking into traveling to new places have you ever thought about what the happiest countries in the world might be? If you answered no, well neither have I.

I like to think that I’ve traveled my fair share, although definitely not enough! Some places have stood out as being happy or maybe just friendlier. If I had to pick one destination that would be at the top of my list, I’d go with Bali, Indonesia.

Today, March 20 is the International Day of Happiness according to T+L. Continue reading The Happiest Countries in the World Are…