It’s easy to find quick service places at just about any theme park around the world, since they’re usually pretty plentiful. Finding sit-down, fine dining restaurants inside theme parks can sometimes be a little more difficult; there just aren’t very many to be had. In fact, at SeaWorld Orlando, there is exactly one – Sharks Underwater Grill. Although it’s been around for over 16 years, neither Joe nor I had ever eaten there. So when we went to the theme park for our annual visit to see their Christmas lights (for the uninformed, SeaWorld has, by far, the prettiest Christmas light of any park in Orlando) we intended to fix that. And fix that, we did…
Say you don’t travel that much but you have enough status, or a specific credit card, or are willing to pay to get into airport lounges here and there – which one should you go to? More importantly, which ones SHOULDN’T you go to? (Hint: we don’t recommend this one) Or maybe you’re on the go all the time and wind up at an airport you’re less familiar with and want help in deciding what lounge to visit. Or perhaps you have a favorite lounge in O’Hare but you don’t remember what terminal it’s in. Well, just like nearly everything else in the 21st century, there’s a website for all of that!
When I booked our tickets to fly to Chattanooga, TN, the best-priced itinerary included a 3 & 1/2 hour layover in Atlanta. While most travelers would think of this as a major inconvenience, I only had one thing on my mind: I’d finally be able to eat at One Flew South.
I’ve been reading about this restaurant for a while. It has a great reputation with restaurant reviewers and travel bloggers alike and gets 4 1/2 Stars on Yelp!, with almost 800 reviews to date. It’s also on several “Best of” lists, including the 10 Best Sushi in Atlanta and Best Airport Food in the World. One Flew South refers to itself as “the first upscale dining restaurant in the world’s busiest airport.” Those are pretty big shoes to fill, so you may be able to see why I was looking forward to eating there. Remember, I’m partial to Cask & Larder, my hometown airport restaurant and One Flew South set a high bar to impress me.
I’m going to reveal a little behind-the-scenes secret of Your Mileage May Vary – Joe and I each have ongoing lists of what we plan to write about, not only in the immediate future, but also what we’d like to post…eventually. Some of the topics in the latter list can stick around for literally YEARS (i.e. SOMEDAY Joe will write about “How to Jump Start Your Miles & Points Balances” – it’s been on his list since Feb. 12, 2017!) and sometimes, like today, something that’s been on a list for a long time gets pushed to the front because of reasons.
Such is the case of this topic of mine: Tom Bihn bags.
And just like that, BOOM!, it’s the weekend! Hooray! Here’s a quick recap of the posts we wrote this week:
This week Joe wrote about:
- Whether or not you should pay for the Loss Damage Waiver (LDW) when renting a car.
- His review of the Epicurean Hotel, in Tampa FL.
- How to earn a free night at a Wyndham Hotel after two stays.
- The new sign up bonus for the no-fee Disney Visa.
- His brand-new pet peeve about hotels.
And Sharon wrote about:
- How to find out current and predicted weather for your travel destinations.
- Her unusual toilet encounter at the Epicurean Hotel, in Tampa FL.
- Some of the corniest travel valentines ever.
- How to guarantee your suitcase will be easy to find in a sea of luggage.
- Disney roller coasters: technology + safety + capacity = fascinating!
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