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Details on the New Amex Centurion Lounge Coming to JFK in 2019

Airport and air travel can be stressful, especially when delays happen, young children are involved, etc. One way to reduce the stress level a bit is to retreat to an airport lounge between flights. In the traditional US airline lounge model, this used to get you some WiFi, cheese and crackers, a free glass of cheap wine, and a nicer bathroom than the terminal can offer. It was better than nothing, but it wasn’t as exciting or relaxing as it…

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New Promo: Earn Bonus Hyatt Points for Exhale Purchases in NYC

A few months ago, Hyatt announced a partnership with exhale and offered discounts for classes and spa treatments for World of Hyatt members at exhale locations such as Atlanta Midtown, Boston Battery Wharf, Boston Back Bay, Dallas, Miami Downtown, Miami Bal Harbour, Miami South Beach, and New York Flatiron.   That discount promotion runs through February 28, 2018, but now there is a new Hyatt bonus points promotion to stack on top of those discounts for the NYC exhale locations.…

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Escaping the NYC Snow Storm to Fly to Houston Via Hawaii?!

With the recent epic winter storm in the Northeast, thousands of flights were canceled and airports even shut down due to the snow and wind. Lots of travelers needed to reroute themselves to get home, and in some cases the routings were entertaining. So entertaining in fact that you could fly home on United from Newark to Houston via….Hawaii!

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Experience Home Alone 2 at The Plaza Hotel in NYC

If you watched Home Alone 2 as a child and dreamed of one day living like Kevin did at The Plaza Hotel in New York City you can now make your dreams come to life with real packages that include the in-room ice cream sundae cart! Or, if that $895+ rate is a bit out of your budget, you can experience a little bit of The Plaza for as little as $10 and still make a bit of the movie come to life…

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When the Forecast Says Snow and You Wear Flip Flops

As many of you probably know, we live in Texas. More specifically, we live about 90 miles from the coast in East Texas. In other words, even in the winter, it is warm and muggy more days than not. Sure, we celebrate cold fronts on occasion where it can dip below freezing and maybe even spread top-notch levels of joy and delight with a few snowflakes every few years, but none of this last longer than a day or two before…

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Santaland at Macy’s on 34th Street Goes Reservation Only

One of my favorite holiday activities is visiting the real Santa at Macy’s on 34th Street in New York City at Santaland. It is a magical experience, but it is a magical experience that can come with a very unmagical line. After our first time waiting in an interminable line, we got smarter and used their free FastPass reservation every year since. You didn’t get the full Santaland exhibit, but you still get to see Santa and were in and out of…

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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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New Hyatt Place Open in NYC for Just 8,000 Points!

It is not breaking news that NYC is an expensive place whether you are visiting or you actually live there. I’ve done both, and both require creativity to pull off without spending some insane cash. Obviously, an easy way to save cash when you visit New York City is to use hotel points, though even that strategy isn’t without hurdles as the hotels in NYC can require a pretty hefty number of points. One exception can be the Wyndham Rewards properties since all…

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Delta SkyMiles Flash Sale: Fly to or From NYC Starting at 5,500 Miles

We just got back last night from an amazing trip to the Bahamas (more on that soon!), and all four of our flights on this trip were paid for using Delta SkyMiles booked during one of their monthly flash sales. We got a tremendous deal for our Delta miles when we booked that trip and honestly, I think that was the moment when I adjusted my perspective on Delta SkyMiles. Ignore the noise that they aren’t that valuable because they can be…

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