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My (Ryder) Cup Runneth Over + $100 Giveaway

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This is a guest post from my dad, Grandpa Points. He and my mom are in their 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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Tale of Earning 55,000 Miles With No New Credit Card Sign-Ups

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This is a guest post from my dad, Grandpa Points. He and my mom are in their 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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35 Years of Chasing Neon: Vegas from the 1990’s to Now

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A few days ago Grandpa Points talked about the revitalization and the growth of Las Vegas in the last 35+ years. Today, Grandpa Points again talks about the morphing of the city from the 1990’s to today as it evolves since the in its ongoing quest to serve many different masters and to keep the visitor count up and the money flowing in. In the 1990s, Vegas noticed how many people and how much money was being filtered to the various theme…

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IAH to LAS: 35 Years of Chasing Neon

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While we are away in Scotland, in this two part review, Grandpa Points takes a detour from his usual recaps of outdoor adventures as he goes from the mountain top to the over-the-top as he and Grandma Points re-visit their 35 years of chasing neon in Las Vegas, Nevada. My first interest in Las Vegas took root fifty plus years ago when I was a teenager. Two movies, Viva, Las Vegas and the original Ocean’s Eleven planted a seed of…

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Just for the Chill of It On Trail Ridge Road

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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)!

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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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Putting Together a Surprise ‘Trip of a Lifetime’

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A couple of weeks ago I wrote about how I was so very bummed I missed the chance to get two tickets to the Ryder Cup for just 20,000 total SPG points via a SPG Moments opportunity. While I think that going to the Ryder Cup would actually be a ton of fun, I didn’t want the tickets for myself. I wanted them for my dad who has had attending that golf tournament on his radar for-ev-er. It’s on his…

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An Estes Park Soap Opera in Room 447

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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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Saving Big Money on a Rental Car by Choosing an Audi!

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My parents are sneaking in a short trip to their beloved state of Colorado soon to see some snow piled up on the sides of a road when it first opens for the season. Something about Trail Ridge Road…I don’t really know, but they are super excited about it and that is what matters to me. They really hemmed and hawed on whether or not they should go because even with $49 Frontier flights and budget hotel stays, costs do…

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Hanging Lake, a Great Way to Wave in the Spring

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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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