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The Westin Peachtree Plaza is an iconic fixture among Atlanta’s skyline, and the city’s tallest building. Here’s what my experience was like.

Review: Atlanta’s Westin Peachtree Plaza

The Westin Peachtree Plaza is an iconic fixture among Atlanta’s skyline, and the city’s tallest building. Here’s what my experience was like.

Travel with Bitcoin: How much airfare can you buy?

If you want to travel with Bitcoin, how much airfare can you buy? Take a look at these three examples. The results are pretty surprising.
Can you say free Starbucks coffee? You can collect 300 bonus Stars when you load $20 or more in the Starbucks App with Chase Pay.

Score Free Starbucks Coffee With Chase Pay

You can collect 300 bonus Stars when you load $20 or more in the Starbucks App with Chase Pay. That's enough for instant Gold Status or two free drinks.
Here’s my take on the new Uber Visa card.

New No-Fee Uber Visa Card Offers Credits for Netflix, Spotify

Uber is launching a co-branded credit card aimed at Millenials, and they just might go for it. Here’s my take on the new Uber Visa card.
Here's what I learned after trading my carry-on roller for a duffel bag.

Review: I traded my carry-on roller for a duffel bag for one year

I’ve carried the same black carry-on roller for more than a decade. But I decided to trade it in for a duffel bag over the last year. Here’s what I learned.

Limited Time: Bonus Points for Mobile Wallet Purchases from Chase

Chase is offering bonus points for mobile wallet purchases in what looks like the first time ever.
The American Express Blue Sky Card was my first points credit card.

My first points credit card (and why I keep it)

My first points credit card barely scratched the surface in my ongoing journey of points, miles, and life lessons. Here's why I still keep this one active.
A view of the bar in The Young Suite at Hyatt Regency Atlanta.

Review: The Young Suite at Hyatt Regency Atlanta

The Young Suite at Hyatt Regency Atlanta is not available to be booked online, but I was upgraded to it. Here’s my experience.
75 members of the Baylor Men’s Choir performed “The Coconut Song” for an Emirates flight crew at 30,000 feet.

VIDEO: Baylor Men’s Choir Performs on Emirates Flight

As a thank you for their experience, members of the Baylor Men’s Choir performed “The Coconut Song” for an Emirates flight crew. Watch the video.
Offer: Starbucks Gold Status after just one purchase through July 31, 2017.

Starbucks is offering Gold Status after just one purchase

Here we go: You can get Starbucks Gold Status with just one purchase between now and July 31, 2017. Terms and conditions apply.