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Bad Girl RiRi’s Summer Vacation

Jordan Riachi aka "Bad Girl RiRi" decided to spend his summer vacation in California (He's from Australia, so that's winter to you 'Murica people). He had a rad trip enjoying the finer amenities The States have to offer, and skating with the rest of the Caliber crew! Riders: Jordan Riachi Tyler Howell Liam Morgan Joey Nickell Film/Edit: Jack Boston Music: "Doin Time" (Eerie Splendor Version) - Sublime "Pool Shark" (Original) - Sublime "Nothing to Worry About" - Peter Bjorn and John Likes: 41 Viewed: 19064 source

British Airways Visa 10% Discount Extended Through 2018!

I’m a big fan of the British Airways Visa Signature® Card. I applied for it earlier this year, and it has helped me to earn lots of Avios. The card isn’t subjected to the 5/24 rule (meaning that you can potentially be approved even if you’ve opened more than five new card accounts in the past 24 months), and it offers a generous sign-up bonus of up to 75,000 Avios upon completing minimum spend, as follows: Earn 50,000 bonus Avios after spending $3,000 within the first three months Earn an additional 25,000 bonus Avios after spending a total of $10,000 within the first year On top of that, the card has some unique features that make it worth holding onto long term. Among these features is the ability to earn a Travel Together Ticket. Cardmembers receive this if they spend at least $30,000 in purchases on their card in a calendar year, and then they can book an award ticket for two people, and don’t have to pay the Avios for the second passenger — instead they just have to pay the carrier imposed surcharges and taxes, which are still significant. Still, for an international first class redemption this can represent a good deal. There’s one other awesome perk to this card — specifically, you can receive 10% off the cost of airfare on British Airways for roundtrip travel originating in the US in any cabin for you and up to eight companions traveling on the same reservation. The catch is that as of now this offer has been set to expire on December 31, 2017. Per View from the Wing, the good news is that this has finally been extended. While the terms haven’t been updated, the British Airways Visa 10% discount is now pricing out for flights in 2018. My assumption is that this has been extended through December 31, 2018, though the schedule hasn’t gone out that far yet — as of now this is available through the end of the schedule. In order to take advantage of this offer, just enter code CARDOFFERU on the booking page in the “Promotion code” section. Note that there seems to be a new version of the British Airways website (which I find to be awful), and on that I can’t find where to enter the code, so I recommend using the old version of the site. The best part is that the British Airways Visa 10% discount can be stacked with the AARP discount of up to $200 per ticket, to score a great deal on a transatlantic flight. While British Airways’ business class isn’t my favorite, it’s a product that’s often tough to say no to at the price. Anyone planning 2018 travel using the British Airways Visa 10% discount? Source link

LP Pathfinders: video of the month, November 2017

Dallol Lake found in Danakil depression, Ethiopia ©Einat Klein Photography / Shutterstock Every month, we curate the best blog posts and Instagrams from our Lonely Planet Pathfinders. This month we’re featuring a video by Hanna and Zach from Handzaround who have captured stunning footage of Africa’s diverse landscapes. ‘Africa’s Afar Triangle is famous for the Danakil Depression, Erta Ale Volcano, Salt Lake Assale and Dallol. The temperatures and altitudes in this part of the world are some of the planet’s most extreme. We trekked to the volcano and spent four days exploring the Danakil Depression. The temperatures were unbearable and the whole trip was a challenge, but the landscapes were out of this world.’ Afar Triangle – Handzaround Hanna and Zach’s video perfectly captures the magic of east Africa’s diverse and stunning landscape. Featuring a mixture of sweeping drone shots, first-person footage and timelapse, we feel as though we’ve been along for the adventure. Hat tip to them both for some top-notch editing skills. Thank you to all the Pathfinders for their submissions this month — the standard was high! We particularly enjoyed a trip through Iceland with The World Pursuit while We Tour the World took us on a leg of their journey through Lesotho. Keep your eyes on our Thorn Tree forum where we’ll post the next submission call-out. Find out what else our Lonely Planet Pathfinders are up to (or sign up yourself!) by checking out the Pathfinders video playlist and don’t forget to subscribe to our YouTube channel. Source link


My first year film at Loyola Marymount University, shot on 35 mm. Originally a silent film, but the lovely Danny Spiteri let me use his song 'Happy' as music to accompany it. Check out more of Danny's work on his Bandcamp: Thanks for watching! Likes: 9 Viewed: 565 source

Top Activities in The Middle East For Adventure Junkies

Be it bungee jumping off a building’s hundredth floor, scaling craggy mountains, or riding crazy roller coasters, there’s a certain appeal to thrilling adventures that get some people hooked on the rush. Your senses are on high alert, your heart is pounding, maybe you’re scared, maybe you’re not, but you feel oh so alive. It’s little wonder that some people will go above and beyond to seek out activities that trigger that heightened excitement. If you’re one of them, you’ll probably always be on the lookout for a way to get that specific high anywhere you go. The Middle East has always been a little bit mysterious and intriguing, with its brand of intermingling cultures and rich history. It’s perfect for curious travelers looking for an adventure. These days, the modern and natural marvels of the region are garnering attention as up-and-coming spots for adrenaline junkies to convene in. If you feel like daring yourself to tick off this list, Wego, the top travel search website in the Middle East and UAE, will help you find the cheapest flights and hotels in the region. Trust me, you won’t want to miss out on any of these activities in the Middle East designed to get your heart rate soaring. Via Ferrata, Oman Combining Oman’s dynamic topography with its magnificent vista, via Ferrata in Jebal Akhdar is the dream adventure. Via Ferrata is a mix between rock climbing and hiking: the protected climbing route here will be traversed by climbers attaching themselves to the cables stretched across the mountainside, while using a waist harness and steel clips. You’ll have to grip the steel cables and trace your way along the cave opening, one clip at a time. As you make your way through, the course snakes around jagged rock formations, adding to the challenge and excitement. Perched 2,000 meters above sea level in the Al Hajar mountain range in Oman, Via Ferrata is the highest in the Middle East. Not only is it a great chance to test your stamina and nerves, it’s also an exhilarating way to take in the view of Oman’s great canyons from a unique vantage point. Skydiving above Palm Jumeirah, UAE It’s almost impossible to have a list of adrenaline-soaked activities without mentioning skydiving. If you relish the feeling of your insides somersaulting, jumping out of a plane from any skydiving spot will do. But for something extra, head over to Dubai, where skyscrapers seem to always be in a competition to be the tallest. You’ll be guided by experienced instructors here, although daredevils might be tempted to opt for solo skydives. The Palm Zone near the iconic Palm Jumeirah Island is a particularly popular drop zone. The spectacular view itself will make the leap from an altitude of 4,000 meters almost feel like nothing at all. Canyoning at Wadi Mujib, Jordan When in Jordan, awe and excitement are almost a guarantee. The ancient city of Petra, Wadi Rum, and the Dead Sea are the top highlights to explore, but have you ever heard of Wadi Mujib? Located just east

Delta Is Offering Discounted Business Class Award Tickets To Europe

Delta offers a monthly SkyMiles flash sale, and they just shared the details of their latest one. Often these sales are just for domestic economy travel, so this one is pretty exciting, since it’s for longhaul international business class travel. Hopefully some of you can take advantage of this one. Through this flash sale you can book roundtrip business class award tickets on Delta between the US and Europe starting at just 98,000 SkyMiles. The basic terms are as follows: Book by 11:59PM PT on Thursday, December 14, 2017 Travel between February 1 and May 21, 2018 Roundtrip travel is required Only valid for travel on Delta “metal” between the lower 48 and Europe According to Delta, this sale is valid for travel in the following markets: Belgium Ireland • Brussels (BRU) • Dublin (DUB) Czech Republic • Shannon (SNN)* • Prague (PRG)* Italy Denmark • Rome (FCO) • Copenhagen (CPH)* • Milan (MXP) France • Venice (VCE)* • Paris (CDG) Portugal • Nice (NCE)* • Lisbon (LIS)* Germany • Ponta Delgada, The Azores (PDL)* • Duesseldorf (DUS) Spain • Frankfurt (FRA) • Barcelona (BCN) • Munich (MUC) • Madrid (MAD) • Stuttgart (STR) • Malaga (AGP)* • Berlin (TXL)* Switzerland Greece • Zurich (ZRH) •  Athens (ATH)* United Kingdom Holland • Edinburgh (EDI)* •  Amsterdam (AMS) • Glasgow (GLA)* Iceland • London-Heathrow (LHR) • Reykjavik (KEF) As a point of comparison, ordinarily Delta charges 70,000 SkyMiles for their cheapest one-way business class awards, so this is a significant discount over their normal pricing, so assuming you can find eligible flights, this is like saving 30% on a business class award. This is definitely a good use of SkyMiles, given that they’re getting less valuable. However, there are plenty of loyalty programs where this is close to their regular price. If you already have SkyMiles then by all means redeem this way, but before you transfer Amex Membership Rewards points (for example), consider the other options. Aeroplan charges 55,000 miles for one-way business class to Europe, and if you book a roundtrip they’ll even allow two stopovers, so for many that could be a better value. Still, if you have SkyMiles and are thinking of going to Europe in the spring, this is a great opportunity. Does anyone plan on taking advantage of this SkyMiles flash sale? (Tip of the hat to Andrew B) Source link

Looking Back on 2017: A Rollercoaster Year

These round-up posts are a great way for us to finally reflect on the year that has just passed by. When travelling around, moving from country to country, events and memories start to blend together. By physically sitting here and writing about the year that’s about to end, it’s a great opportunity for me to think about all that Nick and I have experienced, and accomplished in 2017. Since 2012, I’ve created these wrap-up posts: 2012 was “A Very Memorable Year” 2013 was “A Year of Firsts” 2014 “Started and Ended With Mexico” 2015 was “A Year of Spontaneity” 2016 was ” A Year of Big Decisions” For this year, there are numerous ways I could describe it: exciting, adventurous, emotional, rocky…, but I think the main term that is appropriate for the year is “roller coaster”. It was definitely a year of ups and downs. Actually, I could also call this article the “year of miles” because we took so many flights, trains, buses and car rides! Sipping on some coconuts and watching sunset in Canggu Bali This was our travel route this year: Argentina -> Uruguay -> Argentina -> Chile -> Argentina -> Turkey -> Scotland -> England -> Greece -> Kyrgyzstan -> Thailand -> Indonesia -> Canada -> Indonesia -> Japan -> Mexico 2017 started out in South America… Argentina Argentina is an incredibly diverse country filled with deserts, glaciers, jungles, cities, and the ocean. This was where we spent Christmas and New Year’s Eve, and we had high hopes for the bustling capital city of Buenos Aires – a place we thought would delight us with its tango dancing, delectable steaks, and overall city vibe. But, unfortunately, we were underwhelmed during our month long stay and had a love / hate (dislike) relationship with Buenos Aires. You can read more about our feelings on the city here. Thankfully, we were not disappointed with the rest of the country of Argentina whatsoever! We went on a 10 day road trip through the desert and wine region of Salta, including Cafayate, Cachi, Purmamarca, Tilcara and the salt flats. The scenery during that trip was unbelievable, and the wine was superb. Happy New Year!! We were the only ones to countdown to midnight in Buenos Aires…but oh well READ MORE: Travelling Salta: A Culture-Rich Region of Argentina Road Trip in Northwestern Argentina: Salta to Cafayate Road Trip in Northwestern Argentina: Cafayate to Tilcara and the Salt Flats Cafayate – It’s All About The Wine! We also checked out the university city of Mendoza, which is most famous for its wineries (ever heard of Norton and Trapiche?) and the nearby Aconcagua Mountain, which is the highest mountain outside of Asia. Argentina is home to Patagonia, which offers beautiful mountain landscapes, dazzling glaciers and awesome hiking opportunities. We visited this southern part of Argentina and explored El Calafate and El Chalten, both offering stunning natural wonders. The hiking in El Chalten was awesome! By this point, we had experienced the capital city, the deserts, the wine region and Patagonia. But, we weren’t finished yet. Last up was the Lake District, a popular destination for