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Visiting Lake Tahoe on a Budget, The Sequel

Visiting Lake Tahoe is a treat for those who make the journey out West. The crystal clear blue water, the tall trees, the massive rocks, and even some springtime snow make for a joyful experience that can be enjoyed even on a budget. Here are Grandpa Points’ thoughts on their recent return to Lake Tahoe…

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Appreciating the Small but Monumental Treasures on the Journey

Sometimes it isn’t the Grand Canyons, but the 80 square foot bookstores that you find on your travels that stick with you the most. Here’s a story of a tiny hidden bookstore tucked away in the upper level of the Lincoln Memorial as told by Grandma Points…

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We’ll Take Austin to Reno for $20, Alex!

Today Grandpa Points brings you a story of how his morning unexpectedly went from toast and peaches to Lake Tahoe and Carson City all thanks to moving quickly on a limited-time travel deal. We consider ourselves to be travelers. We enjoy the experience and the reward. We enjoy the trips that take long-term planning such as our venture to Alaska three years ago and our future visit to Hawaii scheduled for June of 2019. These long-range excursions require planning and…

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Planning a Trip to the Washington DC Cherry Blossoms Based on Averages and Guessing

Planning a trip to see the Washington DC Cherry Blossoms when they are in peak bloom requires knowledge, skill, planning, and most of all, luck. Follow along as Grandpa Points rolls the dice at planning a trip during the best viewing dates, craps out, and then rolls again…

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Las Vegas Parking Fees, When $10 Can Become a PR Nightmare

This is a guest post from my dad, Grandpa Points. He and my mom are in their late-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 low-cost airline as long as it gets them where they…

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