This is a tale of three canyons. Chances are you haven’t heard of at least one and maybe two. Here’s what I plan to cover in this trip report, mostly in order:You’ve heard of the Grand Canyon, right? How about Grand Canyon Railway. It’s a unique way to get to the Grand Canyon. Ideally suited to folks who are just looking for a day trip, the train departs Williams, AZ a couple of times a day to the South Rim. The ride is just over 2 hours in each direction.
Theme parks are expensive. I know this. And yet, I’m kinda shaking my head about the prices I’m seeing to take my family to Universal Studios in Orlando. We’re considering a trip during the spring break season. And, the prices are blowing me away. Let’s get some perspective. Disney World is pricey. But, there are strategies to make it more affordable. A special deal for Disney Vacation Club members earlier this year was good enough for us to grab annual passes.
United Airlines is offering a 20% discount on saver awards to select international destinations. The destinations are popular ones, so it’s definitely worth a look. Points With A Crew reported on a post from Mile Nerd detailing the cities United has on discount:To take advantage of the discount, awards need to be booked by March 2, 2018. Eligible travel dates are in May and June. You can find more details on the United website. These are four awesome destinations. They’re also popular choices.
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Selecting a term
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