Updated at 7am PT on 2/21: Here are the 2 winners of The Jolt. If you did not win, you can still use the promo code TRAVELWITHGRANT to save 25% off The Jolt. Thank you to everyone who participated in the giveaway. Have a great day everyone and stay charged!
- Marc: Cross country road trip by myself and there were no radio stations available when my phone died. So I enjoyed several dead quiet hours at night with nothing but the desert roads in front of me and a heroic dose of caffeine in my cup holder.
- Christina: Driving in Ireland with my sister, no GPS (WHY DIDN’T ANYONE TELL ME THEY DON’T USE SIGNS OR NUMBERS), lost for over an hour, ending up on a gravel road in the middle of farmland, and then blew a tire when I hit a hole, with a dead phone battery. The absolute worst travel experience ever. The upside: a nice farmer drove by about 20 minutes later, put his coat on the ground so I wouldn’t get dirty kneeling on the ground, and showed us how to put the donut tire on (and actually did most of the work), then drew me a detailed map how to make it to the main road. He wouldn’t take a monetary gift, just a smile and a handshake. And this is why I travel…life experiences and memories. PS: I want to go back to Ireland.
Good morning everyone. A few days ago, I reached out to GetTheJolt, the maker of my favorite all in one portable charger. I bought 2 of these chargers on Amazon in November and have taken them with me everywhere. My girlfriend uses 1 of The Jolt chargers almost everyday because she is always on her iPhone. Long story short, one of The Jolt chargers would no longer charge, so I contacted The Jolt through their Contact Us page. On their website, they state, “We have 3 customer service representatives that serve you from 7am – 7pm PST Monday through Friday. We promise to respond to all inquiries within an hour.” Oh really, let’s see if that is really true…
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Good afternoon everyone, I hope you had a great Presidents’ Day Weekend. Last weekend, I was up in Seattle with my girlfriend and we were visiting her sister. When we checked into our hotel, the front desk staff informed us that February was Seattle Museum Month and all participating museums were 50% or 100% off. That was a pleasant surprise, since we planned to check out some of Seattle’s museums during our stay. The card is only for guests staying in participating downtown hotels, so if you are staying outside the city, you might be out of luck. This discount is even better than the local discount. Take this card with you to every museum and show it when you purchase your museum tickets. Since today is February 20, you only have 8 more days to take advantage of the discount, but if you are visiting Seattle for this weekend’s FTU Signature Event, this could be perfect for you (unfortunately, I won’t be at the FTU this weekend).
Sometimes it’s easy to read someone’s mind. When I wrote about my first year writing experience at Travel with Grant, I wrote about the questions people ask me about travel blogging. Sure, they want my thoughts on where they should travel to and specifics about how using points and miles work. But often I can read their minds and sense that the number one question they want to ask is, “Do you REALLY make money doing that?” It’s a valid question because even in today’s internet climate, most people still don’t understand how people make money online. You, our readers, may be wondering the same thing, so I thought, why not write about this? Why not write about monetization, affiliate links, and ad revenue?
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morning evening everyone. I have a short post this evening. I just received an email from Synchrony Bank regarding my PayPal Extras MasterCard. If I make 3 purchases between now and February 28, 2018, I will get 1,000 bonus points. Since 6,000 points = $50 statement credit, 1,000 bonus points is worth ~$8.33. This offer is targeted and all I had to do to enroll in the offer was click the Activate Offer button in the email.
Kauai is called the “Garden Isle” because it’s lush and full of natural beauty. It’s geologically the oldest of the main Hawaiian Islands and fourth largest in size. It seems to be the favorite island of people who visit Hawaii, and I believe the natural beauty is what ranks it so highly. My cousins are celebrating a very special wedding anniversary and flying from the East Coast to Kauai. Having lived in Hawaii, though not on Kauai, I have been a frequent visitor to the Garden Isle, so I was happy to suggest some of my favorite beautiful sites to see. I suggested four that would not only showcase Kauai’s beauty, but also take them to different parts of the island, as well.
Wailua Falls Overlook is a two-tiered waterfall. Almost every time I’ve been there, I’ve seen a rainbow in the falls. Spotting rainbows are one of the magical sites in Hawaii, and I never grow tired of seeing them. Early morning at the falls is a nice quiet time, though certainly it’s a special site no matter when you go.
Wailua Falls Overlook. Image source: https://www.hawaiidiscount.com/tours/kauai/island-sightseeing-tours/scenic-hanalei-tour.htm