One hazard of raising kids as a travel hacker is that you raise the bar of surprise. While we try to keep the Deal Kids grounded for Deal Girl’s birthday
My buddy Nick at Personal Finance Digest finally prompted me to write a post that’s been years in the making. He announced that Disney World is overrated. Nick’s argument is basi..
I’m so thrilled to share the news: my Disney World Hacks eBook is now available! You can order it via this link. The #1 topic I get asked about, both on and
If you’re a Disney World fan, you probably have the kitchen sink on your bucket list. The kitchen sink is a monster of a dessert at Disney World’s Beaches and Cream soda shop
Lately I’ve seen a number of great deals to Busch Gardens Tampa. $45 Discount tickets are on Daily Getaways and there’s a targeted AMEX offer for $20/$100 online ticket purchase…
Every once in a while a light bulb goes off and something you “knew” in one context makes life better in another. A simple trick I’ve known for years just
I wrote a few days ago about how travel hackers do Spring Break. I should have mentioned another way we do it: twice! In the post I shared the details of
Booking Disney World hotels is a very different process than what most of us are used to. The best way to book Disney World hotels is not the same as
I was chatting with a friend recently who is planning his family’s first trip to Disney World. He started asking me questions that made me realize he didn’t yet know
Greetings from the Art of Animation resort at Disney World. I have to admit I’m here for you, not me. I’ve stayed at just about every other Disney Value, Moderate
Hotels.com has upped the game on their referral program. Tracked by email, Hotels.com offers $50 off your 1st purchase of $300 or more with referral. You have to not only have
After close to two months at Disney World in the last eighteen (and over twenty Disney World Resorts stays) I’ve come to appreciate staying on site. Benefits include extra magic..
Every trip to the mouse house I learn someting new. On this Disney World trip I learned a hack about finding the best Disney World Resort Rooms in your booked
(Apologies for the listicle format, the post just worked better this way.) Greetings from Kona Cafe, where my french press 100% Kona is on its way. I’ll be able to savor
One of the tips Disney experts throw around is “renting DVC points is a great way to save money on Disney World hotels”. Renting DVC (Disney Vacation Club) points has
Over the weekend Tokyo Disney came up on Twitter and I realized I never summarized my thoughts on the happiest place in Japan. While I enjoyed and recommend Hong Kong Disneyland,
With over 10 trips to Disney World in the last five years I’ve become an expert at house of mouse hotels. I’ve shared whether to book Disney World hotels on or
Happy New Year! Instead of a typical recap post I thought it would be fun to share 2015 in pictures. We spent over 900,000 points on travel in 2015 and
I know the FT4RL ers out there can attest: Haley presented a TON of Disney World hacks in her presentation. So many, in fact, that we couldn’t keep up! Fortunately,
I am the least crafty person on Earth. I don’t DIY, I don’t creatively re-use my recycle bin, I can barely sew on a button. So if I came up
Highlights from the Paint the Night Parade at Hong Kong Disneyland
As a well documented Disney family, the Deal Kids and I were excited to visit Hong Kong Disneyland. However, ..
Dollars and Sense.
I want to inject some reality into the conversation about “The Hobby” and “Free Travel”. Instead of writing an editorial I’m going to let the numbers talk. H..
Images from Room 700 at the Sheraton Tokyo Bay.
Sheraton Grande Tokyo Bay Review
I haven’t had great success with the Sheraton Brand lately. Maybe I’m just spoiled from my Hyatt..