Recently, a friend of mine inquired about the interest rates on my favorite rewards credit cards. “I think the Chase Sapphire Preferred rate is somewhere between 16% and 23% APR,” I said. For a second, she looked at me like I was Read full post »
For the greater part of 2016, there has been much speculation as to what a merger between Marriott International and Starwood Hotels and Resorts would bring. For frugal travelers, their focus was less how many rooms would be available through the combined Read full post »
Imagine you were just joining your first frequent flier program and you wanted to understand how the program worked. Recently I tried explaining the process to a beginner and it became very confusing. In a recent audit, the government acknowledged that airlines Read full post »
A few weeks ago my mom and I were denied boarding on our flight home from Europe. Not only were we denied boarding, but Alitalia, the airline we had been flying, decided that they were not at all responsible for helping us Read full post »
There are a lot of honest professional taxi drivers. Unfortunately, a few unscrupulous ones cause havoc that can lead to public distrust. It’s sad but the reality is that each time I get into a taxi I expect to be scammed – Read full post »
Have you ever procrastinated on your pre-trip packing until the day of departure, and then panicked because you hadn’t checked the weather at your destination so you don’t even know where to begin packing? Or, maybe you’re a pro travel planner and Read full post »
With the recent release of the Chase Sapphire Reserve, it’s time to compare the new offering to other luxury credit cards issued by other carriers, namely The Platinum Card from American Express and the Citi Prestige. These cards are all solid offerings, Read full post »
There are some lessons in life that can only be learned from first-hand experience. From riding a bicycle to building something out of our imaginations, the skills we learn independently can help us immensely as we move down the road of living. Read full post »
We’ve all got our favorite travel spots, right? Our favorite countries to visit? Our favorite restaurants? Our favorite hotels? I certainly do, and I seem to add a few more countries and hotels to the list with every passing year. Actually, this Read full post »
With reward credit cards offering so many incredible travel incentives and perks, we sometimes take it for granted that many of them don’t charge foreign transaction fees. Unfortunately, that’s not the case with all reward credit cards. In fact, some of the Read full post »
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