Roundup: Citi Rewards+, Le Meridien Tahiti Bookings, $2M Penny, AA & Expedia Settle Lawsuit, Most Dangerous Countries to Visit and More

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Is It Just Me? I Don’t Get The Excitement For The Citi Rewards+ Card

Mark at Miles to Memories shares his thought on the new Citi Rewards+ Card. Read more here.

PSA: Le Meridien Tahiti Award Bookings Have Been Cancelled – Points Not Refunded Automatically

On October 16th, 2018 Le Meridien Tahiti left the Marriott/SPG program and joined Accorhotels (being managed by Sofitel), also renaming to Tahiti la Ora Beach Resort. Now award booking have been canceled. Read more here.

This Norwegian cheese is officially the best in the world

The winning aged gouda is called fanaost, and is made by Norwegian cheesemaker named Jørn Hafslund on the Ostegården farm. Fanaost beat out 3,472 cheeses from around the world to claim the title. With a herd of just 12 cows, Ostegården is the smallest dairy to win the competition in the World Cheese Awards’ 30-plus-year history. Read more here.

Penny found at school cafeteria worth almost $2 million

Don’t be ashamed to pick up pennies when you see them. They could literally be worth a fortune. This one was a 1943 Lincoln penny, one of 20 that were accidentally pressed in copper that year. Read more here.

Review – Costco’s $550 Iberico leg of ham

I ate a whole lot of Jamón Ibérico when I visited Spain recently, but 16lbs of it seems a bit too much for me. Would you buy it? Read more here.

American Airlines and Expedia Quietly Settle Trademark Lawsuit

The airline filed the federal lawsuit in Texas in October, alleging that the Expedia Add-On Advantage logo infringed on American’s long-held AAdvantage loyalty program logos and marks, and that Expedia had breached agreements with the airline in the process. Read more here.

World’s 20 Most Dangerous Countries for US Travelers

The U.S. State Department issues travel advisories for every country in the world, ranging from Level 1 (exercise normal precautions) to Level 4 (do not travel). Afghanistan, Iraq and Libya are some of the countries listed as Level 4. Read more here.

Why does food taste different on planes?

Herbert Stone, who has a PhD in nutrition, worked on food for the Apollo Moon Mission. He says that says chilly airplane temps are partly to blame for food not tasting as good up in the air. Read more here.

An app called Tally wants to help you manage your credit card debt and make it easier to save money

Tally collects information from you about your credit score, different credit cards you have, and lenders. Your credit information is then analyzed for your payment habits and spending trends. If you have excellent credit, then you may be eligible for Tally’s own credit line. Read more here.

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