Springhill Suites Zion National Park – 19

146 Marriott Hotels & Resorts For US Getaways

While we're writing more about travel lately, we're not necessarily suggesting people do travel (though if you do, please be considerate and smart). But we also recognize that many folks need a break, whether that's because they have been homeschooling…

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Four Seasons Desroches Island – 58

When Will You Travel Again?

One thing we've noticed (and this is not a new phenomenon) is that "travel sentiment surveys" don't really take into account the viewpoints of the most frequent travelers, or the most highly-engaged loyalty program members. Our community may not be statistically…

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American Express Globe

Amex Credit & Benefit Tracker

Several American Express cards offer statement credits and rebates as part of the card benefits. These can be very lucrative, and more than offset the annual fees on the cards, provided you can max out (or at least get close) the assorted credits. The…

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Road Trip

79 Hilton Hotels & Resorts For US Getaways

While we're writing more about travel this week, we're not necessarily suggesting people do travel (though if you do, please be considerate and smart). But we also recognize that many folks need a break, whether that's because they have been homeschooling…

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La Maison Arabe Country Club Pool 7

La Maison Arabe Country Club

I didn't know this ahead of time, but many of the upper-end hotels, resorts, and country clubs in Marrakech offer day passes for those wanting to use the pools and other facilities. This is a great compromise for those who want to stay in the medina…

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Marrakech Medina 33

The Marrakech Medina

While we were in Marrakech, I had a work call, and when I disclosed my location one of the other meeting participants blurted out "Man. I effing hated that medina." And I didn't hate it, but parts of the experience were decidedly unpleasant. Other aspects…

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Riad Joya Marrakech 19

Review: Riad Joya, Marrakech

We wanted to stay in the thick of the medina on this trip, but that does come with some safety considerations. We also liked the idea of staying in a small independent riad. I'd had numerous people tell me that in Marrakech, your riad host is essentially…

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Casablanca Domestic Lounge 10

Review: Royal Air Maroc Domestic Lounge Casablanca Airport

This lounge review will be short and sweet, and not to put too fine a point on it, but hopefully your stay here will be as well. Bottom line up front: this lounge has little to recommend it, but it's not like the rest of the terminal is super glam either.…

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Marrakech Medina 2

Introduction: The Last Trip (For Now)

I've been sitting on this trip report for three months now (where have three months gone?) because it just hasn't felt like the right time to talk about travel details, and this particular trip was odd from the start.  This trip took place in early March,…

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Quarantine And Chill

Small Business Shoutouts

Over the past few weeks we've seen lots of companies start rolling out discounts, statement credits with credit card issuers, and other purchasing incentives -- there are some great deals out there. And a natural side-effect of that is that a lot of…

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Salon Icare Paris Orly Airport – 27

Coronavirus Travel Policies & Advisories

The situation is changing by the hour, and while there will be worldwide social and economic fallout from this pandemic, the impacts on the travel industry are far-reaching. If you're looking for information and updates on the virus itself, please check…

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Cash Coins Money

Unclaimed Property: A Fun(ish) Quarantine Activity

Earlier this week I was pointed to a Tweet calling out the vast amount of "Unclaimed Property" that has been turned over to state treasuries for one reason or another. Apparently this can include everything from undeposited paychecks and other uncashed…

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Iga Lounge Istanbul Airport – 19

Need Help Finding Flights Home? We Can (Try To) Help!

It's been a complicated few weeks for air travel, to put it mildly, and we're hearing a lot of stories from people who are in the middle of a trip, or otherwise trying to get home, and are being stymied by the constantly changing flight schedules and…

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Newyork Skyline Sunset

Essential Coronavirus Information & Updates

As the situation continues to unfold, we are seeing a deluge of information across the internet -- with much of the good and practical content being drowned out in the noise. At the same time, many people seem to not understand the gravity of the situation,…

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Sunset

7 Easy Ways To Keep Miles From Expiring

One of the saddest parts of my day (other than explaining to people why their million bank or cash-back style points won't get them to Asia in first class), is when I read a message from someone who has just had all their miles expire. I also get several…

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Flagship Lounge Bathroom

Coronavirus: Planning Ahead At Home & Abroad

We've been receiving dozens of messages a day from readers, clients, and our parents (hi Mom!) asking how the COVID-19 coronavirus is impacting travel. People are understandably worried, and the frenetic news cycle is certainly ratcheting tension over…

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Kruger National Park

New OMAAT Email System: Please Check Your Subscriptions

Well this has been a fun few weeks. For reasons we still don't understand (but which don't seem to have been due to anything we did), our MailChimp account was shut down, making it impossible to send out our daily/weekly newsletters. After a few false…

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Driving Romania 1

Romanian Road Trip: Part Two

Gosh we have had incredible weather this week! I'm sure we'd be having a grand time regardless, but the literally picture-perfect autumn glow making everything golden and cozy sure doesn't hurt. Other than exclaiming in delight at the landscape as we…

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Hilton No Desk

6 Of The Worst Hotels We’ve Ever Stayed At

We've invented a new game on this road trip, having exhausted our previous car-ride favorite of Airport Code Jumble, and while I don't have a catchy name quite yet, the theme is "Name Hotels That Were Literally The Worst." I'm not quite admitting to…

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