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Travel Tuesday: What I Hope for in 2021 Travelwise

This past week, with each Zoom call we had with friends and family, it seemed everyone had one question for my wife and me: what's your next big trip? Well, as of this moment, I still don't have that answer. Sure, the recent vaccine news makes it seem as though...
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Travel Tuesday: Hotel Vandivort Review

After two back to back hotel reviews for my Travel Tuesday series (which I happened to start a month before the country locked down), I was wondering what I would do for my latest installment. That's when it hit me that, instead of looking to adventures from the past, I...
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Travel Tuesday: The Highland Dallas Hotel Review

In my previous Travel Tuesday installment, I shared my first real hotel review following my stay at the Waldorf Astoria Las Vegas. Well, just last week, my wife and I ended up on a business road trip to Dallas, Texas. And, while I didn't go into my stay thinking I...

Travel Tuesday: Waldorf Astoria Las Vegas Hotel Review

With international travel still off the table, a few weeks ago, my wife and I decided to pay a return visit to Las Vegas, Nevada. This time around, we decided to try something a bit different and stay at a hotel that's not connected to a casino: The Waldorf Astoria...
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Travel Tuesday: What to Know About Amex’s Fine Hotels + Resorts Program

Just a couple of weeks before the pandemic shut down much of the United States to travel, I wrote about my experience booking a room in Chicago using American Express's Hotel Collection. At the time, I assumed that this offering was pretty similar to the fancier-sounding Fine Hotels + Resorts...
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Travel Tuesday: 4 Ways to Obtain and Use Foreign Currency

At the time that I write this, international travel is still a no-go for us Americans. Despite this, I haven't stopped thinking about my (hopeful) upcoming travels nor halted my reflections back on my past adventures. Among the aspects I've been considering lately is how my M.O. while traveling has...
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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...
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Current Rewards (Current Music) iOS App Review

Some time ago, Instagram introduced me to an app called Current Rewards — also known as Current Music (and not to be confused with the neobanking app Current). For a time, I got pretty into it and even purchased the Mode Phone, which took the Current Rewards concept to a...