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Crazy Mileage Runs For Status, 15 Travel Trends That Will Define Travel In 2023 & 12 Awesome Villages To Visit In Iceland

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Roundup: Articles From Around the Web

Here are some posts from around the web that I thought you may find interesting.  Let me know if there is anything good I missed.  Email me anything awesome that you find, or write, at


The 15 Travel Trends That Will Define 2023 – Travel Pulse

What do you think will be the big trends next year? I think Asia will see even more of a boom, especially Hong Kong as / if it continues to open up.

New York to San Francisco by Way of Milan: What Frequent Fliers Do for Status – The Wall Street Journal

What is the craziest thing you have done for status?

12 Small Towns and Villages in Iceland (That You Must Visit!) – Megan & Aram

Bookmarking this one for one of potential 40th birthday trip options.


Which article did you find most interesting?  Remember to let me know of anything you come across that you want added into the next edition at

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  1. My craziest mileage run: On a BCN-CDG fare where you could connect anywhere IB/BA published a fare, did four back to back weekends of BCN-LHR-SIN-SYD-SIN-LHR-CDG- (and the reverse).

  2. Are the benefits of the higher status THAT ONE ACTUALLY RECEIVES worth the otherwise better-spent dollars and hours of one’s life? If you can say yes, knock yourself out. For me, I don’t see it.


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