Friday, April 21, 2017

Going to Disney World Alone not Solo

First of all I should make clear what I mean by Solo and Alone. Going Solo means that no one has the time to go with you. Going Alone means that you have nobody. I have NOBODY!

I have always traveled alone. I don't have family or friends to speak of. When I go to Disney World I go alone. Going alone doesn't mean that I don't have fun. I have a blast! The only time I feel alone is when I'm eating.

I do chat with other people but it's only for a few minutes. I always wish that I could meet some people to hang with. I like to talk with Cast Members. There was one time I met a Cast Member that when I said that I was eating at Jiko she joined me.

When I go to Disney World I'm a different person. Since the people that I see I will never see again.  So I make up a different story each time I go.

I have one wish and that is to meet some people that would like to hang out.

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Harry Potter Test Results

I found the Sorting Hat sites and some videos so I have my results of what house I would be in. I did this test four time with all the same outcomes. My House is Raven claw.

I found a test to see what character I am. Herimione Granger. Also I took a test to see who my best friend would be and my result was Herimione Granger.


My favorite character is Luna Lovegood. I have her wand.

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

My Favorites Of Walt Disney World

I have been going to WDW for going on 10 years. Here is my favorite things and places .

Resorts: Pop Century. I have stayed there 11 times. I have stayed at All Star Music and Movies but like Pop the best. What I like about Pop is that they have their own bus. All Star's share a bus.

Park: All of them!

Food at Parks: MK Columbia Harbor House Lobster Roll

Epcot:  Too many places to eat.

Hollywood Studios:  None

Animal Kingdom; Yak and Yeti Restraint  Kobe Beef Burger

Disney Springs: Blaze and Earl of Sandwich.

Must do rides.

MK: all classic and Seven Dwarf Mine Train

Epcot: Soaring and Spaceship Earth

HS: Toy Story

AK: Safari and Everest

Favorite Chactor: Eeyore and Elsa.

Favorite things to buy: Money Cat from Japan. Handmade animals at AK.

Must go to Shops at Disney Springs: World of Disney, Christmas Store, and Harley Davidson,  

Favorite Airline: Southwest. They don't charge for Bags.

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Facebook is a NOT

A few years back I got on Facebook. The reason I got on it was because the sites that I shop thought will have deals from time to time. So of the people that I watch on You Tube have fan pages.

Well I thought this would be a way to get in touch with people I went to School with, but that wasn't the case. I found all these people. After a while none of them got in touch with me. So they were deleted.

I did find cousins that I haven't talk to year and they had no interest in me. I did get a little tired of reading about their lives that got them deleted.

I did keep one cousin that I have never met and a aunt that I have never met also a aunt that I last saw in the 90's.

I have tried to meet up with the cousin that I haven't met but she never gets back to me. Oh Well!


I don't have any real friends because I'm a Snow Queen. I only have 3 people and fan pages that I like to visit.

Facebook is a BIG NOT to me.

Sunday, April 2, 2017

Southwest Gift Cards and Swagbucks

Three years ago I find a site called Swagbucks. This site you can get Swag or points for all sort of thing. Shopping and watching videos are good ways to get SB.  But here is a ways that you can get Southwest Gift cards or any gift care and get a lot of SB.

My next time is on Southwest. So what I did is go to My Gift Card Plus and found that then had Southwest cards. I bought cards to cover my flight.

The cards that you can buy are $25-500. What you can get back in SB's is 75-300. If you can get back 75-300. From time to time you can get bonus of a extra 100 SB. You get back 75 cent to $3.
The redeeming SB's is 1 SB = $1.

Swagbucks is a great way to get rewards for for something you do everyday be Online. I have been doing it for three years and have made $1000 a year. It take some work but after a while you can get it to run itself.

If you want to sign up for hit this link,  http://www.swagbucks.com/refer/saron702 , You get SB's just for sign up.

Swagbucks payback is in Cash or Gift Cards are the common rewards. Cash is paid on Pay Pal so no waiting for checks.

Redeeming SB's take as long as 7- 10 days by I have gotten  things back within a couple days.

Getting SB's for buy Gift Cards are paid as soon as when you get your card. The SB's are added to you daily goal meter.

Friday, March 31, 2017

Planning time!

Right now is the time to book things. Making your Room and Flight reservations. when I make the   booking for my room I do Room Only bookings. Since I do Room Only all I have to do is pay for the first night then when I get to the resort I pay the rest off. I don't do Package Deals. I don't buy tickets since I have a Annual Pass.

Also by booking early you have the room then when a discount comes out all you have to do is re-book the reservation. Disney has discounts the come out all the time. All you have to do is check out the Disney site for when they come out.

Flight Reservations are a thing that you have to be careful of. When you make your reservations you have to put in your flight information. It's good to get a idea of when you want to travel. You can change things at anytime.

Fare can change with time. So it's a good  thing to watch the fares. But just remember flights can disappear or go up at anytime.

This trip I'm leaving on a Saturday and coming home on Friday.  Fares are a bit higher on those days. I have already book my flight. One big reason is that only a few flights that go to MCO from Tucson.

This trip I found a flight that has two stops and no lay over. Lay overs are OK depending on the city. For me the lay over choices are San Diego, Chicago, Denver and Las Vegas. So having no layover is going to be nice. When your flight stops it to let people off and on. Since you are on the plane you can change your seat. That if you are flying Southwest.


These are important things to take care of right away.

Thursday, February 23, 2017

How to make the Refillable Mug Worth it

Every time I go to WDW I buy the Mug. I figured out a way to make it worth it. If you are going to pay $17 for the mug you should be able to make it worth it.

Here is how you can make the mug worth the money you pay. All you need is a wide mouth bottle.

First thing you do is fill the bottle with ice.
Second fill the mug with your drink.
Third pour the drink in the bottle.

This is all legal. You are using the mug for the drink.  All you are pouring it into something else.

Doing this you can have something to drink when you go to the park.

I carry two bottles so I will have something to drink while I'm in the park. To do this all you have to do is wait for the time expire from the first fill.

After those bottles are empty I will go to a Resort's food court and fill up the bottles. What I do is get something to eat and fill up the first bottle after I get the meal After when I finished fill the second bottle.

You can go to any resort to fill your mugs. You are not tied to the resort you are staying at.

By doing this every day I fill the bottle 5 times. To buy a drink in the park is $3. By using the mug I'm saving $15 a day. In a 7 day I'm saving $100 in drinks. So my mug is paid back within a day.
This is all legal. Disney does sell wide mouth bottle so what you pour in it is OK.

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

TSA-Pre Check

Last year I went in and got the TSA Pre Check. This is a special line when going though Screening. It's a easy thing to get and if you make a couple trips a year it can be a good thing.

First go to the TSA website and fill out the application. You can fill it out online and submit it online.

Second make your appointment for your interview.

Third go and get a Money Order for $85. They don't take personal check, cards or cash.

Go to your interview. It is very simple. They go over your application and take your finger prints. This will take a few minutes depend on where you go.

After this is all done all you have to do is wait. TSA will a background check. Then in 45 days, sometimes faster, you will get a letter for TSA telling you have cleared. then you will be given a Known Traveler Number.

The number you will fill this number when ever you book a flight. If you have a account with the airline you can fill the information there.

When you get you boarding pass it will say "TSA Pre Check" and then you can go though the special line. You don't have to take out you laptop or you quart size of liquids. You don't have to take off your shoes or if you are wearing a light jacket.


Why I decided to get this is because the line at MCO can get very long. It can take a hour to go though. Going though TSA pre can take a few minutes.

In my first year I have used  on 4 trips. This is a new service. A lot of people have signed up for this service. If you are traveling though a big airport it can be a good thing.

Monday, February 6, 2017

Getting a Passsport

I finally got a passport. I have a friend that is planning on moving to Mexico and wants be to be able to travel there. Also I live in Arizona and the ID it doesn't have the travel star on it. They say that the ID's will be O K until 2020. So getting a passport might make things easy.

Getting a Passport is a simple thing. The first thing you should do is go a web site that has that application. Fill it out online. After it is filled out print it out. You can't file it online because you have to a passport agent to have to filed.

Second getting Photos. There are many places to get them taken. The price can vary by place. I got my taken at Costco. I have a card with them so I paid $5 for 4 photos.

Third going to a passport agency. There are many places are listed on the Gov travel site passport website.
I went to a passport agent that is at the University. I didn't have to make a appointment.

Fourth getting Money orders. To file the application you need a money order. There is a agent fee. Since I went to the University. I could pay it with my bank card. Other places will ask for a money.

Fifth going to file. Going to the University it was easy. Key is going there first thing in the morning close to opening. A lot of people are filing for passports and travel card so it get busy though the day.

Make sure that you have all papers that you need ready. To go thought the filling , they say 15-20 minutes. but if you have everything ready it can go fast.

After all that is the waiting. If you don't need it right away, they say  4-6 weeks. My passport came in 10 days.


Thursday, January 26, 2017

Bluebird Pre Paid Card

On a trip a couple years ago I was trying to put some  money on my Gift Card using my Bank Card. To my surprise my card won't work. I called my bank about it and they said that there was nothing wrong. I went back to try again but it didn't work so I went to the ATM. The ATM is a Chase bank so I had no fees and got cash for my Gift cards. So when I got home I started looking for a Pre Paid Card. After doing my research I found that a lot of them  had fees to have the card. Then I found the Bluebird Card. This card has the backing of American Express. This card had no fees. That make a winner.

The first thing you have to do is go to Walmart and buy the started kit. It cost $5 plus you have to put some starter money on it.

It's a great card. It has all the American Express benefits. The first thing you need to do is go to the card's website and set it up. It is very easy. I also set up Direct Deposit so I don't have to worry about transferring money. So this card is used for my internet shopping and my Disney trips.

This card is a great card to have. NO FEES!