FatWallet.com Travel Deals Our Mission - Serve consumers with knowledge, value and guidance. http://www.fatwallet.comhttp://www.fatwallet.com/rss_tv.php?c=63FatWallet.comhttp://www.fatwallet.com <![CDATA[Boston hotels or near Boston recommendations]]> http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1450052/ Rating: 0 Posted By: bc3000
Views: 783 Replies: 6

I'm going to betravelling inthe East Coast soon and have never been to Boston. I wanted to stop for a few nights and it appears most good hotels in the area are pretty expensive. Anyone have any suggestions for staying in or near Boston that are not $300 plus a night (most I saw were $500 plus).

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http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1450052/ Thu, 02 Jul 2015 11:15:11 -0500
<![CDATA[FYI Booking at an IHG Hotel]]> http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1449785/ Rating: 0 Posted By: mzeeowen2
Views: 1356 Replies: 7

This is the email answer I received from the IHG Best Rate Guarantee Helpdesk when I inquired about the process. Hope it helps clarify it.

"Thank you for contacting our office regarding the Best Price Guarantee. We appreciate the opportunity to assist you with this matter.Please allow me to give you a brief information about the Guarantee.

A reservation must be made directly on an IHG Web site to qualify for the Best Price Guarantee, and you must have a valid reservation confirmation number. You must advise IHG within 24 hours of booking your room on the IHG website by filling out the online Best Price Guarantee Form with your booking details. Booking must be made via the Best Available Rate search on any of the IHG web sites.Comparison Prices Must Be Available to the General Public Online. The Best Price Guarantee applies only to prices both advertised and available to the general public on a non-IHG website at the time of verification. For example, this does not include prices offered on membership program websites; corporate discounts; negotiated prices; group, rewards program, incentive, meeting, convention, consolidator or interline prices; prices obtained via auction or similar process; or prices available only by using a coupon or other promotion not offered to the general public. The average nightly lower price may not come from a website where you call to get the price, or from an e-mail that you received.
bestpriceguarantee@ihg.com
www.ihg.com/bestprice


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http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1449785/ Tue, 30 Jun 2015 17:35:09 -0500
<![CDATA[JetBlue to start charging up to $25 for FIRST Checked Bag on Flights]]> http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1449743/ Rating: 1 Posted By: MISTERCHEAP
Views: 1508 Replies: 16


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http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1449743/ Tue, 30 Jun 2015 12:34:40 -0500
<![CDATA[Disney: "No selfie sticks for you"]]> http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1449504/ Rating: 3 Posted By: DSJ
Views: 1769 Replies: 28

As of June 30, selfie sticks will be confiscated and stowed at security at all Disney theme parks.


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http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1449504/ Mon, 29 Jun 2015 07:33:17 -0500
<![CDATA[feces on bathroom wall las vegas]]> http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1449419/ Rating: -21 Posted By: mephrules
Views: 2293 Replies: 33

hello! checked into my hotel room late last night... using the bathroom for the first time this morning i noticed about 4" of poop on the wall near the toilet. called and the supervisor for house keeping who took pictures and said he would notify guest services.
my room is comp"d for three nights.

when i go to guest services in a few hours what if any should the compensation be?


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http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1449419/ Sun, 28 Jun 2015 14:10:08 -0500
<![CDATA[Rental car codes 2015]]> http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1449214/ Rating: 0 Posted By: smwayne1
Views: 1464 Replies: 5

Does anyone have updated car rental codes for discounted prices? I found where codes were posted but they are years old. I am going to Chicago in August but would like to look through all to see what I can use.


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http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1449214/ Fri, 26 Jun 2015 16:27:38 -0500
<![CDATA[Flyers Are Owed $10B in Compensation From Airlines, These Guys Are Making Them Pay]]> http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1449212/ Rating: 4 Posted By: shank
Views: 2926 Replies: 10


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http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1449212/ Fri, 26 Jun 2015 16:06:04 -0500
<![CDATA[Warning - BookVIP.com is a scam ]]> http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1449080/ Rating: 0 Posted By: fitzinthecity
Views: 1153 Replies: 14

FRAUDULENT. I booked and paid for a trip to Turks and Caicos, as well as paid for my flight which was just over $700. When I called to confirm the reservation, as the screen asked me to do so AFTER I paid, input all of my private information and gave them my credit card, I was asked arbitrary and discriminatory questions.

I spoke to two different customer service representatives. One was Denise and the other hung up on me when I asked for her name...

The hotel they are offering this deal to is One on Marlin. This is the only hotel I've encountered which doesn't have a concierge who answers the phone.

After you provide bookvip.com with your address, personal information and credit card, you have 15 minutes to call and confirm your reservation.

They ask arbitrary questions such as "are you married?" "Are you seeing anyone?" "Do you have proof of cohabitation?". When I told them that these questions seem odd, each representative gave me a different answer. The first representative told me I had to wait 2 weeks but then let me sign up for NEXT week. The other representative put me on hold while she contacted whoever it is they contact (when I asked for a name she told me it was her calendar - who calls and contacts a calendar?)

Despite the fact that I paid, I was told I didn't meet their qualifications by the first representative - who by the way nearly ripped me off. For the record, the "promotion I purchased was for $149.00. This is how the conversation with representative one went:

Rep 1: Your total after tax is $264.48

Me: how much?

Rep 1: $264.48

Me: what? That's nearly a 50% tax.

Rep 1: sorry, my mistake, it's $230

Me: What percentage is the tax

Rep 1: oh sorry (again!!) your total is $172.84

Then she went into ridiculous questions about my marital status. I'm in my 30's, paid the promotion as advertised. I asked her for her name. She hung up on me.

So I call back. I'm put on hold once again while she checks if the dates I chose were still available (apparently the 'two week waiting period were not in her handbook'). She was kinder than rep one. She gave me her name - Denise and her supervisor is Lex. Ida is the night supervisor this evening. Ida is conveniently in a meeting at the moment.

BOOKVIP IS A SCAM. STAY AWAY. Reporting this to the BB


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http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1449080/ Fri, 26 Jun 2015 00:40:40 -0500
<![CDATA[cheapest way to have a car for a month or so?]]> http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1449075/ Rating: 0 Posted By: rza1
Views: 1373 Replies: 9

I plan to be visiting somewhere for about a month where I don't know anyone. What might be the most cost effective option to have a reliable car for about a month?


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http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1449075/ Thu, 25 Jun 2015 22:46:22 -0500
<![CDATA[Ideas for Paris, Las Vegas hotel]]> http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1448822/ Rating: 0 Posted By: killr
Views: 1342 Replies: 8

I'm trying to book Aug 6 - 10 at Paris, Las Vegas hotel and just wanted to know if this is a decent rate. Using code IPIRM I got the total before fees to $632 [same code now nets ~$709 before fees]. Unfortunately it has to be at this hotel due to a conference. Any feedback appreciated! I don't visit Vegas that much.


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http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1448822/ Wed, 24 Jun 2015 14:52:11 -0500
<![CDATA[Looking for tips on using Amex points for family trip to Scandinavia]]> http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1448568/ Rating: 0 Posted By: moxie
Views: 1703 Replies: 17

I have about 125,000 points on an American Express Platinum card, and a plan to visit Norway in August. We are a family of 5 (3 kids inc. one baby in the lap) and probably won't need more than a few days of hotel as we can stay with extended family at least half of the time.

I've never used travel points before (last time I left the country was over 15 years ago) and my head is just spinning trying to optimize the trip. There are too many possibilities.
- Flexible with respect to dates, hope for at least a 2 week visit
- Flexible about entry/departure cities as the family would enjoy seeing a different European country or two on the way.
- Must we find flight through Amex rewards travel search? (I tried and it frequently crashes on us) Or can I use a site like Kayak, Adioso, or ITA and somehow find a way to use my points on flights I find that way?
- Is it better to transfer Amex points to an airline like BritishAir and fly to one of their gateways?
- Most of the Amex points came from a 100,000 bonus offer... unfortunately we just entered the second year of $450 fees but I'm wondering whether I should convert the Platinum to a no-fee card and get our prorated fee back; or should I take advantage of Platinum fancy travel perks?

I'd greatly appreciate any gut reactions from experienced travelers on how to maximize our travel dollars!


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http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1448568/ Tue, 23 Jun 2015 10:34:54 -0500
<![CDATA[Gearing up for Alaskan Cruise]]> http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1448465/ Rating: 0 Posted By: corpse101
Views: 1225 Replies: 8

I was wondering if anyone has taken a cruise to Alaska, I'm heading out next month, and how you prepped regarding gear. I've heard temps can vary and dress in layers, and I have stuff for that and possible rain. Specifically I am looking for some inexpensive (not cheap) hiking shoes. I used to go camping/hiking a lot more and understand the value in a good pair of footgear, but don't do much of that anymore. As such I don't really want to pay $100-150 for a pair of rarely used shoes so I am looking for a way to get some at a discount perhaps a prior generation if those get cheaper. However since I haven't bought a pair in a while I am at a loss for what/where to buy. I have checked the local REI, Big 5, Sport Chalet which have some clearance which would be great but I have feet just outside the normal stocked sizes (13.5/14 US). Any ideas are welcome.

Also if anyone has been on an Alaskan cruise, do you have any tips, or stuff to check out/skip?


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http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1448465/ Mon, 22 Jun 2015 19:25:21 -0500
<![CDATA[Bermuda things to do.]]> http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1448366/ Rating: 1 Posted By: KayK
Views: 955 Replies: 1

Hi all
Wife and I are flying to Bermuda Wednesday afternoon - Sunday afternoon middle of next month.. and wanted to get some ideas on places we should visit or do. The only gotcha is that my wife will be 4 months pregnant. I am hesitant to renting a moped.. so we'll most likely get bus pass (should we get 3-4 day pass? or get a book of tickets?). We'll be staying about a kilometer north of the main Hamilton bus station.
Any can't miss things to do?

Planning to go downtown Wednesday night to see "Harbour Night" festivities.. but other than that, we're good with anything.

TIA!


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http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1448366/ Mon, 22 Jun 2015 10:49:30 -0500
<![CDATA[United Mileage Plus Android App: Buy Amazon GCs at 1.8 cents or better]]> http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1448247/ Rating: 0 Posted By: DeGlass
Views: 1971 Replies: 2

Download the Mileplus X Android app
Buy Amazon GC.
Check "I want to pay with miles".
Play around with the calculator. $5GC minimum. Leave at least 1 mile in the account.
Redemption rate should be around 1.8 per mile; higher if you have status.

Good for cleaning out accounts / small balances.

http://www.reddit.com/r/churning/comments/3ajs8u/now_you_can_red...


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http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1448247/ Sun, 21 Jun 2015 07:41:26 -0500
<![CDATA[Fathers Day Gift from Amazon]]> http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1448229/ Rating: 0 Posted By: DSJ
Views: 1576 Replies: 2

Buy Amazon GC with United MP.

Elites get 2 cpm. Others get 1.8 cpm.

Viahttps://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.united.mpx.app...


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http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1448229/ Sun, 21 Jun 2015 06:06:47 -0500
<![CDATA[You may get bargain of lifetime in Greece soon:]]> http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1448111/ Rating: 0 Posted By: SinglePapa
Views: 3314 Replies: 7

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2015-06-19/fearing-capital-control...

I like the fact how they had record tourism year-to-date - but you could get some panic pricings real soon


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http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1448111/ Fri, 19 Jun 2015 22:55:16 -0500
<![CDATA[Hotel Jammu Ashok (Kashmir, India) - 10 cents for an Executive Suite]]> http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1446964/ Rating: 0 Posted By: mightytravels
Views: 3005 Replies: 15

Clearly a mistake for 10 cents but it may get honored. Free cancellation and breakfast. Hotel usually sells for $55.

Available on Agoda.com - every day after November 1st 2015.

MODS: I'm not affiliated with Agoda or the Hotel!


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http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1446964/ Fri, 12 Jun 2015 17:49:15 -0500
<![CDATA[suggestions for camping in West Virginia]]> http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1446685/ Rating: 0 Posted By: samandy
Views: 1551 Replies: 2

Please suggest campsites with river/mountains in West Virgnia. Never have been there. I am in DC Metro area. Open to nearby location too.
Campgorund must have lodge/room- may not stay in tents
Somebody told me Abrams Creek, ELk Garden but review suggest its not clean at all


Appreciate suggestions and thanks!


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http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1446685/ Thu, 11 Jun 2015 06:48:36 -0500
<![CDATA[$10 Flat Rate Rides in Manhattan are Back for Gett]]> http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1446571/ Rating: 3 Posted By: helloimalbert
Views: 2205 Replies: 7

Gett must be hurting vs. the Uber and Lyft giants. $10 rides are back. Says so here: http://gett.com/


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http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1446571/ Wed, 10 Jun 2015 13:59:12 -0500
<![CDATA[Searching for Hotel Deals in LA in July 2-25th]]> http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1446372/ Rating: 0 Posted By: smokeycatrules
Views: 1692 Replies: 4

What are the best deals in hotels in the LA area near Santa Monica?
There is only me and I am driving. I would like a restaurant at or near the hotel.
I am on a bare $ budget so cheap, safe, and easy is good.
I may only have to stay 4 days or longer for a court trial.
Any discounts on attractions?
I am handicapped and need special accommodations for the wheelchair.


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http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1446372/ Tue, 09 Jun 2015 11:10:17 -0500
<![CDATA[Deal Advice: US Citizens travelling DTW to BOM (India) in Aug, stopover at a Europe city for couple of days - Strategy?]]> http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1445839/ Rating: 0 Posted By: invisible
Views: 1583 Replies: 1

For DTW to BOM trip ~3 weeks with a stop over for a couple of days in Europe to sight-see in August, what is the best way to book tickets?

The round trip to India often involves a stop over in Europe anyway depending on airline but most good deals seem to be just for a transit through Europe and not staying over for a few days in Europe.

Should we book a round trip to Europe separately (destinations in EU undecided) and from there a round trip to BOM India? Or better to add a break over directly with the airline with final destination in India before returning?

Any advice, experiences, things to avoid? Thanks in advance!


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http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1445839/ Fri, 05 Jun 2015 18:28:41 -0500
<![CDATA[Hotel deal in Las Vegas?]]> http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1445831/ Rating: 0 Posted By: delson
Views: 2836 Replies: 20

My friend comes to visit Las Vegas with a big group of his relatives on mid of July. He wants to book 3 rooms. Does anyone know where to find discount or promo code for these hotel on main strip?

TIA


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http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1445831/ Fri, 05 Jun 2015 17:22:19 -0500
<![CDATA[Top Ten Jobs If You Love To Travel]]> http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1445541/ Rating: 0 Posted By: 1stworldview
Views: 2206 Replies: 9

(10) Flight attendant

It may be the most obvious travel-related job, but it's also one of the most accessible: You don't need a specialized degree to become a flight attendant, and most major airlines only require prior customer service experience and a certification from the Federal Aviation Administration. The hours are frequently erratic, and the work isn't always easy, but you'll get a glimpse of hundreds of cities across the globe during your career. A bonus perk? Free or discounted flights for you and your family.

(9) International aid worker

If you want to travel for a living while making a real difference in people's lives, consider working for an international aid organization like USAID. With this job, you can visit struggling countries and help its residents recover from dire situations such as natural disasters and famine. You'll need a background in a field like health, agriculture or education and a strong interest in social work, according to How Stuff Works.

(8)Exploration geologist

Exploration geologists help resource extraction companies identify the most profitable places from which to extract natural resources. Since extraction tends to happen in places that aren't very well-populated, exploration geologists get to travel to some of the most remote regions of the world, and can be away from home for months at a time.

(7)Cruise line worker

Working on a cruise ship is a travel lover's dream gig: You quite literally make a living traveling the world, all while receiving free food and accommodations. Whether you're a restaurant server, a shop clerk or a performer in the cruise's entertainment lineup, there are opportunities for individuals of all backgrounds to work on one of these "floating resorts." Websites like Cruise Line Jobs list employment openings with some of the top-rated cruise lines.

(6)Travel tour guide

Imagine spending your days guiding fellow travel lovers through a bustling European metropolis, or perhaps a small local village is more your speed. Wherever you want to go, popular travel destinations are always in need of friendly, knowledgeable guides to lead tourists through city sights and cultural excursions. Study up on the history and culture of your city of choice, and don't forget to brush up on the local language!

(5)Archaeologist

Archaeologists travel the world to recover and preserve artifacts from past human cultures. Careers in archaeology require frequent travel, often to remote regions of the earth.

A benefit of speaking one of the world's most popular languages is that there are people all over the world who want to learn it. Teaching English in a foreign country is one of the easiest ways to get out and see the world. Many teaching positions in foreign countries do require a certification, but you can easily get one in about a month's time.

(3)Executive assistant

It may not be the most glamorous of jobs, but playing a behind-the-scenes role in the life of a corporate executive or other high-powered professional means you'll be right alongside your boss on his or her business trips. Since individuals in these positions travel quite frequently for important client meetings, you'll have plenty of opportunities to see new places while you work.

(2) Oceanographer
If you love traveling by sea and have a passion for learning more about it, then there is probably no better career for you than that of an oceanographer. Oceanographers often split their time between laboratories and research ships, where they can spend months away from home visiting remote regions of the ocean.

(1) International Marriage Broker Tour Leader.

If you love to travel and are single this is absolutely the best job you can imagine. International Marriage Brokers travels the world holding single events in some of the most beautiful places on earth. Each week companies like A Foreign Affair travel to exotic locations in Eastern Europe, Asian and Latin America. Business men and professionals travel in groups where they will attend single events that A Foreign Affair call socials, at these social events the men will meet 500 to 1000 beautiful single women and models. The tours consists of social, dating and site seeing, all while interacting with dozens of men and women falling in love.


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http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1445541/ Wed, 03 Jun 2015 22:17:25 -0500
<![CDATA[Classified report DHS leaked to CNN shows that TSA failed to catch 95% of weapons and explosives that agents tried...]]> http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1445044/ Rating: 0 Posted By: SinglePapa
Views: 1850 Replies: 6

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The good news is that this clearly demonstrates just how incompetent TSA agents are.
The bad news is that this will (IMHO) make our air travel even more onerous as we have to deal with the blowback of the TSA trying to catch everything.Also, they will demand more money and more "system" be put in place to catch the bombs that the federal air marshalls are trying to sneak on planes.The report I'd like to see is how many real bombs, explosive materials and weapons they've actually confiscated or hijacking attempts they've actually thwarted.And when I say "weapons" I'm not talking about finger nail clippers and when I say explosive material I'm not talking about a shampoo bottle that is bigger than 4 ounces or bottles of water that people forgot were in their computer bag.


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http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1445044/ Mon, 01 Jun 2015 12:14:57 -0500
<![CDATA[after midnight]]> http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1444959/ Rating: 0 Posted By: dgreaves
Views: 2072 Replies: 27

How can i book a hotel for same day after midnight


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http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1444959/ Sun, 31 May 2015 23:06:05 -0500
<![CDATA[United Airlines 2% off; Delta Airlines 5% off, YMMV]]> http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1444941/ Rating: 11 Posted By: DeGlass
Views: 3879 Replies: 2

http://www.realtor.org/convention.nsf/pages/AirTravel

NAR's United Airlines discount can be used when booking online at www.united.comonly. Booking online enables you to receive an additional 3% discount.* Be sure to enter tour code ZTG7960642 in the Offer Code box to get the discount.

To purchase your ticket, visit www.delta.com/bookingand enter your Meeting Event code NMK9P for domestic flights or NMLJ5 for international flights and continue with the booking process.


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http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1444941/ Sun, 31 May 2015 20:30:39 -0500
<![CDATA[Looking for ideas for i our trip to Costa Rica. Where to stay what to do etc.]]> http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1444711/ Rating: 0 Posted By: chocula
Views: 1801 Replies: 6

My wife and I went to Costa Rica earlier this year and fell in love with the country. We are going back in late July and will be taking our kids this time, ages 22 and 6 (yes, my kids are 15 years apart).
We stayed in Guanacaste on Peninsula Papagayo and at the Marriott near Tamarindo on our previous trip.
Our upcoming vacation is in July, but we do not have anything planned yet.
If you had a week to plan in Costa Rica and your options were wide open what would you do?
Our thoughts so far: Maybe stay in Jaco on the beach. We want to zipline, obviously go to the beach, see the wildlife and try to catch a marlin (my lifelong dream).
We have a general idea of what we want to do, but are open to suggestions.
The one thing we did not like is that the pacific was freezing, so we were wondering if the Carribean ocean is warmer. I was surprised that the Pacific would be so cold so far south. It was February, but it was cold.

Where would you recommend we stay? What should we do?

We want to see wildlife. Should we take a river tour? I heard there was a place where you can hold monkeys, which would be nice.

Any suggestions or ideas are appreciated. Thanks


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http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1444711/ Fri, 29 May 2015 21:26:11 -0500
<![CDATA[Rio De Janiero Dec 8-12 best prices for quality hotels, excursions...]]> http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1443470/ Rating: 0 Posted By: micahtu
Views: 1756 Replies: 2

I am going to be vacationing in Rio for a few days in December. Anyone have any advice for the best hotel and excursion deals? Anything inclusive would be amazing as well. Just seeing what's out there! Flight is already booked and I have a place in Sao Paulo to stay for first few days before heading to Rio on December 8. Thanks!


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http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1443470/ Thu, 21 May 2015 15:13:43 -0500
<![CDATA[Military family trip back to the states. ]]> http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1443266/ Rating: 0 Posted By: kybudman
Views: 2256 Replies: 6

I appreciate any help you can give me. I have a US Military family stationed in Italy coming for a visit and need to find the cheapest flight as they are on a budget. Military flight is out for various reasons so they are coming commercial..... They are flying out of either Venice or Milan (whichever is cheaper) and flying into Louisville Kentucky (or Indianapolis, Cincinnatti, or Lexington Ky if they are cheaper) The dates are Departure from Italy June 16th (flexible by a couple days either way) and a return date of July 16th (flexible by several days after the 16th) They are flying with 1 Adult and 3 children ages 4,4, and 6. The cheapest I have been able to find is a flight into Cincinnati on British Airways for $690 per person which is alot for someone on a military salary. I would appreciate any and all help to get these fine people to Kentucky and back....I know its asking alot so if nobody has time I completely understand.


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http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1443266/ Wed, 20 May 2015 12:27:59 -0500
<![CDATA[Has anyone won a trip from Bookit.com before?]]> http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1443019/ Rating: 0 Posted By: jasonatq1520radiocom
Views: 2557 Replies: 6

Hi all,

In a recent promotion on Facebook, BookIt.com was giving away 100 trips in 10 days. I was one of the winners. While they've verified that I have won via email, I don't have any of the details yet which they are sending via regular mail.

The prize was for a 5 night stay for two at the Barcelo Bavaro Beach, Adults-Only property. They are also including a $500 airfare credit. I assume that isn't per person but probably for the both of us so I'd likely have quite a bit of airfare left to pay for. I priced the absolutely cheapest airfare from Memphis to the destination at around $700. And I'm guessing the airfare has to be via BookIt which I have no idea if they will be charging more/less/etc. It really sounds like a great vacation but I'm unsure if paying $1000 or so for a prize is a great idea and debating it internally unfortunately. I mean that almost sounds more like a discount than a free trip. Hopefully I'm wrong or airfare is less than I'm thinking or something.

Anyway, just curious if anyone else has won a trip and what to expect...


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http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1443019/ Tue, 19 May 2015 02:25:35 -0500
<![CDATA[Itinerary: Going to CA 2 weeks (SF, Yosemite, LA, SD) though Pacific Coast Highway (PCH)]]> http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1442838/ Rating: 0 Posted By: iceox
Views: 3274 Replies: 32

Big thanks to all fwers, i updated my list per suggestions below, and will post back once i finish this vacation, thx all

CA 2 weeks trip:Bought Citypass, I know there is many repeats below esp for the ones in SF, just trying to not book too much a day, if cannt make it the first time, will try the 2nd time, will not go Napa this round cause am the only drinker, not going to San Diego Zoo because not enough time in SD,got a kid, dont want be too exhausted.

Day 1: Arrive by CAB for 4 ppls afternoon,VRBO @ Nob Hill condo,Bus 10 to Vista Point 1 hour, walk back from the bridge to condo 2 hours, Lombard St, Go Marina Blvd take pics of Golden Bridge, left and right of Golden Bridge, Fort Point

Day 2: Getaround rental,Drive though Lombard Street, Twin Peak, Lands End, Fort Point, GG Bridge, Vista Point, Point Bonita Light house, Muir Wood, Sausalito to see across bay view of SF. If can, PCH 1 see half moon bay PCH, back to Twin Peak for Sunset

Day 3,California Academy of Sciences, Golden Gate Park, conservatory of flowers, There's a lovely botanical garden and Japanese Tea Garden, also horseback riding, then Cable Car Rides (California line), back

Day 4,Walk to Chinatown, 20-30 mins.Dimsum, Walk to Exploratorium 20 mins, Maybe cable car ride or walk to Bay Cruise afternoon, Present Citypass booklet or voucher at the PIER 39 box office ticket window to exchange for a boarding pass.Walk around Pier 39, Fishermans Wharf, North Beach, Coit Tower, maybe dont have to go up if line is long.Lombard Street Food Swan Oyster Depot

Day 5,Cab, leaving to SFO pickup rental (not that fox one, saw many bad reviews) Yosemite National Park,stop at costco for food, etc
Leave early or leave at 9am, be sfo rental @ 10, get family, cannt get up tooo early for them, after all, it's a vacation
To Bodie State Historic Park via 120, takes 5 hours, with to-do, take 6 hours, so 4pm -5pm done mono lake
back to staying, take 5 hours, 10pm arrive staying (wondering what time is the sunset there in mountain?)

Day 6, Out by 8am Take 49 east/south to 41 north, pass Mariposa Grove
To Sentinel Dome & Glacier Point takes 3 hrs, noon, 2-3 hours round trip done by 3pm
To Bridalveil Fall takes 1 hours drive, + 1 hour hike, done by 5pm
Pass Tunnel view
To Lower Yosemite Fall takes 1.5 hours, + 1 hour round trip ( 2 additional hours, may save this one later if cannt make it or if it is too dark, etc)
4 hours to San Jose 8 or 9pm arrival

Day 7,@ Aquarium, 2-3 hours there,Drive to Stanford University, then from 280 to 92 to 1, will be 4 hours drive to go south to Monterey Bay Aquarium, carmel-by-the-bay beach, take the 17 mile Drive to Lone Cypress, Pebble Beach, Point Lobos

Day 8,Point Lobos State Reserve (hiking trail), Bixby Bridge, Molera Point to see Big Sur River, McWay Waterfall Trail, Big Sur, CA 93920, "Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park" for the waterfall on the beach pic, purple sand beach at Pfeiffer Beach, turn right from Sycamore Canyon Rd, Partington Cove, Piedras Blancas Light Station, 15950 Cabrillo Highway, San Simeon, CA 93452, Hearst Castle visit, Cambria, stay for a night somewhere there.

Day 9,To LA, See Malibu beach house, see Point Dume @ Malibu,Santa Barbara city (Drive around), Malibu (Drive around), see sunset and then July 4th city Firework @ Griffith Observatory, be there at 5-6pm?

Day 10,Hike from Griffith Observatory to Hollywood sign then to Cahuenga Peak.(2-3 hours) , lunch @ Venice Beach, then Mullholland Dr, Beverly Hils Sign, 90210 sign,Hollywood Frame walk afternoon

Day 11,Drive toPasadena/Caltech, then back for Getty Center, then to Beverly Hills Sign, Sunset Strip, Rodeo Drive, Beverly Wilshire Hotel, Melrose Ave, the Grove, Bell Air, Santa Monica Follow the Tour Bus Trail?

Day 12,Universal Studios Hollywood

Day 13,split up, kid go Legoland + Teen check out San Diego city

Day 14&15,La Jolla snorkeling, Day 16 go home


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http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1442838/ Mon, 18 May 2015 06:56:32 -0500
<![CDATA[Spirit Airlines & Frontier Merger Ahead?]]> http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1442535/ Rating: 0 Posted By: MISTERCHEAP
Views: 3465 Replies: 10


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http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1442535/ Fri, 15 May 2015 21:43:25 -0500
<![CDATA[A cheap vacation from New Orleans with kids ]]> http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1442387/ Rating: 0 Posted By: metairiegirl2
Views: 2464 Replies: 8

I'd like to get some suggestions on a good and cheap vacation with the kids. We are in New Orleans. We usually drive to either Destin, FL or Orange Beach, AL. We have gone as far as Gatlinburg, TN and Panama City Beach. They are older - 13 and 15 so we can go further, I guess. Flights seem too expensive, although I would consider paying around $300 per ticket to go somewhere. Driving seems to be a more manageable thing, though. I've thought about even taking a train, just for the experience, but after the latest crash, not so sure.I'd like to show them some amazing and unusual places.
Thank you!


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http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1442387/ Thu, 14 May 2015 22:16:52 -0500
<![CDATA[thanksgiving tavel]]> http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1442302/ Rating: -1 Posted By: AbeFrohman
Views: 2389 Replies: 6

=12pxMy wife and I are planning an anniversary trip over Thanksgiving from St. Louis.

Basically we can leave on the Wednesday before and return on Sunday or Monday after.

We are looking for an all-inclusive, adults only(since this is our first trip together without our children) to some place south of the border. We are thinking anywhere from from Mexico, Dominican or a Caribbean Island. Most of the sites I have looked at only have air fair through October. When is the best time to book a trip like this to find the best deal at a above average(but not top dollar) resort? We aren't tied to any miles program, just looking for the best deal.

=12pxthanks,


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http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1442302/ Thu, 14 May 2015 13:20:49 -0500
<![CDATA[Canada cruise opportunities.]]> http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1442113/ Rating: 0 Posted By: realsig
Views: 2253 Replies: 2

REQUEST - Cheap 7 - 10 day cruise out of Montreal to Gulf of St. Lawrence and backin Sept or Oct this year. Three of us each need acabin, ocean view. We are seniors and simply want to see the sights and enjoy being together. We hope to do this, including airfare from ORD for under $3500 ea. The best I can find is at Vacations to Go in Sept @ $3585 ea, not including air but this trip begins in Montreal, visits two U.S. sightsand ends in New York City.We are hoping for a cruisethat visitsseveral Canadian ports.Would appreciate any help with specific arrangements. Thanks!


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http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1442113/ Wed, 13 May 2015 09:23:31 -0500
<![CDATA[Traveling to Fort Myers FL. Things to do?]]> http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1441916/ Rating: 0 Posted By: jblake86
Views: 2612 Replies: 13

My family(Spouse, 3 kids ages of 4,2, <1) are traveling to Fort Myers FL for a couple weeks starting on 5/14. We have looked at all of the sites for things to do, but aren't sure what is best. We will be staying in a condo and will be traveling to Orlando for 1-3 days to hit disney and maybe sea world. Any other things we should be looking for? I noticed sea world would cost us about $275 in tickets for the day and $350 for disney. anyway to maximize our spend on that?


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http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1441916/ Tue, 12 May 2015 08:15:42 -0500
<![CDATA[Airfare 'mistakes' are no longer going to be honored]]> http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1441794/ Rating: 1 Posted By: forbin4040
Views: 4555 Replies: 18

Per this yahoo article.

https://www.yahoo.com/travel/are-mistake-airfares-a-thing-of-the-past-dot-118645055657.html

If a consumer gets a 'mistake airfare' such as LAX to SYD for $100, the Government used to make the airlines suck it up.
Now as of 5/8 they will not force airlines to accept website errors.

https://www.yahoo.com/travel/are-mistake-airfares-a-thing-of-the-past-dot-118645055657.html

Hence they will be able to tack on extra fees after you buy the ticket../sigh


Now will airlines try to say that 'getting off early on your flight' is a 'mistake' and bill you afterwards?


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http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1441794/ Mon, 11 May 2015 14:34:47 -0500
<![CDATA[REQUEST-Need suggestions 7-10 days guided tour of Europe (inc air)]]> http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1440385/ Rating: 1 Posted By: ketayun
Views: 3825 Replies: 10

Iwould like to have a guided Coach tour of Europe. Travelling from JFK and planning to go in May. What would be the least expensive or most efficient way of doing this? Prefer to visit at least 3 countries and the UK is not one of them. I am a senior. Any suggestions or weblinks welcome. Thanks very much.


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http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1440385/ Sat, 02 May 2015 11:00:48 -0500
<![CDATA[Is this a safe 3/4 of a mile walk in NYC?]]> http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1439510/ Rating: 2 Posted By: Myers215
Views: 5883 Replies: 42

This is probably a stupid question but I'm staying at the Staybridge Suites in Times Square (340 West 40th Street, New York City, NY 10018) and can get a really good deal on parking through Parking Panda which works out to $60 total for three days after a Groupon but the garage is .7 miles away from the hotel (670 W 43rd St, New York, NY 10036) in an area I've never been in before - west of Times Square on the water.

I've been to NYC numerous times and never had a problem with feeling unsafe but I've never been in this area so I'm hoping someone can let me know if they'd park here to save $100 or so. I'll be getting into the city around 9:00am and leaving a few days later around 6:00am.

This should be a direct like to the walking route on Google Maps


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http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1439510/ Mon, 27 Apr 2015 09:29:15 -0500
<![CDATA[Tijuana lately?]]> http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1438817/ Rating: 0 Posted By: ranman1973
Views: 4424 Replies: 12

Heading to LA for a few days, and thinking about checking out the party scene in TJ. Would love to know people's thoughts on this. Am I crazy? Risking it?

Alternatively, any crazy part places in SoCal?


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http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1438817/ Wed, 22 Apr 2015 14:31:00 -0500
<![CDATA[REQUEST - One Way 7 seater from SFO to LAX -5 days]]> http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1438511/ Rating: 0 Posted By: shortcut
Views: 4017 Replies: 3

I spend a whole lot of time, to find a One Way Car rental from San Francisco to Los Angles for 5 days ( from 30 May 2015 11:00 AM to June 4 2015 10:30 AM ) Unlimited Mileage .
Only requirement is it has to be a 7 seater.
Every thing I tried , the minimum I got was $871.
Now if anyone can help me with a code or idea . That would be great.
PM me, if needed.


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http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1438511/ Mon, 20 Apr 2015 20:27:47 -0500
<![CDATA[Cheapest way to rent a car long term?]]> http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1438448/ Rating: 1 Posted By: Cooz
Views: 5467 Replies: 24

Hi Everyone,

Hope to receive some guidance here on how to get a deal on a long term car rental. I need a rental from 04/30-06/16 in the DC area (ideal pickup is IAD).

Going through the usual sites (kayak, Hotwire, etc.) the cheapest I can get is between $1,200 - $1,300.

Any suggestions on what I can do to receive a better deal?

Thanks in advance.


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http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1438448/ Mon, 20 Apr 2015 11:56:26 -0500
<![CDATA[LEGOLAND California Resort 5 Days $98 child / $104 Adult @amazon local]]> http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1437768/ Rating: 1 Posted By: wizardking
Views: 3798 Replies: 6

Could save you some dollars if you were planning on going anyway.
If the link doesn't work for you try searching under zip 98055.

http://local.amazon.com/bellevue/B00VF0JKBE/legoland-california-... California ResortIs this near you?Set your location preferences2015 brings new adventures to LEGOLAND California Resort! An eight-foot-wide LEGOStar WarsDeath Star model display has been added to LEGOStar WarsMiniland. Also coming to LEGOLAND is the LEGO Friends Heartlake City with a carousel, LEGO horse stables, and Heartlake Fountain.

  • $98 for one child's 5 Days for Less than the Price of 1 Day Resort Hopper Ticket
  • $104 for one adult's 5 Days for Less than the Price of 1 Day Resort Hopper Ticket
  • Includes five consecutive days of unlimited admission to LEGOLAND California, SEA LIFE Aquarium, and LEGOLAND Water Park through November 1, 2015
  • Resort features more than 60 rides, shows, and attractions built for family fun

LEGOLAND California Resort:WebsiteWhat You Need to Know:

  • Sold by LEGOLAND California Resort


  • Buy as many as you like; send as many as you like as gifts
  • Limit 1 voucher per person per visit
  • Ticket includes 5 consecutive days of unlimited admission to LEGOLAND California, SEA LIFE Aquarium, and LEGOLAND Water Park. All visits must occur within 5 days of first visit and must occur by voucher expiration date
  • Valid on any regular operating day between April 1, 2015, and November 1, 2015; water park open seasonally. For days and hours of operation, visitcalifornia.legoland.com/en/plan/Days-and-Hours/
  • Entire value per voucher must be used by same person
  • PURCHASER MUST PRINT VOUCHER AND PRESENT UPON ARRIVAL at any LEGOLAND California turnstile; smartphone vouchers will not be accepted
  • Cannot be exchanged for any other type of ticket or combined with any other offers or discounts
  • Tickets are nontransferable, nonrefundable, and may not be split or resold
  • Excludes parking
  • Child tickets valid for children age 312; adult ticket valid for age 13+
  • Children under age 3 are admitted free to LEGOLAND, but require $5 admission at LEGOLAND Water Park
  • Available for use immediately after purchase
  • PROMOTIONAL VALUE EXPIRES FOLLOWING NOVEMBER 1, 2015
  • PAID VALUE NEVER EXPIRES


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http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1437768/ Wed, 15 Apr 2015 18:59:15 -0500
<![CDATA[Carnival Hawaiian Cruise. Feedback please.]]> http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1437455/ Rating: 0 Posted By: legalstealing
Views: 5106 Replies: 23

Carnival Journeys - 15 Day HawaiifromLos Angeles, CA
Aboard: Carnival Miracle
Sails to: Maui (Kahului), HI;Honolulu, HI;Kauai (Nawiliwili), HI;Kona, HI;Hilo, HI;Ensenada, Mexico

FROM$1,469AVG PER PERSONas little as $98 per nightLEA


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http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1437455/ Tue, 14 Apr 2015 08:37:20 -0500
<![CDATA[Seattle Hotel with Cruise Parking Option]]> http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1437444/ Rating: 0 Posted By: fnratfat
Views: 3552 Replies: 3

Any recommendations for a hotel in or near Seattle with a 7 day cruise parking and shuttle option.

Thanks


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http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1437444/ Tue, 14 Apr 2015 06:05:38 -0500
<![CDATA[Hotel Recommendations Near Miami Port or Ft Lauderdale]]> http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1437321/ Rating: 0 Posted By: mrk63366
Views: 3567 Replies: 8

Hotel Recommendations Near Miami Port or Ft Lauderdale- thinking it best to fly in afternoon before since it's a long flight to avoid any chance of missing ship -- so thinking it best to stay in Ft Lauderdale, where SW will land us, or possibly closer . Looking for clean, safe , family friendly , wallet friendly recommendations.
thanks,


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http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1437321/ Mon, 13 Apr 2015 13:52:41 -0500
<![CDATA[LAS Vegas Hotel -which one? Aria, Bellagio, Mandalay Bay. Vdara or Delano?]]> http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1437269/ Rating: -1 Posted By: luvdoublebrats
Views: 3845 Replies: 7

Hi! I just earned (2) Hyatt rewards night, and I can choose any of these hotels:Aria, Bellagio, Mandalay Bay. Vdara or Delano. Of course I can also choose Hyatt Place, MGM Grand, MGM Signature, Excalibur, Luxor and Monte Carlo.

I actually need (3) nights, (2) will be free. So, I will have to pay for 1
I would like the best value. Not necessarily the cheapest price
I love free breakfast
Would prefer not to pay resort fees
Parking not an issue ( will do buses, and shuttles, taxis on late nights)
Would like to be on the strip, but not a deal breaker
Will be going for 3 nights (July 19 - July 22)

Where would you stay, and why?


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http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1437269/ Mon, 13 Apr 2015 06:37:10 -0500
<![CDATA[car rental la guardia return to boston logan]]> http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1437192/ Rating: 0 Posted By: showmeabargain
Views: 3062 Replies: 7

would appreciate help, need a good rate pick up la guardia may 27 then return boston logan may 31 same times (early morn). Coupon codes??? cheapest I have found 454 thanks much


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http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1437192/ Sun, 12 Apr 2015 19:03:04 -0500
<![CDATA[Buy 1 Get 1 FREE Admission @ Clearwater Marine Aquarium - Expires 4/26/2015]]> http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1437183/ Rating: 1 Posted By: chunghyu
Views: 3048 Replies: 1

We took our kids to see Winter & Hope (from Dolphin Tale & Dolphin Tale 2)at the Clearwater Marine Aquarium.

Buy 1 Adult Get 1 Child Free. Valid for up to 6 people. Includes free admission to Winter s Dolphin Tale Adventure with each CMA general admission. Photo-ops, encounters and boat tours not included. With Valpak coupon only.
Must present coupon at time of purchase. Coupon void if altered.

Redeem coupon at this location:
249 Windward Passage
Clearwater, FL 33767
(727)441-1790

https://www.valpak.com/coupons/printable/clearwater-marine-aquarium/9706?addressId=1456780&offerId=1193067&zoneMapId=1017385&mailingid=95041&linkid=9015&userKey=jdRNg6mZC4XT928I1OUdSqSzAg&type=click&vpref=EMAUTOC




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http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1437183/ Sun, 12 Apr 2015 17:01:29 -0500
<![CDATA[Need best site, source to book stay for several]]> http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1436991/ Rating: 0 Posted By: debraprpro
Views: 3850 Replies: 11

Wedding hotel group rate is $89, just hotel room. Elderly father, sister, nephew & I all need separate rooms plus kitchen/ette. Not open rooms as some suite hotels. Belong to AAA but discounts are Nominal. Are there any legit sites or org that would enable us to cheaply rent apt., suite, cottage or such in Gaithersburg, Rockville, Maryland. Need for June 18 & checkout June 21.


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http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1436991/ Sat, 11 Apr 2015 01:12:21 -0500