The Scum & Villainy Star Wars Themed Bar, A New IHG Offer, How To Be A Good Customer & More…

Could it be? Why, YES IT IS! Whoop whoop, it’s the weekend! And to celebrate, here’s a quick recap of the posts we wrote this week:

This week Joe wrote about:

Sharon wrote about:

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Disney’s Tsum-tacular Christmas Tree & Village Is A Sight To Behold!

Imagine a 45 foot tall Christmas tree made completely out of Disney’s Tsum Tsum characters. Now imagine surrounding it with a Disney-themed snow village and train station. Pretty cool, huh? But here’s the best part – you don’t have to imagine it, because it really exists!

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Getting The Best Deal On Attraction Tickets in NYC

If you visit New York (or London or Paris, for that matter), there are dozens upon dozens of things for tourists to do.  There are some “all inclusive” passes that include discounted admission into several attractions, but if you’re still figuring out what you want to see, or if a pass has more attractions automatically included that you may not want, how do you know which pass to get, or even if you should get a pass at all? What’s the best deal? Well, as the old saying goes, “There’s an app for that!”

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10 Great Gifts For Travelers

I was looking at a scratch off world map the other day and in comparing different styles and prices, seemed to go down the rabbit hole in Alice in Wonderland as I started looking at all the stuff that’s out there for travelers. Some have been out for forever, some seem to be pretty new. Most (not all) are REALLY cool. Here are some of my favorites:

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Bet You Didn’t Think You Could Have Breakfast With A Giraffe, Did You?

Giraffe Manor is a building with a history that goes back to the early 1930s. Modeled on a Scottish hunting lodge, it was a private residence until the 1960s, when it was turned into an investment property. It eventually went into disrepair until the building was purchased and transformed in the mid-1970s from a large house for 1 family to a 6-bedroom hotel. Several years later, another building, similar to the original, was built on the 115 acre property with another 6 bedrooms inside it.

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But what about the giraffes???

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Use Airbnb? Watch Out For Hidden Cameras

If you’ve ever used or considered using Airbnb, these are not the headlines you want to see:

Couple Uncovers Hidden Cameras In Nightmare Airbnb: Police (Huffington Post, 10/11/17)
Hidden Cameras Found In Airbnb Rentals (NBC News, 10/20/17)
You Should Probably Check Your Airbnb For Hidden Cameras (NY Magazine, 11/28/17)
Airbnb Guests Are Finding Hidden Cameras Planted In Their Rentals (CBS News, 12/6/17)

So what’s up with that???

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JetBlue’s Policy Changes, Star Wars Filming Sites Vacations + More…

From an historic hotel’s renovations, to a fun way to get priority boarding, here are some stories we saw this week that we thought were interesting. We hope you will, too:

There are several articles that talked about Christmas this week:

  • The Points Guy showed cities around the world with the most extravagant Christmas light displays.
  • Want to know how to get priority boarding by wearing your ugly Christmas sweater? One Mile at a Time can tell you!
  • Travel and Leisure wrote about how the entire country of New Zealand has an official Secret Santa program.

And in the non-holiday category…

  • Read Doctor of Credit to find out how you can get two entries a day into the Starbucks for Life promotion (Joe’s been doing this daily).
  • Speaking up about problems might get you some extra points or miles and Million Miles Secrets shared a story about that.
  • Joe had the same problem as Frequent Miler with the current AMEX offer with Google Express but he found a solution.
  • Loyalty Lobby wrote about the renovations to the Waldorf=Astoria in New York. It’s been closed for almost a year (right after our visit in early 2016) and they are finally ready to start.
  • Delta/Air France/KLM has new luggage-less transatlantic fares, as per View From The Wing.
  • Deals We Like reported that JetBlue is making big changes to their refund and stand-by policies and they’re not to to the customers’ benefit.

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