Lots of people always want to know how to learn the “secrets” of cheap travel. In fact, that’s how Joe and I started Your Mileage May Vary – our friends saw how we saved money and traveled well by using points and miles, and lots of them said Joe should run classes to teach what he knows. Well, he really didn’t have time for that, so I suggested he start a blog. And here we are. 😉
Joe does have his Basics Of How To Get Started Earning Points & Miles Balances post and that gives a nice, overall idea of how to get started. But there’s still so much more you can learn. A lot of our posts have a lot of that info, and lots of other bloggers on Boarding Area have some great “teaching” posts, too. But I found a place online that has 9 different online courses to help you learn about all different aspects of travel and right now, you can pay whatever you want to get access to them.
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If you’re older than 30 or so, you’ll probably remember the heyday of MySpace, a social networking website offering an interactive, user-submitted network of friends, personal profiles, blogs, groups, photos, music, and videos.
MySpace was the largest social networking site in the world from 2005 to 2008 (that’s when Facebook took over that title). It’s actually still around, but Tom Anderson, its co-founder and original President (and everyone’s “first” friend on MySpace), sold the company in 2005.
Tom apparently got into photography around 2011 or so, and because he sold MySpace for $580 million, has been traveling the world ever since, taking pictures. But they’re good. I mean REALLY good. Take a look:
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Joe and I love Japan. I’ve been there 4 times and Joe 3, and we’re looking at 2020 for our 5th/4th visit. Now, if there’s one thing we can count on from Japan, it’s its quirkiness or even, if you’ll forgive us, its weirdness. Cuz really…for every charming thing like Hayao Miyazaki films, or amazingly fun thing like Tokyo Disneyland/Tokyo DisneySea, or gorgeous natural thing like Mt. Fuji, there’s the off-center thing like MXC (Most Extreme Challenge – I LOVE that show), an incinerator that looks like a theme park, or the annual Kanamara Matsuri, also known as the Penis Festival ( <– YouTube link is NSFW). If you haven’t figured it out yet, Joe and I really like off-center stuff (OK, maybe not the Penis Festival so much), which, yeah, plays a part in why we describe YMMV as, “A slightly off-center look at travel, hotel points, frequent flyer miles & other ways to save.”
So when I found out there’s a guy in Japan that has essentially made an art form of photographing quirky/weird public toilets in Japan, let’s just say I wasn’t the least bit surprised…
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