Southwest reservation systems hard to work with

I have a flight tomorrow on Southwest booked through my corporate travel department. I have an A-List membership which, again, was granted by my corporate travel department’s contract with Southwest. It is a fairly simple flight from MAF-DAL-AUS. I acknowledge that my problems are fairly small in the scheme of things. Still, it seems like Southwest has missed several easy chances to get things right on this reservation: Continue reading “Southwest reservation systems hard to work with”

Belize excursion to Altun Ha and the River Wallace

Have you ever taken a trip that you were glad you took but didn’t enjoy while you were there? That is a good description of the shore excursion we booked through Royal Caribbean to see Altun Ha and the River Wallace on our cruise last year. There was a lot of good: We got to see a real slice of the country, the ruins were gorgeous, and we saw some amazing wildlife. However, there was also a loooonnnnggggg time on the bus, there wasn’t enough food, and I got drenched on the boat ride back. It is certainly worth looking into doing once, but I would not care to do it a second time. Continue reading “Belize excursion to Altun Ha and the River Wallace”

Grub Burger Midland TX

There are several excellent places to get a burger in the Petroplex, but if what you are looking at is the quality of the food (while ignoring the price tag), Grub Burger in Midland is hard to beat. The burgers are always fantastic, not least because they make their own buns. As a bonus, there are great choices for anybody in your group who doesn’t want beef. The kids and I went today for lunch and it was, as always, fantastic. Continue reading “Grub Burger Midland TX”

Maya Key cruise excursion in Roatan, Honduras

We took the excursion to Maya Key and booked it through Royal Caribbean when we sailed on the Navigator of the Seas out of Galveston. This was a huge highlight of the trip for our family of four, and it is definitely worth considering. The major downside is that you experience nothing of the main island of Roatan. Maya Key makes up for it, however, in convenience, a beautiful spot, great snorkeling, and a fantastic lunch. Continue reading “Maya Key cruise excursion in Roatan, Honduras”