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$6.50 Lift Tickets at Aspen Snowmass to Celebrate 50th Anniversary

I love fall, but apparently my travel dreams are shooting straight for winter and ski season as I have found myself hunting for ski deals right now far more than anything else travel related. Maybe my subconscious just wants as far away from hurricane season as we can get. Anyway, in addition to the still-available free kid’s ski passes to some top notch Colorado resorts that I wrote about yesterday, there is a phenomenal life ticket deal available for one…

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K – 5th Grade Kids Can Ski 16 Free Days in Colorado With This Epic Pass

Ski season is coming up quickly and those who like to get in on the cheapest season passes should note that prices are already rising. Those with kids have to worry not only about a pass or tickets for themselves, but also seek out the most economical way for the kids to board or ski since most resorts start charging kids pretty big prices at a very young age. Last year I wrote a post on some of the ways…

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Big Updates on Hyatt Place Keystone in Colorado

Last year I shared the great news that the Inn at Keystone had been sold and was rebranding as a Hyatt Place Keystone! If you aren’t familiar with Keystone, it is a genuinely family focused Colorado ski resort that is in the Epic Pass family that also includes Vail, Whistler, Park City, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, and many more resorts. Points-friendly hotel options in the Keystone area are pretty limited, so a Hyatt Place located just a short walk to the mountain base area…

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Save on Holiday 2018 – 2019 Travel By Booking SPG Properties Now

A couple weeks ago I shared that the Starwood Preferred Guest booking window was stuck in early December 2018 instead of extending through the 2018 winter holidays and into January 2019 as it normally would via an 18 month booking window. I didn’t know if this was a temporary glitch or an intentional decision by SPG/Marriott. Either way, it was a major bummer for OCD points planners like myself because the expensive winter holidays are exactly when I love to…

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Hyatt Place Coming to Keystone, Colorado!

I know many families that love to ski, but very few that love the high price tags that can come along with Colorado ski vacations. Miles and points + some other money saving tips can make a family ski vacation much more doable, but there are several ski resorts and communities that simply don’t have any chain hotels available, or at least not any that are convenient to the slopes. One such resort community that I love for families, but…

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Places Kids Ski Free in Colorado

After a bit of a slow start to the season, I’ve been dyiiiiiing over the snow pictures that many of the Colorado resorts I follow on social media have been sharing in recent weeks. Ski season is here, and I cannot wait to take a trip with just my oldest daughter to hit the mountains this winter. In fact, it will be our first trip with just the two of us since my littlest was born in the summer of 2015!…

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SPG Vail Cascade Delays Re-Opening, Offers Free Stays

It goes without saying that booking a hotel that is still under construction carries with it some inherent risk. Construction delays are common, and if you book too close to the announced opening date for the property, those delays could mean that the hotel is still closed when you are set to arrive. Over the years I’ve seen it happen many, many times even at upscale branded properties.   The upside is that when this happens, you often see the nicer…

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Just for the Chill of It On Trail Ridge Road

This is a guest post from my dad, Grandpa Points. He and my mom are in their mid-60’s, are (mostly) retired, and are ticking off “bucket list” destinations quicker than they ever thought possible thanks to miles, points, and travel deals. They have an intense love of this country, of its National Parks and treasures, and have no problem with a clean budget hotel room and an economy airline seat on a budget airline as long as it gets them…

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Hi Ho Silver(Car)!

This is a guest post from my dad, Grandpa Points. He and my mom are in their mid-60’s, are (mostly) retired, and are ticking off “bucket list” destinations quicker than they ever thought possible thanks to miles, points, and travel deals. They have an intense love of this country, of its National Parks and treasures, and have no problem with a clean budget hotel room and an economy airline seat on a budget airline as long as it gets them…

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An Estes Park Soap Opera in Room 447

My mom and dad recently took a quick summer trip to Colorado and Estes Park. Along with some of the regular stories that Grandpa Points shares about the natural beauty they experience along their journey, I begged my dad to also share this story that he offhandedly mentioned about what happened when he went to take a shower in the hotel after a long day enjoying the great outdoors. I know I have had my fair share of moments in hotel…

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