Category Archives for Arizona.

Using Hyatt Award Nights for $2,803 of Relaxation at the Miraval Arizona Resort

Our big tenth anniversary is coming up, so to celebrate we want to plan something special just for us, preferably while not hurting our budget. We decided on an all-inclusive relaxing retreat to the Miraval Arizona Resort, and instead of spending $2.308 for the weekend stay, here’s a look at how we are using two Hyatt award nights with $0 out of pocket costs…

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Earn and Use Hyatt Points at the All-Inclusive Miraval Arizona Resort!

A few months ago it was announced that Hyatt was acquiring three resorts located in Arizona, Austin, and Massachusetts. My understanding is that the properties in Austin and Massachusetts are undergoing some pretty big transitions to become true Miraval Resorts, but the ‘flagship’ property, Miraval Arizona, in Tucson is fully operational and quite popular in luxury all-inclusive wellness resort circles.   When Hyatt acquired the properties, it wasn’t immediately known or announced how points and the World of Hyatt benefits would come into…

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Taking a Day Trip Back in Time on the Grand Canyon Railway!

A look at the various cars and classes of travel on the Grand Canyon Railway day trip that takes you not only from Williams, Arizona to the Grand Canyon, but back in time complete with shootouts, horse chases, US Marshals, guitar sing-alongs, and more…

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The Impact of Visiting the Arizona Meteor Crater

This is a guest post from my dad, Grandpa Points. He and my mom are in their 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 where…

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