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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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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