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The AmEx Platinum card's $550 annual fee may seem unappealing, but with extensive benefits it's easy to get more than $2,000 in value your first year.

Here’s exactly what to do as soon as you open an Amex Platinum credit card to get up to $2,000 of value in your first year

The Amex Platinum Card comes with a ton of valuable benefits and rewards. Here's how to activate them to make sure you aren't missing out.
Rooms in SoHo's Arlo Hotel are half the size of a standard hotel room.

Microhotels are popping up in major cities around the world, and some ‘rooms’ are as small as 30 square feet

Microhotels are popping up in cities like NYC, London, and Paris. Rooms are about half the size of a traditional hotel room — or less.
The "Cliff Concept Boutique Hotel" has been proposed by a Turkish architectural company.

Architect designed a hotel built into a cliff with a pool suspended over a Norwegian fjord

The gravity-defying pool would feature a clear glass bottom so swimmers can look down at the stunning landscape as they get their lengths in.
Relaxing at the JW Marriott Phu Quoc.

I have almost 30 rewards credit cards, and these are the best hotel stays I’ve booked with my points

Memorable hotel stays don't have to cost you hundreds of dollars. By earning credit card points, you can book award stays at these amazing properties.
You may not be able to spend the night in the Louvre, but you should be able to find a good spot on Airbnb with these tips.

11 tips and tricks for finding the perfect vacation spot and avoiding bad rental homes on Airbnb

Airbnb is one of the most popular ways to see the world, but there are lots of details to consider before booking with the site.
Frapin, a cognac maker in Segonzac, France.

How 18 of the oldest companies on Earth have been making money for centuries, from guns to beer to shipping

The longest-lasting businesses produce food items, alcohol, or even firearms — things people have been interested in for centuries.
The author, Natalia Lusinski, sandboarding in New South Wales, Australia.

I’ve been traveling around the world for over 2 years — here are the 13 best budget hacks that will make your next vacation cheaper

You can save a ton of money on your next vacation by following some simple rules and planning strategically. Take it from a perpetual traveler.
A Marriott hotel in San Francisco, California.

Marriott gets slammed with $123 million fine after a major data breach exposed the personal data of 339 million hotel guests

Marriott inherited a data breach that started in 2014 in Starwood's database when it bought the company in 2016. The breach was discovered in 2018.

I was a travel consultant for 5 years — here are the 9 best ways I saved money on travel

I learned several money-saving tricks on the job, and I still use them when I'm booking my own travel.
The 30-room boutique hotel is full of charming details.

One of the best hotels in the US is a 147-year-old inn on a secluded island 3 hours from NYC. I visited and found a glaring difference from most other...

The Chequit is a 30-room boutique hotel on Shelter Island, a secluded 8,000-acre island that's only reachable by ferry or helicopter.