Good morning everyone, happy Friday. I hope you all have excited weekend plans. If your weekend plans involve going to Frequent Traveler University (FTU) Travel Expo or Signature in Chicago, come say hi to me. I will be walking around the FTU Travel Expo for a few hours on Saturday (11/18) and attending the FTU Signature presentations on Saturday and Sunday (11/18-11/19).
Who doesn’t like a good deal on hotels? Although there are many sites to use for checking on deals, one site we like, has come up with an great new idea for Black Friday & Cyber Monday Hotel Deals. For the first time, they have created a comprehensive listing of Black Friday and Cyber Monday Deals around the world. They’re listing everything they can find, including details on some deals that were leaked to them that have not yet been publicly released. And they are updating this list daily and expect it to grow to 250 total deals by the end of Cyber Monday.
There are way too many deals to mention here, but a few things that caught my eye. Many of the deals are for stays as far out as March 2018. Some of them, like this one at Legoland in San Diego, can include admission to theme park. If you’re in the hotel booking mood, want to get some deals, and are ready to book hotels during Black Friday & Cyber Monday, give this website a look! Maybe you’ll see the perfect deal for you and your family and friends!
Good morning everyone, I hope you all had a great Veteran’s Day Weekend. Sorry for the delay, but I have selected the winners for the 5 $10 Amazon eGift Cards. Thank you to everyone who left a comment on the giveaway post. I wish I could have picked everyone, but here are my 5 favorite comments, sorted chronologically. If you are a winner, check your email (and spam) for your Amazon eGift Card. Congrats to all the winners and thank you to everyone who entered the giveaway.
|Mrah||i take care of a 500 acre property (and ~40~ yr old horse!!) in northern GA and have recently met an older couple in my area while out on a bike ride. when i last ran into them, they sheepishly asked what i was doing this weekend. i didn’t have plans. but. now i have plans. i’m helping them out with some yard work that for someone like me ain’t nuthin’ but for them is a big sumthin’!
they said they would like to pay me. i said, “sure, as long as it’s precisely and exactly $0.00!!” they laughed. and we shook hands.
|Liz||Sounds like a fun weekend!
I am attending a game night – I’m in a Meetup for board games, and a friend from that is having his own board game party. Will also see Murder on the Orient Express, with my boyfriend, and grab lunch that Sunday.
|Anna||Haha! Also in San Diego this weekend! At the Hyatt Mission Bay on an Award night. Will go to Sea World (it always honors veterans). Also, going to see Megan Leavey (about a soldier and her military dog). Because I love dogs. And it’s a German shepherd. And it’s Veteran’s Day weekend.|
|Swisspotluck||I will drive down to visit my parents and we will go out to eat at their favorite restaurant. After the restaurant we will head to Starbucks and he gets his free Veteran’s Coffee. When we are tucked away at our table and chatting, I give him a handmade Veteran’s Day card. He was in the Air Force and went through the Russian language program at Syracuse. He was stationed near the North Sea and used to listen to Russian Radio transmissions for anything alarming. In respect to his particular job in the military, I always write the text in the card in Cyrillic. I use some true easy Russian words, but the rest is just English words transliterated into Cyrillic text. He doesn’t remember much Russian after 50 years, but still knows Cyrillic)|
|Lori||The local aquarium offers free admission for veterans and spouses and we could use a free car wash.
My husband is an OEF/OIF veteran and usually spends the weekend talking to his buddies. I would love for us to travel to Washington DC over Veteran’s Day weekend as I have the points and miles, but he is not comfortable traveling/flying as of yet.
Good morning everyone, I hope you all had a great weekend. I just got back from a great San Diego weekend trip and had an amazing time at the world famous San Diego Zoo, so I wanted to share some tips to maximize the amount of fun you will have at the zoo too. I am no expert at seeing zoos, but I think some of these tips will help make your visit more enjoyable. For those who haven’t been to the San Diego Zoo before (or in a long time), the zoo recently celebrated its 100th birthday and made many improvements over the last few years. Without further ado, here are my 7 tips to maximize your fun at the San Diego Zoo (with 2 bonus ideas at the end).
1 – Buy discount San Diego Zoo tickets online. The normal price for tickets is $52, but if you buy them through Groupon, you can get tickets for only $39.99. This deal is only good through December 20, but I am sure the Groupon discount comes around often. To super charge your Groupon purchase, sign up for Ebates and earn cash back on your Groupon purchase.
Good morning everyone, happy Friday. Tomorrow is Veteran’s Day, so I wanted to do a little giveaway to celebrate. Please share your Veteran’s Day Weekend plans with me and I will pick my 3 favorite comments and send each winner a $10 Amazon eGift Card. Bonus points if you do something related to veterans, soldiers, or members of the military. You have until 11:59pm PT on Sunday evening (11/12) to enter the giveaway. I will pick 3 winners on Monday morning (11/13) and send out the $10 Amazon eGift Cards.