Free Stuff At Disney!, Shortest Lived Credit Card Benefit Ever, Why Planes Don’t Fly Over The Pacific, Country With Worst Behaved Tourists, & More!

And in the flash of an eye, November is finished and welcome to December! Here are our most popular posts for November 2019. Some of them were actually written before November (heads up that rules and offers change and we can’t guarantee that those older ones are still accurate), so take a look to make sure you didn’t miss any of the good stuff:

AIRLINES/AIRPLANES/FLYING

AIRPORTS

CAR RENTALS & GROUND TRANSPORTATION

CREDIT CARDS

DISNEY THEME PARKS

FOOD & BEVERAGE

FUNNY TRAVEL-RELATED STUFF

HOTELS & PLACES TO STAY

MISCELLANEOUS

TRAVEL TECHNOLOGY

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Is It Worth It To Book An Advance Purchase Rate At A Hotel?

We’ve booked our fair share of hotels over the years and always have to decide if we want to reserve the advance purchase rate or the best refundable rate. Hotels offer a lower price if you’re willing to pay for the entire stay upfront but is it worth the savings to pay for your stay in advance?

Unlike having to pay for your train, plane or cruise ship ticket ahead of time, you’re able to pay for other travel expenses, like a hotel room, when you’re finished with your stay. It didn’t take long for hotel companies to figure out that people weren’t showing up for their reservations so hotels now give an incentive to pay ahead of time for your room, in the form of a lower price.

Let’s look at an example and see if it’s worth the cost savings to pre-pay for a hotel room…

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List Of 200+ Hotels In New York City That Don’t Charge Resort Fees

If it’s not points and miles, or how someone was #bonvoyed, resort fees seem to be THE thing people are talking about when it comes to hotels.

You can use a website like ResortFeeChecker.com to find out whether or not a hotel you’ve picked charges a resort fee and, if so, how much.

But what if you’re going to be in a city but don’t have a specific hotel in mind and would just like a list of places that don’t charge resort fees so you can search that way, instead of searching for a resort fee for every place you consider?

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The Most Punctual Airport, Another Mandatory Hotel Fee, What New Airport Ridesharing Program Is Like, & 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.

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The IHG PointBreaks Promotion Has Gotten So Bad That It Needs Promoting

My first experience with IHG promotions was the “Surprises” deal when we wrote out 188 index cards to earn bonus points. I then learned about the IHG PointBreaks promotion by reading my favorite travel blogs. IHG used to publish a list of hotels every 3 months that were available for 5,000 points a night. This promotion was often used by bloggers to make the claim you could get 20 free IHG nights when signing up for the IHG co-brand credit card and its 100,000 points sign up bonus. While this was technically true if you booked for only hotels on the PointBreaks list (100,000 / 5,000 = 20), the possibility of doing that was very small.

Even though I knew that I would unlikely be able to use any of the hotels offered, I always looked at the list. Once, I was able to book a Candlewood Suites in El Paso, TX for 5,000 points for a stay before an early morning flight.

Then everything changed.

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