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The never ending Le Club Accorhotels Platinum link is still live at Loyalty Lobby. You can match to Club Carlson Gold or Priority Club Platinum. Read carefully how.
Loyalty Lobby (again, is this guy on a roll or what?) reports that Starwood is cooking up "SPG Crossover Rewards". It will be very interesting to see what these are! I certainly hope they are more exciting than those so overhyped SPG Flights awards a few years back!
TJ on Miles & Points has more specific hotel winners & losers after the Priority Club devaluation.
Frequent Miler on "The sky is falling! Or, is it?". The sky is not falling but is sure cloudier up there after the recent beatings!
The chart with the before and after changes of the Starwood Cash & Points. They still suck, whichever way you spin it bloggers!
Sign up for American Airlines AAdvantage eShoppingMall for 100 AA miles & extend their life if you have not registered with the site before.
BEST OF TRAVEL
A Snowy Parisian Run from DC Rainmaker. Beautiful pics running through the snow in Paris!
Gadling has a nice calendar listing of "Events Worth Planning A Trip Around In 2013"
Hey when I go to Norway I am going to stay at the Thief hotel. The whaaaat? Yep, the Thief Hotel. Sat next to a Norwegian last time I flew to Greece in Lufthansa's Business Class. We talked quite a bit and I left the plane convinced that Norway's real estate market must be on a major bubble similar to what we went through here in the US. I advised the nice guy to sell high:-)
Ok, by now you know that I have this weird fascination about North Korea. Here is another link with amazing snapshots of life in North Korea from Matador Network.
NOT SO BEST OF
Noob Traveler has a post again for no other reason other than to serve the unsuspecting public a bunch of affiliate credit card links. No, excuse me, there is a reason: Credit card spending bonuses! It reminds me OF the song "Money for Nothing and
Fees up the Wazoo, even Southwest is on a roll now! Southwest fliers can pay $40 to board first.
ODDZ & ENDZ
Defrosting a Frozen Building. From Bored Panda. This is totally weird & kind of fascinating!