YMMV Travel Deals & Discounts: Tuesday, March 5, 2019

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. We take no responsibility for deals that are pulled before the “deal ends” date.

Here’s what’s out there right now:

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We Got To Throw Beads From A Mardi Gras Float at Universal Orlando! Here’s What It Was Like

One really cool about living in Central Florida is that you can sometimes take advantage of what Orlando-area theme parks have to offer. Case in point: Joe and I have been Universal Orlando annual passholders since around 2009 or so. Besides the fact that we can go to the parks pretty much whenever we want, we also occasionally have some access to some benefits and experiences that people who are “just visiting” might not get. One of those opportunities is potentially being able to throw beads from one of the floats at Universal Studios Florida’s (USF) Mardi Gras parade.
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YMMV Travel Deals & Discounts: Tuesday., Feb. 26, 2019

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. We take no responsibility for deals that are pulled before the “deal ends” date.

Here’s what’s out there right now:

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YMMV Travel Deals & Discounts: Tuesday., Feb. 19, 2019

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. We take no responsibility for deals that are pulled before the “deal ends” date.

Here’s what’s out there right now:

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That Time When Steven Spielberg Gave A Studio Tour At Universal Studios Hollywood

The Studio Tour (a.k.a. The Backlot Tour) at Universal Studios Hollywood has been an icon of the theme park since its debut in 1964.  It’s been so popular that the concept was mimicked at Walt Disney World when its then-called Disney-MGM Studios opened in 1989, and several parts of the attraction, including Earthquake and Jaws were built as standalone attractions when Universal Orlando Resort opened in 1990.

The tour includes several staged events and attractions, such as a flash flood, King Kong 3D and Fast & Furious: Supercharged, as well as the aforementioned Earthquake and Jaws attractions. It also travels through and past multiple past and present film sets.

Steven Spielberg has had a relationship with Universal Studios as far back as around the time of his high school graduation, when he apprenticed there as an unpaid assistant in the studio’s television department. Following a decades-long directing and producing career that has spanned from “Jaws,” to “E.T.,” to “Jurassic Park” to “Back To The Future” to “Men In Black” to “Transformers,” it was plainly established that, as the longtime head of Universal Studios, Ron Meyer, once said, “Universal is, and always has been, Steven’s home.”

So who better than Spielberg himself to give a Universal Studios tour, right? 😉

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