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The Quickest Way To Earn Star Alliance Gold

Everyone is upset over the fact it’s not so easy to earn Star Alliance Gold on Aegean Air anymore. That’s not true: it’s still one of the easiest ways to beat the system. There’s just a Grecian vacation in your future now. read more »


Starwood Preferred Guest Rewards Officially Loves Uber

It’s a good thing at least someone loves Uber, because I don’t love Travis Kalanick, who’s possibly the worst human being on earth. But maybe you love Starwood and free hotel stays! read more »


How Hotels Scam Travelers on Existing Reservations

Apparently, it isn’t uncommon for hotels to upcharge travelers to the most expensive nightly rate, without them realizing it. read more »


This CollegeHumor Vid Is Totally Worth Watching

“How do you let a man in a suit tell you when you get to be naked in the sun?”


Beware of Booking Plane Fares for Residents

The quest for plane tickets can drive us to jump through all sorts of proverbial hoops, like hiding our location and changing our language until we find—ta da!—that cheap golden ticket. read more »


The Real Cost of Luggage Delivery Services

Luggage delivery services are silly because I figure it’s just cheaper to fly it back on the plane. But there comes a time where you’ve gotta back it up. read more »


Do You Have a Preferred Airline Alliance?

Don’t worry, if you’re a freewheeling hippie that has no allegiance, we can still be friends too. Jump in the comments and let us know why!


When You Should Complain to the Airline

I have a knack for spotting frequent complainer flyers. They’re the ones in the security line or across the gate, ready to complain about anything and everything. read more »

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The Difference Between Solo and Group Travel

The topic has been written ad nauseam but I feel compelled to dispel a few myths. For instance, you do not actually save more money by traveling with others. read more »


Should I Apply for Global Entry or TSA PreCheck?

Is a question I get asked a lot. Short answer: Global Entry includes TSA PreCheck. And it’s only $15 more. You’re welcome!


The WhatsApp Web App Is Pretty Dumb

WhatsApp does international texting better than anyone else and I should have been thrilled it’s now possible to use on your computer. read more »


The Zodiac Sign’s Guide to Your Next Vacation

Hi, I’m a Sagittarius, like long walks on the beach and yes, yes I do very much want to go to the Iceland. read more »

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The Quick Lowdown to Colombia Travel

Colombia used to be considered too dangerous for the average tourist to touch. But then something happened: Things calmed down and the country started popping up on every top destinations list a few years ago.  read more »


Map Happy Gets Offline Friendly

Need to print something or send it to a Kindle for quick reference? Great, cause it’s now easier to bring our posts on the road. read more »


The Curse of the Window Seat

There is much power in the window seat, and with great power comes great responsibility. read more »

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