As I mentioned in this post, our trip from Dallas to Johannesburg was a long one, routed through New York and Cairo. As a result, by the time we landed in Johannesburg OR Tambo airport, we were already tired and worn out. Ready for a shower, a power nap, and some good food. That wasn’t …

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For our winter break, the JJ family took a trip to South Africa. It was our first foray into Africa. The way our flights were booked (on miles), we had an 11-hour stopover in Cairo, en route to Johannesburg. Our thoughts immediately turned to vaccines that we might need. If you remember, we could not …

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Part of the pleasure of our Panama trip was our stay at the Marriott Executive Apartments Finisterre. We booked it through the Citi Prestige Concierge to take advantage of the 4th night benefit. Centrally located, the hotel is in a bustling area, close to a supermarket¬† (Supermercado Riba Smith Bella Vista) and the many attractions …

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In June 2013, our family made a weekend trip to Houston to complete the interview for Global Entry. Subsequently, we have enjoyed five years of Precheck and Global Entry privileges. Global Entry membership expires after 5 years, on each member’s birthday. Membership renewals can be applied for one year prior to the expiration date which …

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