United Club Pass Winners

Thanks to Jacob for reminding me I hadn’t picked the winners yet.  The winner of the two United Club Passes is CTG, who said: My wife and I are flying from DFW to SFO for our (belated) 20th Anniversary trip. We weren’t able to make time this summer when our anniversary hit due to kids and work, but we’re going in late December. Drop me an e-mail at ed -at- pizzainmotion dot com with your address and I’ll get them on their way. And, since no good deed should go […]

I Think It’s Time For An Oil Change

Hey, guys.  I’ve had some bumps and bruises lately on the technical side of the blog.  You’d be surprised how much goes into upkeep here besides just posting.  I’m very fortunate to have the folks from House of Miles to take that headache away from me. We’re implementing some changes tonight.  You won’t be able to comment on any posts, but other than that everything is normal. You can still browse and read to your heart’s content.  And, I really appreciate it every time you do. Things should be back […]

Cheap Fares To Europe, 4,000 Miles On A Car Rental And Discounted Gift Cards

The Best of the Rest is my effort to summarize all the travel/miles & points stories that interested me on a daily basis but didn’t have time to write about in length. Culled from over 100 blogs/authors I follow, some are passed along without comment, while I add my analysis to others. This is your shortcut to find out what’s going on in the travel world without having to read dozens of travel blogs to get all the best info.

A Study of Macarons. Athens & Paris For Dollars A Day

Macarons are a treat our family has become somewhat addicted to. Anyone that’s seen my sweet tooth shouldn’t be surprised. These tasty treats can be found all over Paris. Here’s our thoughts on 3 popular choices.

Climbing The Eiffel Tower. Athens & Paris For Dollars A Day


If someone as out of shape as me can climb the tower, you can do. It’s actually an affordable alternative for a larger family and can save you some time waiting in line for the elevators. If you want to ride the elevator, book early. If you don’t, I have a way to help get you there when you think it’s too late.