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Marco Island, Florida: Your Ultimate Beach Vacation Checklist [2023]

JW Marriott Marco Island Marriott

Marco Island, Florida, is one of my family’s favorite beach spots, especially when we’re ready to escape long overcast Midwest winters. It seems like everyone wants to escape to Florida, and if you’re looking for a gorgeous, warm, family-friendly beach destination, it’s a great choice. Marco is a beautiful island with crystal clear blue waters … Read more

Travel Companions Can Now Board With Southwest A-List and A-List Preferred Members

Southwest check-in

Anyone on the SAME RESERVATION (that means you’ll have the same confirmation number) on Southwest Airlines as someone who holds elite status with Southwest (called A-List or A-List Preferred) can now board with the elite status member. Those who hold elite status with Southwest are checked in ahead of everyone else (36 hours ahead of … Read more

Southwest Drink Coupons: 5 Ways to Get Them Free

Southwest cocktail

Want some free Southwest drink coupons to enjoy a glass of wine, cocktail or beer on your next flight? Unfortunately, drinks are not free on Southwest Airlines (alcohol costs $6-$7 per drink), but there ARE ways you can score a freebie, and it doesn’t require you to have earned any rewards.  Alcoholic drinks returned to … Read more

The Ultimate Guide to Yellowstone National Park [2023]

Yellowstone National Park wildlife

It seems everyone wants to go to Yellowstone National Park these days. The park has been experiencing record numbers of visitors over the last few years. Yellowstone National Park Yellowstone National Park, the mother of all National Parks at more than 3,000 square miles, is HUGE! It’s also the first National Park, established in 1872.  … Read more

Your Rights If Southwest Cancels Your Flight & Compensation You Can Expect

Southwest cancelled flight

In today’s day and age, with demand ebbing and flowing and just beyond a global pandemic, airlines may cancel your flights unexpectedly. And sometimes we have incidents like the ones Southwest has experienced throughout 2021 and 2022, most notably over the December 2022 holidays, with repeated disruptions that affect the majority of their flights. For … Read more