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M life MasterCard: Review

The M life MasterCard seemingly serves a singular purpose for cardholders: cheap Pearl status. It’s an inoffensive, but rather boring card that isn’t as useful as one would hope. It doesn’t mean it...

Harrah’s Joliet: Review

Joliet’s centerpiece is the old prison, an intimidating penitentiary palace famously loathed by Jake and Elwood. The city and the prison have a shared history. But there is a little more to the city beyond simply...

Good Credit Cards for Casino Enthusiasts

Casino comps can be a fun reward for an entertaining night out or a sober reminder of how much was left on the felt. But those comps are only earned based on play. I’m an absolutely garbage gambler. Ask the folks...

Voyager: Detroit

Recently, the lovely Fanwife proposed an impromptu weekend trip to Detroit. For many, that may not seem like an altogether joyous proposition. I’ve made my fondness for the city well known. Much of that fondness is...

Alinea: Chicago

Fanwife and I were frantically weaving in and out of traffic on our way downtown. Normally, it takes about 35 minutes from our house to get to Chicago’s North Side. On this day, a bad accident had us at a virtual...

Citi ThankYou Premier Card: Review

Citi’s ThankYou Premier credit card isn’t metal, so I’m not sure there is much of a point writing about it. It’s unimpressively light, which limits the air of superiority I can have when handing...

Underrated Credit Cards

I’m not saying that some of my peers in the travel/points and miles blogosphere are guilty of primarily promoting credit cards that give them the best commission, but I’m not not saying it. Accordingly, some...