From Point A To …

About Me

I’m definitely not a Road Warrior. In fact, I’ve driven a car only once in the last ten years. I’m certainly not independently wealthy. I’m just a regular guy in Chicago with a “Day Job.”

Nevertheless, I’ve managed to enjoy New Year’s Eves in London, Paris and Buenos Aires. I’ve spent a long weekend on a private luxury resort island off the Great Barrier Reef.

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I’ve flown in First Class to Australia, Hong Kong and Italy.

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All of those great vacations were thanks to Points. Airline points, hotel points, credit card points … even points for drinking Coca-Cola!

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You name it, I’ve collected it! I’ve started this blog to share with you my strategies for achieving my Dream Vacations … and what I’ve done once I’ve arrived at my destination.

Yes, I’ll come off sounding a bit obsessive in my pursuit of points. However, I guess one person’s obsession can end up being another person’s passion.  Perhaps that’s the better way of looking at things.

I have a passion for travel and seeing new places.  In addition, I subscribe to that old adage that “getting there is half the fun.”  Yes, it is “all about the journey.” So with that, let’s get this blog started and I can start telling you how to get From Point A to … well, you fill in the blank.

- Point A

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Getting there is half the fun! Day Job during the -uhh Day- and Travel Blogging at Night. It’s all about the journey …

3 thoughts on “From Point A To …”

  1. Hi,

    Love your website!

    I wondered if you wanted some free publicity on our website by joining our Top 100 Most Travelled Club called STEPS? Brief details below:

    What is STEPS and how does it work?
    Everyday we will post a travel experience, restaurant, hotel or attraction. If you have visited that days attraction simply leave a comment sharing a useful tip for future visitors or simply tell the tale of your visit. For each comment you leave you will receive points!
    How many points you receive will depend on the country and the type of attraction. For instance, you would receive more points for snorkelling in a hidden lagoon in Tuvalu than visiting Time Square, New York. Then every week we will publish the Top 100 most travelled list by points scored. Easy as that!
    Victoria Milner (themilnerguide) “I have to say that you guys have come up with a great project here. I don’t know if it’s my competitive nature, the tales that I’m remembering whilst writing my contributions, or other peoples stories but it is great fun. And the STEPS are diverse so you are catching a wide audience.”
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    • A great opportunity to share your knowledge, tips and to tell your tales of your adventures as well as links to any posts you may have written about the attraction.
    • To show how well travelled you are and let other travel fans no about you and your travels.
    • We will share prizes and offers for members from time to time .
    • To help you find inspiration of places to visit on your trips.
    • We will monitor your tweets and RT anything appropriate to our audience (nearly 12,000).
    • Will link to your appropriate posts in our Travel Blogger Guide pages.
    • Have the opportunity to be interviewed on our blog (starting soon).
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    kind regards and hoping you will join in!

    keep up the great blog.

    Si Salter

    1. Thanks Sandy! You’re the first person to comment … glad SOMEONE is reading this ;-) Welcome aboard and buckle yourself in for the ride.

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  1. Hi! Sorry I can’t seem to find any contact info or a way to comment on the post I’m referring to, but I just stumbled across your review of Hotel Marincanto in Positano, Italy. http://www.frompointato.com/2014/02/02/hotel-marincanto-positano-review-hercule-poirot-should-have-slept-here/ My fiance and I are getting married in Positano next month, and we’ve also reserved a junior suite at Hotel Marincanto. I was just wondering about your comment that the room didn’t have a tub, and it didn’t seem like it had a sofabed either. The hotel’s website says all junior suites have a jacuzzi tub and sofabed. Is there a chance your room was a superior room maybe? If it definitely was a junior suite, I’ll reach out to our hotel and be sure to request a tub! :-) Thanks for a great review!

    1. Hi Rachel! Thanks for reading and for your kind words regarding the review. Yes, we did reserve a Junior Suite (I looked at my original reservation email) and were in Room 212. Since we only had a shower stall you’ll want to make sure you get in touch with the hotel to make sure you get a tub in your room! That said, we LOVED our stay at the Hotel Marincanto and would definitely stay there again. You picked a great place to stay for your honeymoon. Congratulations on your upcoming wedding! Positano is truly magical! P.S. Thanks for the heads up on not being able to leave a comment on the post … must be a weird technical glitch which should be fixed now. Sorry about the inconvenience!

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