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Hi. My name is Kyle Burbank and I’m a Millennial. Yes, I say this like it’s some sort of healing admission given the bad rap my generation has endured in recent years. You know — the talk about how anyone under 35 is lazy, entitled, and doesn’t even know how...

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The Amex Gold Card's Dining Credit Has Some New Options (While Losing Others)

In recent years, the American Express Gold Card has undergone quite a few changes. For example, in 2020, the card added a $10 per month Uber Cash benefit. Then, last year, it made its Rose Gold design a permanent design instead of a limited edition one. Okay, so that second...

Travel Tuesday: Aparthotel Adagio Serris (Hipark) Hotel Review

It's now been a couple of years since I started doing these Travel Tuesday columns, which have now included a number of hotel reviews. Naturally, as a result, when I stay at hotels these days, I know pretty much from the jump that I'll be writing a review about it....

My Latest Global Entry Victory — And How It Was Different From Normal

This past week, my wife and I returned from our latest international trip... well, technically. I have to say that, given the long, overseas flights we're used to, it was quite strange to be boarding a regional jet for an international flight from LaGuardia to Toronto. Speaking of strange, another...

Starbucks' Summer Game is Back and Could Score You Free Stars

In the past, I've written plenty about Starbucks, including penning a detailed guide to completing one of their games for scoring a boatload of free Stars — AKA their loyalty points that can be redeemed for food, beverages, and more. Yet, since writing that, my wife and I had slowed way...

Travel Tuesday: Arro App Review - Hailing an NYC Cab with My Phone

Having been born in New Jersey and growing up loving New York City, I occasionally like to fancy myself as someone well in the know when it comes to Manhattan. Alas, this illusion falls apart pretty quickly when I'm actually there. For example, not only can I not navigate the...

Do Allbirds Mizzles Make For a Go-To Travel Shoe?

As a semi-frequent traveler who looks to pack pretty light, I’m used to taking only one pair of shoes with me on any given trip. Thus, whatever shoes I’m taking with me need to not only be comfortable but also adapt to different situations — including the possibility of damp...