Can you be sued for your online travel reviews? Here’s how to protect yourself

Written by Leslie Harvey @ The Points Guy

Unpack, do laundry, leave a couple of Yelp or TripAdvisor reviews. This is a familiar routine for many frequent travelers after returning from a trip. In a world where we broadcast every last detail about our vacations on social media, leaving an online review about a hotel, activity or restaurant often feels like part of …

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6 versions of paradise: How to choose the right Hawaiian island for you

Written by Leslie Harvey @ The Points Guy

It’s Hawaii Week at TPG! The Hawaiian Islands have so much to offer travelers, from the sprawling city of Honolulu to quiet black-sand beaches to restaurants serving inventive island cuisine. And it’s possible to pull off a visit to the islands using miles and points. It just takes a little savvy planning and we’ll show …

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Dated but with Disneyland perks: A review of Disney’s Paradise Pier Hotel

Written by Leslie Harvey @ The Points Guy

Disney’s Paradise Pier Hotel is dated, but as the least expensive of the three on-property hotels at Disneyland, a stay still has value for the Disney perks. Pros: Exclusive on-site Disneyland benefits, excellent character meal, room layouts that work well for families. Cons: Dated decor, pricey for the overall hotel experience.

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Best times to visit Disneyland

Written by Leslie Harvey @ The Points Guy

Disneyland may be the Happiest Place on Earth, but it can be even happier if you know the sweet spots in sunny California’s calendar when the crowds are manageable, the weather cooperates and the resorts make offers even more magical. As someone who visits Disneyland in Anaheim with my family many times a year, I’ve …

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How Much Does a Disneyland Vacation Cost?

Written by Leslie Harvey @ The Points Guy

For many family travelers, the words “Disneyland vacation” and “on a budget” may seem mutually exclusive. Disney vacations have a reputation, and deservedly so, for being expensive. Nevertheless, my family manages to go to Disneyland in Anaheim, California, multiple times a year without breaking the bank. On some trips, we splurge for a special occasion …

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7 New Additions Coming to Disney Parks Around the World, Announced at D23 Expo

Written by Leslie Harvey @ The Points Guy

Every other summer, Disney superfans descend upon the Anaheim Convention Center near Disneyland for the D23 Expo. D23 is the name of the Official Disney Fan Club, and the Expo gathering is truly a sight to behold. The event is full of celebrity appearances, exclusive merchandise, crazy costumes, and major Disney announcements from every division …

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What You Need to Know About Disneyland’s New Oogie Boogie Bash Halloween Party

Written by Leslie Harvey @ The Points Guy

For many Disney fans, fall is a favorite time to plan a trip to the parks. Both Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida, and Disneyland in Anaheim, California, celebrate Halloween with characters in costume, special not-so-spooky ride overlays and more Mickey-shaped pumpkin sculptures than you can possibly count. Guests planning a trip to Disneyland in …

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How to Keep Kids Safe When Traveling

Written by Leslie Harvey @ The Points Guy

Earlier this summer, police arrested a woman at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport for allegedly attempting to kidnap two young children. They said she tried to push a stroller away from a mother and also grab the young child who was walking next to the stroller. While the incident was thwarted, it served as an important …

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Exploring national parks in 2020: Where to stay using points

Written by Leslie Harvey @ The Points Guy

Editor’s note: At TPG, we paused traveling to help slow the spread of COVID-19. Local and federal governments around the globe are now debating the appropriate levels of isolation and distancing. Before booking that next trip, we recommend you talk to your doctor, follow health officials’ guidance and research local travel restrictions. TPG is continuing to publish …

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Best Beach on the Big Island: A Review of the Mauna Kea Beach Hotel

Written by Leslie Harvey @ The Points Guy

The Mauna Kea Beach Hotel captures the low-key vibe of the Big Island of Hawaii with unpretentious luxury grounded in history and tradition. Its varied offerings are a fit both for family travelers as well as couples. Pros: World-class beach, wide variety of on-site dining and activity choices, friendly service. Cons: Pricey, small pool, a bit distant from other Big Island activities.

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What’s new at the Disney California Adventure Food & Wine Festival

Written by Leslie Harvey @ The Points Guy

The Disney California Adventure Food & Wine Festival is in full swing at the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, California. The festival runs a record-breaking 54 days this year from Feb. 28 through April 21, 2020, in Disney’s California Adventure Park. It features fresh California ingredients like garlic, avocados and berries, as well as wine, beer …

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A Nostalgic Retreat for Disney Fans: A Review of the Disneyland Hotel in Anaheim, California

Written by Leslie Harvey @ The Points Guy

For Disney fans, there is no place where nostalgia and Disney history loom larger than at the Disneyland Hotel. Hotel pros: Immersive Disney theming and history, the best pool in the Disneyland area, extensive restaurant choices including on-site character dining. Cons: Rooms could use a refresh, increasingly expensive.

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The best restaurants at Disneyland in 2020

Written by Leslie Harvey @ The Points Guy

Dining experiences have grown increasingly important for many travelers on their Disney vacations. When you’re spending as much as a trip to Disney costs, you naturally want to be sure you’re enjoying the best of what the theme parks have to offer. While Disney World’s restaurants are the most talked about, dining in Disneyland has …

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