National Parks

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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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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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Cost of Admission to National Parks About to Increase to $70?!

It sounds cliché, but one of this nation’s biggest treasures are our National Parks. They are not only beautiful, awe-inspiring, and majestic, but also affordable and attainable. It may cost over $100 per person per day to get into Disney World, but it is currently just $30 for a private car full of people to visit Yellowstone for up to seven days. Heck, if you are 62+ and were lucky enough to get in on the lifetime $10 Senior America…

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Visiting Yellowstone, A Land For All Time

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 low-cost airline as long as it gets them where they…

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Four Days Left for the Best $10 Deal in Travel

If you only do one travel related thing today, please let it be sharing that this is the last chance to get the $10 Senior America the Beautiful Pass before the price increases 8x beginning in just a few days on August 28, 2017! If you know any US citizens or permanent residents aged 62 or older who may possibly ever want to go to a national parks or lands, then they need to know this is their last chance to get…

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How to Use Hotel Points to Stay in Jackson Hole, Wyoming

There may be just shy of a million points friendly hotel options in cities like Houston, Los Angeles, Orlando, or even Honolulu, but the same is not always true when you venture a bit more off the trail. When your travels take you into some smaller towns, or even just ones that simply have a ton of character and a bit of an issue with big nationwide chain hotels, your options and strategies change a bit.   In those cases you will find your…

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Great Value and Location at SpringHill Suites Jackson Hole

Jackson Hole is not only a destination unto itself, but it is also a gateway to many outdoor adventures including easy access to national parks such as Grand Teton National Park and Yellowstone National Park. It’s gorgeous, it’s fun, it’s very well located, the people are friendly, it has great weather, and hotels can be quite expensive. When we unexpectedly got the chance for a short visit this week we jumped at it. Our flight on a private plane there might…

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