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Travel Tuesday: Away Zip Backpack Review

For years, I've sworn by the use of the messenger bag for my travels. Along with full-sized carry-on items, the messenger style was my go-to for a "personal item" that could hold my laptop, a change of clothes, and other items while also serving as a daypack at our destination....

Travel Tuesday: When is the Best Time to Book a Hotel Room?

I don't know about you but for me, one of the most stressful parts of booking a trip is finding the right time to make my purchase. While part of me wants to lock my plans in as I make them, another part of me knows that being a bit...

Travel Tuesday: Fly or Drive? The Pros and Cons of Each

Living in the middle of the country makes things pretty interesting when it comes to planning trips. Thanks to our local airport, we can get to a number of hubs easily and, from there, travel to just about anywhere in the world. Meanwhile, if we're staying domestic, we also have...

Everything You Need to Know About Flying Allegiant Air in 2021

When my wife and I moved to Springfield, Missouri almost exactly five years ago, one of the selling points (or at least what kept it in the running) was that there was a nearby airport that served a number of destinations. Unfortunately, while it is convenient, flying out of such...

Travel Tuesday: Amex's Current Limited-Time Transfer Bonuses

When it comes to collecting points and miles via credit cards, one of the most confusing factors is that the value of the points you earn can vary greatly depending on how you choose to redeem them. For example, while American Express's Membership Rewards points will typically only net you...

Travel Tuesday: Disney's Bay Lake Tower Grand Villa Hotel Review

Fun fact: when you walk into certain Walt Disney World hotels, the Cast Members will greet you by saying, "Welcome home." After nearly two years away, I felt that welcome when my wife and I had the chance to stay at WDW this past weekend. Making the event even more...