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Airplane Etiquette, Egypt & The Westin Hapuna Beach

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Every day I personally look through hundreds of blog posts from the best travel blogs on the internet. When I find posts that I feel would be valuable to you, I put them together in a Travel Blog News article. Today I found a few travel articles that meet the standards. Here are the best of the best from today.


Airplane Etiquette – Live & Let’s Fly

Always be aware of your surroundings.  If you’re thinking about reclining your airplane seat, that’s fine, but make sure to check behind you first.  It’s possible that the person sitting behind you has things on their tray table that could be broken with the sudden recline of your seat.  This almost happened to Matthew, when his laptop became jammed between the tray table and the back of the reclined seat.

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Add Egypt Back to the Bucket List – The Points Guy

Egypt has a lot going for it.  The safety concerns stemming from its 2011 revolution have been stabilized, a new sphinx has recently been uncovered, new hotels are being built, and a huge museum focused on the Egyptian civilization is about to open.  I have always been fascinated with the Egyptian civilization, but have not yet been able to travel there.  I hope to make the trip within the next five years, to see the pyramids, Sphinx’s, the Nile River, and experience the culture first hand.

Over the past few years, I haven’t felt comfortable enough to travel there due to safety concerns.  This article, along with other news has helped ease my worries about traveling to Egypt.  I can’t wait to see it all and check it off my bucket list.


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Westin Hapuna Beach Hawaii – The Points Guy

Next time I go to Hawaii I think I’ll spend at least some of the time at this hotel.  With a decent redemption rate through Marriott, this resort is a good deal if using points.  I’ve never stayed at this hotel, but have been to Hapuna Beach and enjoy the area.  It’s just North of Kona and very near to some amazing beaches on the Big Island of Hawaii.

Hopefully, the redemption rate stays the same at this property so that we can get multiple free nights with the Marriott Rewards Premier Plus credit card, SPG credit card (Read more – terms apply), or the SPG Business credit card (Read more – terms apply).  They all earn points and free annual nights in the newly merged SPG/Marriott program.

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