The American Express® Green Card is one of the oldest credit cards in the world. Introduced in 1969 and fully overhauled in 2019, the American Express® Green Card looks much more attractive these days (both appearance- and feature-wise), but does it deserve valuable space in your collection?
The answer depends on whether or not you embrace the latest industry trend: more bang for more bucks.
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COVID-19 presents both a health and a financial crisis, and during such a difficult time, you may be looking to cut expenses you see as discretionary.
As more and more families are facing a financial crunch due to the ongoing COVID-19 crisis, cutting discretionary spending might seem inevitable. Today, the old adage that a penny saved is a penny earned holds true like never before.
But what about those of us who have some of American Express’ high-annual-fee travel cards? Most elite cards in AmEx’s portfolio are built around high-value travel and entertainment benefits ...
First introduced in 1969, the American Express® Green Card is one of the most venerable cards in the AmEx lineup. On the card’s 50th anniversary, AmEx gave it a thorough face-lift by boosting the welcome offer, elevating the earning scheme and adding several benefits to appeal to frequent travelers of all ages. The revamped Green Card is a card with some premium travel benefits that’s more affordable than many of its higher-end counterparts.
Upon entering Yankicha Island’s Crater Bay by Zodiac while on a Russian Far East cruise, you encounter a peaceful and ethereal land. Birds fly overhead and mischievous arctic foxes roam lush, emerald-hued slopes—the remnants of a devastating volcanic explosion that occurred about 10,000 years ago.
If you climb these hills, the view of Yankicha’s caldera and the inner isles that stick out of the bay becomes more stunning as you ascend. The waves that crash off the rugged Yankicha coastline con...
According to the September 2017 Federal Reserve Bulletin, if you have credit card debt, you're not alone. Almost 50 percent of U.S. households don't pay off their credit card balance every month, and in Hawaii it's no different.
A 2017 Hawaii News Now article reports that, “While Hawaii has the 10th-highest median wage nationwide, that's not enough to make up for living expenses that are two-thirds higher than in the rest of the nation."
The Peranakan community is a remarkable and prosperous force in Singapore, faithful to the Old World’s colourful traditions and legendary culture, yet driving the future of the ultra-modern Asian city-state.
There are no ethnic connotations, although most Peranakans in Singapore are descendants of Chinese traders. Peranakan simply means “locally born” in Malay and reflects an era hundreds of years ago when traders settled down in Southeast Asia by starting families with local women.
Leisure and Travel calls Oman “Authentic Arabia,” and there is a lot of truth in that. Featuring four UNESCO World Heritage sites, this country is diverse, rich in history, and has an abundance of natural beauty. Do not expect another UAE, which is also a fascinating country in its own right. The Sultanate of Oman watchfully maintains its conservation. You won't find any skyscrapers or even high-rises, and the government even regulates the number of visitors to preserve its heritage.
Maybe it’s true that all roads lead to Rome, but they don’t lead to all of Rome’s districts. Tourists understandably flock to the Pantheon, Colosseum, and St. Peter’s Basilica, among other world-famous sights, while lesser-known treasures often remain undiscovered. That’s a shame because Rome hides its share of incredible surprises in plain view, as long as you’re willing to veer even slightly off the beaten path.
Passeggiata (an evening stroll) down Via del Corso used to be a ven...
If you’re interested in Italian cuisine and planning on being in the Eternal City at the end of September, there is one event you can’t allow yourself to miss.
Taste of Roma is an annual cooking festival bringing together the hungry public and some of Rome’s most celebrated chefs, sommeliers, and mixologists. This is a rare chance for you to rub shoulders with some of the most inventive minds of the city’s culinary scene.
The event will be held on September 21-24 in the stunning Auditorium Pa...
Welcome to the Bangkok fine dining scene. In this town, not only does the food taste and look good, but it also goes easy on your wallet. And it’s money well-spent – back at home, food of this caliber would set you back hundreds of dollars, euros or pounds.
The food scene of Bangkok is the stuff legends are made of. Whatever you visit Bangkok for – temples, parks, river cruises, or nightlife — you won’t be able to avoid (or want to avoid) the incredible Bangkok food scene.
Street Food in Bang...
Vietnam’s Halong Bay lies both near and far from the bustle of Hanoi, the country’s capital city of some 7.5 million people. Located about 100 miles east of Hanoi, the World Heritage site is a fairytale-like archipelago dotted with 2,000 tree-cloaked islands in the Gulf of Tonkin. Considered one of the New 7 Wonders of Nature, Halong is a place of contrasts — remote forested limestone ridges and lonely towering pinnacles, juxtaposed with crowded floating villages, where locals sell drinks, sn...
Osaka is well-known in Asia as a hub of cultural activity and worthwhile attractions, yet the city is often overlooked by overseas visitors. It's time for that to change. After all, Osaka is just a nonstop flight away from Honolulu on Hawaiian Airlines.
This major port city is the largest metropolitan area in Japan after Tokyo, and teems with historical landmarks, scenic walking areas, bustling street markets, parks, museums, onsen (hot springs), Shinto shrines and exquisite restaurants featu...
If you’re wondering whether it’s too late to get to the Winter Olympic Games in PyeongChang, Korea, from February 8 to Feb 25, 2018, the answer is no! There is no shortage of airline tickets, and lodging options abound, too.
To get to PyeongChang, you need to fly to Seoul, the capital of Korea. You can fly nonstop to Seoul from many cities on airlines such as American, Asiana, Delta, Korean and United. Pricing for nonstop round trips from the U.S. usually range from $1200 – $200...
Ilha Grande, the home to Lopes Mendes, is not where you go looking for parties and rowdy nightlife. As Frommer's puts it, “If you came looking for nightlife, then you made a wrong turn at Albuquerque.” There are no motor vehicles, banks, and ATM machines, either, although there have been rumors of an imminent ATM installation somewhere in the island's main settlement. Maybe it will happen one day, but for now, change money in Rio.
Ilha Grande (by the way, the name is a misnomer, as the island...