Check Out the Live Smart Not Hard Mobile Version

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The Live Smart Not Hard mobile version is now active. Over the last few days I’ve been testing out some different aspects of it and I think I’ve got it working properly. If you’re reading this site on a mobile phone or tablet, what do you think of the Live Smart mobile version? How does it look? If you haven’t ... Read More »

Here’s How I Got My Visa to China

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Previously I wrote about how I scored an amazing deal from New York to Italy and then from the Czech Republic to Beijing, China. Both flights for just $132, taxes included. But with a visit to China came the need to pick up a Visa. While U.S. citizens have very generous rules when it comes to visiting other countries, sometimes even ... Read More »

Part II: “The Free Cruise Challenge”

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Last spring I wrote a post called, “The Free Cruise Challenge” in which my goal was to do just that, earn a free cruise. I set the tone by laying out some of the points, requirements and preferences. If you haven’t yet had a chance, take a look at it. Overall the major non-negotiatble was this: • I want to ... Read More »

Rudolph Was Delicious

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While en route from Seward to Denali National Park, our bus stopped for an hour in Anchorage. Walking around town, I came across a food cart and saw they were offering, “Reindeer Dogs.” SOLD! I want to say I’ve had Reindeer before, maybe in some type of jerky, however I wanted to try as many different foods in Alaska as ... Read More »