I use, and like, Google Reader. I also like having my own blog, but I rarely have time to post anything particularly useful. Using Google Reader, however, I can simulate writing interesting blogs by posting a link to my “starred items” list. “Starred Items” are articles that I find particularly interesting or useful. All of these articles come form blogs I subscribe to. You can subscribe to my starred items list instead of this blog if you feel I’m not posting often enough but like the kinds of things I usually write about (and you thus end up reading what I’m reading).

So, here it is again: my “starred items” list.

Currently, residents of the Canary Islands receive significant discounts for travel between islands and the mainland (Spain), but ONLY if they are members of the European Union (have a passport form an EU country). This means that in my case, every time I want to travel with my wife and child, they both get the discount but I have to pay the full fare, and to complicate matters, most web-based flight reservation systems don’t account for this possibility so we always run the risk of not being able to fly together.

According to an article in today’s Canarias7, the Spanish government has recognized this might be a problem for some of us and appears to be on their way to approving the discount for non-EU members. Hooray!!!

Travel Discounts for Non-EU Residents of the Canary Islands