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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...
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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...
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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...
The Signature at MGM Grand

Travel Tuesday: The Signature at MGM Grand Hotel Review

Over the past few months, I've been recalling my experiences at various hotels as part of my Las Vegas Content Bonanza™. Today, that series comes to a close (for now) as I look at the last location we stayed at during our most recent trip: The Signature at MGM Grand....
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Travel Tuesday: Brentwood Collapsible Travel Kettle Review

Have you ever discovered a problem you have and then went off in search of a product that might be able to fix it? If so, have you then discovered something that was actually better than you had even envisioned? That's exactly what happened to me a couple of months...
NoMad (Park MGM) Las Vegas Hotel

Travel Tuesday: NoMad (Park MGM) Hotel Review

Welcome back to yet another Travel Tuesday as I continue my Las Vegas Content Bonanza™ after a brief sneaker-centric detour. Today, we'll be venturing over to NoMad — a boutique hotel inside of Park MGM (which was previously Monte Carlo). Specifically, NoMad's rooms occupy the top four floors of the...
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Travel Tuesday: Caption by Hyatt Memphis Hotel Review

A few weeks ago, I had the chance to visit Memphis, Tennessee. Despite driving through the city a few times, this was my first proper visit (albeit one that was quite short). To mark the occasion, I decided to look for something that was convenient for me but that also...
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Hilton is Offering Double Points on Hotel Stays This Summer

Hilton is making it easy to earn bonus points on hotel stays this summer. For stays from May 2nd to September 2nd, Hilton Honors members can earn 2x points. All you need to do is register on the Hilton site and you'll be good to go. Of course, you will...
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2024 Solis 5G Mobile Hotspot Review

For years, I've been a regular user of Solis mobile hotspots and have used them for several international trips (and some domestic). Of course, as the years have gone on, my Solis 1 device has grown a bit old. While it still works just fine, it has been discontinued and...
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2024 Solis WiFi Hotspot Review: Using the Skyroam Solis Lite Overseas

As someone who regularly “workations” and relies on a solid Internet connection to be productive while traveling, it’s kind of crazy that I went without a WiFi hotspot for so long. That’s mostly because I had never come across a particular device that jumped out at me.  Well, that was...