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Adjusting Our Travel Goal

Adjusting Our Travel Goal

Disney
113/365 Over the past two weeks, I've been mulling over the efficacy of our goal of getting Disney Premier Passports starting in September. When Disneyland surreptitiously raised ticket prices overnight almost two weeks ago, I had to take a step back and reevaluate. Here are my top three reasons to adjust my goal, and if you click on the heading,…
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Southwest Companion Pass

Southwest Companion Pass

Travel
112/365 The Southwest Companion Pass is just about the best deal in the travel hacking world. One person gets to fly with you for free (plus taxes, usually $5.60) for the rest of the year, plus the next year. It's so great! Both Bryan and I had Companion Passes in 2016-2017, and the kids were our designated companions. This meant…
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Swag Code Extravaganza!

Swag Code Extravaganza!

Earning Money
111/365 Today Swagbucks is hosting a Swag Code Extravaganza. This means that they will be putting out six Swag Codes throughout the day, usually every two hours, starting at 7:00 PT this morning. There are 40SB up for grabs! Finding Codes The Swagbucks app and Swag Button both give me notifications when there is a new Swag Code. However, I rely…
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Disney Quick Tip: Ask for the Back!

Disney Quick Tip: Ask for the Back!

Disney
110/365 I know a lot of people are inclined to want to sit up front on rides if they have a choice, but I'm here to tell you that the back is the best! We first learned this little secret from a Cast Member on Seven Dwarfs Mine Train when we visited the Magic Kingdom in 2016. While the front…
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Scheduling Travel Around the School Calendar

Scheduling Travel Around the School Calendar

Travel
109/365 I've seen a few posts around the Interwebs recently about the controversy surrounding taking kids out of school for travel. I am solidly in the "take them out" camp, even as a former teacher. I think the benefits of travel—no matter if it is to theme parks or Grandma's house in another state—are superior to anything a child will…
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Winter Getaway Team Challenge

Winter Getaway Team Challenge

Earning Money
108/365 There's a new Team Challenge over on Swagbucks that starts tomorrow. You can join today to make sure that any points you earn starting at 12:00am on Monday will count towards your minimum of 600 points to receive your Swag Up of either 100 SB for the winner, and 25 SB for the runner-up. Play the Team Challenge Team…
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Fee-Free Visa Gift Cards at Staples

Fee-Free Visa Gift Cards at Staples

Earning Money, Travel
107/365 Starting tomorrow, you can pick up some fee-free Visa gift cards at Staples. I use my Chase Ink Business Plus to get 5x Ultimate Rewards at office supply stores. While Chase no longer offers this card, you could use my referral to get the Business Preferred (which does not get 5x at office supply stores), and then downgrade to…
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Looking Ahead at Disneyland and Disney World

Looking Ahead at Disneyland and Disney World

Disney
106/365 The recent hike in Disneyland prices has got me thinking, and reassessing our current travel goal of Disney Premier Passports, which grant annual pass privileges to both Disneyland and Disney World in one year. I am still really excited about Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge opening at both resorts, but there are other things on the horizon that are pretty…
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Top 10 Gadgets for Travel

Top 10 Gadgets for Travel

Disney, Travel
105/365 Over the years, we've accumulated a selection of things to help make traveling, especially with kids, a lot easier. Here are our top ten. If you'd like to take a gander at the full list of our tried and true, check out my Amazon Recommendations page. Otherwise, if you see a product you'd like to purchase, the titles are…
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Trip Report: Flagstaff

Trip Report: Flagstaff

Travel
104/365 When I say we rarely get snow in Phoenix, I mean it. The only time I remember snow on the ground in Phoenix was when I was in high school. I took the day off, it was such a momentous occasion. (I probably would have had more fun if I'd gone to school that day, but hey, that's what…
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