I’m getting ready to do something crazy again and I hope you’ll consider helping. The two best ways you can help are by sharing this story with a friend and donating to our fundraiser. Let me give you a bit of background. Give Kids The World is a fabulous charity organization located in Central Florida. They’re not terribly well-known, unless you’re a Disney nerd like me. But, they perform a very important missions. They house the Make a Wish kids who come to Disney World. Thanks to the generosity of […]
Since Marriott acquired Starwood Preferred Guest a few years ago, the number of paid stays I’ve had with Marriott have been steadily dropping. It didn’t start out intentional, but I did find myself booking fewer and fewer Marriott stays . I don’t go out of my way to avoid Marriott. But, I used to go out of my way to stay with SPG. As the years have gone by, a number of changes have caused me to continue moving business elsewhere. Marriott has been fairly intentional in establishing a loyalty […]
As 2021 gets under way I have a bit of good news for folks who aren’t big Disney fans and some great news for folks who are big Disney fans. I’ve been working on a project for what seems like forever. A pandemic has a way of stretching time like nothing I’ve ever experienced. We’re just about ready to launch that project and I wanted to give you guys a sneak peek. For those of you who don’t like Disney and would rather I didn’t write about it…..good news! The […]
Disney World is one of those places that most people love or hate. I happen to fall into the former category, but even if you fall into the latter, or don’t spend time focusing on Disney, a recent statistic I heard really surprises me. Amidst the COVID-19 pandemic over the past 6 months, travel is down significantly. Disneyland in California hasn’t even reopened yet, though Disney World has been open for a few months now. For the past 20 years, Disney has had their own timeshare program, dubbed Disney Vacation […]
School will take on many different meanings for students across the country this year. If your child’s school is in online learning mode (or you’re home schooling) and you have cash to burn, the Four Seasons in Orlando has a new package you might be interested in. For $50 per day, the Four Seasons will provide a desk in a quiet work environment for your child on school days. They’ll also feed them lunch. Dubbed “schoolcation”, Four Seasons has introduced a variation on the traditional kids club that I don’t […]
Seems like we’re talking a lot about coronavirus lately, no shock. If you’re interested in seeing more of what I’ve written lately, check these stories out: Should You Travel During the Coronavirus Crisis? Marriott Furloughs Two-Thirds of Their Corporate Employees How Many Airlines Have Stopped Flying Completely in the Coronavirus Crisis? A friend of mine, Liz, asked me recently if I thought there would be a bunch of great discounts at Disney World when the parks started to reopen after the current crisis. The cop-out answer is “yes and no”. […]
It was a whirlwind day of information. New flights to London, the Bahamas and Vail Colorado were just a bit of what we learned. Larger overhead bins, 3D interior images and tech to help you make that tight connection are just some of the highlights from United Airlines Media Day.
Saving money on a Disney World vacation is on every family’s radar when they plan a trip to visit the mouse. Disney has released a variety of different ticket options over the years that have varied in their ability to save you money. A recent option is likely to be a better fit for many folks.
If you’re excited and crazy enough to think about going to Disney World during the Christmas season, there’s a new package that might just pique your interest. It won’t make the crowds disappear, but it might leave a few dollars in your wallet while you enjoy the magical madness of Disney World at Christmastime.