Roku Stick and Month of Sling for $12.99

While the Roku Stick isn’t the best option for travel (it has a difficult time getting on hotel wifi), it is a handy portable device for watching streaming video. Roku has a ton of “channels” (basically apps): Netflix, Amazon video, HBO, Showtime, Sling, Hulu, YouTube, and so on. The Roku Streaming Stick … Read more

Politics of Advertising

Are companies responsible for where their paid advertisements are placed in this age of digital media? Twitter user @slpng_giants believes they do.  And so do their (quickly increasing) followers. You may have heard about Kellogg’s pulling their ad from website Breitbart for their ties to white supremacists.  It has led … Read more

American Express Hawks Island 2016

American Express Hawks Island 2016 Attention Seattle readers!  American Express Hawks Island 2016 is coming on October 16.  I attended last year and had a blast.  This year it is going to be held on 10/16/16 prior to the Seattle Seahawks hosting the Atlanta Falcons at Century Link Field. The … Read more

Australia with Miles and Points

Australia with Miles

I had an amazing time flying around the world on Alaska miles this past February for my birthday.  The news of Alaska’s doubling the cost of some partner airline redemptions, I decided it was time to plan my next big trip while my miles still had strong value.  I like … Read more

50,000 Alaska Miles with Credit Card Sign Up

50,000 Alaska Miles with Credit Card Sign Up

Yes, you read that right.  Right now there is an offer that will net you 50,000 Alaska miles with credit card sign up.  That is twice the standard Bank of America Alaska Visa card.  Hello Amex SPG card! The American Express Starwood Preferred Guest card currently offers 35,000 SPG Points … Read more