Before you go on a trip, check this site to see if I have been there!  I can save you hours of research, because that is what I do before a trip.  Time in a vacation spot is so limited that I want to make the most of our time and our money, even if we are going on a relaxing vacation.  This obsession to get all the information I can started when we were living in California for a couple of years.  We were in the process of relocating and had to spend Christmas in a hotel room.  We decided to go to Disneyland on Christmas Day, because we thought, “who would be at Disneyland on Christmas”?  Everyone…….that’s who.  It was our first trip to a big amusement park with kids, so I didn’t buy tickets online, I didn’t look up best practices or anything.  We paid the walk up price, which is the highest price, and it was so busy there.  We seemed to be walking around in circles, couldn’t figure out how to get any rides because the lines were so long. We had no idea where to go.  We waited in line with a 2 and a 3 year old for 2 hours to ride the carousel!  We ended up just walking around mostly, and riding the train around the park.  It wasn’t bad, it just wasn’t worth the couple of hundred dollars we paid to get into the park.

Now you know that if I have been there, I will have spent hours looking at websites and reviews to get inside information on ways to save money and time on the trip.  Also, if you have anything that I missed or suggestions, please leave it in the comments section to help everyone have a better vacation.  Thanks!