Last Chance for Cheaper Marriott Luxury Hotels!

Last Chance for Cheaper Marriott Luxury Hotels!

There’s less than a month left to book top-tier luxury Marriott hotels for 60,000 points a night. In this article, I walk you through which properties you should aim for and which to avoid.


Review: United Polaris Lounge Chicago

Review: United Polaris Lounge Chicago

United’s Polaris Lounges are taking the North American premium cabin ground experience to a whole new level. Discover all that the Chicago Polaris Lounge has to offer.


Get the Amex US SPG Card Before It's Gone!

Get the Amex US SPG Card Before It's Gone!

With the introduction of Marriott Bonvoy, Amex US is phasing out their personal SPG Card, so it’s your last chance to grab the 75,000-point bonus if you haven’t already.


Keeping It Weird in Portland

Keeping It Weird in Portland

I spent four days discovering all the “weird” sights, sounds, and smells that Portland has to offer. Here’s a rundown of what to do in the Pacific Northwest’s quirky youngest sibling.


The Best Ways to Use Amex Cobalt Points

The Best Ways to Use Amex Cobalt Points

With airline transfers off the table, there are three major ways to redeem the MR Select points you earn from the Amex Cobalt Card. Let’s walk through when each option makes the most sense.


Impressions from Round-the-World 2019, Part 1

Impressions from Round-the-World 2019, Part 1

Immediate impressions from the first half of my round-the-world journey, which brought me to Beijing via Accra, Istanbul, Perth, Auckland, and a sweet ride on Singapore Suites.


Applying for a Ghana Visa

Applying for a Ghana Visa

I share my recent experience applying for a Ghana visa as a Canadian citizen. Here’s all you need to know for getting the necessary documents to visit the West African country.


What's the "Point"? Saving Money vs. Living the Life

What's the "Point"? Saving Money vs. Living the Life

Should we earn and redeem points primarily to save money on travel, or should we use them to achieve a certain elevated lifestyle? And is one perspective necessarily better than the other?


Review: Marriott Portland Downtown Waterfront

Review: Marriott Portland Downtown Waterfront

I stayed at the Marriott Portland Downtown Waterfront for four nights during my recent trip to the West Coast. Here’s my review of the guest rooms and M Club lounge at the hotel.


Infographic: The Amex Flowchart in Two-Player Mode

Infographic: The Amex Flowchart in Two-Player Mode

Here’s the American Express Credit Card Flowchart for those of you playing in two-player mode. Learn how to play your cards right to maximize the total household gain!