How you can Exchange Foreign Currency for Lower Fees
Jan13

How you can Exchange Foreign Currency for Lower Fees

While credit cards are accepted now almost everywhere in the world, there’s often a need for cash when you’re traveling abroad. The problem that many travelers often run into is where to find said currency, especially without paying an arm and a leg to do so. I want to focus on both the before-the-trip aspect and during-the-trip aspect, since many people still feel that you MUST have money on you when you travel (hot tip...

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Is Mobile Check-In Worthless?
Jan11

Is Mobile Check-In Worthless?

Arguably one of the more potentially useful benefits of a hotel’s app is the option to do a mobile check-in. In theory, you should be able to avoid the lines, go straight to your room, and be on with your day. In reality, it’s a broken system that wastes more time than it gives and actually ends up limiting some of your benefits and guarantees that you would normally be afforded. What should Mobile Check-in Do? In a...

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Emirates First Class Lounge Review, Dubai Airport
Jan08

Emirates First Class Lounge Review, Dubai Airport

Mention the Maldives and images of pristine turquoise blue waters come to mind. Overwater bungalows with direct jump-in access to the water and romantic sunsets are commonplace in this island paradise. While it’s on almost everyone’s wish list, getting there can be a challenge. Flights are often ridiculously expensive and once you DO get to the islands, a barrage of expensive hotels with overpriced meals await. Never mind the flight...

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New Year, New Credit Cards. Which are the Best?
Jan06

New Year, New Credit Cards. Which are the Best?

Happy 2020! It’s the start to the New Year and all the clocks have reset on all your frequent traveler accounts. You’re reset down to zero on your hotel nights, airline miles, and spend.  Since right now you’ve got the absolutely most time to take advantage of card benefits that you might receive, which ones make sense to sign up for right now at the beginning of the new year? We’ll look at a few of our...

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Dubai Transit Hotel Review – an Amazing Value
Jan03

Dubai Transit Hotel Review – an Amazing Value

Mention the Maldives and images of pristine turquoise blue waters come to mind. Overwater bungalows with direct jump-in access to the water and romantic sunsets are commonplace in this island paradise. While it’s on almost everyone’s wish list, getting there can be a challenge. Flights are often ridiculously expensive and once you DO get to the islands, a barrage of expensive hotels with overpriced meals await. Never mind the flight...

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Numerous End of Year Gift Card Discounts via Samsung Pay
Dec26

Numerous End of Year Gift Card Discounts via Samsung Pay

For those of you with Samsung phones, here’s a potential big money saver for you. Right now through the end of the year, Samsung is offering up to 20% off gift cards at popular stores including Lowe’s, Gap, and Chili’s. The Deal As an avid iPhone user, I had no idea of these Samsung deals until a friend showed me the Samsung pay app on her phone. Every month, Samsung will typically put a variety of gift cards on sale, ranging from the...

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Dog Goes on the Road Trip of a Lifetime – You Won’t Believe How!
Dec24

Dog Goes on the Road Trip of a Lifetime – You Won’t Believe How!

In what can be best described as a feel good story this Christmas, a stolen pitbull was rescued from West Virginia and reunited with his family in Butte, Montana in a rather unconventional way. More than a dozen volunteers formed a relay team of drivers and in total drove over 2,000 miles to reunited the family! From Fox2 News in Detroit, a family “friend” in Montana stole the dog a couple of months back and was pulled...

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The Secret Way to Score Delta One to Australia for Half the Skymiles
Dec23

The Secret Way to Score Delta One to Australia for Half the Skymiles

It’s no secret that flying to Australia using your miles is the unofficial Holy Grail of award travel. Airlines are notoriously stingy with releasing space because they know that there just aren’t that many good options to get there. We recently ran across a way to have space “open up” on those long haul flights with Delta Airlines in their Delta One business class cabin using just a little magic and some good...

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A Perfect Storm of Problems cause MAJOR delays at Sea-Tac Airport
Dec22

A Perfect Storm of Problems cause MAJOR delays at Sea-Tac Airport

For the past two days, a bit of travel “hunger games” has been going on at Seattle’s Sea-Tac airport. Seattle has been experiencing ridiculous amounts of rain and combined with a quasi baggage “strike” and holiday travel overloads, the travel experience has been a disaster.  Flooding has been rampant all over the city and with fog and low ceilings, airport operations are limited or slowed. An...

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Alaska Airlines Buy One Get One Free – All Day!
Dec20

Alaska Airlines Buy One Get One Free – All Day!

Happy National Ugly Sweater Day!  To accompany its annual National Ugly Sweater Day celebration – where travelers who wear a festive holiday sweater get priority boarding – Alaska Airlines is celebrating with a one-day ‘Buy One, Get One’ fare sale today, Friday, December 20.  If you haven’t got a gift yet for your +1, what better gift than a quick winter getaway? The Details Just like the credit card’s...

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