Year: 2015

An Epic Road Trip Down The Great Ocean Road | Victoria, Australia

Long weekend June of 2014, we ticked off another item on our travel bucketlist: driving down (part of) The Great Ocean Road, an Australian National Heritage listed road-touring route. We didn’t really have any plans apart from booking an AirBNB apartment overlooking Docklands. But at the last minute, decided to hire a car and do a mini road trip to The Twelve Apostles.

The $250,000 Airline Pass That Was Worth Every Penny

Originally posted on Business & Money:
In the early 1980s, American Airlines started selling the AAirpass, which granted the holder unlimited first-class travel with the carrier—for life. At first, the pass cost $250,000. Sounds like a lot of money (especially three decades ago), but it’s a bargain considering that pass holders have been known to take $125,000 worth of flights in less than a month’s time. First off, you can’t buy an AAirpass any longer. Not the pass as it was first envisioned anyway. American still does sell something called the AAirpass, but it’s a shell of the original product. The current pass is available only to customers who spend a minimum of $10,000 annually on American Airlines’ flights. The main benefit for pass holders is access to fixed rates that aren’t all that cheap, but that at least ensure travelers won’t get gouged as badly as the masses when booking flights at the last minute. For example, a flight from Chicago to Dallas costs a bit over $500 for a pass holder; the same…