How the Merger of Marriott and SPG Programs Will Affect Member Rewards

July 27, 2018

Marriott International bought Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide almost two years ago, but they’re just getting around to integrating the two hotel chains’ popular loyalty programs in August. Whether you’re a loyal Marriott lodger, you’re sitting on a mountain of Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG) points, or if you’ve dabbled in both programs over the years, you may be wondering how this change is going to affect you. Don’t worry. The…

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How 2 People Can See Paris for $500 or Less

July 18, 2018

France is one of the most visited countries on Earth, and its capital city of Paris remains one of its biggest draws. This thriving metropolis boasts everything you could want in a European getaway — historic landmarks, world famous art, amazing food, and Insta-worthy photo ops galore. You can visit historic Notre Dame cathedral, roam enchanting neighborhoods like Saint Germain and Le Marais, see Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa at…

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5 Affordable and Unforgettable Experiences to Have in National Parks This Summer

July 3, 2018

If you’re looking for cheap things to do over the summer season, consider a visit to one of our amazing national parks. There are dozens to choose from, each with its own charms and individual natural wonders to explore, and over the summer you can take part in exciting activities that won’t cost an arm and a leg. Here are the best cheap experiences to have in national parks this…

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5 Destinations in Mexico That Are Safer Than Playa Del Carmen and Cancun

July 2, 2018

Despite its decades-long history of trouble and violence, Mexico has remained a popular vacation destination. One of the main reasons is that tourist hubs like Playa Del Carmen and Cancun have largely been protected from the worst of the unrest. Recently, this has started to change and there have been gruesome and shocking incidents occurring in areas once thought unaffected. A bomb recently detonated on a passenger ferry from Playa…

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7 Ways to Manage Your Travel Anxiety

June 25, 2018

Is fear holding you back from your dream of traveling the globe? You’re not alone. Seeing the world sounds glamorous, but fear and anxiety can put a major damper on your travel plans. In fact, according to the National Institute of Mental Health, over 31 percent of adults in the U.S. experience anxiety disorders at some point in their lifetime. Traveling forces you to leave the comforts of home and…

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8 Credit Card Perks That’ll Make Your Summer Travels Easier

June 14, 2018

Summer is here, and it’s time to get out and enjoy the weather. If you’ll be vacationing in the next few months, you can bet that there’ll be millions of other people traveling as well. It can be a hectic time, but there’s one surprising thing you might already be holding in your wallet that can make your travels way easier — your credit card. It can pay off (literally)…

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9 Must-Have Items You Need to Create the Perfect Remote Office

June 14, 2018

Being able to work from anywhere in the world is an appealing way of life, but without the right gear, it can quickly turn from a dream into a nightmare. A laptop, a smartphone, and Wi-Fi are the absolute basics for building a portable office, but there are some other gadgets that will make your working life more productive and much easier. Here are nine items to help build the…

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Yes, It’s Still Safe to Visit Hawaii During the Volcanic Eruption

June 14, 2018

Reports of the ongoing volcanic eruption on the Big Island of Hawaii have been upsetting and dramatic. So far, the spewing and oozing lava from Kilauea has destroyed hundreds of homes and obliterated a scenic bay once popular for snorkeling. Near the volcano, residents have evacuated, not just because of the lava itself, but also because of air filled with ash, hydrochloric acid, and even particles of volcanic glass. The…

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