You Wanna Hear Somethin’ Crazy? There’s a Dirty Dancing Festival At The Lake Where They Filmed The Movie

Nostalgia is hot. Movies are hot. And nostalgia about movies is super hot. Actually, it always has been, but a generation ago you couldn’t just log onto a computer and follow the path of, for example, a couple who went to a bunch of locations where they filmed the Harry Potter movies. But nowadays, thanks to the internet, it’s easy to find those kinds of places…

So is it surprising that there’s a Dirty Dancing festival held at the lake where Baby and Johnny’s iconic water scene was filmed? Of course not! Here’s more about it…

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The “Rocky Horror Picture Show” Castle Is A (Antici-PATION) Hotel!

It wasn’t Academy Award material, but The Rocky Horror Picture Show, based on the West-End musical The Rocky Horror Show, was released in 1975 and is one of the first cult classic films. Fans still go to midnight screenings, with confetti, toilet paper and water pistols at the ready, nearly 45 years later…

Filmed entirely in England (in just 6 weeks!) in late 1974, the castle exterior, criminologist’s study, Brad’s room, Janet’s room, dining room, Columbia’s room, entrance hall and stairs were all filmed at a castle that, at the time, didn’t have heat or indoor plumbing. Since then, they’ve done a lot of upgrades, and the castle is now functioning as a luxury hotel. Best of all, it’s just about 20 minutes outside of London’s Heathrow Airport!

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Visiting The Places in Salzburg, Austria Where They Filmed “The Sound of Music” (Without a Tour!)

I’ve been a fan of “The Sound of Music” (SOM) movie for pretty much my whole life. My first attempt at improvised harmony was to “Edelweiss” when I was 10 (my dad was SO PROUD!), and I have memories of singing “I Am 16 Going on 17” when I was, like, 3 or 4, and thinking someone that age was SOOOO OLD!☺ Visiting Salzburg, Austria, and the locations where they filmed parts of the movie, has been a bucket list item of mine for YEARS. So when Joe suggested in mid-late 2015 that we go there in mid-late 2016 as part of my “‘Ending with a zero’ birthday year,” I jumped at the chance.

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You Guys! The ‘Steel Magnolias’ House is a B&B! (and the Shelby Room is Amazing!)

Are you a fan of Steel Magnolia? Are you a really big fan? Because if you are, the centerpiece of the film, the Steel Magnolia House, located in Natchitoches, Louisiana, is a bed and breakfast, and they have a room all ready for you!

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Extended Black Friday Deals, Secret Passwords For Free Stuff, & More…

From how to not lose your credit card points to a cool “buy one, get one free” deal, here are some stories we saw this week that we thought were interesting. We hope you will, too:

  • Many Black Friday hotel deals are actually good through Cyber Monday
    Here’s a master list of all of them, thanks to Deals We Like.
  • We loved our stay at the Kimpton in Chicago. If you’re staying at one of their properties this winter, be sure to give the secret password when checking in for some extra goodies. Check out BaldThoughts for all the info!
  • We’ve read about the most luxurious hotel spas, bathrooms, pools, bedrooms, and lounges but maybe you’re grasping for material when you write about the most luxurious closet. Take a look at for all the closety goodness.
  • If you’re really into miles and points, going to a Frequent Traveler University is the way to take it to the next level. The next one was just announced for Seattle in February and if you decide to go, I’ll see you there. As per Rapid Travel Chai, hey have a Black Friday special going for this weekend, giving you $30 off.
  • View From The Wing gave a great report on the survey that American Airlines did with all of their employees. As someone who is familiar with this type of workplace survey. I’m surprised American did as well as they did.
  • If you know us at all, you can bet we bookmarked this link about quirky museums from The Points Guys for our travels!
  • I was sad to read on Wandr that Eastern Airlines is going away (again). At least we got to fly them to Cuba last year.
  • Just another reason why Canadians are cooler than Americans. They know how to handle a flight delay. Thanks to One Mile At A Time for sharing!
  • One concept that people fail to grasp is that if you cancel a credit card, you need to make sure that you don’t lose your points. Here’s a post from Frequent Miler that tells you what to do for the three major banks.
  • This deal that Doctor of Credit reported may still be available with Chase Pay to get “buy one, get one” movie tickets. I thought it was a such a good deal that it was what I groggily told Sharon about when I woke up from anesthesia.
  • We saw this in-airport flu clinic when we flew from O’Hare this weekend, and now No Mas Coach reported on it. If you haven’t gotten one yet, get your flu shot!

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