Orlando Has SEVEN Hotels With The Name “Rosen” In Them. Who The Hell Is This Rosen Dude?

If you’re in Orlando and have driven down International Drive (I-Drive), or even just on I-4 between exits 72 (to Rt 528 East) and 74A (Sand Lake Rd.), you’ve seen at least some of them:

  • Rosen Centre Hotel
  • Rosen Inn
  • Rosen Inn at Pointe Orlando
  • Rosen Inn International
  • Rosen Plaza Hotel
  • Rosen Shingle Creek Resort
  • Midpointe Hotel by Rosen Hotels & Resorts

Oh, and there are two Clarion hotels (Clarion Inn Lake Buena Vista and Clarion Inn & Suites) that are owned by Rosen. So that makes nine. AND, not a hotel, but there’s also the UCF Rosen College of Hospitality Management (sooo…Rosen can teach people how to work at places that are potentially owned by…Rosen?).

I’m sure I’m not the only one who has ever wondered who this Rosen person is. So I went and found out.

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What To Do If You Get Sick While Staying On International Drive

Traveling to Orlando is just not as simple as using some Floo Powder to travel to Harry Potter’s Diagon Alley, flying on Aladdin’s Magic Carpet or getting a ride with some of the dolphins at Sea World. You run yourself ragged for the week before your trip, making sure everything at work is done, everything at home is done, everything you need is packed and that you’re all ready to go. You’ve spent a couple of late nights and didn’t get enough sleep. Then you board a plane full of people and are sealed in for several hours, surrounded by coughing, hacking and sneezing passengers who didn’t want to miss out on their vacations. You know what happens next, right? Runny, stuffy nose and coughing. Or maybe your child has an eye or ear infection or you might be suffering from a case of stomach flu or food poisoning from that buffet last night. Whatever the cause, being sick while visiting Orlando isn’t fun. After all, this is supposed to be where you vacation like you mean it, right?

Luckily, there are many ways to help you back on the way to wellness while in Orlando. Here are a few tips to help:

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That Time When There Was A Problem On My Flight & The Airline Was WONDERFUL About It!

Reflecting back on 2016’s “Forcibly Remove A Seated Passenger From A Plane So A Staff Member Could Have The Seat” situation with United Airlines, on top of the previous “#Leggingsgate” situation with United Airlines made me think back to a time, not really all that long ago, when passengers weren’t made to feel like profitable cattle with no rights, and when, if something happened that was out of the ordinary and potentially inconveniencing, the airline did everything they could to keep you comfortable and, even if you were not truly happy, at least you knew they had tried their best.

ContinentalPlaneIn April 1998, I was still living in Staten Island, NY and was going down to Walt Disney World about 6 times per year – usually for long weekends, but occasionally for a whole week at a time. Newark Airport was my airport of choice to fly down to Orlando and I would usually fly via Continental Airlines or Delta. The week before Easter of 1998, I took a long weekend trip and Continental was my carrier.

I usually would love to stay at Disney for longer than however long my trip at the time was, but in this case, I had some other things going on: Continue reading “That Time When There Was A Problem On My Flight & The Airline Was WONDERFUL About It!”

Visiting Central FL? How To Leave Your Stuff, Instead Of Lugging It Back & Forth Every Trip

Walt Disney World is a place where some people go on a once-in-a-lifetime trip, whereas others visit once every few years. You might go on an annual trip and other people could potentially visit multiple times a year. Depending on the length of the trip, where you’re staying or what you want to bring with you, the more often you go, the more stuff you might wish you could just leave in Orlando, instead of bringing it back and forth. I’m talking holiday decorations for your room, bug spray and suntan lotion, the leftovers from that case of bottled water you ordered from Amazon Now, storable liquids like shampoo, a crock pot so you can make your own dinner here and there. Maybe even larger stuff, like your golf clubs.

Welp, it turns out there’s a locker storage rental place just a hop, a skip and a jump from WDW that allows you to store stuff all year long for a pretty reasonable rate. We learned more about it…

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Using Points To Stay In Orlando, Cruise Ship Excursions, New Airline Voucher System & More!

Happy Sunday to all of our travel friends, 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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