$10 Free From Amazon With Amazon Cash

Free money is never a bad thing, right?  Right now, Amazon is offering you $10 free when you sign-up for Amazon Cash and deposit $40.  What’s Amazon Cash?  Well, if you’ve been living under the same rock I have, you’re in luck.  I just signed up, so I know the process now.  Amazon Cash is essentially a way to load your Amazon account without buying gift cards or swiping a credit card online. The sign-up process is quick and easy.  I clicked on the banner that appeared in my account […]

One Day Price Drop! My Favorite Anker Charging Products Are On Sale Today

My Amazon Deal of the Day email shows that half a dozen of my favorite Anker products are on sale today.  If you follow my blog, you know I’m a big fan of pretty much all the Anker gadgets I own. Here are some of the Anker gear I like best: Anker Braided 6ft Lightning Cable for $9.09 Historically speaking, this is the cheapest price I can recall for my favorite cable.  It was just over $10 the last time I noticed it on sale.  I’ve never had one of […]

The Next DC-Area Travel Meetup Is Set. Come Join Us!

Things have been a bit quiet here the past week or so.  Between some work travel overseas and ending up sick (sick travel is the worst) I’ve done a bad job keeping up with all of you.  I’m hoping we can get back to some normalcy pretty quickly.  In the interim, I have some good news for local DC folks.  Many of you have asked me when our next DC travel Meetup would be.  Well, thanks to persistence by my partner-in-crime Jeanne as well as Trevor, we’re back in business. […]

The Best Portable Tech I’ve Seen In A While

I do earn a small commission from some of the links in these posts.  If you’re a regular visitor to my site, you know I don’t hawk a ton of things around here.  Clicking on my links doesn’t cost you any extra and it’s surely appreciated. Those of you that follow my blog on a regular basis know I’m a big fan of Anker products.  Their batteries have had a place in my backpack for years.  I use their cables and a power strips as well.  In fact, I have […]

Nightfall on the Douro

If You Had One Day In Porto, Portugal

Let’s get back to our “If you had one day in…” series where readers help each other with the best tips for a destination.  Recommend only the top things you would do if you had just one day.  We’re not looking for run-of-the-mill.  We’ve already covered: Rome Sydney Dallas This week, what would you do if you had one day in Porto, Portugal?  I had just that recently, and did a really poor job planning it.  Flying by the seat of my pants has had hit or miss results over […]

How To Get From New York City To Newark Airport Via Train

I was born and raised in New York, so I don’t think much about getting around. The subway is second nature to me, as are trains like Metro North and NJ Transit. I figured there’s plenty of people who may not know how to navigate public transportation. You can save a bunch of money taking the train to Newark Airport. Here’s how to get from Manhattan in New York City to Newark Airport via train, originating at Penn Station, buying a ticket and connecting to AirTrain.

It’s Time, Marriott

Two weeks is enough time to work out the kinks on the Marriott/SPG integration, right? How about two months? Apparently, that’s not long enough, either. While members continue to have these issues, Marriott sits mostly silent. They do find time to tell investors things are great. It doesn’t seem they’re spending the time to ask customers if that’s actually the case.

Now Boarding: Ben Nickel-D’Andrea, No Mas Coach

This week I caught up with Ben Nickel-D’Andrea on the NowBoarding Podcast.  Each week, the NowBoarding Podcast sits down with a Boarding Area blogger for 30 minutes to dig deeper into their world.  We talk about their travel preferences, favorite (and sometimes least favorite) travel companies and mix in a bit of humor about the crazy world of miles and points that we call home. Ben is the co-author of the No Mas Coach blog.  We had his husband on the podcast a few weeks ago. In Episode number 17 we learn […]