This Might Be The Most Sexist Bar In The World

Sexism is apparently alive and well at Japan’s Hilton Osaka, where their cafe/bar, called My Place, currently has a discount offer running for women who wear high heels – and the higher the heels, the more of a discount they’ll receive.

Wait, what the…?!?!?! Yeah, I know. Read more for the details…
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We’ve Told You Why To Use A VPN When You Travel – Here’s A Great Price For One!

As Joe and I have written in the past (here and here), when you’re traveling, it’s a really, REALLY good idea to use a VPN (Virtual Private Network). A VPN, (as per Wikipedia) “…enables users to send and receive data across shared or public networks as if their computing devices were directly connected to the private network. Applications running across the VPN may therefore benefit from the functionality, security, and management of the private network.” (in other words, it gives you privacy when you’re online so no one can hack your passwords, banking or purchasing info, etc.).

If you already have a VPN, AWESOMESAUCE! But if you don’t have one, or if you’re in the market for a new one, we just got word of a great price on what has become our VPN of choice…

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Two Different Styles Of Travel Planning

It’s Friday! Time for my (somewhat) weekly ramble about whatever is on my mind this week. I’ve been planning some trips recently and noticed how my brain will occasionally jump from idea to idea. I find this helpful because it means I’ll discover options that I might have otherwise missed. However, I also find that this can be a huge time sink as I’ll end up spending way too much time on booking a simple hotel and rental car.

Just like in story-telling, there are different ways to plan your travels. There’s a linear approach where you find a hotel, airfare and maybe a car rental and book your trip. You can save time by booking a package containing all three. Simply enter your information once and you’re all done. There’s also a more non-linear, or stream of consciousness,  approach. You’ll still get your travel plans made, but you’ll take some detours along the way while planning. Maybe when you’re looking at hotels, you’ll have an idea that a Bed and Breakfast or AirBNB might be a better choice for the stay so you’ll look into those for a while. This could also mean while looking at flights to a destination, you start wondering what options there would be if you drove? There’s that place where you could stop on the way that you’ve always wanted to visit, or friends that you’d be able to meet up with. While thinking about this, you remember the points in a program where you can get a fourth night free, or have a free night, or have a gift card, or even a special promotion that’s going on. After going over all of these options, you eventually decide on the details of your trip and book it, (leaving open the chance you still change things around a few times before the trip).

Is one of these types of planning better than another?

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Delta Airlines Is Giving These Out & I Love Them For It!

While flying back home from NYC a few weeks ago, I was in line for Boarding Group 1 (click here for a funny story about that), when the Delta customer service agent, an outgoing, friendly guy in his 50s, came within the queues, stopping right next to a little girl who was maybe about 3y/o. She was very cute…blonde hair, blue eyes and with some awesome Sketchers that were rainbow colored, bedazzled with rhinestones and had lights that lit up when she walked. He made this announcement:

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