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Posts That Caught My Eye

A new lie-flat seat on busy California corridor

A new lie flat bus service between Los Angeles and San Francisco? While these types of things don’t tend to be popular in the U.S., we have taken sleeper buses in a few countries including Vietnam and China.

Vietnamese sleeper bus from Hue to Hanoi.
Vietnamese sleeper bus from Hue to Hanoi.

Let’s just say I am a bit taller than the average person in those countries and it was not a pleasant experience for me. Thankfully this new service seems to be a bit more spacious and comfortable. Tempting just for the experience.

Mattress running for Hyatt stays and bonus points

Very good points on what to consider when deciding on a mattress run. With that said, could Gideon have been bitten slightly by the Hyatt Diamond bug? Man it is tough to shake that Diamond status. Once you go Diamond it is definitely hard to go back, but when does it make sense to?

American Express Membership Rewards Gets More Valuable With Etihad as New Transfer Partner

Richard @thepointsjock keeps saying how good Etihad miles can be, so I know I need to learn more about booking with this program.  They are also a transfer partner of Citi ThankYou and SPG so other than Singapore, they have about the easiest miles to acquire. More study is needed.

Travel Tips From Sportswriters: How to Play the Game

A fascinating read about the travel life of sportswriters and how they become “experts” at travel and loyalty programs. There are certainly other professions which require as much travel, but this is definitely a unique one and from the sounds of the article, an exhausting one.

Great Deals

  • I have been told some people were targeted for 4X eBay Bucks. (8%) Several gift cards are still on sale which may be of interest. Don’t forget to use a portal.
  • I forgot to mention this the other day, but this week is National Park Week. Through April 24, 2016 admission to National Parks is FREE! More info here.
  • Tomorrow is Jimmy John’s Customer Appreciation Day. From 11am – 3pm. During the sale you can purchase most sandwiches for $1. There are some restrictions. More info here.

Have a great night!

Shawn Coomer
Since 2007 Shawn Coomer has been circling the globe with his family for pennies on the dollar. He uses that first-hand knowledge and experience to teach others how to achieve their travel dreams for the least amount of money possible.

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