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BERMUDA PART 6: MY 10 FAVORITE PICTURES

The Boyfriend has little patience for stopping to take pictures, which makes getting someone to take a picture of the two of us together a little difficult. So I took a picture of our shadows.

The Boyfriend has little patience for stopping to take pictures, which makes getting someone to take a picture of the two of us together a little difficult. So I took a picture of our shadows.

Water

The water was so beautiful…

Pretty Cove

Pretty cove

The Royal Navy Dockyard

The Royal Navy Dockyard

The restaurant down the road, famous for its unique decor (and free internet!)

The restaurant down the road, famous for its unique decor (and free internet!)

I don’t think we’re in America anymore… Maybe that’s why everyone is driving on the wrong side of the road. Hmmm…

Awesome looking plant. I couldn’t resist take a picture.

Saw this on one of our walks. Real or not real? I have no idea.

Sunset in Hamilton. Pretty.

This is a sign in a small Bermuda cafe. We didn’t have the heart to tell them China is itself a country.

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DECEMBER: THINGS I’M LOOKING FORWARD TO

Okay, so winter doesn’t officially start until December 21st, but in my mind, winter starts on December first and ends as soon as February slips into March. I should add one important thing: I hate winter. Ooops, I mean, I HATE winter. I’m dreading the next three months. I long for sun, long summer days, running outside, hiking,  etc. But I’m still looking forward to somethings. Even winter’s impending doom can’t take that away from me.

1. Trip to Paris and Brussels with The Boyfriend: I booked The Boyfriend and I on business class seats to Paris and Brussels over Christmas and New Years, two new countries for the both of us. This will be our first extended vacation since our Christmas trip to London last year. Huzzah.

2. Lufthansa Lounge: Yeah, I’m a lame, points-obsessed traveler, but Lufthansa recently renovated its business class lounge at JFK airport and I’m excited to check it out.

3. Movies: The Hobbit for The Boyfriend and This is 40 for me. Confession: I have a minor crush on Paul Rudd.

4. Platinum Status: Did I mention I’m obsessed with points? The Boyfriend will achieve platinum status with Starwood Hotels this week due to his extensive work travels. Another huzzah.

5. Holiday Parties Galore: Friends, food, festiveness, enough said.

6. Last Credit Card Churn of the Year: I will be up for a final credit card churn for 2012. For those of you who have no idea what that means, it’s when I apply for a couple of credit cards with huge sign up bonuses to replenish my miles stash.

What are you looking forward to?

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News You Can Use… Or Can’t

I don’t know if you read The Everywhereist, but you should. She is a veritable riot. She also says that we bloggers should shamelessly steal other people’s good ideas, so I am stealing her idea of posting random, useful, sometimes useless, entertaining and interesting links every Friday. Thanks Geraldine. Remember, imitation is the sincerest form of something or other.

You think you’re an expert traveler. Please. This guy makes you look pathetic.

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Apparently, United Airlines is still struggling with internal technical problems, says the New York Times. I don’t care. They still have the best award availability of all the airlines.

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Sorry North Korea. Did we say the sexiest man alive? We meant the most gullible man alive. This story is not to be missed.

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What a shocker. Delta changes its mind. Again. At least, this time, it’s to the benefit of travelers. View from the Wing reports, Award Wallet supports Delta Skymiles again.

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Awesome volcano video. Enough said.

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How emotional are you? Well that depends on where you live. Here’s a color-coded map of the world’s most and least emotional countries.

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This is exciting news if you love the southwest U.S.  like I do. Jetblue now has nonstop flights from JFK to Albuquerque, New Mexico. I love Arizona and I think I would love New Mexico too, but getting there has always been a pain in the neck. Until now. (HT: Just Another Points Traveler)

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The worse hotel in the world, and proud of it. This story is funny, but I won’t be staying here anytime soon.

Have a super-awesome weekend. I plan on sleeping for most of it.

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Greetings From The United Club At Newark Airport

I just landed in Newark Airport with a two-hour stopover until I take off for Bermuda. Pause for celebratory cartwheels. I’m flying economy this trip, but thanks to my United credit card, I received two free United Club passes in the mail. I’ve been scratching my head wondering when I would have cause to use them, and here I am!

It’s not the fanciest lounge, but it’s nice to relax in big, comfy chairs, have access to free snacks and drinks, and enjoy free wireless (which, it turns out is unreliable.)

Some eveidence of my temporary luxorious lifestyle:

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