I just returned from a long weekend trip down to Disney World for the Marathon weekend to spectate, not run thankfully. While I was down there I split my stay between the Hilton Bonnet Creek and Walt Disney World Dolphin so I could experience both resorts and review them for you. I also like to stay at different resorts during trips because I find it fun to experience new hotels, locations and amenities.
The Swan and Dolphin are interesting resorts – you use the official Disney transportation, get access to Extra Magic Hours but don’t get access to Magical Express and you can’t use Magic Bands at the resort. It’s an odd in-between of an offsite resort and an official resort where you get all of the perks. [click to continue…]
My next trip to Disney World will be for the Marathon weekend which is the weekend of January 9th, 2015. This year instead of running I’ll just be a spectator cheering on friends though the marathon bug may bite again – we’ll see.
With it now being the middle of the summer it’s time to start thinking about how I’m going to use miles and points to reduce the costs of my trip as much as possible. My next round of credit card applications is going to be completely for this trip so I’ll need to find cards that I can use to fly, stay and drive in Lake Buena Vista for as cheaply as possible. [click to continue…]
Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG) is offering a deal on purchased Starpoints of up to 25% now through May 31st. Starpoints are my favorite points currency, I value them easily at over $0.02 per point easily with many times being able to squeeze over $0.03 in value out of each point.
With this promo currently running is it worth purchasing points to redeem for your upcoming hotel stays or transfer to airline partners? [click to continue…]