What would you do with 100,000 American Airline miles?

Earlier this year, I applied for and received two American Airlines Citibank Visa credit cards, one for personal use and one for business. The annual fee was waived for the first year. The signup bonuses were 50,000 miles each but to earn the 100,000 miles, there was one catch. Each card required that I spend […]

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Want to go to the front of the line at airport security?

Last week I was at airport security but was screened in a special line that was much shorter than the one for other passengers. Also, I didn’t have to take off my shoes or remove my laptop from the carryon bag. Why the preferential treatment? Well it’s not because I’m important, famous or flying in […]

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Seven ultramarathons build seven schools

At More Than Adventure I believe that adventures, whether big or small, are an important part of life. But honestly if I all do is pursue adventures, sometimes it can get tiresome. For me, life also needs to include some areas where I can contribute to others and be a part of a cause greater […]

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Walking on the moon

Recently I read a book called “Contagious: Why Things Catch On,” by Jonah Berger, a marketing professor at the Wharton School of Business. He explains and gives examples of why various ad campaigns, products and messages tend to spread more than others. He lists six reasons that cause ideas to become contagious: Social Currency Triggers […]

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Sailing around the world

As I mentioned in the last post, I attended the World Domination Summit in the first part of July. It’s a good conference but often the people I meet outside of the normal schedule are more interesting than some of the official conference activities. In fact, what I especially appreciate about the conference is that […]

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