Monthly Archives: April 2013

Long Beach live blog

Today I fly to Long Beach to use up my JetBlue miles/points before they expire in a couple of weeks.  The rest of the points were redeemed for magazine subscriptions.  I thought I might try posting a live blog of … Continue reading

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Eurotrip Part 10: Hey? No, hej!

My flight to Stockholm isn’t until nearly 3pm, so I have time to go back to the Cathedral that closed right before I arrived yesterday afternoon.  First, the complimentary buffet breakfast provided by the hotel was nice, but still not … Continue reading

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Eurotrip Part 9: Tuscany Tour

I can’t remember a bus tour I didn’t like.  Multiple tours in London, Paris, Sydney, Melbourne, Alice Springs, and Toronto have given me the chance to (usually cheaply) see a lot of stuff or getting you to places outside the … Continue reading

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Are passport stamps dying out?

Every Fall, the BIOS BATS team would sail on the R/V Atlantic Explorer from Bermuda to Puerto Rico and back.  My first year, it took one week to get there.  We spent the afternoon and night in Old San Juan, … Continue reading

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Animated Moai gif

I took a series of photos of the Hoa Hakananai’a Easter Island Moai statue, hoping to make an animated gif for the first time.  I used an Android app called GIF Camera to put it together from my DSLR photos … Continue reading

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Need advice for a Las Vegas jaunt

My JetBlue points are expiring soon.  The only way to keep them active is to pay for a JetBlue ticket within 12 months (not 18) of last activity or have the JetBlue American Express credit card.  Redeeming points or buying … Continue reading

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