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.
The 443-room Four Seasons Orlando at Walt Disney World Resort opened in WDW’s Golden Oak residential community in 2014. The hotel itself is glorious, with, “impeccably designed deluxe suites, adults-only pool, 5-star dining, state-of-the-art fitness center and world-class spa to Disney Character Breakfasts, In-room Celebrations, 5-acre water park and a complimentary kids’ camp.” Benefits of staying at the hotel include Extra Magic Hours and the ability to take advantage of FastPass+.
The Four Seasons Orlando at Walt Disney World Resort has been a AAA Five Diamond hotel for the past two years; it’s one of only 10 in the state, and the only one in Orlando.
Besides all that good stuff, they currently have a 4th night free offer, as well as a gift card package that you may want to look into.
It’s been almost a year since I’ve gone over which cards Sharon and I are carrying in our wallets. Since we each have a different approach to earning miles and points, mine being obsessive about earning the maximum points for each transaction, and her desire to exert the least amount of thought into the process (Note from Sharon: Hell yeah! LOLOL!), the cards we carry are different.
There’s a method to my madness, as I manage to balance the two approaches and come to a plan where we maximize earning while minimize effort (and still keep our marriage together). (Note from Sharon: Again. Hell yeah!)
OpenTable is an online restaurant reservation service company that started in San Francisco in the late 1990s and within a few years was available across the U.S. and in several countries around the globe.
Joe and I have been members of OpenTable since 2007. Being able to make a reservation without a phone call has been lovely for this woman who doesn’t like talking on the phone ;-), but we also like it because with most reservations you get either 100 or 1000 points that can be redeemed for money off at member restaurants. OpenTable has over 40,000 restaurants to choose from in nearly a dozen countries, so it’s a nice way to build up points even when you’re traveling. It’s also a cool way to make reservations at some restaurants on Walt Disney World property, even if they have no availability on Disney’s Advance Dining Reservation software.
Here’s how it works…
Happy Sunday y’all! We hope you had a good week! Here are some travel articles we’ve recently seen that we think you may enjoy.
- Gary from View From The Wing shared that United will be replacing the Stroopwafel snack on domestic flights with a maple flavored cookie. Now I know that many people, myself included, find the snack cart/basket to be the best part of the flight. If you really want your Stroopwafel when you fly United, you could always buy them on Amazon.com. Just remember that you may have to take that snack out of your bag when going through the TSA checkpoint.
- Lucky from One Mile At A Time just stayed at a MOXY hotel for the first time. As a millennial, he’s the prime demographic for the brand. However, he found the MOXY at the Vienna Airport lacked many things he needs when traveling. Now, we’ve stayed at a MOXY in the US and loved the experience. In the comments, it’s mentioned that MOXY hotels in Europe are trying to compete with hostels so the offerings are different than the hotels in the US which makes sense. I’d be interested to see more people’s opinions on the brand as we thought it was a pleasant change from a regular hotel room.
- Jason from Million Mile Secrets just visited the Park Hyatt Tokyo and posted a review….. of his room’s toilet. We totally understand as we shared a picture of our first Japanese hotel toilet from the Holiday Inn in Kyoto from 2005.
- Road Warriorette shared tips on how to prepare for a flight that will not have any in flight entertainment. Her hints on how to make viewing your own device easier on a plane are wonderful and I’m going to use them on my next flight.
- As per Doctor of Credit, it looks like Target is no longer allowing you to use Target gift cards to purchase other types of gift cards. That’s a shame because I’ll no longer be able to use the trick I learned to save 10% off our Disney passes for the last two years. Good thing I know other ways to save on theme park admission tickets.
- Speaking of theme parks, Toy Story land opened at Disney’s Hollywood Studios in Orlando earlier this week and the staff of Laughing Place was there to report on the dedication ceremony.
- If you have a Citi credit card that earns Thank You points, check your email. Mark from Miles to Memories let us know that offers for bonus points have gone out to cardholders in recent days. I received one of these offers for 5x points on dining, shopping and groceries for the next three months which I’ll take full advantage of.
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