I work on a daily basis with hotel net rates via a number of different bed banks and I am getting frustrated with two items that are cropping up with annoying regularity. I guess hotels have to make a living but have you noticed the ludicrous charges for car parking and something they refer to as a ‘Resort Fee’ that is not included in the … Continue reading Hotels and Hidden Extras
Although not there yet I am researching how to get to my missing states. North Dakota, Nebraska, Utah, Oklahoma, New Mexico and Hawaii are my focus now. It will take at least three visits to achieve this so from time to time I spend a while map looking and distance planning. I don’t know why I never realised this before but instead of trying to … Continue reading Tri State Markers
Every time I stay in a hotel or eat in a restaurant or visit a significant attraction – especially when abroad from the UK – I try and leave an honest review of what I have experienced. I am amazed by the number of readers that they receive. I have been asked direct questions via Trip Advisor and actually see the sense of the travelling … Continue reading Trip Advisor – USA Road Trips by Max
Recently we visited Disney Springs, Disney’s Hollywood Studios and The Magic Kingdom. We were lucky with the weather and although armed with Niagara Falls Ponchos they weren’t required. For a UK visitor beginning of September proved to be a good time to visit. The schools are back so the parks were quieter and mostly adults with small children were the guests. We actually got on … Continue reading Walt Disney World Florida
Although we had an amazing day and got to do all that we wanted I think I have to put down some thoughts. CAR PARK: $22 and you don’t get a souvenir receipt anymore COKE $3.50 2018 KEY RING $10 YODA BACK PACK $65 PLUSH MINNIE EARS $24 3 COFFEES 3 PASTRIES $30 MICKEY ICE CREAM SANDWICH $5 It might be the happiest place on … Continue reading Walt Disney World – Hollywood Studios
There have been three things that have been a constant wherever we have visited America over the last thirty years. More of an obsession since 1996 to be honest. I wouldn’t consider myself obsessive but it became apparent that we seemed to come home with one, two or three things from each visit. Fridge Magnets – I have some from our first visit to California … Continue reading Collections from 44 States
My personal experience is that it is cheaper to eat out than purchase meals or the ingredients for meals from a supermarket. The service is nearly always on point and friendly and coffee and soft drinks are more often than not refillable. Sometimes you can have 3 or 4 half empty glasses on your table as the server just keeps bringing more out to you. … Continue reading Max vs Food!! Tip or not to Tip?