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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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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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Route 67: A History of Travel in The USA Since the 1970’s

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I recently asked my dad, Grandpa Points, to write about how budget travel has changed in his 67 years of transiting this country from the back of station wagons to a first class lie-flat seat. He shared the first part of this story here, and today will take us from the 1970’s to present-day. I have to add, that while I like all of his posts, this may be one of my favorite series so far!   The travel and…

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Route 67: A Trip Through the History of Travel in the USA

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This post is brought to you by Grandpa Points after I asked him to pleeeease tell the story of how travel (including budget travel) has changed in his 67 years of exploring this great country… Recently, we visited a section of the historic Route 66 in Williams, Arizona. For forty years, from the 1920s to the 1960s, this iconic two lane road fostered and fulfilled many dreams as it wound itself through the heart of America. This Mother Road was both…

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Slots Payback – 110% Guaranteed!

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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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Inside Mesa Verde National Park: From the Typical to the Mystical

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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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