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How to Save Money on Holiday Activities at the Gaylord Texan

This year we decided to skip a year of doing our favorite holiday-themed activities in New York City in exchange for making our first trip to the Gaylord Texan Resort in Grapevine near Dallas, Texas. For a few years I have seen magical-looking photos and videos of families enjoying the Gaylord’s indoor snow-tubing, two-million twinkling lights, snowball throwing, outdoor ice-skating, and their 9 degree multi-room ice sculpture exhibit. It looked amazing (and expensive), so if we were going to do it, it…

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Get 2017 Discounted Radio City Christmas Spectacular Tickets

There are few things my family enjoys as much as a visit to NYC during the holiday season. We visit the real Santa at Macy’s on 34th (using a free Fast Pass), look at the holiday window displays, see the Rockefeller tree (which is a must-do, but not a trip highlight), go ice skating (Bryant Park over Rockefeller Center because it is free other than skate rental and less crowded), and if we are really lucky, take in a performance of the…

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You Can Book 2017 Holiday Award Travel Now

I sincerely hope you are having a fantastic holiday season with family, friends, pets, or perhaps even on a solitary beach thousands of miles from home. We kept our holidays pretty close to home this year, and I think that was the right call, but next year may be a different story. Wherever it is that you like to be for the holidays, now is actually a perfect time to consider booking your 2017 Thanksgiving award travel as the airline calendars that…

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Our Holiday Wish For You

Merry Christmas from Grandpa Points and all of us. Here is a special holiday wish from him to all of you…. Our holiday wish for the traveler in you Is that each day brings something exciting and new Adventures and journeys to far and near places Experienced with joy and with smiles on your faces   By ship or plane or by car or by train We hope that oohs and aahs are your constant refrain As you set out…

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5 Ways to Earn Miles and Save Money on Thanksgiving

I was in legitimate shock last night when I realized that Thanksgiving is NEXT WEEK! I knew it was November and consequently Thanksgiving must be coming up soon, but I fully lost track of the notion that this is officially the week before Thanksgiving. Wow, time flies when you are having fun taking care of sick kids, or something like that. So, let’s regroup and go full on Turkey Day for a bit. Equally as shocking as the reality that…

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