Travel Gadget Reviews

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When TSA Pre-Check isn't Printed on Your Boarding Pass

If you are a frequent traveler, getting Global Entry or TSA Pre-Check will save you time.<p>I have a Global Entry membership, so I had been able to …

Which Broadway Shows Have You Watched that You Would Highly Recommend?

I was most recently in Times Square for a Broadway show. While I’ve only been to a handful of Broadway productions, one of the things I enjoyed is …

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

Flight Review: Domestic First Class from Boston to Pittsburgh (BOS-PIT) on Delta

I recently flew from Boston to Pittsburgh. The most common non-stop options for this route are Delta, Jetblue and American. For Jetblue and American, …

JetBlue

Hotel Review: Intercontinental Times Square

I decided to stay at the Intercontinental Times Square for my most recent trip to New York City. This was my second stay at the hotel, and I picked …

Beware: Costumed Character Photos in Times Square

I was in New York City, Times Square this past weekend for a Broadway show. Times Square is an entertainment mecca, drawing in millions of visitors …

Times Square

6 Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Think of Miles and Points as “Free” Travel

Have you ever mentioned some travel plans to your family or friends, and they automatically assume you are traveling for free because you are paying …

Personal Finance

Why Being Nice at Work Can Backfire Badly, According to a Study

<i>Disclaimer: This is a non-travel related post.</i><p>An article recently came out that suggests that being super nice at work can backfire badly, according …

Psychology

T-Mobile’s Free Data Roaming to an Expanded List of Countries Starts Today

I often write about my experiences with T-Mobile, both the good and the bad. T-Mobile and Sprint are my favorite wireless carriers due to the …

T-Mobile

The Problem with Delta's Mileage Upgrade Award Option

Delta’s Upgrade Options with Miles<p>For the most part, I like Delta. Recently, I looked into Delta’s upgrade options for an upcoming trip. Delta offers …

Why You Might Prefer to Sit on the Right Side of the Plane

I always like to pick my seats for my flights. I have a tendency to pick a seat on the RIGHT side of the plane, even if it may not always make sense. …

Stunning Demo of Assistant: Is Google Duplex the Next Disruptive Technology?

For a long time, Apple held the title for its innovations. However, nothing in particular really stood out to me from this year’s 2018 WWDC Keynote …

When You Procrastinate: 2 Questions to Ask Yourself to Get Things Done

Sometimes, when I hear people say, “I’ve always wanted to visit X country”, I’d pondered what is stopping them. Granted, we all lead very busy lives. …

12 Expenses Successful People Don’t Waste Time or Money On: How Successful Are you?

There is a trending article titled, “12 Expenses Successful People Don’t Waste Time or Money On” originally published on entrepreneur. I suspect most …

5 Confessions of an INFJ

<i>Note: Non-travel related post.</i><p>I first took the Myers-Briggs personality test in high school. It was introduced as a way for students to consider …

Best Travel Quotes: 50 Inspirational Travel Quotes to Stir Your Wanderlust

I love inspirational quotes. Not surprisingly, one of more memorable gifts I’ve ever received is a daily calendar from my college roommate, each page …

Renting a Car? Watch Out for That Outrageous Toll Administrative Charge

If you’ve ever rented a car, you probably know that most rental company charge a toll administrative fee. Most rental companies have to clearly …

Delta: What is Up with Your 3 Gift Cards Redemption Limit?

I love technology, but sometimes technology decisions baffle me. Take, for example, Delta and their 3 gift cards redemption limit on their …

Money Talk: How Much Cash Do You Carry When You Travel?

I don’t know if I am just an oddball, but I charge everything to my credit card. And I mean, everything, when I could. I just don’t like to deal with …

A Look Inside Delta’s New Flagship A350 Business Suites!

Note: This is a guest post from my brother and his review of the Delta’s New Flagship A350 Business Suites! The suites look amazing and it has a …

Travel Etiquette: My 5 Travel Pet Peeves

I didn’t travel much as a kid. My wanderlust started much later in life, so I’ve been making up for lost time since. It’s incredibly easy to write …

Can You Do Universal Studios and Island of Adventures in Just One Day?

If you’re heading into Universal Studios and wondering if you could visit two parks in one day (without rushing), I’ve got an answer for you.<p>Yes, you</b> …

The REAL ID Act: What is it and How it Will Affect Your Domestic Air Travel

My driver’s license is up for renewal. When I was filling out the online renewal application, I was presented with two options. I can apply for a …

Hotel Review: Loews Portofino Bay Hotel (On-Site Hotel at Universal Studios)

Recently, I stayed two nights at the <b>Loews Portofino Bay Hotel</b> during my visit to Universal Studios. The seasonal rate is not inexpensive at a little …

British Airways Class Fuel Surcharge Action Settlement: Getting Back a Refund?

Yesterday, I received a notice email with the Subject Header “Dover v. British Airways Fuel Surcharge Class Action Notice”. It referred to the Fuel …

Is it better to stay on-site or off-site when visiting the parks in Orlando?

I recently spent 3 nights on a trip to Orlando, specifically to visit Universal Studios. I spent 2 nights at the on-site park hotel and one night at …

Is the Universal Express Pass Worth It?

A couple of weeks ago, I began planning for my first trip to Universal Studios in Orlando. As a <i>Harry Potter</i> fan, I was looking forward to seeing the</i> …

Targeted Offer: Free AAdvantage Platinum status!

Targeted: Free Platinum AA Status<p>I thought it was spam and nearly deleted the email with the subject header, “Free Platinum status for you”. It …

Visiting Wizarding World of Harry Potter: Seeking Reader Tips and Advice

<b>Where to Stay:</b> I usually stay at the same hotel if staying in an area, but I am open to hotel hopping during this visit if it makes sense. Some …

Developing: T-Mobile and Sprint have Announced Plans to Merge

<b>Developing news:</b><p>T-Mobile (owned by Germany’s Deutsche Telekom) and Sprint (majority stake by Japanese owner SoftBank) have announced a roughly 26 …