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Travel Tuesday: Conrad Indianapolis Hotel Review

Last week, after years and dozens of times driving through it, I finally had the chance to spend some time in Indianapolis, Indiana. What brought me to town was Gen Con — a gaming convention that I was covering for my other work. But, of course, this also gave me...
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Travel Tuesday: Suavs Zilker Travel Shoes Review

There's a certain danger in establishing myself as someone who reviews products. Despite also being a personal finance writer, I can't tell you how many times I've seen ads for items on Instagram and thought "I should buy that to review." In some cases, I can shake off this feeling...
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...
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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...
bed at Tru by Hitlon Wichita

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...
Solis 5G alone and attached to a backpack

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...