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The Best Coneys in Detroit: American Coney Island and Lafayette Coney Island

Detroit Coney Dogs: American vs. Lafayette

Detroit may not be the first city that comes to mind when you brainstorm culinary getaways, but for anyone looking to trade in Michelin stars for casual good eats, it's the perfect choice.  I'll gladly support deep dish pizza, craft brews, Greek specialties, Mexican plates, and some amazing Polish dinners (trust me, I'm an expert on that one.)  Out of all of Detroit's options, … [Read More]

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12 for 2012

A new year always brings new opportunities for travel, and hopefully some of your flights this year will be free!  As I plan for 2012, I've been struggling with an angel on one shoulder telling me to save my miles until I have enough for a big trip, while the … [Read More]

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Five Ways to Spend Avios

As previously announced, you can now transfer your BMI Destination Miles into your British Airways Avios account.  For me, this is a great thing, since I have some "orphaned" destination miles that were basically worthless to me.  Several blogs have noted … [Read More]

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Glacier Trekking on Mendenhall Glacier (Juneau)

It looked like it was going to pour when I woke up in Juneau.  Suddenly, I was really regretting for signing up for an all-day glacier trek instead of staying snuggled up in cruise cabin.  But they say there's no such thing as bad weather, only unsuitable … [Read More]

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Ecuador for Spring Break!

As a college freshman, I was excited to find flyers advertising a school-sponsored trip to Ecuador over Spring Break.  Ecuador sounded so much cooler than spending a week in Miami or Cancun, so I spent a few months working extra hours at my on-campus job and … [Read More]

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Fast Track to Star Alliance Status

I've never had airline status, and that's been okay by me.  I jump ship on loyalty in order to take advantage of lower prices, better connections, and preferred flight times: all things I prioritize over a fancy, shiny card.  However, I'm no fool and when … [Read More]