It's been a long two months for travel companies, and major tourist destinations are no exceptions. Las Vegas and Orlando have been hit exceptionally hard, considering their economies are very reliant on tourism. Finally, we're starting to see some of the major attractions reopen across the country. Here's their plan for reopening, in case you were considering them for your summer travel plans.
This past weekend, my wife and a few friends of ours decided to get out of the house and travel to some of Utah's national parks to enjoy a long weekend. We've been itching to travel since the pandemic began, and found that a road trip to do some outdoorsy activities was within our comfort zone. Here's how our trip went, and how some hotels and attractions are responding to the coronavirus pandemic.
This pandemic has us all feeling a little lost, bored, and ready for companionship. Many are turning to pet adoption to find a furry friend to keep them company while we wait for life to return to normal. We met up with Dr. Margaret Post of the Lincoln Park Dog and Cat Clinic in Chicago to find out what potential adopters need to know in these unusual times.
This morning, I picked up the first piece of my "social distanced" road trip to Zion National Park: a Hertz rental car. Having not rented a car since before the pandemic started, I was curious to see how renting a car would go with all the changes in the travel industry. Here's how it went!
American Express is largely known for its flashy travel credit and charge card products like the Platinum Card (or even the ultra-exclusive Centurion Card), but there are several cards worth considering beyond those that may be better for your everyday spending. The Amex EveryDay Credit Card is often an after-thought, with its big brother, the Amex EveryDay Preferred Card, getting more attention. However, with no annual fee, and the fact that the "regular" EveryDay card still earns Membership Rewards points, it might be worth considering for your family. Let's dig into the details!
American Express offers a solid rewards program with its Membership Rewards. It was the first on the scene to offer a rewards currency that could be transferred to airline and travel partners. Over the last decade, it saw increased competition from Chase's Ultimate Rewards and Citi's ThankYou Rewards, and so American Express responded with new card products and product refreshes. One of the newer launches was the Amex EveryDay® Preferred card, which offers a solid return on spending for a $95 annual fee credit card.
Gift of the month clubs are gifts that just keep on giving, which makes them a great option for any special occasion. Month after month, your dad will get a box in the mail and think of you fondly as he opens it up, because shouldn't appreciating your father be a year-round activity? (Definitely write that in the card. He'll like that.) The best part about gift of the month clubs is that there's one for every kind of hobby, interest or passion – it's not just for makeup samples or designer clothes anymore. Here are a few ideas for subscription boxes Dad will totally approve of, broken down by category.
The Blue Cash Preferred Card from American Express Review: Our Favorite Credit Card for Streaming Services
While I personally focus a lot of my credit card spending on points and miles earning cards, I realize that cash back is much easier to understand for the average consumer. We've focused our coverage on the best cash back credit cards in the past, and near the top is the Blue Cash Preferred® Card from American Express. Let's dig into the reasons it deserves a spot in your wallet.
American Express refreshed their Gold card in 2018 to include huge rewards in dining and grocery stores, earning four Membership Rewards points per dollar. The offer was so compelling, that I actually ditched my Chase Sapphire Reserve card! Here are all the compelling reasons why the American Express Gold card deserves a spot in your wallet.
American Express has some of the most robust rewards in the credit card space, thanks to their Membership Rewards program and its travel partners. The American Express® Green Card was once a forgotten runner up in Amex's suite of powerful credit cards, like the Platinum Card and American Express® Gold Card, but no longer. Let's dig into the new benefits of this excellent beginner travel credit card and see if it's worth its $150 annual fee.