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Travel Tuesday: Amex Centurion Lounge Coming to EWR in 2026

When I was a kid, my family would travel between Phoenix's Sky Harbor International Airport and Newark Liberty International Airport in New Jersey at least once per year. Because of this, I have plenty of distinct memories from both hubs — but especially EWR. I still think about the signs at...
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Travel Tuesday: Google Flights is a Adding Money-Saving Feature

Travelers who are looking at flight options and fares have often found Google Flights to be a useful tool. Now, thanks to some updates, the service could further help flyers save some money on bookings. This week, Google Flights announced that it would be upgrading the insights it provides to...
World of Hyatt

Travel Tuesday: Hyatt and MGM are Ending Their Partnership

One of the great ironies of travel loyalty programs is that, in many cases, you can actually leverage your loyalty status across other brands as well. Thanks to status matching, I've been able to enjoy a number of travel perks I certainly didn't earn on my own. Unfortunately, some previous...
Epcot Center monorail

Travel Tuesday: The Increasingly Complicated World of Disney Parks Bookings

Once upon a time, visiting Disneyland or Walt Disney World was pretty straightforward: you'd buy tickets for the parks (or paid an entry fee and bought a ticket book if you're really old school), show up, and wait in line for the rides you wanted to experience. Well, those days...
Models of Hilton Project 3 and Marriott MidX extended stay hotels

Travel Tuesday: Even More Extended Stay Hotel Brands Are Coming

A couple of months ago, I wrote about Hyatt's plans to launch a new imprint called Hyatt Studios. This brand — which the company bills as its first "upper-midscale" concept — is meant to appeal to extended-stay travelers and, in turn, will include such features as a full-sized fridge, multi-function...
Sleeper Holder features

Travel Tuesday: I Kickstarted a New Travel Product

Over the years, Kickstarter has had an interesting trajectory. While it was originally associated with art projects such as independent films (including some that were criticized for using the site to raise money when the creators were perceived as having the ability to self-finance... whether or not that was actually...
Sapphire Lounge entrance

Travel Tuesday: Understanding Chase's New Sapphire Lounge

When Chase announced that it was opening a number of airport lounges in partnership with The Club, there were several questions I and others had. At the top of the list, with The Club being a staple of Priority Pass membership, it seemed fair to assume that those with Priority...
inside a Hyatt Studios room

Travel Tuesday: Hyatt Introduces Hyatt Studios Brand for Extended Stay

When you're traveling and looking for a place to stay, you'll likely see several different brand names pop up in your searches. Yet, in reality, many of these brands really fall under the banner of a few key companies such as Marriott, Hilton, IHG, or Wyndham. The idea is that...
American Airlines plane

Travel Tuesday: Discovering American Airlines Web Specials

As I've admitted several times before, I find the whole "points and miles" game to be pretty intimidating at times. That's why I'm always excited to find something that I believe I can definitively state is a good deal — and is easy for me to understand. This happens to...
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Travel Tuesday: 5 Items Perfect for Traveling with a Dog

Over the past six months, our travel lives have changed a lot. That's thanks to the fact that we now have a dog, Rigby, who joined our family back in August. Since then, while we haven't traveled as much as we typically due (in a bid to make sure she...
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Travel Tuesday: Finding Award Flights with Bilt's Point.Me Feature

Earlier this year, I noted that Bilt was one of the top FinTech tools I was keeping an eye on in 2023. That declaration followed a 2022 that saw the company add a number of exciting features and promotions — not to mention that I became a Bilt cardholder last...
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Travel Tuesday: 3 Reasons Why Vegas is Perfect for Your Amex FHR Credit

When American Express revamped its Platinum card in 2021, one of the additions was a $200 annual credit that could be used for Amex Fine Hotels & Resorts or Hotel Collections bookings. Personally, I found this to be one of the best credit offerings, but I was surprised to see...
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Capital One is Seemingly Saying "Goodbye" to the Savor Card

Earlier this week, Capital One removed what might have been considered (or at least intended) to be one of its flagship cards from its site. As of July 16th, the bank is no longer accepting applications for its Savor Rewards card. So what was behind this move and what's next?...
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Starting a Second YouTube Channel: Pros, Cons, & Considerations

If you look at some of the top creators on YouTube, something you might not immediately realize is that many have more than one channel to their name. As it turns out, there are several reasons for this — many of which might impact you as a creator as well....
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Travel Tuesday: Could Unbundled Business Class Come to Delta?

There's no question that flying in business class is a completely different experience than in economy. Between having your own pod and a lie-flat seat, suddenly the prospect of sleeping on a long-haul international flight doesn't seem so untenable. Of course, there are also service perks, such as a dedicated...
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Away Just Released Its First Soft-Sided Suitcase Collection

Over the past few years, I've become well acquainted with the travel accessories brand Away. I'm pretty sure my first introduction came when the American Express Green Card was revamped and launched with an Away statement credit as part of its welcome bonus offer. Although I didn't end up taking...