I was disappointed when my original plans to use Disney Vacation Club (DVC) points to stay at the Grand Californian Hotel didn’t pan out as I hoped. I came up with several options as a backup, still hoping the DVC room on waitlist would clear. As our vacation got closer and closer, it became very evident that we wouldn’t be staying at the DVC. I looked at the backup room that I booked to make sure I was still happy with it. I was, so we forged ahead with our Plan B.
Visiting the Grand Canyon was one of the “anchor” stops during our trip through the American Southwest. We’ve visited the Grand Canyon twice before, once as a day trip from Las Vegas and the other time as part of an Adventures by Disney tour. The last trip was 10 years ago and we decided if we ever went back, we’d do it right.
Hi y’all and HAPPY SATURDAY to you and yours! Here’s a quick recap of our posts this week:
Joe wrote about:
- The Ticketmaster settlement that could score you free or discounted shows.
- The changes to the Citi Prestige credit card and if they’re good or bad.
- A man who accidentally shot himself at Orlando International Airport.
- Seven travel apps that will make your travel smoother and easier.
Sharon wrote about:
- The funniest complaint letter to an airline, ever.
- How to see the country (or the world!) a few days at a time.
- The “Tale As Old As Time” tea for the beauty or the beast in all of us.
- Her & Joe’s second day at Tokyo Disneyland in April, 2005, in a #TBT post.
- The spooky, possibly haunted Clown Motel (next to a cemetery, no less) that’s for sale.
- All the fees Spirit Airlines charges and how you might be able to avoid them.
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On July 23rd, changes to the Citi Prestige card went into effect. These changes were announced last July and all cardholders, new and existing, would be able to take advantage of the (then-current) benefits until the changes. The extended notice was likely due to Citi being unable to change stated benefits of the card for present cardholders In the end, I feel they were very up front about the changes that were happening and handled it the best way they could.
So what changed? Here are the changes announced last year:
To our new friends who may be visiting from Forbes.com, welcome! We are Joe and Sharon and we’re a married couple, originally from the northeast (he’s from NJ, she’s originally from Brooklyn, and then Staten Island, NY) but now living in Orlando, Florida. Joe is the one who is majorly into the points and miles and he writes most of our articles that have to do with miles, points, credit cards, airlines, hotels, tricks of the trade, etc. Sharon is the proofreader and tends to write the more diverse entries. If you’d like to look at more of our blog, click here to get to our home page of Your Mileage May Vary. We hope you like what you see! And now on to our post about the joys of being disloyal:
When it comes to making travel reservations, I’m disloyal. There, I said it and, truth be told, I get a bit of a thrill in making that statement. You see, I’m an Eagle Scout. Therefore, loyalty is part of the deal. Right here, second on the list behind being trustworthy.
A Scout is:
- and Reverent.
So why am I not loyal when it comes to my travel? Simply stated, I don’t travel enough to Continue reading “The Joys of Being Disloyal”