What Flight Staff Knows About You, More Legroom Announced, Last Chance EVER For This Experience, New Way UBER’s Charging More, & More!

Happy Wednesday 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.

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The Hotel Run By People Who Are Differently Abled

Most of you don’t know, but sometime before I became half of Your Mileage May Vary, I was an occupational therapist for 20-something years. It’s unfortunate that the continually growing demands of Medicare and other insurance companies eventually sucked the joy out of my career and I wound up looking for a position in a different, non-medical field in the early 2010s. But to this day, I hold a special place in my heart for anything that has to do with improving the lives of people who have physical, mental or intellectual challenges. So when I heard about this hotel that not only employs disabled people, but is run by them (albeit with some support), my heart just about burst with happiness.

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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 to 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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Best Way To Maximize Your Points, Hotel Chain That’s In Trouble Again, Ultimate Place To Get Hive Mind Travel Advice, & More!

Happy Wednesday 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.

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Hotel Review: Best Western West Greenwich Inn, West Greenwich, RI

People travel for many reasons. Sometimes it’s to see an amazing place. Other times people want to see a bucket list event, like going to the northern lights or going to see Billy Joel at Madison Square Garden. There are also times when you travel just so you can spend time with those whom you dearly care for. They might be your family, friends or even people whom you’ve never met IRL (In Real Life).

Such is the age we live in that we can become with friends with people whom we’ve never met and there is something special about finally get to see those people in person. That was the reason Sharon traveled to Rhode Island.

The location of the hotel was the most important thing for this trip and since she was dependent on the rest of the group for transportation (renting a car for only herself seemed a waste of money) it made sense to stay at the same place as everyone else.

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