Free Hotel Nights in Asia, Hijacking a Plane With Chocolate, and the Most Disappointing Destinations (Bits ‘n Pieces for April 20, 2014)

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  1. Vegas? GREAT hotels, some of the best restaurants on the planet, some of the best entertainment in the world. Give me a break. anyone who thinks Las Vegas is only about gambling is an idiot.

  2. Frankfurt? Has Miss Caroline not been to the First Class Terminal?! That is disappointing of anyone claiming to write about “Smarter Travel”! 🙂

  3. Liberty Island? Absolutely a must see when touring NY. The 11 o’clock tour by the park rangers is just great. Get your ass there early! It’s going to get crowded because it’s really awesome!

  4. I hope the author of the disappointing destinations article never has a kid or attends a bachelorette party. If she has a kid she will just be complaining about the price of drinks (similar price to movie theater or pro sports, omg) while her kids are interested in this whole magical world of imagination thing she is drinking because she can’t understand. If she goes to a bachelorette party she will just be criticizing smokers and gamblers and buffets while her friends are walking through miles of luxury shops and gourmet restaurants with drinks in their hands having fun and deciding when to hit the pools, what show to see, and what clubs to hit at night. Whats the fun of riding magic mountain or sitting ringside at a championship fight when you could be focused on complaining about other tourists and prices?

  5. What the article on the vending machine didn’t report is that you can only buy stuff as a medical user, so just anyone cannot use it. They make a big deal about this stuff in Denver that it gets old real quick.

  6. Niagara falls is best on the Canadian side. Plus the last time I was there was in 97 the exchange rate was really in our favor

  7. Looky-loos who think Vegas is about staying in a hotel and eating in a restaurant are just sad. It’s about gambling. What’s next? Go to a cathouse and watch everybody else get lucky and say you’re just there for the buffet?

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