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IRS Tax Refund 101: How to Travel on Your Refund

by Megan Swanick. Posted Apr 14th 2014 02:24 PM
Dreaming Of Refunds
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As most Americans know, tomorrow is the deadline to file your 2013 taxes with the IRS. There is an upside, however, to paying taxes. Well, other than paved roads and schools and whatnot: getting your refund. And the best use of that newfound money is, of course, travel.

Here is a comprehensive list of ideas where your refund can take you, broken down by just how much you're getting back.
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Aldon Smith or Random Twitter User: Which Alleged Airplane-Bomb Threat Maker Had the Worst Sunday?

by Zach Everson. Posted Apr 14th 2014 12:59 PM
Super Bowl Football
Associated PressSan Francisco 49ers linebacker Aldon Smith during the second half of Super Bowl XLVII.
On Sunday, San Francisco 49ers linebacker Aldon Smith was arrested at Los Angeles International Airport after allegedly telling a TSA agent that he had a bomb. In a separate incident earlier in the day, now former Twitter user @QueenDemetriax_ Tweeted to American Airlines that he was part of Al Qaida and on June 1 was "gonna do something really big."

Sunday was not a good day for either Smith or @QueenDemetriax_. Let's see who had it worse.
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Chris Brown Racks Up Air Miles, but Not Points, Flying Con Air

by Zach Everson. Posted Apr 7th 2014 12:35 PM
People-Chris Brown
Associated Press
Chris Brown and his neck tattoos have been traveling the United States by airplane since Thursday. But unlike most road warriors, he's not picking up frequent flyer miles. (And, no, it's not because he's on Delta.)
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Traveling MLB Players Allegedly Use Some Killer Aliases at Hotels, Right 'Rooster Cogburn'?

by Zach Everson. Posted Mar 28th 2014 10:30 AM
Neftali Feliz
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To avoid autograph seekers, groupies and possibly even their own camera-wielding teammates, Major League Baseball players often use aliases when staying at hotels. And while assuming a pseudonym can be a hassle -- after a few bourbons, who amongst us hasn't forgotten that they've chosen to go by Dr. Rosenrosen that evening? -- these leaked lists of players' alleged hotel check-in names, however, reveal that at least the players have a little fun with it.
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15 Strange Concierge Requests Made at California Hotels

by Zach Everson. Posted Mar 27th 2014 01:45 PM
Humor bell boy and rich snob costumer
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Oscar tickets, a Lassie lookalike and in-room grass for a dog to relieve himself on are just three of the weirdest concierge requests these California hotels have received.
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5 Airplanes with Sky Lounges So Sexy You Won't Want to Deplane

by Zach Everson. Posted Mar 25th 2014 03:42 PM
Conversations In A Cloud Pop-Up Business Panel
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These onboard airplane lounges make traditional first class look like it's for boxcar hobos.
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One World Trade Center: Watch Two Guys BASE Jump Off Its Roof

by Zach Everson. Posted Mar 25th 2014 01:36 PM
One World Trade Center BASE jump New York City Freedom Tower
YouTube/NYC B.A.S.E. Jump
Video of two men BASE jumping from the 1,776-foot, unfinished One World Trade Center in New York City was posted on YouTube yesterday. The BASE jump -- that'd be free falling from a fixed object using a parachute to break the fall (the acronym a stands for "building, antenna, span, and Earth") -- occurred on Sept. 30, 2013 at 3 a.m.

Also happening yesterday: four New York men were arrested in connection with the jump.
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March Madness in Las Vegas: 6 Places to Avoid NCAA Basketball After Your Team Craps Out

by Zach Everson. Posted Mar 20th 2014 04:34 PM
Gondoliers at Venetian Hotel and Casino Las Vegas
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More than the host arenas, Las Vegas has become the go-to spot for the first weekend of March Madness. But what happens when your team gets bounced out by an underdog in the NCAA men's basketball tournament's first round and you can't stomach another game, let alone a weekend full of them? These six places offer a respite from the sports books, where you can refresh, rejuvenate and rest up for next season.
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Travel Like Superman above Los Angeles

by Zach Everson. Posted Mar 18th 2014 02:29 PM
Superman POV fly video with GoPro over Los Angeles, California.
YouTube/CorridorDigital
Ever wanted to travel like Superman (and I'm don't mean in a blue bodysuit with a cape -- you can fly like that on a commercial plane -- but rather by flying on your own power)? This POV video shot with a GoPro and a drone provides a little insight on the experience (and, yes, it seems to impress distressed damsels).
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Fish Tank Bursts in Downtown Disney Restaurant: Watch

by Zach Everson. Posted Mar 18th 2014 12:52 PM
Fish tank burst video from Disney World's Downtown Disney's T-Rex Cafe
YouTube/Chase
T-Rex Cafe is in Orlando's Downtown Disney. But last night, diners would be excused for thinking they were at SeaWorld -- albeit a really crappy, downmarket version of the marine-life theme park -- after the restaurant's fish tank burst.
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