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News: Free WiFi with coupon codes

Use these codes for free WiFi on the three U.S. airlines using GoGo’s service

  • American Airlines: AATRYGOGO

Check out these links for more coupon codes:

Gogo Inflight Free WiFi Coupon Codes [My Money Blog via Gizmodo]
Free Gogo Internet. Pass It On [FlyerTalk Forums]

Hope your holiday flights go smoothly and without delay!

Source: LifeHacker

December 21, 2009 at 5:38 pm 1 comment

News: Fly me to the moon

Virgin Galactic plans to provide sub-orbital spaceflights to the paying public, and it looks like this may become a reality in the very near future.  The plan is that the first commercial spaceport will open in New Mexico just next year!  “[F]or $200,000, … people [will fly] 60 to 100 miles over the Earth’s surface to experience around 20 minutes of weightlessness. Most planes fly about seven miles above the Earth. Sixty miles is high enough to see the curvature of the Earth. Flights are expected to start leaving the atmosphere next year.” (-Broomfield)

Further in the future Virgin Galactic plans to offer orbital spaceflights as well.  Maybe someday there really will be flights to the moon.

August 26, 2009 at 3:44 pm Leave a comment

TTT: Restaurant Week

Triangle Restaurant Week is coming soon, so mark your calendars.  This year it’s May 11-17.  Several of my favorites and a few I want to try are on the list.  $15 for lunch and $20 for dinner = 1 app, 1 entree, 1 dessert.  Make reservations to guarantee your spot and don’t assume all the restaurants serve both lunch and dinner.

Check out info on restaurant week in other places at National Geographic’s Intelligent Travel blog.

TTT: Travel Tip Tuesday

May 5, 2009 at 9:24 am Leave a comment

TTT: Swine flu

As someone who’s supposed to be heading to Mexico within the next couple of weeks, this swine flu thing is at the forefront of my mind right now.  I’ve been reading a lot about it, so I’ll share with you what I’ve found so far in the hopes that this might be useful to someone.


April 28, 2009 at 1:14 pm 4 comments

Triangle’s first Anthropologie now open!

Spouses of Triangle shoppers, BEWARE!  The Triangle’s first Anthropologie opened yesterday at the Streets at Southpoint in Durham.  I love their dresses and tops and jackets and knick-knacks and curtains and… okay, everything.

Image from A Design Affair.

April 25, 2009 at 9:01 am Leave a comment

News: Save broadband competition in NC

A friend recently let me know about this news about NC broadband on Slashdot:

The good people of Wilson, NC pay $99/month for 10/10 Mbps internet service, 81 TV channels and telephone service. How’d they manage that, you ask? Well, the city-owned and operated cable service called Greenlight came into being when the City of Wilson approached TWC and local DSL provider Embarq and requested faster service for the area. “TWC refused the request. And so Greenlight was born,” says blogger Peter Smith. “Now Time Warner Cable and Embarq are upset that they’ve got competition, and rather than try to go head to head with Greenlight on price and service, they’ve instead been lobbying the state government of NC to pass laws to put Greenlight out of business. Apparently they’re having some success, as the NC State Senate has proposed bills that would do TWC’s bidding.”

This is terrible news for consumers of high speed internet services like myself.  Read more about the bills at Brian Bowman’s WordPress blog about the bills.  If you’re as fired up as I am, write to your North Carolina legislators.  Look them up here.  If you don’t remember their names, find them here.


April 24, 2009 at 8:17 am Leave a comment

Earthquake in Italy

The earthquake in L’Aquila, Italy earlier today has killed nearly 100, left thousands homeless, and ruined much of the city’s treasured Romanesque, Gothic, and Renaissance architecture.  (Sources: CNN,  National Geographic’s Intelligent Travel blog.)  Keep those people in your thoughts and prayers.

April 6, 2009 at 4:07 pm Leave a comment

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