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Frequent Flying: Alaska vs. United

I’m a devoted frequent flier, which means I generally fly one airline in particular, in order to gain the highest frequent flier status possible, not to mention to accumulate miles and, thus, free transport. But the recent upheavals in airlines — including the Delta/Northwest merger — mean less perks for […]

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Los Angeles To-Do Checklist

I’m freshly back from the Los Angeles Times Travel Show and ready to tell you all about the good times had by all. I plan to get to that over the next few days, but various social obligations and pre-birthday festivities have cramped my time for an elaborate re-cap just […]

Holiday Card Retrospective

Blame it on the Photoshop class I took at SMC back in 2002. It was the end of the semester, and I was so swamped that I had to choose between finishing my final project or sending out Christmas cards. While throwing together a composite of my cats surfing, I […]