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Sprint International Value Roaming Plan Reviewed

On the heels of Sprint offering Wi-Fi Calling on iPhones, they released an international roaming plan similar to T-Mobile on April 14th. The cost, $0. You’ll recieve unlimited data and text messaging plus voice calls will run only $0.20 per minute with the International Value Roaming plan. Sprint does state...

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Virgin America to Hawaii & Wi-Fi Calling on Sprint iPhones!

This week there has been 2 new game changing services announced from both Virgin America and Sprint that caught my attention! Virgin America announced service from SFO to HNL (Honolulu, Hawaii) starting November 2nd and from SFO to OGG (Maui, Hawaii) starting December 3rd. They will offer one flight per day. This...

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Virgin America Elevate: Silver Status

Virgin America offers a frequent flyer program called Elevate. Passengers earn points based on the fare amount they paid for their flight rather than the traditional earning rate of the # of miles flown. The earning rate is 5 points per $1 spent on the base fare (excludes taxes). For example, a...

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My New Travel Gadgets for 2015

In the past couple of months, I’ve acquired a few new gadgets to make my travels more enjoyable and fun! I highly recommend all of them. Bose SoundLink Mini Bluetooth Speaker – $399 This very compact portable speaker provides enough sound for an entire hotel room and is nice for...

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Germanwings Flight 9525

My thoughts and prayers for the passengers, crew and family members of Germanwings Flight 9525 (4U 9525) that went down over the Swiss Alps in France today. It was flying from Barcelona (BCN) to Dusseldorf (DUS). Germanwings is a low-cost carrier owned by Lufthansa. -Palo

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1 Year Anniversary

I can’t believe it’s been 365 days since I started Palo Will Travel! I’ve made over 40 posts and hope all the tips & tricks have provided you with a great wealth of knowledge during your travels. Let me know if you have an idea for a post and I’ll...

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Credit Card Review: AMEX Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG)

When I started to earn points using credit cards, the best all around card I could find based on my research was the Starwood Preferred Guest card from American Express. Since 2010, I’ve earned over 475,000 SPG points with ~300,000 SPG points within the 1st year of carrying the card....

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ANA Award Ticket Booking Experience: US – Japan

ANA (All Nippon Airways) is a Japanese airline which offers amazing service and premium seating options. I was fortunate to have some miles left over in my account even after my Round The World trip. They are the only airline where your miles expire 3 years from earning them and...

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Credit Card Review: Chase Sapphire Preferred

With the annual fee hitting my Chase Sapphire Preferred card for the 1st time since signing up, I decided to determine if this card is worthy to keep in the arsenal of credit cards I carry. Pros: -No foreign transaction fees (typically ~3% with most cards) -Chip + Signature capabilities for international...

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Airport Lounge Access

Most travelers never even think about gaining access to the elite Lounges inside the airports. I used to always think you must be traveling First Class or have elite status with the airline. That is no longer the case with more reciprocal access programs now available to the occasional traveler. The...