Ryan S

Travel hacker in 2-player mode, intent on visiting every country in the world, and can say "hello" or "how much does this cost?" in a bunch of different languages.

Bonvoyed Again! Marriott HQ Weighs In On Insane Hotel Credit Card Fees

There's a reason that "Bonvoyed" has become a pejorative. I spoke with someone from Marriott HQ about anti-consumer hotel credit card fees.

Dream Trip: How To Book The Trans-Siberian / Trans-Mongolian Railroad

It's a dream vacation for many. Here's how to book the Trans-Siberian or Trans-Mongolian Railroad, plus what to know before you go.

Question Of The Week: What Is A Password Manager & Why You Need It

Our question of the week is a bit different: we look at what a password manager is and why it's absolutely critical in this hobby.

Reverse Bonvoyed? How & Why Marriott Extended 2 Free Night Certificates

In a surprise move, Bonvoy customer service offered me 2x Marriott free night certificate extension. I think this could help others, too.

Thinking You Want To Travel Again? What To Expect With COVID Travel

Considering a return to travel? A lot has changed. Here are factors to consider and what to expect during the COVID travel era.

Question Of The Week: Do I Lose My Booking If I Cancel My Credit Card?

Our question of the week surrounds a common theme: what happens if I cancel my credit card? We look at bookings made with that card's points.

My Credit Card Application Was Rejected By Synchrony & It’s Laughable

My credit card application was rejected by Synchrony. That in itself isn't overly interesting. The process & their reasoning are comedic.