“Veterans Day is next Tuesday Nov.11 and there are many restaurants and companies who want to thank our veterans by providing them with discounts or a free meal. To those companies offering veterans a free meal or discount, the military community gives a collective thanks!
Two notes before jumping in:
Proof of Military Service. Most companies require some form of military ID. These include: a Military ID Card (active/reserve/retired), Current Leave and Earnings Statement (LES), Drivers License with Veterans Designation, Photograph in uniform, be wearing uniform (if your service permits), Veterans Organization Card (e.g., American Legion and VFW), DD214, discharge paperwork, or other form of identification. Other restaurants and companies may go by the honor system.
Participation. Second, always call ahead to verify locations, times, and participation. Many of the listed companies are franchises and may have different policies. We will do our best to keep this page updated as we find new info.” (via militarywallet.com) by Ryan Guina
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A few examples-
Applebee’s – free meal, Nov. 11, 2014: Last year, Applebee’s served over one million free meals to military veterans and active servicemembers. Applebee’s is again offering a free meal to military veterans and active-duty service members on Veterans Day, Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2014. There will be 7 entrées to choose from, beverage and gratuity not included. Military ID or proof of service required.
Bob Evans, Nov. 11, 2014. Free All you can eat hotcakes. For active duty military and veterans with ID or proof of service.
California Pizza Kitchen, Nov. 11, 2014. Choose a pizza, full size salad, or pasta from the special Veterans Day Menu. Dine-in only. Please come in uniform or bring your military I.D. or other proof of service.
Carraba’s, Nov. 11, 2014. Free appetizer of your choice for active duty servicemembers and veterans. Military ID or proof of service required.
Domestic or international. Business or pleasure. A Medjet membership is your peace of mind in the event of a medical mishap while traveling. Because Medjet is a membership program and not a health insurance plan or travel insurance plan you have more control over your healthcare. Unlike the competition, MedjetAssist arranges medical flight and medical repatriation services for its members, both worldwide and domestically.
Their members choose if they want to continue their hospital care at their home hospital, or any other hospital of their choice in their home country, through our network of authorized affiliates. And there are no additional costs to worry about and no limits on total air-medical transport expenses. .
Unlike the medical transport benefit of most traditional travel insurance plans, Medjet allows the member to decide if they want to be transported regardless if adequate care is already available. The choice is theirs.
It’s that simple! In contrast, health and travel insurance plans, emergency assistance type plans, and platinum card benefits require that a transfer be medically required. In other words, as long as the care at a hospital is deemed adequate, transferring to another hospital is not an option. This is the Medjet difference.
“The minute you download and install iOS 8, the latest version of Apple’s mobile operating system for iPhone and iPad, you should take note of these privacy steps in order to lock down your device.
iOS 8 has a number of new features tied to your location. It also has new privacy settings, allowing users to limit how long data is stored for, such as message expiry features and new private browsing settings.
Before you do anything like customizing your phone, loading new apps, or syncing your data for the first time, these first seven settings need to be checked, and if necessary, changed.
-Limit apps from tracking your location in the background<
-Allow iMessages, voice, and video to expire over time
-Prevent apps from accessing, uploading your data”( via zdnet.com) by Zack Whittaker for Between the Lines
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“Inflight Digital announced a new app, the Inflight Reader App, which allows travelers to download magazines for 24 hours onto their tablets and smart phones while traveling.
The app senses when a user is inside one of the more than 500 airports across the country and then unlocks a library of different magazine titles and allows users the opportunity to select their favorite publications. The magazine is gone after 24 hours. For others who want to continue reading, they can purchase the magazine within the app.”(via theurbandaily.com) by Shenequa A. Golding
The Inflight Reader app is available for iPads, Kindle Fire HDs and Android tablets.
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“From headaches and exhaustion, to disturbed sleep to even diarrhoea, the symptoms of jetlag can be a nightmare for frequent flyers.
The reason why travellers jetting around the world suffer is due to the body’s natural 24-hour clock being disrupted by crossing time zones, according to a new infographic.
The visual (click below) explains how jetlag is caused by the direction of a flight – not its length.
And reveals that over-60s are even more susceptible to the symptoms than younger holidaymakers.
Compiled by Thomas Cook, the infographic offers holidaymakers advice about what they can do to ease jetlag – including wearing sunglasses and drinking lots of water on board the flight.
Other ideas include staying on ‘home time’ for short trips, seeking sunshine in the afternoon when travelling east, and taking short naps to recover lost sleep. ” (via dailymail.co.uk) by TRAVELMAIL REPORTER
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“The Caribbean, the West Coast, and North America’s ski resorts…. During the winter months, these spots are bustling with tourists who are either looking to escape the cold, or are seeking it out for that fresh powder. But summer months see their crowds dispersing for destinations like the beaches of the East Coast, Europe, and theme parks around the world, where temperatures are generally high — as are the prices.
That’s why we think it’s a great idea to not overlook your favorite wintery getaway as a possible summertime escape. Not only are hotel rates nearly cut in half, but winter destinations can be just as fun (dare we say more so?!) in the summer as they are during peak season.
Here are eight popular winter destinations where you can enjoy an amazing, and affordable, summer getaway! ” (via abcnews.go.com) by Jane Reynolds – oyster.com
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“From ice cream at Hawaii’s Matsumoto to lobster at Martha’s Vineyard’s Beach Plum, our advisors are giving you the best picks in summer foods and where to eat them in 2014.
here’s #1 of 10 - Best Ballpark Food
Steering away from the ballpark classics (i.e., peanuts, hot dogs, French fries) we’ve got our eye on the best ballpark food at Washington DC’s Nationals Park stadium: the roasted cauliflower sandwich from Chef Mike Isabella’s G. “There is no better bite during a ballgame than a sandwich from G,” says Nevin Martell. “Choose from a ragù-rich chicken Parmesan accented with Thai basil or a roasted cauliflower soaked with poppy paprika lemon vinaigrette,” add Martell. The roasted cauliflower sandwich packs a flavorful punch, especially for vegetarians or vegans looking for something delightful at the game.”(via travelchannel.com)
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