Best Travel Battery On Sale This Morning On Amazon

The best brand of batteries is part of Lightning Deals this morning on Amazon..  I’ve written about some of the great Anker products I carry in my backpack before, including: The Best USB Charger My Favorite Choices For Power On The Road Today, it’s a battery on sale, the Anker 2nd Gen Astro E4 13,000 mAh 3 Amp portable battery. It’s normally priced in the $35 to $40 range but it’s priced at $21.99 for Lightning Deals today.  If you’re not familiar with Lightning Deals, they’re first-come first-served.  This one […]

Should You Purchase A Fuel Rod?

Keeping my various electronic gadgets powered on the road can be cumbersome, but I have a pretty good system worked out.  That being said, I’m always looking for a better way to keep my gear charged.  So, when I happened to walk by a few Fuel Rod kiosks recently, I was at least initially curious. It was a long shot this would be a viable option, but I did a little research anyways to see if it would be a good fit for any of my readers. The machines advertise […]

Cheap Fares To LAX and SFO, Triple Avios on Hyatt Stays And TripAdvisor Trickery. Best of the Rest For Tuesday, July 7th 2015

The Best of the Rest includes cheap fares from NY and DC to LAX and SFO, Triple Avios to Hyatt, Air India expanding to the US and more….

Apple Pay Getting Into The Loyalty Game

It looks like Apple Pay is getting into the loyalty game.  Considering that everyone is trying to grab a share of the mobile payment world, a loyalty program certainly makes sense, though I have no idea what it will look like.  According to this New York Times article, we should know next month: Apple is preparing to announce details about enhancements to Apple Pay at its software conference next month. Those include a rewards program for the mobile wallet service, said two people briefed on the product. Call me a […]

My Favorite Portable Phone Charger On Sale At Amazon

It looks like one of my favorite travel gadgets will be on sale in Amazon’s upcoming end-of-year lightning deals.     Anker makes some of the best chargers on the market in a variety of different sizes.  For folks who don’t want to carry a bulky charger around, this one weighs less than 3 ounces (or about the same as 10 quarters).  I don’t carry much lipstick but it’s advertised as being about the size of a tube of lipstick. For battery hogs like me, Anker also makes some bigger chargers […]

Earn 1,500 Bonus Starpoints For Booking Via App

A quick and easy bonus from Starwood Preferred Guest if you also have their co-branded American Express card. Register here and book up to 3 stays via their app to earn 500 bonus points per stay. You need to pay with the SPG American Express and it needs to be a paid rate, not an award stay.  But, most folks with any sort of business travel in the first quarter should be able to snag an extra 1,500 points.  Given how tough it can be to accrue Starpoints with no […]