The best way to accumulate Rewards quickly are with sign up bonuses for various credit cards with the main Banks and American Express.
The problem is the Reward programs are being devalued more often and with a greater impact to members of the programs.
My opinion outlined in a previous post is you need to model your Rewards portfolio in the same manner as an Investment portfolio.In that sense no matter where you travel and whatever Airline you use you will have a strategy to Travel at low cost just by using your Rewards.
The issue is the Big Guys either Marriott or IHG or Hyatt or Delta or United or British Airways or American keep raising the bar on the use of their currency then why bother at all in this Rewards Jamboree.
At this point the only logical answer is plan a trip and either use the Rewards you have now or plan a trip sign up for the bonus from the program or programs you think will work best and use them in a short time because they are losing value as I am writing this post.
All the major Hotel programs are watching each other lower the value of their programs where it stops no one knows.
Since the discovery of the Higgs Boson Cern has become a very popular attraction.
It is a short distance from the Geneva train station with frequent local transportation.
The ride takes about 20 minutes and takes you close to the French border.
It is best to try to book a free tour in advance but the slots fill up quickly so you must first Register on the CERN Web site and then request your tickets when the slots become available.This changes so if it is not 30 days before or 14 days before you arrive keep checking to avoid missing your chance to get tickets.
The tours begin in what I call Swiss time which means on time.
You are taken only to a few select parts of the complex for obvious Security reasons.
It was fascinating to watch scientists monitoring the Large Hadron Collider for any abnormal changes in the device including Radiation levels.
We also were taken to a part of the Complex that contains the original Collider which is the size of a Truck.
That is in comparison to the present Collider which is over 16 miles long.
The underground area is closed to visitors and now is being renovated with various upgrades.
All in all it is a fun stop if you are in Geneva or in the area it is worth your time.
Recently Starting in Tirano Italy got a real buzz riding The Bernina Express to Chur in Switzerland.
Swiss Trains are expensive so I purchased the same Ticket with a stop in Singen in Germany through Deutsche Bahn…… the same Ticket purchased through Swiss Rail is about 135USD my Ticket was less then 33 USD.
The trick is to make your last stop in Germany and getting off early if you are going to in my instance Zurich.
The Train leaves this sweet and relaxing town around 2:30 PM so rather then connect from Milan or another town I arrived the night before and stayed at a Hotel that is a few feet from the Train station.
The Hotel is called Binario Zero and was very modern and clean the only problem is you must check in at another Hotel a short distance away.
I booked the Panoramic car which cost an additional 15USD but it was more then worth it.
After leaving exactly on time in Swiss style we started to travel around a nearby lake before beginning our ascent.The Train offers you an App to download so you can have a Narrator in the language of your choice give you a minute by minute explanation of this wonderful ride.
The Photos will give you a better idea then anything I can tell you.
The main point is Go…………. this is a great 6 hour ride that you will remember for the rest of your life.
This is not only my first Blog post but my first Blog post ever.
My interest in setting up this site is to give you the benefit of my experience of Traveling all over the World for personal and Business reasons.
I will show you how to travel at low cost and even for free using various Reward programs.
I will give reviews on various attractions including Hotels and Airlines.
I will discuss issues such as traveling healthy and the potential health risks of just getting on a Airplane and what we can do to lower our risk.
The recent reports regarding the Health effects on Cabin crews are very troubling.The Cabin air has been questioned for many years and we now have evidence that real people traveling on a regular basis have had serious impacts as a result of frequently being in the air.
Boeing did make adjustments in the 787 with air in the Cabin not influenced by the Engines and the toxic fumes they produce.However in other Aircraft passengers are exposed to dangerous levels of various chemicals related to the use of the Engines during Flight by simply sitting at their seats.
I believe the risk of litigation is very high for the Manufacturers and the various Airlines so they just deny,deny,deny.
So I believe anyone reading this Blog should contact their Representatives in Washington and the Airlines they fly with.
We must take charge of our lives no one else will.
On a more pleasant note will soon start giving you interesting insights on traveling the World at low cost.