You know what I love more than travel? Free travel. Utah Valley CVB is giving away a prize package that will either allow you to visit Utah Valley for the first time or if you live here enable you to help friends and family visit. I am posting this here because I think it’s a great giveaway and I’m secretly hoping some of my travel blogger friends will enter and win so we can meet up!
To win, simply upload a two minute video about why you love Utah Valley or why your family needs to visit. The prize package includes:
- · Four hotel rooms for three nights
- · $1,000 Frontier Airlines Fly-Bucks
- · Admission to Thanksgiving Point Gardens and Museum (16 tickets)
- · $200 Sundance gift card
- · $400 voucher to Seven Peaks Resort or Provo Beach Resort
Entries must be received by Sept. 19, 2012. To enter, please visit here.
A couple of months ago I interviewed my favorite flight attendant, well here is an interview I did with my favorite pilot (who also happens to be my brother-in-law) Chris. His love for all things airplanes, airlines, flying, and the friendly skies are palpable. If you get him talking about his love (other than my sister-in-law and two adorable neices of course) he gets a sparkle in his eye and will talk your ear off. Hopefully this interview will answer all your airline pilot questions but if it doesn’t feel free to leave them in the comments section!
DTM: How long have you been a pilot?
Chris: There are many ways that someone can become a pilot. The three most common are flying for the military, attending a flight school, or earning your licenses at your local airport. All three ways are perfectly acceptable and each has its own strengths. I attended the John D. Odegard School of Aerospace Sciences at the University of North Dakota, located in Grand Forks. UND is a large state University with a topnotch aviation program. Read the rest of this entry »
Details can be found here, but basically due to the increase of violent crime in Columbia the US Department of State is warning against travel to the area. The warning also states that it encorages anyone who is traveling to the country to be sure to register with the US Embassy through the State Department’s website (which is always a good idea).
Happy and safe travels everyone!
Jet Blue came out with an interesting promotion that I felt was worth mentioning; the All you can jet pass for $599! Purchase now through August 21 and you will be able to travel from September 8 to October 8 on any flight and as often as you want! If you have the time to take off- this is totally worth it! Or just travel every single weekend for the month!
Maybe you were planning a trip during that time that would have cost $600 anyways- this could be a great option for you to get your moneys worth. Read the details at Jet Blue’s website and let me know if you take them up on this offer!
The Department of State alerts U.S. citizens of the health risks of travel to Mexico at this time due to an outbreak of H1N1 “swine flu.” The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued an April 27 notice recommending that American citizens avoid all nonessential travel to Mexico at this time. CDC’s notice also suggests precautions that travelers and U.S. citizen residents in Mexico can take to reduce their risk of infection while in Mexico. CDC provides recommendations for those who must travel to an area that has reported cases of swine flu, and recommends measures to take following return from an area that has reported cases of swine flu. The complete CDC notice can be found at the following link: http://www.cdc.gov/travel/. Please check this site frequently for updates. This Travel Alert expires on July 27, 2009.
The World Health Organization (WHO), the Global Alert and Response Network (GOARN) and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have sent experts to Mexico to work with health authorities.
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