Showing posts from 2021

Travel Rewards: Marriott Bonvoy and United MileagePlus

Travel rewards are your secret weapon for getting cheap deals on hotels and flights. What makes it even better? When you can extend your travel rewards program to other rewards programs! One of my favorite partnerships in the travel industry is the RewardsPlus program between Marriott Bonvoy and United MileagePlus. Below we will break out the benefits just a little bit further to show you how to maximize your travel rewards! Travel rewards can allow the opportunity to see new places, enjoy new experiences and do so on a budget! These programs are 100% free to sign-up for and can be invaluable in getting you travel deals.  Status Matching The first and one of the best benefits is the ability to status match. If you’re a loyal member of either program, you can match your status with the other! Marriott Bonvoy Titanium Elite or Ambassadors qualify for Premier Silver with United. United MileagePlus Premier Gold, Platinum or 1K Elite members can match their status to become a Marriott Gold

Cost of Our Disney World Vacation

We recently took a Disney World vacation with 11 people. Yes, you read that right. Our group consisted of 11 people! It was quite the adventure getting everything organized, but I wouldn't have had it any other way. Our vacation spanned over 6-days/5-nights and we went in the middle of Spring Break, March 19-24. We were able to take advantage of terrific military promotions since myself and Andrew are both members of the service. I know not all families get this privilege, but Disney always has promos going on, so make sure to check what your or someone in your party might qualify for! You should RARELY ever have to pay full price for a Disney vacation.  I broke down this cost analysis into categories: accommodations, tickets, transportation, and dining. These are hands-down your biggest expenses on any Disney Vacation.  Accommodations Disney has 20 lodging options to choose from. We originally decided on All-Star Music since it was the cheapest and had reserved a standard room and

See Savannah for Under $100

 Savannah, Georgia is a city full of history and things to see. Every where you look there's a historical mansion or a beautiful city square. You could walk around for weeks and find something new every day! There's so much to see, that it can get overwhelming trying to decide (also very expensive). So, I've come up with a good way to hit most of the highlights and stay friendly to your pocket book. This covers 13 sights throughout the city and the grand total comes out to just $90.13 . That's just under $7 a location on average.  Check out the map below for locations and easy walking directions. It links to google maps, so you can use it on your phone! We're going to start with two 'bundles', for lack of a better term. These tickets are good for three sites each. Telfair Museums : $20 This bundle include the Owens-Thomas House and Slave Quarters, Telfair Academy, and Jepson Center. The normal adult ticket costs $20, but they do offer discounted tickets for