Saturday Round-Up 11/5

It’s here! Harry Potter World Month! Woooo–only 13 days until our trip! Here’s a quick recap of this week’s posts:

  1. Recap-October Travel:  October was a busy month of travel, starting off with an unexpected trip. Here’s a recap of how it all went down. Continue reading.
  2. The Curious Tale of my Starwood Starpoints:  As you may be away, Starwood is a hotel chain. If you weren’t away, now you are! Earlier this year, I signed up for the Starwood SPG credit card by American Express when the sign-up bonus was 35,000 points. This is the tale of how I didn’t use a single point for hotel stays. Continue reading.
  3. A Non-Exhaustive List of Things I’ve Read On Trains This Year:  So here’s the deal, I like writing about travel and I like reading books, so sometimes I’m going to write about books. Here is a non-exhaustive list of things I’ve read this year while traveling, maybe it’ll spark your next book. Continue reading.

Other things of note:

  1. There are currently tons of great AMEX Offers out there (more on how great they are next week), but for now, here’s an example from Doctor of Credit–10% off your insurance bill, up to $30. Read more here.
  2. From Consumerist, 8 things that have come to light recently regarding Allegiant’s history or midair mechanical failures. More here.
  3. British Airways is adding more service to the Bay Area, in apparent attempts to thwart Norweigan growth. More details over at the Cranky Flier.
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