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Travel is a wonderful experience, but after booking your flights and packing your bags, there is something that people overlook; the health of your eyes. It’s important to protect your eyes from harmful Ultraviolet (UV) ray. Here are a few misconceptions when it comes to the health of your eyes. Myth #1 – Any pair of …

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If you are a long time reader you know that I love Chase Ultimate Rewards points and they are my favorite points to earn and redeem for free travel. Because of the Chase 5/24 rule, Chase cards that earn Ultimate Rewards points are usually the first cards that I recommend to beginners who want to collect …

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Grazing cows in Switzerland Switzerland is notoriously at the top of every “Most Expensive Country in the World” list, which makes it exceedingly difficult for budget travelers to visit. But that doesn’t have to be the case. Even the most budget-conscious traveler should have Switzerland on his or her bucket list. Switzerland is full of …

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It is very useful when credit card rewards programs allow you to transfer your points to your spouse or another person.  Each bank has different rules for transferring points to other cardholders. Can You Transfer American Express Membership Rewards Points to Another Person? No, Amex does not allow you do transfer your Amex Membership Rewards …

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We take every easy opportunity to earn free points and miles as even small amounts add up.  Marriott Rewards recently introduced #RewardsPoints which allows members to earn up to 45,000 points a year just by taking certain social media actions.  If you have a facebook, twitter or instagram account, you can earn some easy Marriott points …

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Self-inflatable pad and foam mat The blogosphere of backpacking and camping is flooded with a humdrum of articles and guides with gear tips on choosing the right tent, boots, and whatnot. But with the growth of available information, the substance of the advice you get is diluted. It seems like everybody is making list-type checklists, …

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Rathaus Munich City Hall When we say Munich, one of the first things we think about is Oktoberfest! This massive beer festival, running from mid-September to the first weekend in October attracts six million people annually from around the world. But Munich is not limited to this world-renowned event. The Bavarian city has a lot to …

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We visited Gdansk in the middle of summer, so we knew a day trip to Sopot was a must! This seaside town on the shores of the Baltic Sea is a popular resort destination, and its proximity to Gdansk – just a 15-minute train ride away – makes it the perfect beach day destination…even if …

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Today is National Rum Day! It might not be up there with Christmas or Thanksgiving, up to Castaways like us, it’s a day to raise a glass high and say thank you to rum. Each year when August 16th comes around I try to come up with a fun way to Celebrate National Rum Day. …

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Oh, Cape Town! Is there a city with a more beautiful skyline? This was our second time back in Cape Town, so while Sam and I had done a few of the highlights, there was still plenty left to see, eat and do! This time around we tacked on one week in Cape Town after our trip …

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