Ignore Valuations, AirAsia Hawaii, Walgreens-Rite Aid Won’t Combine

On my mind: watching the Canada Day 150th celebrations from Ottawa on TV in Vancouver, one of the main speakers gave a thoughtful talk in French, ‘Canada: A Work in Progress,’ while dignitaries including Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Prince Charles watched in approval.

Wait till 2026 for the US 250th: it will be guns blazing, F-16s roaring, shouts of ‘we are awesome’!

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  • Rite

    why don’t you move to Canada or China if you hate your country?

  • I contrasted the different style of national day celebrations between two neighbor countries. Seeing and considering differences is part of being a thinking traveler. I did not say one was better or worse, and I don’t think I mischaracterized either. Btw, I did live in China for nearly a decade, I would be happy to live in Canada sometime, either Toronto or somewhere in the Maritimes, for the moment I am happy to live in America and proud of aspects to be proud of.

  • KanExplore

    I agree that points and miles valuations are most useful to beginners, who otherwise have no basis for understanding, for example, whether an IHG point or Starwood point is worth more. In the long run, of course, it all depends on how you use the points personally. A frequent traveler gets a feel for that. An infrequent traveler, though, can benefit from studying what a few experts say if making “which card should I apply for?” or “which miles should I use” types of decisions. I do take a look at the valuations some publish, realizing immediately that I often disagree with them.