The Luxury Hotels at WDW, Flash Sales Galore, A Moving Hotel & More

It’s finally SATURDAY! Welcome to the WEEKEND, everybody! 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!

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“Disco Yeti” When He Still Moved, Tipping Suggestions, Avoiding Extra Rental Car Charges & More

Woop, woop…it’s the WEEKEND, y’all! 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!

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How To Be Cheap And Frugal When You Travel, But Still Be Smart About It

I remember how I felt when I heard the simple idea that has changed the way I travel. I was trying save money everywhere I could and ended up spending more time getting from place A to place B or not buying something that would make my travel easier or more enjoyable. I’ve stopped worrying about every little expense and my travels are much better because of the change. I don’t stress over every decision. I don’t spend hours figuring out travel plans when a simpler plan that is a little more expensive is available.

I realized that Sharon and I have been making these decisions that deal with our bigger travel plans for years. What flights will we take? Which hotel should we stay at? What size car should we rent and from who? As we’ve gotten older and traveled more, we realize that it’s often best for us to spend a little more, but to pick our spots where we’ll get the best return. All of these factors are the same if I’m booking with cash or with miles and points.

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The World’s Happiest Airports

In recent years, you may have seen a “Please rate your travel experience” sign at airports you’ve visited, with a “smiley” system.

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Those little smileys (or sad faces) you tap on are part of a feedback system developed by a marketing firm called (what else but) HappyOrNot.

HappyOrNot, a company run out of Finland (with another office in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida), is the global leader in instant customer and employee satisfaction reporting with their innovative feedback smileys. Since 2009, the company has been researching peoples’ happiness on a variety of topics, from where they shop, to where they eat, and everything in between. They have worked with over 4000 organizations in 117 countries and its clients include Microsoft, McDonald’s, London Heathrow Airport, LinkedIn, the British National Health Service (NHS), and IKEA.

When it comes to travel, at last count, they have HappyOrNot smiley terminals in about 160 airports across 36 countries, and a few months ago the company published their inaugural Airport Report, which was based on 158 million responses. Here are some of the results:

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Why You Should Get Award Wallet, The Scariest Coaster Ever, WDW Stroller Info & More

HAPPY SATURDAY, y’all! 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!

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Pop-Up Airport Lounge, Fire At A Famous European Theme Park & More!

Happy Sunday, friends and if you’re in the U.S., happy Memorial Day Weekend! AND if you’re reading this from the southeast U.S., I hope Tropical Storm Alberto doesn’t bother you too much!  Sharon and I have come across a lot of interesting travel-related articles this week – here are some of our favorites.

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Places For Geeks to Visit, Comparing WDW’s Water Parks, A Control Freak’s Nightmare Vacation & More!

Happy weekend, y’all! And if you live in the U.S., happy Memorial Day weekend to you! 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!

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