Welcome back to our Sunday Summary Series where we review the stories that were covered throughout the week.
Last week was the start (and finish) of the 135 mile road race from the floor of Death Valley to the portals of Mt. Whitney. Run in the middle of July every year, it is undoubtedly one of the most difficult running events in the world. It is always quite an event! I had the privileged of pacing/crewing for a friend there one year and it definitely made me want to go back and run it myself – though I did not think that during the run!
Last month, I detailed how you can get Star Alliance Gold status by earning 19,000 miles on Aegean Airlines. Many people have done it but not many of the US flyers that hold Aegean Gold status actually use Aegean often. I was excited to test my experience with it after receiving Gold as this is my first non-US frequent flyer status that I have held and wanted to see how well it worked.
On Monday, we headed to Asia for a double marathon trip. We looked at two great marathons within two weeks and how you can use your miles and points to get there. Great experiences for those who want to tackle an Asian Marathon double!
We looked at a variety of smartphone travel apps that are available for both iOS and Android systems. Having these apps at your fingertips can greatly improve your travel experience – before, during, and after!
This year’s Badwater ended with a rookie taking the top spot! In edition, an older runner who used to run the race years ago set a new record and had an amazing comeback! Check out the results!
I have been looking for some European marathons that I felt would be interesting to run and review and I found one – but it is less than 6 weeks away and my running has been almost non-existent! Follow me as I try to get ready for an amazing race and also get to this isolated country with as little money spent as possible.
My family recently took a trip to Europe and we had no end of problems with our infant’s ticket along the way. Some have told me they have had similar experiences. Read to find out what happened and what you can do to possibly prevent a similar incident. United did reach out to me after posting this and they are wanting to follow up with me about it. Hopefully they will be able to improve their system.
JetBlue ran a promo last week where they took 90% off various routes if the temperature in Central Park hit 90 degrees. It did many times and JetBlue got overrun with customers hitting up the promo!
This is a comprehensive post on the major hotel chains that you achieve elite status with – without ever having to stay a night in the hotel first! This can come in very handy if you have a couple/few nights that you will be spending in a hotel, especially for a race. Read the list over and see how easy it is and what you can do to claim hotel elite status!
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