I Was Aboard the First Commercial Flight from Miami to Havana Since 1961

I Was Aboard the First Commercial Flight from Miami to Havana Since 1961

Before my plane took off last week, it had been 55 long years since a commercial flight from Miami landed in Havana. While that in itself was historic enough, the recent death of Cuban president and revolutionary Fidel Castro created a lot of media frenzy around our one-hour American Airlines flight.

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Chicago Hacks: 50 Tips for Enjoying City Life on a Budget

Chicago Hacks: 50 Tips for Enjoying City Life on a Budget

Chicago is an amazing place, but living here can be an expensive endeavor. 

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BREAKING: Hyatt Guts Loyalty Program, Now "World of Hyatt"

BREAKING: Hyatt Guts Loyalty Program, Now

I jinxed it for everyone. Last night during a conversation with my girlfriend, I said of my Hyatt Diamond status: "It's definitely the most rewarding top-tier status, and it's not really that hard to get. I'm surprised they haven't changed it in a while!"

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Work Remotely? You Can Travel the World for Just $699/Month. Here's How. 

Work Remotely? You Can Travel the World for Just $699/Month. Here's How. 

Yes, you read that right. If you have a job that allows you to work remotely, you might actually be able to save money by spending a year traveling the globe.

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3 Simple Ways to Take the Stress out of Holiday Travel

3 Simple Ways to Take the Stress out of Holiday Travel

Holiday travel season is coming. If thoughts of those long TSA lines, crowded gate areas and expensive flights to grandma's stress you out, we're here to help. While some things are unavoidable, there are ways to get around the worst parts of holiday travel. Here's how.

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Everything You Need to Know About the Marriott/Starwood Merger

Everything You Need to Know About the Marriott/Starwood Merger

The deal is done, and Marriott and Starwood are now officially one company. For the time being, they're still operating two separate rewards programs, but things are a-changing. Here's my guide to the programs' new features to help you strategize your future frugal travels.

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4 Ways to Get Home Safe When a Hurricane Crashes Your Vacation

4 Ways to Get Home Safe When a Hurricane Crashes Your Vacation

Last week, I had the misfortune of being in Hilton Head, South Carolina, mere days before Hurricane Matthew swept into town. Our original plan was to spend a few days in Charleston after that, but we had to adapt when the weather changed. Here's how I was able to salvage my trip and get home to Phoenix, Arizona safely without going over budget!

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5 Amazing Places to Peep Fall Foliage for Less

5 Amazing Places to Peep Fall Foliage for Less

Fall is here, and with it comes the changing leaves. In many parts of the U.S., tourists flock from around the world to see the beautiful autumn colors, a practice that's colloquially known as "tree peeping."

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14 Ways to Save on the Perfect Fall Road Trip

14 Ways to Save on the Perfect Fall Road Trip

Fall is the perfect season for road trips. Not so hot that your car's AC has to be working overtime, not so cold that icy roads become a concern. Add in the gorgeous fall foliage popping up everywhere, and you've got a great excuse to take a week off and drive around the country with the windows down, music blaring.

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9 Ways to Avoid Paying Surge Prices on Uber and Lyft

9 Ways to Avoid Paying Surge Prices on Uber and Lyft

Over the past few years, Uber and Lyft have exploded onto the scene, ticking off taxi drivers everywhere and making ride sharing a super cheap, super easy and relatively safe way to get from one place to another. We've talked before about why we like these apps so much, but frequent riders will know there's one major downside to using Uber and Lyft to get around: surge pricing. 

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