If you’re reading this newsletter by email, then you’ll notice a few changes. I’ve redesigned Elliott’s E-Mail to make it even easier to read in every email program, not just the popular ones. Please let me know what you think.
What’s new? In this issue, I have two Mint columns that you’ll want to check out: one on how to stop spam mail from the US Postal Service and the other on the five biggest summer scams.
Thank you, DeltaPoints. Before I get to the rest of the terrific content in this newsletter, I wanted to tip my hat to my friends at DeltaPoints.com, which offer tips and hints for earning millions of points for vacations you have only dreamed of but never thought you could afford. I’m a big fan of the Delta Points blog, as my Twitter followers know.
On the Elliott blog. If you haven’t dropped by for a visit lately, you’ve missed the debate. For example, what do you do when your airline tells you to shut up? I have the answer (and so do you, apparently). Here’s a guy who had his West Point class ring stolen from his room; does his hotel owe him anything?
Elsewhere. Check out my Washington Post columns on lost hotel reservations and the vanishing American road trip. On the Huffington Post, my weekly airport security rant takes on bomb-making baristas and screener IQs. OK, don’t say you weren’t warned!
On Away is Home. Our summer road trip is in full swing, and we have the posts to prove it! We are visiting every Holiday Inn Resort property in America (unless our car breaks down first). Would you go on a long drive without satellite radio? Tell us now. And we tried to go phone-free during the Fourth of July week. Here’s what happened on the holiday. And here are some impressions of Maine. Such a beautiful state.
How about you? What are you doing this summer? Are you visiting any interesting places? If you see anything along the way that you’d like me to write about, or if you have a consumer problem that needs El Troubleshooter, let me know. That’s why I’m here.