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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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Inside the Historic Driskill Hotel’s Junior Suite

We didn’t visit with any ghosts in the haunted Driskill Hotel in Austin in our most recent visit, but we did get to experience both a junior suite and a small standard room. Here’s a look at what those rooms are like as well as a peek at what elite status and booking via luxury hotel programs can get you at this historic property…

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5 Fun Activities for Families Visiting Edinburgh

This summer we spent three nights in Edinburgh as part of a trip to the United Kingdom, and we honestly didn’t really know much about what we were going to do before we got there. With two young kids, one of whom is only a one year old, we didn’t want to over-plan and then end up disappointed when we weren’t really able to do very much. Since much of Edinburgh is pretty walkable we decided to just take advantage…

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An Edinburgh Must Do: The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo

By far, one of the most memorable and enjoyable things we did on our trip to the United Kingdom this summer was attending The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo. I had absolutely no idea what a military tattoo was until recently, but boy am I glad that I found out.   Think castles, bagpipes, Highland Dancers, marching bands, motorcycle tricks, dancing, fireworks, cheering, and more and you have the annual Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo. The Tattoo performs for a few weeks…

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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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A “Vegas Vacation” Part 2: D Stands for…

As I shared yesterday, our short weekend family work trip to Vegas didn’t exactly start off as well as we could have hoped. In short, our transportation to the hotel didn’t show, our room at the Bellagio was still dirty when we opened it, I ran late to an event, our baby didn’t sleep for one minute in the crib all night, we had no fewer than four trips down to the check-in area to address issues, the only rental car they…

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Hanging Lake, a Great Way to Wave in the Spring

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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The Pools and Beaches at the Hyatt Ziva Cancun

For spring break this year we ditched our complicated and extensive itinerary to Australia and New Zealand and instead made the much smarter and closer to home decision to head to the all-inclusive Hyatt Ziva Cancun. With two young kids, and especially a baby who doesn’t sleep well, this was the best decision we could have possibly made. Of course, it helped that the resort was amazing, bookable on points, and we scored a two-story 1,300 square foot suite! You…

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Inside Mesa Verde National Park: From the Typical to the Mystical

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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Review of United First Class on the Embraer 175

We recently flew United Express from Houston to Wichita, Kansas, a route that we have previously flown many, many times before due to having family in Kansas. Not surprisingly, our flights on this route have always been on a regional jet. I didn’t think much of our recent reservation in terms of aircraft type or seat assignments until the day before departure when I got an email that we our elite upgrades had cleared. Our what? I knew we were already…

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