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Taking the Train from London to Edinburgh

After flying over the ocean in British Airways business class, spending a few great days in London at the Hyatt Regency Churchill, playing in Hyde Park, taking the tour inside Buckingham Palace, eating in the Disney Cafe at Harrods, and more, we headed to King’s Cross Station to catch our train to Scotland. It was really a toss-up from a price standpoint between flying or taking the train from London to Edinburgh, but we opted for the train to eliminate some of the stress…

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The Hyatt Regency Churchill London Regency Club Review

If you wish to support the site while obtaining a rewards credit card (and its points!) to stay at this or other hotels, you can view available credit card offers by issuing banks here. Your support is greatly appreciated. On a recent trip to London we decided to try out the Hyatt Regency Churchill for the first time, and it did not disappoint. Our crew of five split up between a standard room and an Executive Suite, which you can read all…

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Hyatt Regency Churchill London Executive Suite Review

If you wish to support the site while obtaining a rewards credit card (and its points!) to stay at this or other hotels, you can view available credit card offers by issuing banks here. Your support is greatly appreciated. We had really wanted to return to London for a few years, but job layoffs, pregnancy, and a newborn all interrupted booked and partially planned trips in recent years. We had another attempt planned for a few weeks ago, and despite a one-year-old who…

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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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The Car Seat Dilemma in the UK

Oh car seat. How I love you for keeping my children safe and comfortable, but how I hate you for how complicated you can make family travel with little ones. We had escaped the carseat dilemma for a while as our six year old grew out of a traditional car seat and our baby cruised along very easily in the Doona that switches effortlessly from a car seat to a stroller and back again. But, our baby is now a one…

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How to Save Money on the Heathrow Express Train to London

Using miles, points, and hotel deals to get to and stay in the United Kingdom for our upcoming trip was only the beginning of the process. Since we don’t plan to just sit in our hotel room once we arrive, we also needed to do some research and planning for how to get out around once we arrive without breaking the bank.   If you are flying into London Heathrow, as we are, one of the first ground transportation decisions you will…

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Hyatt Regency Churchill in London Set to Reopen

Back in November there was a gas explosion at the Hyatt Regency Churchill in London’s West End that caused enough damage to shut down the hotel for a period of time.  No guests were harmed in the explosion, though some employees were reportedly treated for injuries.  It was unknown at first how long the hotel would be closed, but weeks turned into months, and many guests had to make new reservations elsewhere. The hotel has now posted on its website…

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Using Points for Hotels in London with a Family

My family’s plan for next summer is to spend several weeks in Europe, primarily in London and Ireland.  I think we are all ready for an adventure that is a little longer, and a bit different than our normal in-and-out method of travel.  I was so happy to get our flights booked into London in British Airways First Class and out of Dublin in business class on Aer Lingus.  We used British Airways Avios points for all of the flights,…

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