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Amazing Deal: $67 Round Trip on United to Newark from Dallas

There is currently a tremendous deal for summer travel available right now if you want to fly United from Dallas to Newark as several summer travel dates can be had for just $67 round trip! These aren’t even Basic Economy fares, but rather the real deal where you can get seat assignments and earn miles. You know, like the good old days. You can use Google Flights or the United Flexible Date calendar to spot the cheapest dates to travel and then…

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The Day I Moved to New York City Knowing Nothing and No One

The book of our lives is undeniably made of numerous chapters. Some blur together in a peaceful monotony without a clear transition from one chapter to the next, and other chapters have very finite, sometimes harsh, beginnings and ends. Sometimes you see a new chapter coming and you either rush through the remaining pages to get there or savor each sentence not wanting the current phase of the story to end. But, whether you try to rush through it or…

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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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Weekend Package in NYC for Moms Using United Miles

I love it when you can use your miles and points not only for things like airfare and hotels, but for truly memorable experiences. Right now United MileagePlus has an experience available for “beautiful moms” in honor of an early Mother’s Day celebration that really sounds pretty memorable for those with the miles to spend. For 100,000 – 150,000 United miles (depending if your guest needs flights included or not), you get a weekend experience that includes: Airfare from your home…

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Overcoming Waterfall-a-Phobia and Visiting Niagara Falls

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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3 Top Tips for Enjoying Holiday Activities in New York City

Many of us have some special destinations or events we enjoy traveling to with regularity, and one of those special times and places for us is New York City during the winter holidays. It helps that we have family in Connecticut who we usually get to see when we go to the NYC area, but even without that draw, seeing the real Santa at Macy’s on 34th Street, the outdoor ice skating rinks, the department store windows, the Rockefeller Tree,…

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Best State Parks in the United States for a Thousand

You can’t really go wrong with a fall foliage centered trip to the Northeast, but you can go really, really right if you visit places like the “best state park” in the United States at exactly the right time while on that trip. Learn more about Letchworth State Park and what makes it a picture postcard type of place.

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Finding Discount Tickets to Radio City Christmas Spectacular in NYC

New York City is absolutely magical during the holiday season, and for me it is very high on the “must experience” list if your family enjoys the holiday season even a fraction as much as mine does. We have been very fortunate to take our daughter, and now daughters, to NYC during the holiday season in four of the last six years, and we have it again on our schedule this year.   During our holiday NYC visits we make it…

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Two Great New Locations for Silvercar + Increased Referral Bonus!

Big news for those who fly into Newark, but hate the traditional rental car process (me, me, me!) as Silvercar is coming to Newark beginning May 9th! I’ll admit to not pricing rental cars in the NYC area as much in the last few years as in years passed when I lived there, but I’m pretty certain that prices in that market are still much higher than in many other cities. In other words, the incremental price difference to rent an Audi…

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NYC Holiday Visit at Intercontinental Times Square Hotel

Several times in the last few years we have made a trip to New York City with our first daughter, and now both daughters, around the Christmas holidays. From the Radio City Rockettes, to the Rockefeller Tree, to ice skating, to impressive window displays, to Santa and Santaland at Macy’s on 34th Street, there is just so much magic to be head from late November to late December in Manhattan. While it may be one of the most magical places,…

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