I’d Like to Share Some Personal Thank You’s — and Related Observations

The Samsung Galaxy S5 really does take good photos, even in low light and even with someone at the controls who cannot do more than point and shoot (and isn’t great at holding steady).

And Las Vegas is beautiful at night… from a distance.

    View from Mix at the Delano

Many thanks to Randy Petersen and his staff for hosting a great weekend conference on blogging.

Thanks to Lucky from One Mile at a Time, to Summer from Mommy Points, and Ed from Pizza in Motion for great conversations as always.

It was wonderful to re-connect with folks like Jetsetter’s Homestead and Chris McGinnis, and finally meet others like Head for Points and Travel is Free.

Congratulations to Heels First Travel for being added as ‘featured’ at BoardingArea.com.

The speakers — from Google, USA Today, Associated Press, Barclaycard, Delta Airlines and others were all first-rate.

The other thing about Vegas is that it is impossible not to be tired. Even before layering in a conference. For most people, you can guess the reason. For me because I was trying to ensure I’d keep getting up on East Coast time so I’d hit the ground running again Monday morning and because I tried to keep up with work (my busiest time of year) throughout the weekend. Oh well, I suppose most Vegas visitors just figure they’ll sleep when they’re dead…

I really do consider myself one of the truly lucky people. I’ve gotten to see and do more than I could ever have imagined growing up. And that leaves me much more excited each day for the next, to see what it will bring.

About Gary Leff

Gary Leff is one of the foremost experts in the field of miles, points, and frequent business travel - a topic he has covered since 2002. Co-founder of frequent flyer community InsideFlyer.com, emcee of the Freddie Awards, and named one of the "World's Top Travel Experts" by Conde' Nast Traveler (2010-Present) Gary has been a guest on most major news media, profiled in several top print publications, and published broadly on the topic of consumer loyalty. More About Gary »

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  1. Why would delta bother to speak since they’ve shown they don’t care about the ff… Unless BA will start receiving comp from them to promote DL

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