As you can tell, I like to travel (usually with Sharon). However for all of my advance planning and packing lists, there is one thing that I forget to bring almost every time. I’m not talking about a razor (like on our trip to Chicago not long ago) but something you always need at one point or another during a trip. Continue reading “One Important Thing To Have With You When Traveling In The U.S.”
It’s a question that’s been going on for decades – if you stay overnight at a hotel, how much should you tip hotel housekeeping staff? We intended to find out.
Woop woop, it’s the weekend! Happy Saturday, everyone! Here’s a quick recap of the posts we wrote this week:
This week Joe wrote about:
- His review of an incredible Italian restaurant, Dalh & Deluca, in Sedona.
- Just when he thinks he’s done with Skymiles, Delta keeps pulling him back.
- The changes to the IHG PointBreaks promotion and if/how they will affect you.
- The newest Citi ThankYou Card sign up bonus – should you sign up now?
- How he got over his fear of staying at timeshare resorts and why he now loves them.
And Sharon wrote about:
- Delta & American have made a deal to fly stranded passengers, regardless of their original carrier.
- How to avoid getting a false positive on TSA swab tests.
- Tipping while traveling – the who, what, why, where, when and how much.
- Restaurant Weeks across the U.S.
- A new sweepstakes to win a trip to Japan.
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Tipping. In some countries it’s an important norm, whereas in others it’s considered an insult. Some folks tip people in certain professions whereas others don’t, and while some countries’ tipping culture suggest just a little bit of money for a tip, others’ say 20% is appropriate.
So who should you tip? And how much? And what if you’re in THIS country versus THAT country? Well, I think I’ve finally found a definitive answer. But first a little background…
Hi y’all! Welp, we couldn’t post our weekly recap last week because….Hurricane Irma. So this week’s recap will cover everything from this past week (which isn’t much because, say it with me…Hurricane Irma) AND the week before, as well.
Joe wrote about:
- His current pet peeve with hotels: the never-ending pillow situation!
- The differences between the two main models of JetBlue planes and why you may want to fly on one moreso than the other.
- The most important part of a flight: the snack cart.
- His review of the Twin Mountain Inn, in Pigeon Forge, TN.
- If you see a great travel deal, grab it before it disappears.
Sharon wrote about:
- An easy way to help victims of Hurricane Harvey, by donating your points and miles.
- How to avoid ear pain on an airplane.
- The appropriate amount to tip housekeeping in a hotel room.
- A #TBT post about when they went home from Japan in April 2005.
- Her visit to a Universal Studios after-hours special event.
- Our “be back soon!” and “and we’re back! (sort of)” because of, you know, Hurricane Irma.
- Hurricane prep in a theme park town.
Once final time, THANK-YOU SO MUCH for your patience as we prepped for, went through, and dealt with the aftermath of Hurricane Irma. Starting this Monday, we should be back to a normal “usually 2 a day” posting schedule.
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