The Shower In Our Hotel Room Was Broken; Here’s What We Got For It

This story is from a trip when we used points to book a Marriott Residence Inn in Manhattan along the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade route. While the full review of the hotel is here, I’d like to share a quick story about the shower in the room.

After waking up at 5AM to get dressed in as many layers of clothes as we could, we headed out into the 22-degree weather to wait for the parade. While we were cold, it was totally worth it. Immediately after the parade, we headed to our room to take a well-deserved nap.

Several hours later, we started to warm up and wake up to face the rest of the day. That meant nice warm showers (and a much-needed shave for me, as I let my beard grow out for the previous week, hoping it would keep my face warm. It didn’t).

When I went to take my shower, this was not what I wanted to see.

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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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LaGuardia Airport Announces $15 Flat-Rate Rides From LGA to Manhattan & Brooklyn

Going between LaGuardia Airport and Manhattan is a pain. Granted, it’s easy to get from JFK to Manhattan using public transportation, and the same can be said about Newark International Airport. But LGA has no public transportation that will get you to the city in a simple or timely fashion.

LaGuardia is also in the middle of an $8 billion construction project that has made driving to/from the airport a nightmare. In fact, this past summer, during the height of vacation season, passengers have even been known to leave their cars and walk to the airport in order to get to their planes on time.

Well, LGA construction continues and the holiday season is another time of heavy airport use. To help ease some of the vehicle congestion, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey (they’re the government agency that runs the airport) has announced a simple and cheap way to get rides from LGA.

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Our Dinner Inside Disney’s Haunted Mansion, Woman Boards Flight With No ID Or Ticket, How To Prevent Items From Being Stolen At X-Ray, & More!

And BOOM, another month is done! Hello, November! Here are our most popular posts for October 2019. Some of them were actually written before October (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:

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Could This Finally Be The Fastest Way To Load A Plane?, Another Flight Infected With Measles, Classic Marriott Hotel Sold, & 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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