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Caribbean Disney Cruise Packing List: Don’t Go Crazy

Going on a Disney Cruise to the Caribbean is exciting. It must be awesome, because it cost the same as your last car, right? It is natural to want to ensure you have everything you need, but don’t overpack. Most of the staterooms are essentially dorm rooms. You will curse that shoe repair kit when […]

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Minimalist Disney Packing List: Resist the Urge to Overpack

A trip to Disney World is a commitment. Unlike most theme parks, you need to plan ahead. Making theme park, dining, and FastPass+ (in normal times) reservations requires some serious effort. It is natural to think you need to obsess over your suitcase too. Minimalist Disney Packing List 101: Don’t overpack. What Do You Need […]

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Universal Orlando Packing List: The Must Haves (and Have Nots)

Universal is bomb. It is perfect for older kids, and offers a few things for the youngest of travelers. It is worth a stop for most people, particularly if you are adding it to a Disney World vacation. Universal does not require nearly the amount of planning that a good trip to Disney necessitates, but […]

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Vacation Upgrades That Are Worth It: Avoid A Shining Sequel

Family travel can be challenging. It is a luxury and a privilege that many don’t enjoy, but everyone who has done it for any length of time can relate to Clark Griswold. Stress is amplified when travel conditions are not ideal. Invest in some vacation upgrades that are worth it to decrease your odds of […]

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Disneyland Trip Planning: Save Money and Maximize Your Trip

The Disneyland Resort is amazing. The parks are fun, the weather is awesome, everything is conveniently located, and you have almost no chance of being attacked by an alligator on your way to Tom Sawyer Island. It is definitely worth a trip. There is no shortage of information about planning a trip to Disney World, […]

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Retention Offers Explained: Should You Pay That Annual Fee?

Travel credit cards are amazing. They have allowed us to travel more often without sacrificing other necessities, like hard seltzer and dental visits. But what about all those annual fees? Should you really spend several hundred dollars per year to keep the cards? No. Enter retention offers. Some people wonder how to get a retention […]

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Disneyland Vacation Packing List for People in Touch with Reality

A trip to Disneyland is exciting. For weeks beforehand, it is only natural to obsess fantasize about every detail of the vacation. Deciding what to pack is a major detail, and is often stress inducing. If you love to plan as much as I do, and I have a feeling you do, you have probably […]

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Best Miles and Points Credit Cards for Beginners

The vast majority of our travel is subsidized by miles and points. They save us thousands of dollars every year. Miles and points have funded more toddler temper tantrums in other states than I can count. Precious memories, obviously. I only started collecting miles and points in the last couple of years. Before that time, […]

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Universal Islands of Adventure Attractions

We recently stayed at Universal Orlando Resort. We spent three days hopping between the two theme parks, Universal Studios Florida and Universal Islands of Adventure. Overall, we liked the parks, but the number of motion simulator rides at Universal Studios Florida is ridiculous. Universal Islands of Adventure attractions were much better. Air Travel We flew […]

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