YMMV Travel Deals: Tuesday., Oct. 23, 2018

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:

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Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About Beverly, The Drink at Epcot’s Club Cool That People Love To Hate

I bet you’ve done it. Or if you haven’t, you know someone who’s done it. Or you know someone who’s been a victim of it.

You’re at Epcot and you stop at Club Cool, over in Future World. You grab cups and tell you friend/family member/whoever to, “Try the Beverly…it’s delicious!” They take a sip and…

Hilarity ensues. End scene.

Yeah, it’s pretty gross.

So what IS it about Beverly that most people just…hate?

Well…there are a bunch of reasons. It could be that it was never really made for American palates. Or that it wasn’t intended to drink quickly, but to slowly savor. Whatever the reason, it’s the soda at Disney that people love to hate, and Rob Plays has given us the whole, nasty history of it in the following video…

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New Airlines Included in TSA Pre-Check, What Happens When You Accidentally Say You’re A Terrorist On A Aviation Form, & More!

Happy Sunday to all of our travel friends, near and far! Here are some articles we’ve read from other bloggers (and other sources) that we think you may like, as well, so we’re passing them along.

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  • After a multi-month long update, the second half of the World of Disney at Walt Disney World’s Disney Springs shopping and dining district reopened earlier this week. Jeremiah of Laughing Place gives a tour of the store’s new look, as well as two new merchandise lines that have started.
  • Lastly, I’d like to congratulate Ben (Lucky) from One Mile at a Time on his recent marriage. If you’d been following his blog for a while, you’ve been along for the ride from when he first mentioned Ford, now his husband, on the blog to their surprise engagement trip and now their wedding. I mean, who doesn’t like looking at wedding pictures?

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Why Do We Think We Deserve Special Treatment?

I read a post in a Facebook travel group that made me think about what we expect an experience to be like when we travel. Paraphrasing the post, the author felt that we’ve come to a place where every customer thinks they deserve special treatment. But when everyone asks for special treatment, it waters down the “specialness” of the extras, and staff and management will just stop listening to requests.

For example, I’ve seen where it’s a regular behavior for travelers to write a hotel in advance to ask for some sort of special something or other. Maybe an upgraded room, early/ late check out, club access or some kind of birthday/anniversary/engagement gift. Afterwards, they’ll post online about all the great things this particular hotel gave them and advise other people to follow the same plan. The crazy thing is, people get mad when a hotel doesn’t honor their requests. “How dare the hotel not give me the upgrade I asked for, when they gave it to that other person? This hotel is HORRIBLE. One Star!”

Instead of focusing on the requests, I started to think about why we think it’s OK to constantly ask for special treatment. When did we become a bunch of entitled whiners and complainers when we don’t get what we think we deserve?

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YMMV Travel Deals: Thur., Oct. 18, 2018

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 today:

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