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Review: The Met Hotel Thessaloniki Business Suite

Suite at The Met Hotel Thessaloniki

The Met Hotel Thessaloniki is one of the best hotels you’ll find in the city. The place is very modern and immaculately clean – the fact that I’m pointing this out means it was that noticeable. Rates are reasonable –… Continue Reading

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How Much I’m Paying in Credit Card Annual Fees

Håkan Dahlström / Foter / Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic (CC BY 2.0

I do a great deal of manufactured spending, which requires me to use multiple credit cards. After all, putting $100,000 worth of spending on a single credit card every month would be insane, not to mention, I’d get shut down… Continue Reading

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No Annual Fee Club Carlson Credit Card: A No Brainer?

Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel Sydney Club Carlson

Did you know that Club Carlson has a $0 annual fee credit card? Last week, when I wrote about 10 places to redeem the Club Carlson annual free night certificate, reader Zach brought it to my attention. Sure, I knew… Continue Reading

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Review: Hyatt Regency Thessaloniki Executive Suite

Hyatt Regency Thessaloniki Suite Dining Area

After a two hour AirBerlin flight from Munich, on which I was seated in the bulkhead next to the most annoying mother-daughter who talked  THE ENTIRE DURATION OF THE FLIGHT, I landed at Thessaloniki Airport. It was a beautiful day and… Continue Reading

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No, the Chase Sapphire Reserve is NOT The Best Credit Card Ever

Chase Sapphire Reserve Credit Card New Application

If you’re losing your mind over the Chase Sapphire Reserve Card, which came out yesterday to an outstanding level of hype, don’t. Contrary to what is being written about it, the Chase Sapphire Reserve is NOT the best credit card ever. It’s… Continue Reading

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10 Best Credit Cards for Manufactured Spending

Credit Card Wallet

Whether you’re new to the game or a a seasoned vet, most of you guys probably read this blog for the manufactured spending content. Determining the best way to manufacture spend depends entirely on what’s available to you as well… Continue Reading

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What Are You Saving Airline Miles and Hotel Points For?

Vacation photos

I met up with my friend and fellow blogger Kendra a few months ago and at one point she asked me about my travel plans for the summer. I told her I was likely not going anywhere and her plans… Continue Reading

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10 Places to Redeem the Club Carlson Annual Free Night Certificate

Club Carlson Radisson Blue Chicago Hotel

Since my last post outlining the 10 best Club Carlson hotels to redeem the annual free night certificate, several changes have taken place. Several hotels have changed categories and the Radisson Hotel Fisherman’s Wharf and Radisson Plaza – Warwick Hotel… Continue Reading

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Is the New Chase Sapphire Reserve Card Worth Keeping Long-Term?

Chase Sapphire Reserve Credit Card New Application

By now you’ve read hundreds of headlines about the Chase Sapphire Reserve Card and you’ve been well conditioned to hit the “apply” button on your favorite blogger’s links. Undoubtedly, the Sapphire Reserve’s 100,000 point sign-up bonus is huge and a… Continue Reading

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Why I Caved and Got the Club Carlson Credit Card Again

Deluxe Room at the Radisson Blu Edwardian Bloomsbury Street

It was only seven short months ago that I wrote about cancelling my Club Carlson credit card after the annual fee was up. At the time I had decided that my (at the time somewhat limited) manufactured spending was better channeled… Continue Reading