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Deciding Between Hyatt Lost Pines or Hyatt Hill Country Resorts

I don’t like deciding between two destinations as I think if you have narrowed the whole wide world down to two spots, odds are they are probably both worth visiting at some point. However, since I don’t think anyone has yet figured out how to visit two places at the same time, I totally get that ultimately you still have to pick one…or at least just one at a time. Along those lines, two resorts that many Mommy Points readers…

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5 Things to Know About Hyatt Hill Country Resort in San Antonio

With little kids, I can think of no easier and more enjoyable short weekend getaway destination than to head to a nice points-friendly resort. Everyone has their own favorite traveling style, but right now playing at a nice and family friendly resort for a few days is one of my favorite ways to go all-in on fun with my girls. Our typical go-to resort within driving distance is Hyatt Lost Pines near Austin, but since we hadn’t been to the…

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5 Things to Know About the Grand Hyatt Atlanta Buckhead

While attending this fascinating conference about co-branded credit cards, I stayed for the first time at the Grand Hyatt Atlanta Buckhead where the conference was taking place. I know the hotel probably isn’t super high on the list of family vacation hotspots, so I won’t delve into an overly detailed review of the property, but instead I will share five things you should know about the Grand Hyatt Atlanta Buckhead in case you ever find yourself considering that property in the…

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Favorite Things to Do at the Andaz Papagayo Costa Rica

Our much anticipated “no kids” trip to the Andaz Papagayo in Costa Rica couldn’t have come at a better time, and frankly, between the secluded but not-too-remote location, the points-friendlyslotting on the Hyatt award chart, and the reality that Costa Rica still gives a pretty good return for your dollar even at resorts, it offered us a superb value. I not only want to return to the Andaz Costa Rica at some point, but I actually already have some award nights…

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Eating at the Andaz Papagayo Costa Rica and Beyond

If I had to list my three favorite things to do while traveling, there is no question that eating would make the cut for that top activities list…let’s be real, it may even hold the top spot. I love trying local foods, learning about different ways to prepare meals and drinks, and taking the time to sit and savor meals in exotic places. Now that absolutely does not happen to any large degree when traveling with my toddler, but since…

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Review of a Room and a Suite at the Andaz Papagayo in Costa Rica

Our first “no kids” trip in over two years just wrapped up, and boy was it worth the wait. Josh and I recently visited the Andaz Papagayo in Costa Rica not only with each other, but we met up with a few friends while we were there, and found the resort to be the perfect backdrop to feel calm, relaxed, rejuvenated, and maybe even a touch inspired before starting a bit of a new chapter in our day to day…

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Video Review of Andaz Papagayo in Costa Rica

As you may have seen, in the last few months I’ve been trying to get my feet wet in the world of creating video reviews for some of our trips. I think video has tons of potential in this space, but it certainly is much more complicated and time intensive than just writing blog posts, so I’m keeping the number of videos I make to no more than about one or two a month for now. That said, I just finished a…

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Free Kid’s Club at the Andaz Papagayo in Costa Rica

For me, the best type of vacation is often one that provides a nice mix of both family time and adult time. Adults-only trips are great on occasion and trips that are nothing but family time 24/7 can also be great, but after a few days of either extreme you can yearn for a little bit of balance. Whether you accomplish this balance by bringing grandparents, a nanny or babysitter from home, using a resort kid’s club, or hiring a local…

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First Impressions of the Andaz Papagayo in Costa Rica

One of the very best values in the World of Hyatt award chart is undeniably the Andaz Papagayo in Costa Rica. This property is a Category 4 Hyatt, which means you can use your Category 1-4 certificates or just 15,000 Hyatt points per night to stay at a resort that otherwise can easily run you $300 – $400 per night during peak seasons. It has been on my ‘must visit’ list of properties since it opened in 2013, but we have…

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Stay in the Shadow of Manhattan at the Hyatt Regency Jersey City

As I’m sure you know, New York City is an expensive place to visit…or live for that matter. It is also one of the most exciting and vibrant places in the United States, so it is no surprise that it is where lots of folks want to visit, self included. There are over 100,000 hotel rooms in New York City, but those rooms can be pretty pricey with the average daily rate at $268+ a night and likely rising. This means…

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