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Entries from June 2010

Five Good Reasons to Stay at a Disney Resort

June 30th, 2010 · 1 Comment

Whenever we go to Walt Disney World, we love staying at a Disney resort. There’s something about enjoying that full Disney experience that really helps us maximize our enjoyment at the happiest place on earth. The last two times we visited, we stayed at the Port Orleans (once in the French Quarter and once in […]

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Tags: Money Tips

Royal Caribbean Crown & Anchor Society

June 29th, 2010 · Comments Off on Royal Caribbean Crown & Anchor Society

Royal Caribbean’s loyalty program is known as the Crown & Anchor Society and, much like the other cruise loyalty programs, the first tier starts after the first cruise. I’ve never personally sailed on a Royal Caribbean cruise before but their reputation of building enormous megaliners is well documented. It was founded in 1969 by three […]

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Tags: Loyalty Programs

10% Off American Airlines Flights Promotion

June 27th, 2010 · Comments Off on 10% Off American Airlines Flights Promotion

With flights so expensive this summer they can be the most cost prohibitive part to going on vacation! This was certainly the case for our upcoming trip to Fallen Leaf Lake. With our trip coming up soon I set out to find the cheapest flights available! After much looking I found the best method was […]

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Tags: Money Tips

USPS Hold Mail Service Online Form

June 24th, 2010 · 1 Comment

You can get the United States Postal Service to put a hold on your mail when you go on your next vacation without going to the post office. They have an online form that you can fill out and it’s just as easy as the form you get from the post office itself. In fact, […]

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Tags: Money Tips

Checked Baggage Fees List

June 23rd, 2010 · 4 Comments

For the last five years or so, I’ve flown Southwest to almost every destination. They service my home airport of Baltimore Washington International and, mostly because I was lucky, they serviced an airport near wherever I was going. I’m a loyal customer because they provide a great service at a fantastic price, because they were […]

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Tags: Money Tips

The Skinny on Baltimore Cruises

June 23rd, 2010 · Comments Off on The Skinny on Baltimore Cruises

A few years ago, when Baltimore was unveiled as a cruise departure port for several cruise lines, they offered a fantastic residents deal of a 7-night cruise for less than $500 per person. We didn’t take advantage of the deal because of a conflict but many of our friends did and had a fantastic time. […]

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Tags: Travel Tips

2010 Epcot International Food & Wine Festival

June 22nd, 2010 · Comments Off on 2010 Epcot International Food & Wine Festival

I have one question Disney – How did I not know about the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival before? You guys send me lots of letters every month telling me about your hot offers but you didn’t find the quickest way to my heart… my stomach! From October 1st through November 14th, 2010, Epcot […]

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Tags: General

Choice Privileges Hotel Rewards Program

June 18th, 2010 · Comments Off on Choice Privileges Hotel Rewards Program

A few years ago we stayed at a Rodeway Inn in Ocean City, Maryland. It was a nice enough hotel and it was affordable, which was what we were looking for. It wasn’t until later that I learned they were part of Choice Hotels International, the same company that owns Comfort Inn, Sleep Inn, Cambria […]

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Tags: Loyalty Programs

Upcoming Lake Tahoe / Fallen Leaf Lake Vacation

June 17th, 2010 · Comments Off on Upcoming Lake Tahoe / Fallen Leaf Lake Vacation

Martha’s family shares a family cabin near Fallen Leaf Lake and the Stanford Alumni camp (they’re but a stone’s throw away) and we’ll be spending a week out there in mid-July. The last time we were there was during the summer of 2006 and we had a fantastic time hiking including up Mount Tallac, which […]

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Tags: Journey Notes

Carnival Cruise Lines Shareholder Discount Benefits

June 15th, 2010 · 3 Comments

Did you know that Carnival Corporation will give you onboard credit if you own Carnival stock? If you own 100 shares of CCL, you’re entitled to onboard credit based on how many days you’ll be sailing. 14 days or more – $250 7 – 13 days – $100 6 days or less – $50 If […]

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Tags: Promotions