Weekly Review: June 27, 2015

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This has been a pretty rough week for me, as I haven’t been feeling well the past couple of weeks, and finally ended up going to the emergency room and then doctor this week. The good news is that I feel a bit better. The bad news is that the doctors still haven’t been able to figure out what’s wrong… so we’ll see! But I guess my lesson is that at some point it’s probably time to slow down and settle down… or something like that.

In the meantime, I’ll be spending much of the weekend trying to rest up a bit, as apparently exhaustion may be playing a part in my “condition.”

Thanks to everyone for their kind words.

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SkyMiles continue to be an extremely valuable currency for travel to many of the world’s toughest destinations to get to on miles, so picking up an easy bonus seems like a no-brainer.

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For a fixed price you can take as many flights as you want over a two-week period, which can make traveling throughout the country much less expensive.


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Hope everyone has a great week, and is enjoying the summer weather!

  1. Get well soon! I don’t do 400k miles per year. I do about 200k per year, which is still more than the average traveller. Been doing it for over 15 years. When I was younger, I couldn’t wait to get on this next flight; particularly international travel. As I’ve gotten older, I still enjoy it, but not as much. Luckily, 100% of my travel doesn’t involve US domestic travel and it’s exclusively Trans Pacific or across the Atlantic. There’s not a lot of fun doing domestic flights.

  2. Where in the country/world are you? Maybe you could crowdsource doctor recommendations? I assume you have readers in most major cities!

  3. Not eating at a consistent time due to traveling and jet lag has really damaged my stomach. Big breakfast buffets too.

  4. I think that this could be related to switching timezones so frequently… But I’m not a doctor …

    Rest up and get better, best wishes.


  5. Ben, have you seen this?
    The Daily Mail has made a list of the most stylish cabin crew uniforms and the uniforms of La Compagnie are part of it!
    But that is not the best part, according to the Daily Mail the airline is also known for its UNPARALLELED SERVICE.

    “La Compagnie
    The all-business class airline, which runs a regular service between Paris and New York and London and New York, is as well known for its stylish uniforms as it is for its unparalleled service.”


  6. @ Victoria — Hahah, thanks! 🙂 Fortunately was able to see my GP, and he has referred me onwards. 🙂

  7. Hey Lucky! I hope you are feeling better!!! I have a quick question… What are Expedia points? Are they worth it to book travel through that website? And are they worth a lot in terms of it doesn’t take hundreds of trips to take one trip to see family in the middle of no-where? Thanks!

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