Travel Tuesday: Using Octopus Card on Apple Wallet in Hong Kong

If you've ever been to Hong Kong, you've probably seen a logo that looks reminiscent of the infinity symbol. You may have spotted it at a convenience store, grocery store, train station, or even a vending machine. This logo actually represents the city's Octopus card system — which, as I...
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Travel Tuesday: Amex Centurion Hong Kong Lounge Review

Even though I've been an American Express Platinum cardmember since 2019, prior to last month, I had only been to three Centurion Lounge locations: LAS (multiple times), PHL, and CLT. That's partially because my travel took a bit of a dip soon after gaining my card (for obvious reasons) and...
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Travel Tuesday: Novotel Citygate Hong Kong Hotel Review

A couple of weeks ago, for the first time since 2019, my wife and I had a chance to return to Hong Kong. As these plans were coming together, I knew exactly where I wanted to stay: the Novotel Citygate Hong Kong. I'd actually stayed here twice before and was...
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Travel Tuesday: Pray for Hong Kong — My Favorite Things About the City

Quick note: in case you missed the previous entry, Travel Tuesday is a new feature here on Money@30 where I'll be sharing travel-focused posts every other week — so stay tuned for more tips and tales from my various travel adventures! The past few months have not been easy for Hong...
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How Apple Pay Saved My Butt in Hong Kong

Visiting another country is always an interesting money experience. Even when traveling to places I've been to before, it seems I never know what to expect. That's why, in the past, I've made sure to touchdown in each nation with at least a few dollars of local currency already in...
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Solis's Memorial Day Hotspot Sale is Perfect for Summer Travel

If you're heading overseas this summer, you might find it helpful to have a mobile hotspot with global data at your disposal. So, in what is certainly no coincidence, Solis is having a Memorial Day Weekend sale. As a result, you can currently score discounted hotspots as well as data...
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My Initial Experience in the Overwhelming World of Travel Hacking

Over the past few years, my wife and I have had the good fortune of getting to enjoy an increasing amount of travel. This includes heading to domestic locations such as Los Angeles for the D23 Expo and Orlando to visiting Walt Disney World, as well as international travels to Paris, Hong...
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Travel Tuesday: The Club CLE Lounge Review

Last fall, my wife and I kicked off a multi-city excursion by flying out of Cleveland Hopkins International Airport. As we arrived for our short flight to Detroit (before an extremely long flight to Hong Kong), I was surprised to find that a lounge we had access to was available...
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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...

Downsizing Your Life: How to Do It and Why You Might Want To

After what may have seemed like an extremely long winter for some, spring is finally arriving. With the blooming flowers, warmer temperatures, and adjusted clocks, many are also gearing up for a tradition known as spring cleaning. While the habit of reorganizing yourself and decluttering your closets is great, what...
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Travel Tuesday: Hilton Grand Vacations Tuscany Village Orlando Review

When we returned from our trip to Hong Kong, we didn't go back home. Instead, we headed straight to Florida for a friend's wedding. But, with a week to spend in Orlando, we decided to try a few different places during our time there. We also happened to wait until...
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Passport Renewal Wait Times are Now Back to Normal

For the past several months, you may have heard warnings that passport renewals were extremely backed up. That was bad news for those trying to plan trips — and even worse news for those who decided to pay for expedited service that was still delayed. However, the State Department has...
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Solis's Memorial Day Hotspot Sale is Perfect for Summer Travel

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Solis's Memorial Day Hotspot Sale is Perfect for Summer Travel

If you're heading overseas this summer, you might find it helpful to have a mobile hotspot with global data at your disposal. So, in what is certainly no coincidence, Solis is having a Memorial Day Weekend sale. As a result, you can currently score discounted hotspots as well as data...
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My Initial Experience in the Overwhelming World of Travel Hacking

Over the past few years, my wife and I have had the good fortune of getting to enjoy an increasing amount of travel. This includes heading to domestic locations such as Los Angeles for the D23 Expo and Orlando to visiting Walt Disney World, as well as international travels to Paris, Hong...
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Travel Tuesday: MGM Grand King Room Review Revisited

It's been a while since I've added to my Las Vegas Content Bonanza™. Well, that's also because it had been some time since I last had a chance to visit Sin City. But, back in January for CES, that changed. This time around, I spent a week at the MGM...
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Go Brewing - My New Favorite Non-Alcoholic Beer?

About a year ago, I started taking an interest in non-alcoholic beer after discovering Athletic. While I've never been a big beer drinker, I have long been curious about the craft beer scene and, honestly, may have even been a bit jealous of how my wife got to try all...