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

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

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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

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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

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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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Ride Sharing: Lyft

Ride Sharing: Lyft

Saving Money, Travel
133/365 Yesterday, I laid out all of the details on Uber. Today, I'm going to walk through using Lyft. I started using Lyft in 2017, two years after I signed up for Uber. Looking at my account history, I've ridden with Uber 13 times and Lyft 18 times. Lyft is definitely my favorite of the two! Download the Lyft App…
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Ride Sharing: Uber

Ride Sharing: Uber

Saving Money, Travel
132/365 While we were on our trip this week, I knew we would be doing a fair amount of ride sharing. We didn't get a rental car because between figuring out how to drive around a new place, tolls, and parking fees, ride sharing is the way to go. I'm going to break down the two most popular types of…
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Another Southwest Sale

Another Southwest Sale

Disney, Saving Money, Travel
131/365 Southwest has flights on sale through Thursday again this week, so if you have any air travel you need to book or you have Southwest flights already booked, go check it out! Lower Your Price I was able to shave even more points off of a flight I have coming up in a few weeks. It's so funny that…
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Staying Flexible When Traveling

Staying Flexible When Traveling

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128/365 We arrived at the airport this morning at 8:30am for a 10:20 flight, checked our bags, breezed through security since we have TSA PreCheck (courtesy of our Chase Sapphire Reserve credit card), and settled into the Priority Pass Lounge, the Club at PHX, (another perk of our Chase Sapphire Reserve). We were all set to fly to MCO for…
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