American Airlines Is Tracking Complainers, The Sex Toy That Went Through TSA Screening & More…

Hi friends! Here are the articles we’ve recently seen, written by others, that we learned from, made us think or maybe made us chuckle a little bit. We hope you enjoy them!

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RANT: My New Pet Peeve With Hotels

It’s Friday. My “write whatever I want to” day. I’m well aware that just three weeks ago I wrote about how I didn’t want these posts to turn into me ranting about this or that. I’m giving myself a pass on that rule this week, as I now have a new thing that really annoys me. It’s a problem with hotels and I know I’ve given them a hard time in the past. First it was my list of five things I wish they did right and then my confusion about why they either give you too many or too few pillows. But it’s been several months and I’ve moved on to a new annoyance.

This one is more than just an issue about the room; it’s something that takes time and effort to discover and fix.

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Updates for JetBlue, Update on Real ID, Combating Resort Fees & More…

Hey y’all! Here are the articles we’ve recently seen, written by other travel bloggers and article writers, that we learned from, made us think or maybe made us chuckle a little bit. We hope you enjoy them!

Like this post? We have plenty more just like it and would love if you decided to hang around and clicked the button on the top (if you’re on your computer) or the bottom (if you’re on your phone/tablet) of this page to follow our blog and get emailed notifications of when we post (it’s usually just once or twice a day). Whether you’ve read our posts before or this is the first time you’re stopping by, we’re really glad you’re here and hope you come back to visit again!

Some Of The Weirdest Hotel Requests Ever

When you check in to a motel or hotel, most desk clerks make an effort to say something to the effect of, “If there’s anything we can do to make your visit better, let us know.” Some places don’t mean it, of course (“Hi! Do you have feather pillows here at Motel 6? You don’t? Oh, OK.”) and sometimes the requests are easy, like getting an extra set of towels. And then there are these people who sometimes ask for a little something more…some do it for fun, some are dead serious. All are really funny!

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Disneyland/WDW No Longer Allowing “Do Not Disturb” Signs – What Can You Do About It?

You may have heard that Walt Disney World (WDW) and Disneyland (DL) have recently begun updating its security policies. The “Do Not Disturb” (DND) signs were removed from the three Disneyland Hotels in late December and at WDW, the DND signs at resort’s three monorail hotels (the Contemporary/Bay Lake Tower, Polynesian and Grand Floridian Resort Hotels) Roomhave also been removed – all have been exchanged for “Room Occupied” (RO) signs. (1/9/17 Update: We’ve gotten word that DND signs in the rooms at the Yacht Club and Beach Club Resorts were also exchanged for the newer “RO” version late last week). The signs accompany another new policy that requires Disney Resort Hotel employees to enter each hotel room at least once a day, in an effort of increased safety and security. Previously, if a “Do Not Disturb” sign was hanging from the doorknob, the room would remain undisturbed. Under the new policy, Disney staff have the right to enter your room for any purpose, including performing maintenance and/or repairs, or checking on safety and security issues. Disney assures that its guests will be given notice before someone enters the room, by knocking and announcing that they are coming in. Although limited right now, the changes are expected to happen at other Disney-owned Resort Hotels in the near future.

Although DL and WDW officials keeping tight lipped about the reason for the change, it’s speculated this is a response to the tragedy that occurred in Las Vegas, when a terrorist shot and killed 58 concertgoers (and injured over 500 more) from his hotel room at the Mandalay Bay Resort, where he was storing a large arsenal of weapons.

So if you’re planning a trip to DL or WDW, what can you do about this?

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Ten Things In 2017 On Which We Can Look Back

I’m sitting at my desk on New Year’s Eve and looking back on what happened in 2017. One of the biggest events in our house was starting this website. It’s been a wild ride and I still remember when we were trying to decide on a name for the site. I’ll gladly admit that Your Mileage May Vary was Sharon’s idea (Note from Sharon: Mmmm hmmm!) but I was the one who convinced her it was a good name. Here we are now, 430 posts later. Thanks for joining us for the ride.  Continue reading “Ten Things In 2017 On Which We Can Look Back”

The Case Of The Mysterious MiniBar Charge

I admit, this sounds like the title of some Hardy Boys Mystery. However, it’s a story that I’m sure plays out endless times in hotels around the world. If you’ve stayed in a moderate to high class hotel, I have no doubt you’ve come across an in-room minibar that looks much like this:

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