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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…

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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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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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Comparing Suites at Hyatt Regency Maui and Andaz Maui

Our most recent trip to Maui was an absolute blast, and I think it is fair to say we may even have a touch of Hawaiian fever as all we want to do is return! I’ve covered many aspects of our trip already as outlined below, but since we were lucky enough to stay in a suite at both the Hyatt Regency Maui and the Andaz Maui, I wanted to share a bit about both of those base level suites. Eating in…

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Which is Better? Hyatt Regency Maui or Andaz Maui

If you want to use your Hyatt points to stay on Maui you have two choices, the Hyatt Regency Maui in Ka’anapali or the Andaz Maui in Wailea. These hotels are located in different parts of the island not only geographically, but they also have very different feels and offer very different getaways. Truthfully, aside from the obvious similarities of both being ocean front Hyatt properties in Maui, the two resorts have very little in common and offer very distinct experiences.…

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Save By Staying at These 8 Hotels Without Resort Fees

One thing that pretty much all travelers can agree on is their unified disdain for resort fees. Only occasionally does the resort fee actually include something useful that you wouldn’t have expected to simply be a part of you nightly hotel rate. Most of the time it is just a clear money-grab to charge you for things that either should be included by virtue of paying to stay at the hotel, or that you aren’t going to make use of…

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Six Types of Hotel Points That Count Towards the Southwest Companion Pass

The Southwest Companion Pass is one of the best deals out there for family travelers as it permits a designated traveler to fly with the pass holder on all Southwest flights whether the pass holder booked with points or cash. The companion just has to pay the taxes/fees for their seat. The Companion Pass is good the rest of the calendar year in which it was earned, and then all of the following calendar year. This means that the earlier in the year you…

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Get Last Minute Points Deals on Houston Super Bowl Hotels

As you may well know, the Super Bowl is just two days away here in Houston. We didn’t end up having to make any “tough” decisions about splurging on tickets or not since my husband’s team didn’t make it past the second round of the playoffs, but since I’m always fascinated by what miles and points can do when rates are really high I took a peek at hotel rooms in Houston for this upcoming weekend.   Given that I’ve…

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