Why Orlando International Airport (MCO) Is Such A Mess

When I posted my article about MCO’s press release advising passengers to allow more time at the TSA screening due to new security measures, I never expected to get so many responses about, essentially, how horrible that airport was. I mean, we heard things like…

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Want To Save On SeaWorld Or Busch Gardens? Don’t Miss Today’s Daily Getaways Deal

Today’s offer for U.S. Travel Association’s Daily Getaways promotion is one we’ve taken advantage of for the past several years. While it’s a little more expensive this year, it’s still a huge saving over the regular price.

Today’s Offers

Here are the offers that will go on sale today on the Daily Getaways website at 1PM ET:

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Let’s examine each of these offers:

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The Lounges of Orlando International Airport (MCO) – UPDATED (5/2019)

Orlando International Airport, otherwise known as MCO in airline speak (Please don’t call it OIA. Well, you could. But you’d be wrong 😉 ), was a destination for over 47 million airline passengers in 2018, which made it the 10th busiest airport in the U.S. based on total passenger traffic, seeing more passengers than MIA. For many of those passengers, Orlando is their final destination and the need for them to spend hours at the airport waiting for a connecting flight isn’t as great as at a major hub airport like Miami, Atlanta, Chicago or New York-JFK. Subsequently, the airline lounge market has been stagnant (or even declining) over the past decade because leisure travelers weren’t the bread and butter customers for lounges. These lounges were designed with the business travelers in mind, giving them a place to be productive while waiting for their next flight.

Fortunately, times have changed and many more people have lounge access thanks to credit card benefits, so the lounges at MCO are finally starting to catch up.

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Disney Rash: What It Is, How To Treat It & How To Prevent It In The First Place

You’re on a trip to Disney World sometime between May and September (a time of year fondly called the Heat & Humidity Festival by us locals), from your home where you don’t see the sun or warmth for half the year (or more). After a few days of walking around the theme parks, water parks or one of our fabulous beaches, you wake up one morning to find your legs are covered in a red splotchy rash.

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What is it? Is it dangerous? What should you do for it?

Maybe you’ll search the internet to find out about it, and if so, Hello!!!! First of all, understand that you’re currently reading a travel blog. If you are having a medical emergency, seek attention immediately and stop Googling your symptoms.

Otherwise, you might head to the local pharmacy to find out what you can buy to treat it.  That’s when you’ll find out that this is a pretty common problem for people visiting Orlando, or anywhere else that gets really hot.

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Four Seasons Orlando at Walt Disney World Resort Offering Free Night, Gift Card Package

The 443-room Four Seasons Orlando at Walt Disney World Resort opened in WDW’s Golden Oak residential community in 2014. The hotel itself is glorious, with, “impeccably designed deluxe suites, adults-only pool, 5-star dining, state-of-the-art fitness center and world-class spa to Disney Character Breakfasts, In-room Celebrations, 5-acre water park and a complimentary kids’ camp.” Benefits of staying at the hotel include Extra Magic Hours and the ability to take advantage of FastPass+.

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The Four Seasons Orlando at Walt Disney World Resort has been a AAA Five Diamond hotel for the past two years; it’s one of only 10 in the state, and the only one in Orlando.

Besides all that good stuff, they currently have a 4th night free offer, as well as a gift card package that you may want to look into.

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