Disney Cruise

If you’re thinking about a vacation on Disney Cruise Line, one of the first decisions you’ll be faced with (after you decide on an itinerary) is what kind of room to book.  There are four main types of staterooms on Disney Cruise Line: Inside, Ocean View, Verandah, and Concierge.  We have described each below, with pictures where we have them available.… Read the rest

Credit Cards, Hotel Cost, Travel Cost

One of our favorite credit cards is the IHG Rewards Club Select Credit Card from Chase, which is affiliated with the InterContinental Hotel Group (IHG) family of hotels including Holiday Inn, Crowne Plaza, Candlewood Suites, and other hotel brands.  If you do a lot of paid travel with stays at IHG properties, you can really enhance your paid and free stays with this card. … Read the rest

Credit Cards, Hotel Cost, Travel Cost

One of the best ways to earn Hilton HHonors points (which can give you free rooms at the Hilton Hotels and Resorts family of hotels) is to to sign up for one of the four types of Hilton-sponsored credit cards.
American Express Hilton Surpass card
One Hilton-sponsored card is the American Express Hilton Surpass card. 
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Disney Cruise

Cruising is a great alternative to a Disney Parks vacation: it’s basically a nice relaxing vacation in a floating Disney resort hotel that takes you to a wonderful set of destinations.  Disney offers cruises to many locations including the Caribbean, Alaska, and Europe.… Read the rest

Hotel Cost, Travel Cost


IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group) Rewards Club is one of our favorite hotel programs.  The IHG hotel family includes the InterContinental, Hualuxe, Crowne Plaza, Hotel Indigo, Even Hotels, Holiday Inn, Holiday Inn Express, Staybridge Suites, and Candlewood Suites brands of hotels.  Other than the InterContinental hotels, I don’t know that I would consider any of those brands to be luxury brands. … Read the rest