It hasn’t been very long since the theme for the 2019 version of ICE! at the Gaylord Palm Resort & Convention centers was announced (Psst! It’s going to be The Polar Express). But there are already a few discounts starting to leak. And since online tickets will start at $14.99 child/$28.99 adults and probably even more at the door, every little bit helps, right? Here’s what we’ve found so far:
It’s a story that’s gone from triumph to tragedy and is on its way to triumph again.
Bungalow Key Largo, billed as the first all-inclusive resort in the Florida Keys, opened in December, 2018. An adults-only luxury waterfront property just an hour south of Miami, it was destined for greatness. After all, it had a 4.5 star rating on Trip Advisor and had gotten the attention of the likes of TravelPulse, Conde Nast Traveler, Travel + Leisure, and other travel-related social media outlets.
Unfortunately, less than half a year after this brand-new resort opened, it caught on fire.
Of course, the first thing any owner says is that they will rebuild, but so many times they just…don’t.
That’s not the case for Bungalows Key Largo.
When you think of Florida as a tourist destination, you imagine a lot of things – sunshine, beaches, the theme parks of the Orlando area, the history of St. Augustine, the laid back feelings of Key West, etc. But there’s one thing most people don’t think about.
But thanks to some innovative people, that might be about to change.
Just like clockwork, every autumn, migrations to Florida and Arizona happen. Except it’s not snowbirds, or even real birds, that are migrating.
It’s rental cars.
While it’s cold in much of the rest of the country, it stays toasty warm in Florida and Arizona, so, of course, a lot of people flock to those states during the winter months. Lots of those tourists will want to rent cars, so instead of bringing them here by the truckload, the car rental companies make it financially lucrative for customers to drive their cars from up north to select cities in the Sunshine State and the Grand Canyon State.
And the time of the year that they do this is now.
Happy Sunday to all of our travel friends, both near and far! Here are some articles we’ve read from other bloggers (and other sources) that we think you may like, as well, so we’re passing them along. Continue reading “TSA Reverses Ruling, The Most Recent Person To Get #Bonvoyed, Why We Don’t Want To Go To The Maldives, & More!”