It’s tax season. That time of the year where part of the population gathers paperwork as soon as possible to file for a refund and the rest of us put off the task until the last minute because we don’t want to see how much money we’ll owe the government. In the past, we had to write a check to the Internal Revenue Service and make sure that it was postmarked by the end of the tax deadline (April 15th, or later due to holidays or weekends). Now that many people choose to eFile their taxes, you can easily add your banking information to have your taxes due removed from your bank account. This is a fee-free option and I’m sure many people take advantage of the ease of doing this. As someone who’s always looking for a place to earn points and miles, I was interested when I saw that you can pay your taxes with a credit card…but with a catch.
Right up there with, “How’s the weather in THIS PLACE during THAT MONTH?” (PSST! We have an answer for that – just click here), this is one of the most-often travel-related questions I see on vacation/holiday/travel message groups:
“When is the best time of year to go to THIS PLACE?”
The answer to that would vary greatly, depending upon wherever THIS PLACE is – it all depends on where in the world it is, weather and other “nature” factors, etc. Well, some folks from the UK were able to gather all the data from all the places 🙂 and came up with this very helpful resource that will allow you to see the high, medium and low travel season of every country in the world throughout an entire year:
We’ve flown into LaGuardia Airport more times than I want to remember. For the most part, these flights include a sightseeing tour of central New Jersey, Staten Island, Brooklyn or Queens. That means seeing a bunch of houses right next to another, an apartment project here or there, and not much else.
For some reason though, on this trip on Delta to LaGuardia, we took a different route.
If you haven’t heard the exciting news yet, VooDoo Doughnut’s newest location is going to be at Universal CityWalk, at Universal Orlando Resort. After visiting their Portland location in 2015 and getting the best kind of heartburn ever thanks to eating one of their maple bacon doughnuts, I am all KINDS of excited about this!
Although the Universal Orlando location doesn’t have an opening date yet (closest we have so far is “Spring 2018,” which is kinda vague LOLOL!), we DO now have a menu, so at least we have something to drool over…
This is a question we hear quite often when we fly to nearby locations. “Why didn’t you just drive?” It’s a legitimate question and I agree there are several advantages to driving in comparison to flying. You don’t have to deal with the hassle of the airport. You aren’t on such a strict schedule, so if you’re running late you won’t miss your flight. You can bring everything you want with you including food, clothes and your pillow without worrying about how heavy your suitcase will be. However, driving also has its own perils, as it’s no fun to be sitting on a highway in a traffic jam or trying to drive through a blinding rain (or snow) storm.
There are several factors that can influence your decision. The cost of flying vs. driving is an important one. This is compounded if you have a family because any math shows that four airline tickets cost twice as much as two tickets. If you drive, you’d also have to figure out the cost of gasoline and the wear and tear on your car (or the cost of a rental car if you don’t trust your vehicle for a long drive).
Hi everyone! Here are the articles we’ve recently seen, written by others, that we learned from, made us think or maybe made us chuckle a little bit. We hope you enjoy them!
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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