Wednesday, July 23, 2014

NWA Trip Part 2: Lokomotion Fun Park & Candlewood Suites Review

Here is part 2 of our Northwest Arkansas road trip. In this video, we go to Lokomotion Fun Park, check in to our hotel at Candlewood Suites of Rogers/Bentonville, do a room review, have a great meal at Abuelo's Mexican restaurant, & dive into their indoor pool that's a LOT smaller than it seemed in the online picture.

With little league teams in the hotel that weekend, it was also a LOT more crowded, too hehe.

Monday, July 21, 2014

TSA Fees Doubling Today But NOT for Security

The TSA security fees you pay for airline tickets are doubling as of today.  You'll also have to pay extra TSA fees if you have layover legs longer than 4 hours.

Here's the news article on the mater.

To make matters worse, most of the 17 billion dollars, in extra revenue they're expected to rake in over the next 10 years will be going to fund other government spending and not security.  Congress passed this as a part of their previous budget deal.

The only way to get it reversed is to write your member of Congress.  It's an election year.  If enough travelers write in to THEIR member, this thing might get reversed or at least revised so that airport security fees get used, I don't know, for AIRPORT SECURITY. ;-)

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Spirit Airlines is embracing the hatred they spawn! Calling Customers Cheap Asses in New Video!

Spirit Airlines generates a lot of hate and apparently, rightly so.   They've been surveyed to have the RUDEST Flight Attendants & have been found to be one of the Worst Companies in America.

So what's a low rent airline to do? Why EMRACE the HATE.
Spirit is giving away 8,000 "Spirit Miles" to those that hate on them (or another airline) with a 140 character tweet.

If that's not PR dumb enough, they cut a video on it saying that they have cheap seats for "cheap asses" & repeat some of the vulgar things people think of them.  I kid you not!

Ode to Hate from Spirit Airlines on Vimeo.

Apparently they believed some PR schmo on Madison Avenue that told them any attention is good attention. 


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Wednesday, July 9, 2014

NW Arkansas Road Trip Part 1 Botanical Garden of the Ozarks & Razorback ...

We're starting a new video series for a road trip we took to Northwest Arkansas. Along the way we will visit Razorback Stadium, The Botanical Garden of the Ozarks, Lokomotion Fun Park, The original Walton 5 & 10, the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, and we'll be staying at Candlewood Suites of Rogers/Bentonville:

Over 10 ways to get kicked out of a theme park...

Yahoo News advises would be theme park travelers to avoid dressing like characters or they risk being kicked out of the park in their "11 Ways to Get Kicked Out of a Theme Park" article posted today.

Oh, they also advise against dragging hard sided coolers an picnic lunches to the park.   Well duh!

If they allowed that, they wouldn't be able to charge whatever they want for food & drink. lol

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Little Rock Road Trip: Part 2 Arkansas State Capitol & LR Zoo

Join me and Lucas as we look around the Arkansas state Capitol, patterned after the U.S. Capitol in Washington D.C., & then we'll go check out the Little Rock zoo (Some think there's not much difference):

Little Rock Road Trip: Part 1 Holiday Inn N. Little Rock Review

Last week we had to take Katie to a one day business meeting so Lucas & I decided to explore the capitol city of Little Rock Arkansas. In part 1, we make our way there and review the best smelling hotel room I've been in, in a long time at the Holiday Inn of North Little Rock. Here's the video:

In part 2, Lucas & I will drive by the Clinton Presidential Library & Massage Parlor, stroll through the state capitol, and explore the LR Zoo where they have 4 baby tigers they're raising and see a giraffe with a fetish for licking buildings!