Is Cuba Safe?
Mar15

Is Cuba Safe?

Is Cuba Safe? It’s a simple question but not an easy answer. We want to be careful in issuing a blanket statement of “yes” or “no” but instead offer you our experience spending three days there and let you draw your own conclusions. Daytime Usually when you’re walking around a major city in the daytime, you’re more likely to be attacked by people selling tours and begging for spare change than in any real danger. Neither of those is...

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The rules of WiFi in Cuba and how to stay connected
Mar12

The rules of WiFi in Cuba and how to stay connected

Cuba is a developing country, and because of that staying connected to WiFi can sometimes be a challenge. Spend any amount of time away from a wifi signal or cell phone signal while you’re on vacation and you might go through a bit of withdrawl. Never fear, WiFi in Cuba is strong and plentiful, as long as you know where to look. Cuba WiFi hotspots You’re not going to find Wi-Fi at restaurants, bars, or any other place where...

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Money in Cuba and how to exchange
Feb18

Money in Cuba and how to exchange

Money Exchange / Currency Exchange in Cuba has two official currencies called the CUC and the CUP for short. The CUC is the Convertible Cuban Peso and the CUP is the Cuban Peso. Typically, most transactions that you’re going to concern yourself with are used with the CUC, as that’s the currency for all tourist transactions and most nicer restaurants. There aren’t that many countries in the world that use two currencies...

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Our Delta upgrade just cleared as an Alaska Elite!
Feb12

Our Delta upgrade just cleared as an Alaska Elite!

To anyone following airline news over the past 2 years, it will come as no surprise that Delta and Alaska are frenemies. Alaska and Delta used to have a very strong partnership but over the past few months things have gone sour. Back on December 19th, Delta and Alaska announced that they would be cutting ties as of May 1st. Any flight that you booked prior to December the 19th and the ended before the 1st of May would earn miles and...

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Are you allowed to go to Cuba? Find out here
Feb11

Are you allowed to go to Cuba? Find out here

Am I allowed to go to Cuba? I’m sure that question has come up in conversation among you and your friends. Well, you had better have a good reason! Tourism, which includes tanning on the beach and chilling out with a coconut and mojito, are still not allowed reasons. The allowed reasons for travel are: Family Visits Official US gov’t business Journalistic activities Professional research and meetings Educational activities and...

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Must Have Business Travel Gadgets
Jan18

Must Have Business Travel Gadgets

For all of those who travel for business and spend most of their lives on the road, life can get slightly more complex since one doesn’t necessarily carry their house around to enjoy all of the comforts of being home. Do check our previous list of Gizmos and Gadgets. These are some of the gadgets I have ran into that might make life a bit more amenable while on the road: Shirt Steamer Because you don’t want to be the guy...

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Now Serving: Cocktails at 35,000 feet
Dec17

Now Serving: Cocktails at 35,000 feet

Ever wish you could have your favorite mixed drinks even when flying, instead of being stuck with normal run of the mill simple drinks? Well, I’m glad you’re with me. I recently came across these lovely little gems that allow one to mix their own drinks using the airline’s alcohol – making it totally FAA compliant – and helping one enjoy a more elevated cocktail experience on board, even when...

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Great Black Friday Gift Card Deals! Kroger to the Rescue!
Nov20

Great Black Friday Gift Card Deals! Kroger to the Rescue!

Black Friday is, as everyone knows, THE best day/weekend to buy anything that you could possible want. Literally, almost anything goes on sale. For example, the Tractor Supply Company has gun safes at $300 off and RiteAid Pharmacy has Christmas wrapping paper at buy 1 GET TWO FREE! OMG OMG OMG! Now I can wrap my guns AND my safe for a fraction of the cost! Kroger, however, has also been a bastion of deals and discounts for the...

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Questions about credit cards? Ask a banker!
Oct28

Questions about credit cards? Ask a banker!

One of the best places to learn about credit card information, miles, points, and the like, is here in the blogs. There are endless blog posts about how to earn points, which credit card is best, how to get approved, etc. But before I decided to start blogging here at NoMasCoach, I was a banker with a large national chain. I spent well over 4 years helping customers with mortgages, business accounts, credit cards, and checking/savings...

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Unreal Offer: Cheap car rentals for under $1
Oct26

Unreal Offer: Cheap car rentals for under $1

Yesterday we posted about $1 car rentals in Europe, but I overlooked a glaring sale that was staring me in the face. Not only is this deal good for Europe, it’s also good for Australia and New Zealand! Three days ago we posted about Hello Bus and their free routes all through Europe, but we didn’t tackle car rentals. Yesterday we posted about the $1 One Way rentals for Europe The problem is that car rentals, especially...

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