Category Archives: Travel Must Have

Maybe You Can’t Avoid Resort Fees, But You Can Pay Less For Your Hotel Room

Resort fees, destination fees; call them what you want, they all stink. Hotels have a menu (except we don’t get to pick and choose) of junk fees that are attached to our bills for all kinds of “services and amenities” that used to be complimentary or something we could choose to pay extra for. I don’t think any of us really believe hotel claims about why they’re now adding on these fees. From what I’ve read, it seems like these fees enable hotels to still claim their rates are lower and also pay less to travel agents since commissions are paid based on the base rate, not the total rate.

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Backblaze Promo: 3 Months Free (Offer Ending Soon)

Backblaze is at it again with their amazing special offer, and I want to do something special, too. But first, some backstory.

I’m a VERY satisfied Backblaze customer and recommend it to everyone I know. When I was considering which cloud-based backup company to go with, my friend Stefan over at Rapid Travel Chai was the one who gave the thumbs up to Backblaze. Not only that, but this year he gave me a great lead on a coffee spot in Seattle that is excellent, and you all know how picky I am about my espresso. Now it’s time for me to say “Thanks, Stefan”.

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Statehood Questioned: Marriage License Denied!

I’ve been told by many people in Europe and Asia that we Americans are geography-challenged. Maybe it’s true and we aren’t as geography-savvy as we should be. I know for myself, if someone mentions a place, whether it is a city or a country I’m not familiar with, I’ll do some research. I like geography and knowing where places are.

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It Happened Again: Don’t Leave Home Without At Least Two Of These!

I can’t believe this happened again, though with a different friend. Doesn’t he read my blog posts on TWG? This time on my friend’s FIRST day, which was to start a seven week trip around Mexico, the ATM ate his debit card. He had no cash on him. His bank told him they’d send a new debit card, but after tracking the card’s delivery and waiting four days, my friend had doubts about getting his card.

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Get The Jolt for 30% Off with Code JOLT2CHARGII (Expires 1/1/19)

Good morning everyone.  Earlier this year, I gave away 2 Jolt chargers and commented on their awesome customer service.  Yesterday, I received a postcard from The Jolt informing me that they changed their company name to Chargii.  My girlfriend loves her Jolt charger and uses it several times a week.  She has bought several Jolt chargers as gifts for friends and family members.  Right now, if you buy The Jolt before 1/1/19, you can get 30% off with promo code JOLT2CHARGII.

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