Southwest Is Open For Business in Hawaii!

Southwest Is Open For Business in Hawaii!

Travel
158/365 Southwest has been working towards flying to Hawaii for over a year now. This morning, they finally opened their schedule, simultaneously announcing the city pairs they will be flying to/from during this inaugural period. Book today and tomorrow (March 4 & 5, 2019) for insanely low prices like $49 each way! Hawaiian Cities Eventually, Southwest will have all of…
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Trip Report: Universal Orlando, (Part 2) Day 5

Trip Report: Universal Orlando, (Part 2) Day 5

Disney, Travel
153/365 In yesterday's post, we finished up our stay at Universal Orlando, but I had a small surprise for the kids: We're going to Disney! We stayed our last night at Pop Century to explore the Walt Disney Resort and have a character breakfast at BoardWalk Inn. You can read Part 1 about our budget and planning here, Day 1…
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Trip Report: Universal Orlando, (Part 2) Day 3

Trip Report: Universal Orlando, (Part 2) Day 3

Travel
151/365 Our second day in the parks gets a little more interesting since we move over to the Royal Pacific Resort and pick up our Express Passes. You can read about our budget and deals in this post here, Day 1 here, and Day 2 here. Packing and Moving After having gotten myself to bed after 11:00pm the night before,…
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Trip Report: Universal Orlando, (Part 2) Day 2

Trip Report: Universal Orlando, (Part 2) Day 2

Travel
150/365 In yesterday's post, I wrote about the rocky start that our trip to Universal Orlando got off to. Today, we try to get back on track by going to the parks for the first time. You can also read about our budget and deals in this post. Late-ish Start In the morning, I figured that the kids would need…
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Trip Report: Universal Orlando, (Part 2) Day 1

Trip Report: Universal Orlando, (Part 2) Day 1

Travel
149/365 I usually don't break my trip reports into more than two posts. Most times, Part 1 is all about the deal and the budget, and Part 2 is all about the itinerary. However, this trip is more complicated to write about than I anticipated, so I'm going to break the itinerary portion of my report into daily segments, starting…
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Trip Report: Universal Orlando (Part 1)

Trip Report: Universal Orlando (Part 1)

Saving Money, Travel
148/365 My kids LOVE Harry Potter. I read all of the books to them a few years ago. Now, the audio books are playing on our Echo device most days, and the movies are frequently chosen for family movie night. They both have wizard robes and wands, and know their Hogwarts House and Patronus. In 2017, we bought cheap annual…
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How To Survive Security at the Airport

How To Survive Security at the Airport

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135/365 Security is one of those necessary evils in life. We all want to make sure everyone is safe, but we have to give up some of our comfort and convenience to do so. Follow these tips to make your experience with the TSA a little easier. 1. Observe the 3-1-1 Rule Any liquids you carry on have to be…
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