Ski Trips

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Skiing at Canyons Park City With a Family


We selected the Hyatt Centric Park City and the adjacent Canyons section of the Park City Ski Resort for this year’s mom/daughter ski trip primarily because it was a great value on Hyatt points, and it was somewhere we hadn’t yet skied. You can read all about the Hyatt Centric Park City in this post, or check out the video below to see the hotel and the mountain in action, but now it is time to focus on our time…

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Hyatt Centric Park City Review and Tips


I was lucky enough to grow up in a middle class East Texas based ski-loving family. That reality meant that as a kid we would drive all through the night once or twice a ski season to get to the mountains in Colorado or New Mexico. Obviously it was worth it, but as the one who is now the parent, I am just not super interested in driving all through the night to get to snow, though I do still want…

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Feedback Wanted on New Mommy Points Travel Videos!


Now that we have once again started to travel a little more, I want to tip toe back into the world of making short travel videos. A few years ago, when we were zipping around the world a bit more frequently, we made a few Mommy Points videos that mostly live here on YouTube. While none of those videos were ever box office or YouTube hits, they were at least fun to make and hopefully useful to those who wanted an…

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Peek at the Best 15,000 Hyatt Points I’ve Spent


My daughter and recently I snuck off without the one year old and dad to Park City for the weekend, and while it was super tough to leave home for the first time without the littlest, being here has been incredible. So incredible there hasn’t been much time for blogging…which I think is the sign of a good trip. Well, there’s that and even my fingers are beyond exhausted from serious skiing! While I will keep it short today, I wanted…

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7 Things to Look Forward to on a Trip With Just the Big Kid


I can’t remember the last trip I took without at least one kiddo along for the ride. I mean, I had a same day turn around flight for work about 5 months ago without any kiddos, but I truly can’t remember the last real trip without kids. I think it was about two years ago, but there have been a lot of practically sleepless nights between then and now, so I’m not sure. However, I can remember my last trip…

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Getting Good Value from American AAdvantage Miles After All


A few weeks ago I shared my disappointment with where the American Airlines AAdvantage program currently ranks among similar frequent flyer programs. Delta used to be the program that many mocked by calling their SkyMiles SkyPesos, but American has taken over my unofficial bottom slot as being the most difficult program in which to find logical saver award space tickets. I gave examples of some pretty standard hub to hub routes where there just were virtually no saver awards for a…

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Hyatt Place Coming to Keystone, Colorado!

The Inn at Keystone

I know many families that love to ski, but very few that love the high price tags that can come along with Colorado ski vacations. Miles and points + some other money saving tips can make a family ski vacation much more doable, but there are several ski resorts and communities that simply don’t have any chain hotels available, or at least not any that are convenient to the slopes. One such resort community that I love for families, but…

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Saving $100 on Park City Ski Trip Thanks to Amex!

Can't wait to turn our skis back down the mountain!

My oldest daughter and I are planning to take a much awaited mom-daughter ski trip in a couple of months to Park City, and while I had contemplated buying an Epic Pass of some sort this year, enough variables surrounding the ski season made me hold off pulling the trigger. Turns out my indecisiveness may have paid off in this case as a great new Amex Offer has just appeared on several of my American Express cards including The Amex EveryDaySM…

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Places Kids Ski Free in Colorado


After a bit of a slow start to the season, I’ve been dyiiiiiing over the snow pictures that many of the Colorado resorts I follow on social media have been sharing in recent weeks. Ski season is here, and I cannot wait to take a trip with just my oldest daughter to hit the mountains this winter. In fact, it will be our first trip with just the two of us since my littlest was born in the summer of 2015!…

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SPG Vail Cascade Delays Re-Opening, Offers Free Stays


It goes without saying that booking a hotel that is still under construction carries with it some inherent risk. Construction delays are common, and if you book too close to the announced opening date for the property, those delays could mean that the hotel is still closed when you are set to arrive. Over the years I’ve seen it happen many, many times even at upscale branded properties.   The upside is that when this happens, you often see the nicer…

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