My Starwood Biz Amex Retention Offer

When I’m not working on fulfilling minimum spends to earn bonuses on new credit cards, I tend to have a couple of (not so surprising) go- to cards. I try use a mixture of my SPG Amex’s and my Chase Ink cards as much as possible.

I currently have both the American Express personal and business SPG cards. When the annual fee recently came up for my business card, I had a big decision to make, keep it or close it? Continue reading

Win A Trip to the Austin City Limits Music Fest

Time Out sent me an e-mail about a sweepstakes where you could win a trip for 2 to the Austin City Limits Music Festival.

I’m not really familiar with the festival so I decided to stop by the event’s website to see who would be performing. There are lots of performers listed including some big names like Eminem, Pearl Jam, Outkast, Beck and Lorde. One group that I’d be interested in seeing are The Avett Brothers, who I only really know of due to listening to Pandora. Continue reading

Unoffical Comfort Foods of Every State

When I think of the term comfort foods, unhealthy is the first thing that comes to mind.

According to Merriam Webster, comfort food is “food prepared in a traditional style having a usually nostalgic or sentimental appeal.”

I wanted a better definition of the term so I turned to Urban Dictionary which says that comfort food is “defined as food that gives emotional comfort to the one eating it, these tend to be favorite foods of childhood, or linked to a person, place or time with which the food has a positive association.”

I’d tend to agree more with Urban Dictionary than Merriam Webster. Continue reading

Most Visited Cities In The World

Ever wonder what the most visited cities in the world are?

MasterCard has come out with its 2014 Global Destination Cities Index. This lengthy report shares a variety of information related to the 20 most visited cities based on International Overnight Visitors.

According to the Mastercard index, the amount of visitors a city receives impacts it greatly in terms of “business, social and cultural perspectives”. The spending made by visitors is very important in regards to “hospitality, retail, transport, sports and cultural industries among many others”. Continue reading