Ramsey Qubein

                                                                                                                      TRavel writer

I am often asked about my favorite travel products beyond airlines, hotels, cruises, and loyalty programs. These are some of my recommendations:

favorite lounge program: priority pass, lounge buddy

Aside from airline-branded lounges, I find that Priority Pass is a magnificent offering that gives me access to lounges around the world. Check with your credit card company because many premium cards come with free membership in this lounge program. Lounge Buddy is another convenient alternative if you are interested in lounge access at the airport. Often times, it has great discounts to some pretty cool airport lounges.

Favorite Shopping site: Rakuten (EBATES)

Rakuten is a great place to earn cash back on purchases that you would already make online. The way it works is simple: Start by visiting Rakuten to search for your favorite online store. The site shows you what percentage of your purchase you will get back as a refund simply by clicking on that site via the Rakuten page. It's basically an online shopping mall that rewards you cash for your visit. If you shop online, this is a great resource to make easy money, especially if you are a frequent traveler doing online shopping while on the road. Sign up using my link here; and we will both receive a free cash welcome bonus.