Some people are limited in when they can go on vacation. They may be in a profession where they’re not allowed to go away during specific times of the year (such as accountants during the weeks leading up to Tax Day), or they might have kids who can only go out of town when school isn’t in session.
If you’re lucky enough in that you don’t have those kinds of limitations on when you can go away, you may still want to go at the “best” time.
Let’s say you want to go to WDW…when IS the best time of year to go? Well, that’s kind of a loaded question because it really depends on what you consider to be “best”…is that based on the weather? The crowds? The holidays and special events? The cheapest time of year? Hmmm…let’s look at all of the options…
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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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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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When you find a hotel rate, especially in the United States, you will rarely, if ever pay just that amount. Just like when you purchase an item in the U.S., unless it says that tax is included, chances are good that you’ll have to pay tax on top of the advertised price; that’s just how we charge for things in the U.S. The same goes for hotels. Unless an advertised price explicitly says that taxes & fees are included, you can bet that something(s) is/are going to be added on to make your final price. And in recent years, some hotels have added on something sneaky called a “resort fee,” too. Plus you often have to put down a deposit for incidentals. But let’s start at the very beginning (a very good place to start):
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When you’re traveling and need to get from Point A to Point B, it’s sometimes helpful to know ahead of time how much that’s going to cost. That’s especially true with taxis and ridersharing, which don’t have static, printed prices like public transport does, to help ensure you’re not getting ripped off. And when you’re trying to figure out which mode of transportation you should take, price is often an important factor in the pros and cons of each mode of transportation.
Ridesharing companies like Uber & Lyft have price calculators on their respective websites (here’s Uber‘s & here’s Lyft‘s), and you can usually find the price of public transportation in any given city with just a bit of Googling/Binging/Dogpiling/Yahooing, etc. (AltaVista, anyone? Anyone?) But taxis are a little harder because you may not know the name of the local taxi companies to look up, and even if they have a web page, they may not have a price calculator. So finding out how much a taxi will cost has often been a little bit of a surprise.
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