The Christensen Family & Friends Reunion Was a Success

The Christensen Family & Friends Reunion Was a Success

I just finished up our 10th annual Christensen Family and Friends Reunion in Estes Park, Colorado this week. It was great to spend some time in Rocky Mountain National Park unplugged (unintentionally) and I loved seeing all of my relatives. I'm thankful for those of you that could make it this year and look forward to 2019.

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Why It's Always Safer to Make Purchases With a Credit Card

Why It's Always Safer to Make Purchases With a Credit Card

It's a shame, but at work I deal with fraud on an almost daily basis. So it was no surprise to me when I got a text from Chase Bank on Thursday morning about a fraudulent charge on my IHG Rewards Club Card. Someone was apparently trying to purchase something $2,000 in Phoenix, Arizona. While I've spent some time in Arizona this spring, trust me I was home this week.

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Omaha Marriott Downtown Capitol District

Omaha Marriott Downtown Capitol District

If you've driven through downtown Omaha this summer you've probably noticed the construction of the new Marriott Downtown Capitol District. Marriott has a decent footprint in downtown Omaha already, but this will be their first full service Marriott hotel.

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I Finally Pulled the Trigger on the American Express Platinum Card

I Finally Pulled the Trigger on the American Express Platinum Card

It was only a matter of time before I added the AMEX Platinum Card to my wallet, but I didn't anticipate it was going to be this week! I was checking the balance on my AMEX Premier Rewards Gold Card when I noticed that my $195 annual fee had posted. At that point I just had the hardest time shelling out that money for hardly any benefits. If I'm going to pay for a card, it might as well be worth my while, right?

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Check Out My Feature on UpgradedPoints.com

Check Out My Feature on UpgradedPoints.com

About a month ago Erin and Alex Miller from UpgradedPoints.com reached out to see if I was interested in feature for their "Real Redemptions Series." They wanted to know about my most epic points redemption and how I did it. I was pumped that someone wanted to feature my travels on their own blog so I agreed without hesitation.

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City Explorations: Seattle, Washington

City Explorations: Seattle, Washington

I loved my return visit to Seattle. I haven't spent much time in the Pacific Northwest, but I can promise you that is about to change. Seattle has opened my eyes up to a whole new scenic beauty and a love for ALL things. It was a great place to explore with some great people. I hope I can visit again soon!

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