Where Can You Stay Near Universal Orlando With Points?

The Universal Orlando Resort has become its own vacation destination, with three theme parks (well, two theme parks and a water park), a shopping and dining district and a slew of on (and slightly off) property hotels. If you’re a Harry Potter fan or are totally into Halloween Horror Nights, finding the closest hotel to Universal Orlando might be crucial to your vacation plans.

Here’s a list of places you’re able to stay near Universal Orlando using your hotel program points (or free night certificates) to pay for the room:

Continue reading “Where Can You Stay Near Universal Orlando With Points?”

Daily Getaways Start Today – Anyone Need IHG Rewards Club Points?

The U.S. Travel Association’s Daily Getaways promotion starts today, May 6th. For the first day, they’re featuring IHG hotels and have several different offers for different point levels.

Today’s Offers

Here are the offers that will go on sale today on the Daily Getaways website at 1PM ET:

Screen Shot 2019-05-05 at 9.26.25 PM

  • $50 – 10,000 IHG Rewards Club points – 410 available (Max 5)
  • $175 – 35,000 IHG Rewards Club points – 440 available (Max 4)
  • $300 – 60,000 IHG Rewards Club points – 425 available (Max 4)
  • $500 – 100,000 IHG Rewards Club points – 550 available (Max 3)

Continue reading “Daily Getaways Start Today – Anyone Need IHG Rewards Club Points?”

Crazy Hotel Policy, How To Get Marriott Rooms At The Old Rate, What To Do When Your Plane Seatmate Is High, & More!

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 “Crazy Hotel Policy, How To Get Marriott Rooms At The Old Rate, What To Do When Your Plane Seatmate Is High, & More!”

What’s The Big Deal About Getting A Free Breakfast?

For as long as I’ve been reading travel websites, one of the biggest advantages of having status with a hotel chain was getting free breakfast. At first, I wondered what all the fuss was about. I mean, I’d received free breakfast at hotels before. They consisted of some stale bagels, bread and pastries, powered eggs, flimsy bacon, one flavor of yogurt, a vat of oatmeal and maybe some unripe bananas. Oh, don’t forget the really bad coffee.

fullsizeoutput_12

The breakfast rooms were usually packed at the normal eating times and the food wasn’t refreshed nearly enough. Why were people so excited with this benefit? Continue reading “What’s The Big Deal About Getting A Free Breakfast?”