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Death, Taxes, and Fall Foliage

This post is brought to you by Grandpa Points… There are some established and well recognized “certainties and guarantees” in life. Two of the most common are death and taxes. Here in Texas, among educators and their families, there is for sure one more. That is, upon retirement, that teachers WILL take a trip to the northeast United States to see the fall foliage. I do not know if this is a DNA preordained need or if it is written…

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5 Fun Activities for Families Visiting Edinburgh

This summer we spent three nights in Edinburgh as part of a trip to the United Kingdom, and we honestly didn’t really know much about what we were going to do before we got there. With two young kids, one of whom is only a one year old, we didn’t want to over-plan and then end up disappointed when we weren’t really able to do very much. Since much of Edinburgh is pretty walkable we decided to just take advantage…

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Three Fun Destinations for Kids in London!

After a little bit of a rocky start due to normal jetlag + a slightly unwell baby on arrival from London, our next 24 hours have proven to be much better…and we couldn’t ask for better weather than 79 degrees and sunny. In fact, we didn’t really pack appropriately for weather quite this warm! Eat, Play, and Shop at Harrods It may sound crazy, but a big winner for the little ones so far has been the Disney Cafe on the…

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Hanging Lake, a Great Way to Wave in the Spring

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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Colorado Gardening

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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NYC Recommendation: Saturday Night Live The Exhibition

My little family of four is currently in NYC, but while we are here my dad (Grandpa Points) was willing to share one of their favorite activities from their NYC trip a couple of months ago!   We were in our mid twenties in 1975 and the Vietnam War was in its final days. Monday Night Football was becoming a must see phenomenon and Johnny Carson ruled the Late Night. In fact, it was Johnny that was partly responsible for the…

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Family Friendly Activities in Barcelona

Earlier this year my mom, five-year-old and, I went to Spain together to have fun and explore a new destination together.  We started our trip with three nights in Madrid staying at both the Westin Palace Madrid and the Radisson Blu Madrid Prado (see linked reviews). While we were in Madrid we focused on these family friendly activities, and had a blast playing in parks, eating, visiting a palace, and more. After our time in Madrid came to a close,…

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List of Family Friendly Activities in Madrid

We went to Spain for the first this spring on a three-generations girl’s trip without too scheduled of an itinerary.  Life was pretty hectic at the moment (when is it not?), so the idea of going and just sort of taking things as they came sounded very appealing.  Of course, we did have some idea of things that might be good family friendly activities in Madrid, but we also improvised a bit once we got there. Our Madrid activities are…

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Hiking and Photographing The Wave

My dad, Buddy, AKA “Grandpa Points” has a love for travel as fierce as mine, yet our travel patterns are distinctly different. He and my mom are now 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…

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Are the Maldives Worth It?

The question I have received most frequently about our stop in the Maldives during our around-the-world journey last year was are they worth it?  There are thousands of beaches we could visit around the world, but is it worth hauling to to the other side of the world and spending lots of money and points to go to the Park Hyatt Maldives specifically? This post will be dedicated to trying to answer that question from my point of view, as…

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