The media is so quick to write about the horrible things that happen at airports – the latest infraction by United or RyanAir or TSA workers, or even when we’re downright mean to each other – that they (and perhaps we) tend to lose sight of the good and even wonderful things that can happen there. This is one of those wonderful things.
Happy Saturday, y’all! Here’s a quick recap of the posts we wrote this week:
This week Joe wrote about:
- Our visit to The Neon Museum in Las Vegas – def a must-see!
- How it’s possible to upgrade an award ticket to first class with cash.
- Our surprisingly nice stay near Times Square.
- The pros and cons of traveling on points and miles as a couple.
And Sharon wrote about:
- How to experience some of WDW’s most popular attractions without standing in line or using FastPass+
- The $9.99/day car rental season is here – it’s legit!
- The possibility of child-free zones on planes – could they be in our future?
- How to find out what vaccines you’ll need if you travel out of the country.
- United Airlines issued a guy a $378 voucher in 1998 – did they honor it?
- A bottomless boozy Disney brunch with a sing-along
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If you’re a fan of the Friday the 13th brand of movies, you may LOVE this! Camp No-Be-Bo-Sco is a real-live Boy Scout camp in the town of Hardwick, which is in Northern NJ, that’s been around since 1927. It’s also the location of what they called Camp Crystal Lake in the movies.
The camp, which is not open to the public, has done tours a small handful times in the past. However this year they are doing something VERY special.
Best Western hotels are running a promotion that gives you a $10 Best Western travel card for every stay completed before April 29, 2018, If you ever stay at Best Western hotels it pays to sign up even if you don’t have a stay planned. You never know if your plans will change last minute. You can sign up for the promotion here.
The main problem I have with the promo is that the $10 gift card provided for an upcoming stay expires in about 120 days. They email the card to you so if you’re not going to use it yourself, it’s pretty much useless.
Here are the details from the Best Western website:
*An “eligible stay” for the purpose of this Promotion is defined as any stay of one or more consecutive nights at the same Best Western branded hotel, with the exception of a stay booked through an online travel agency, a stay booked through a tour operator, or a stay booked at a special discounted rate (see Best Western Rewards program rules for further information on eligibility criteria). Multiple check-in/check-out at the same property with less than 24 hours between check-out and check-in will count as one eligible stay. Eligible stays which take place during the Promotion Period must be completed on or before April 29, 2018 to be counted towards the Promotion. Eligible stays which take place during the Promotion Period, but which have a check-in date that overlaps the beginning of the Promotion Period, will be counted towards the Promotion.
Considering that stays at some Best Western hotels are in the sub $100 range, this promo will give a 10% rebate. I’m starting to look at Best Western hotels because while most hotel chains are trying to get away from cookie cutter design, each independently owned Best Western property has its own identity. I’m particularly interested in the Best Western Hibiscus in Key West after this write up by Loyalty Traveler. It looks to have the independent feel we like from in Key West instead of the typical chain hotel experience.
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When you’re traveling by plane, you can sometimes be a little more disorganized than usual. You’re holding a carry-on, personal item, suitcase and maybe a coat and a bag of lunch, too. So when you’ve finally checked in, your boarding pass may be the least important things in your physical and mental list of “stuff.” That notwithstanding, here are some things you should NEVER do with your boarding pass: