The Hoo Too travel router, available in 3 different varieties on Amazon, has a nice feature: If you connect it to a wi-fi source intended for one device (say, the wi-fi on a plane or in a hotel room), you can then connect several devices to the Hoo Too.
This can save you substantial amounts of money during a trip. So far as the airline or hotel is concerned, you have only one computer connected to their wi-fi.
The least expensive Hoo Too travel router, the HT-TM02, has no battery and must receive power from a portable battery or other USB source. It costs only $18.99 with free Prime shipping. It weighs less than 2 ounces and is only about 2 inches x 2 inches. Think carefully before buying this one – do you really want a device that always has to be connected to an external power source to work?
For just $6 more you can get model HT-TM01 that has a battery with adequate life for most uses. That battery can also be used to re-charge your other devices, like a smartphone.
A third mode, the Titan, with pink top, has a larger battery for longer life and costs $40.
For travel on Leap Day only, which is a Monday so this could be part of a long weekend. No flights to or from Austin are on the list. One-way only.
The Points Guy calls them “$28 flights”.
Not really an organized tour, just a blog post from a couple of wine enthusiasts. The Del Dotto family has two locations for tastings in the Napa Valley of California.
Wineries: Del Dotto Vineyards, Napa Valley
Typically, when you phone in to cancel a credit card, you will be switched to a “retention specialist” who will offer you something to not close the card.
This blog post has instructions for getting the best “retention offers” at Citi.
Several months ago I collected all my Citi credit cards and phoned it to ask for retention offers. Every card had some sort of offer, and most were worthwhile. You can do this too.
A little-known benefit of AARP membership is a discount on British Air ticket prices. The discount is substantial, on the order of 10%. Anyone, even a child, can join AARP for only $16 per year.
You can find out how to combine the AARP discount and your possession of a Visa credit card issued by Chase Bank at