Save $20 (Or More!): Smartphone Gimbal and Tripod!

I just scored a great deal on a new gimbal-tripod combo for my iPhone — and wanted to share it with you in case you’re interested, too!

The Good and the Bad From Delta Air Lines during COVID – What Will Stick and What Will Go?

What are some of the good and bad changes Delta Air Lines made as a result of COVID? And which ones might stay?

FINAL DAYS: Big Welcome Offers for the Delta American Express Cards

Precious few days remain to take advantage of the massive limited-time welcome offers for six Delta SkyMiles-American Express co-branded credit cards. 

A Whitney Houston Concert Residency Is Coming to Las Vegas. Need a Camper? You Can Buy Tom Hanks’ Custom Airstream

A Whitney Houston show is coming to the Las Vegas Strip. But it won’t feature an impersonator. No, no. A hologram of the late singer will perform her greatest hits. Did you jump on board the camping craze during the early days of the COVID pandemic? If you want to upgrade, Tom Hanks is auctioning […]

[UPDATED WITH WINNERS] SWAG Saturday: Win Four Delta Drink Tickets (Four Winners!)

UPDATED: A couple more Medallion members offered drink tickets. Everyone wins! Several Delta Medallions got in touch with me and said they have some Delta drink tickets expiring on July 31. However, they won’t be able to use the tickets. They generously offered them for raffle prizes. So if you have a Delta flight coming up […]

Atlanta Airport Piano Player Earns Much-Needed $60,000 in Tips — Thanks to Strangers’ Kindness

A piano player inside Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport made $60,000 worth of tips — for a vital medical treatment — thanks to a social media influencer and his followers.

No-Annual-Fee Membership Rewards Card Boosts Its Welcome Bonus!

We’re often asked if there’s a no-annual-fee American Express Membership Rewards card. After all, most of Amex’s Membership Rewards cards are known for their flashy, metallic cards and array of travel and lifestyle benefits. But there is indeed a no-annual-fee Membership Rewards card. And Amex just introduced a new welcome bonus for it!

Delta Sending Gift Cards to Million Milers. Adds Annual Complimentary Diamond Medallion Status at 6 Million Miles!

Delta Sending Gift Cards to Million Milers. Adds Annual Complimentary Diamond Medallion Status at 6 Million Miles!

Renovate, Scrap, or Sink: The Iconic Queen Mary Faces an Uncertain Future

The classic cruise liner Queen Mary in Long Beach, California, has apparently turned into a money pit abyss. And now the city must decide what to do with the famous ship. One solution? Sink her — and turn the vessel into an artificial reef.

Delta Single Saturday Elite Mileage Run: Miami (MIA) to New York-LaGuardia (LGA): 5,428 MQM at 2.4 CPM

We came across a quick Delta mileage run for folks in the Miami area. It’s a hop up to New York-LaGuardia and then back.

My Wife’s New Passport Arrived — Here’s How Long it Took

Our mailbox greeted us with a rather pleasant surprise this past weekend: my wife’s new passport.

Someone’s Gotta Do It: A Travel Sex Survey Releases Its Findings

A new study reveals how people’s sexual attitudes and practices change when they travel.

BREAKING: SkyBonus Extends Expiring Points into 2022 and Waives Program Minimums This Year

Delta Air Lines just announced something that may help SkyBonus members breathe a little easier.

Were Improvements Made to the Delta Diamond Medallion Help Line?

Long wait times to speak to a Delta phone representative — only to receive subpar service weren’t exactly uncommon during the past several months.

Business Class Mileage Run — Los Angeles (LAX) to Madrid (MAD) During Thanksgiving Weekend: ~$5745 Delta MQD and 21,626 MQM!

Don’t have any plans or commitments for Thanksgiving weekend 2021? Need some Delta MQD and MQM? You might be interested in this AeroMexico business class run from Los Angeles (LAX) to Madrid (MAD).

Elite Status, Weekend Nights, and More: Comparing the Hilton Amex Cards

American Express and Hilton announced several limited-time offers last week. So now’s a great opportunity to compare the four Hilton Amex cards! I created a table below comparing and contrasting each card’s major points earnings, travel perks, and more. After that, we’ll briefly go over some of the things to consider.


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The Platinum Card® from American Express

100,000 bonus Membership Rewards points after spending $6,000 in eligible purchases within six months of being approved. See rates and fees. Plus new statement credit opportunities! Terms apply.

The Business Platinum Card® from American Express

35% Membership Rewards rebate when paying with points through Amex Travel! Plus, new CLEAR statement credit! (Enrollment required.) Terms apply.

Blue Cash Preferred® Card from American Express

Receive 20% back on Amazon purchases (up to $200 total) made during your first six months of card membership. See rates and fees. Terms apply.

The American Express® Gold Card

Earn 4X points at U.S. supermarkets (up to $25,000 in spending each years) and restaurants. Plus Uber Cash deposits and food vendor statement credits! (Enrollment required.) Terms apply.

Chase Freedom Flex

Earn 5% cash back on grocery store purchases (not including Target or Walmart purchases) on up to $12,000 spent in the first year.

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