10 Affordable Hotels With Million Dollar Views

For some hotels, it’s all about the view. People will pay hundreds of dollars per night to have a gorgeous view of Paris at night, the red rocks of Sedona, an ocean view in Hawaii, etc. Some people are even willing to pay a little less to get a partial view.

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If you go onto the patio of your room and crane your neck to the right, you can see a small window of the ocean

Believe it or not though, there are still some hotels out there that offer budget prices but amazing views. Granted, they won’t always be 5-star resorts, and you probably won’t be able to use points (sorry, y’all), but if you’re price sensitive and still want a view, the hotels listed below will be easy on your wallet but heavy on the, “OMG, would you look at that?!?!”

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Something Free At Walt Disney World & Disneyland? Of Course It Couldn’t Last…

People always say you never get anything of substance for free at Disney parks. And you really don’t. I mean, even their free dining program isn’t truly “free” – you’re paying it via some other avenue. So when Disney started selling Fuel Rods, the “first reusable, portable charging system allowing you to charge mobile devices on the go & recharge or swap for a fresh one instantly,” and offered free swapping, I was skeptical.

At first I thought the idea was dumb, simply because of, among other things, the price point of the Fuel Rods themselves (they were 50% more expensive than anywhere else they were available), the lack of swapping ability outside of Disney, and what a crappy charge the Fuel Rods gave your phone. Wow, did I get a lot of flack for that from hardcore Disney fans, LOL!

About 6 months later, I re-examined the whole Fuel Rod thing and one new thing stood out – there were admittedly many more kiosks around, particularly at theme parks, which meant there were more places to switch out. I still thought there were much better portable rechargers out there, but agreed they were OK during specific circumstances.

Then things started getting ugly…

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The Closest Places To MCO To Get “Normal” Priced Gas/Petrol Before Returning Your Rental Car

A while back, I write a post about the two gas stations near Orlando International Airport (MCO) that rips off travelers and tourists with prices that are over 2x the norm. The post did include one gas station just north of the “rip off stations” that also wasn’t far from MCO, but unfortunately, it was in a location that tourists, especially those coming from the theme parks area, really wouldn’t be going past.

This post solves that problem 😉

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Rented A Car at MCO & Now Returning It? Don’t Fill Your Gas/Petrol Tank Up Here!

Many visitors to Central Florida know that renting a car at Orlando International Airport (MCO) is the ultimate freedom. You have a vehicle at your disposal for the entirety of your trip, and that allows you to not only come and go as you please, but also lets you to go just about anywhere without the hassles and occasional uncertainties of shuttles, buses, taxis and ride sharing.

Of course, you have to return your car at the end of your trip, which leaves you with the question of whether or not to fill up your tank before you return the vehicle (you may want to read this article to help you decide if you should prepay for the gas or not). If you decide to fill up just before you get to MCO, that’s great!

Just don’t fill up at these places.

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How To Get A Hotel Discount The Old Fashioned Way

Everyone is always talking about the ways to get good rates on hotels – using points, looking at websites like KAYAK, Hotels.com, Orbitz, Expedia, etc. However there’s one tried and true method that’s been working for over 100 years…

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