Happy Saturday friends, and hooray, it’s finally the weekend! Here’s a recap of what we wrote on YMMV this week. From great travel deals to what we’ve written to what others wrote that we really liked and wanted to share, it’s all here, in one convenient place!
If you’re in Orlando and have driven down International Drive (I-Drive), or even just on I-4 between exits 72 (to Rt 528 East) and 74A (Sand Lake Rd.), you’ve seen at least some of them:
- Rosen Centre Hotel
- Rosen Inn
- Rosen Inn at Pointe Orlando
- Rosen Inn International
- Rosen Plaza Hotel
- Rosen Shingle Creek Resort
- Midpointe Hotel by Rosen Hotels & Resorts
Oh, and there are two Clarion hotels (Clarion Inn Lake Buena Vista and Clarion Inn & Suites) that are owned by Rosen. So that makes nine. AND, not a hotel, but there’s also the UCF Rosen College of Hospitality Management (sooo…Rosen can teach people how to work at places that are potentially owned by…Rosen?).
I’m sure I’m not the only one who has ever wondered who this Rosen person is. So I went and found out.
Traveling to Orlando is just not as simple as using some Floo Powder to travel to Harry Potter’s Diagon Alley, flying on Aladdin’s Magic Carpet or getting a ride with some of the dolphins at Sea World. You run yourself ragged for the week before your trip, making sure everything at work is done, everything at home is done, everything you need is packed and that you’re all ready to go. You’ve spent a couple of late nights and didn’t get enough sleep. Then you board a plane full of people and are sealed in for several hours, surrounded by coughing, hacking and sneezing passengers who didn’t want to miss out on their vacations. You know what happens next, right? Runny, stuffy nose and coughing. Or maybe your child has an eye or ear infection or you might be suffering from a case of stomach flu or food poisoning from that buffet last night. Whatever the cause, being sick while visiting Orlando isn’t fun. After all, this is supposed to be where you vacation like you mean it, right?
Luckily, there are many ways to help you back on the way to wellness while in Orlando. Here are a few tips to help:
When we see travel deals, we always want to spread the word. So as we see them, we make sure to let you know. They run the gamut from hotels to flights to points to miles to car rentals and even stuff you need while you’ll traveling, like equipment, Uber discounts, theme park tickets, food for when you’re on the road, etc.
Heads up that some of these deals might be really limited in time or amount, or some could go on for days or longer. Some deals might be good for some people and not so much for others. There may be better deals out there and we just don’t know about them. We take no responsibility for any transaction you may or may not do; we’re just telling you what’s we’ve seen that’s out there at that very moment and it’s up to you to decide if it’s something useful, beneficial and worth it for you, and if you can take advantage of it before it’s too late.
Here’s what’s out there right now:
The Onion, as per Wikipedia, is “an American digital media company and newspaper organization that publishes satirical articles on international, national, and local news. Based in Chicago, the company originated as a weekly print publication on August 29, 1988 in Madison, Wisconsin….The Onion‘s articles cover current events, both real and fictional, satirizing the tone and format of traditional news organizations with stories, editorials, op-ed pieces, and man-in-the-street interviews using a traditional news website layout and an editorial voice modeled after that of the Associated Press.”
The Onion, as per The Onion, is “the world’s leading news publication, offering highly acclaimed, universally revered coverage of breaking national, international, and local news events. Rising from its humble beginnings as a print newspaper in 1756, The Onion now enjoys a daily readership of 4.3 trillion and has grown into the single most powerful and influential organization in human history.”
And that pretty much gives you an idea about The Onion ;-).
What can I say…some people love The Onion and some people hate it. And when you’re a hardcore Disney fan, that love/hate thing can become even stronger because not only are they sometimes kind of spot on (that’s when you have to do a double take at the headline to see that, oh yeah, it’s just The Onion), but the popular satire site has not always been kind to The Walt Disney Company, particularly the division of Disney Parks and Resorts. Cases in point…