What’s Your Favorite Way to Use Citi ThankYou Points?

While my favorite flexible rewards program will always be Chase Ultimate Rewards, I still like the Citi ThankYou program. For those who don’t know, you can earn points in this program with cards like the Citi Premier and Citi Prestige. I like the Citi ThankYou program because you can redeem …

Florence: 10 Travel tips to help you save

Florence: 10 Travel tips to help you save

As the capital of Tuscany, Florence is known for Renaissance art and architecture, a vibrant cultural scene, delicious food and wine, and… crowded streets packed with tourists. In fact, during the high season, there are more visitors in Florence than locals! It’s no surprise that Florence’s popularity also keeps prices …

Where there’s a Will there’s a Way: Envoy First Officer Lands at DFW after beginning Flight Training at 35 years old

A heartwarming story about Envoy First Officer Will Fagundes, who decided to leave corporate America and pursue his dream at 35 years old. Read about his journey here because you love heartwarming stories! The post Where there’s a Will there’s a Way: Envoy First Officer Lands at DFW after beginning …

6 Reasons to Book an Organized Travel Tour Instead of Doing it On Your Own

6 Reasons to Book an Organized Travel Tour Instead of Doing it On Your Own

On my three long trips around the world as a backpacker, I was a staunchly independent traveler who definitely looked down on the sheep who were on an organized travel tour. Those idiots! Now that I’m making a real living though instead of living off meager savings like I was …

UPDATE: I spoke to the CEO of the management company who owns the Courtyard Marriott Clemson

While this update doesn’t feature an entirely satisfactory resolution, what I learned from the CEO of the management company deserves to be shared as it tells a more complete story of how this big mistake could’ve happened. The post UPDATE: I spoke to the CEO of the management company who …

Brussels: 10 budget tips to help you save euros

Brussels: 10 budget tips to help you save euros

Brussels is a bustling city in Belgium combining Euro cosmopolitan with old historic buildings and charm. Definitely a melting pot of people, cultures and styles, Brussels offers a lot to see and do, including the tradition of imbibing Belgian beer. But as the de facto capital of the European Union, …