Things to Do in Oahu With Kids

Written by Melanie Haiken @ The Points Guy

While the beach at Waikiki is justifiably popular, Oahu has much more to offer than Honolulu and the surrounding area. For example, a recent visit to Ko Olina, on the island’s less crowded western side, introduced our family to an unspoiled refuge of palm-shaded sandy coves and rugged shoreline known for its spectacular sunsets over …

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How to Take a Family to Costa Rica and See Volcanoes, Monkeys, Jaguars and Sloths

Written by Melanie Haiken @ The Points Guy

When the monkey swung down out of the tree and lifted my daughter’s peanut butter sandwich straight out of her hand, we knew that our trip to Costa Rica was going to be everything we’d hoped. We were in Manuel Antonio National Park on Costa Rica’s Pacific coast, walking the vine-draped trail to the beach, …

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Pick and Choose: Comparing 8 Different Puerto Vallarta Points Hotels for Families

Written by Melanie Haiken @ The Points Guy

Taking the family to Puerto Vallarta is a little bit like taking a litter of puppies to the dog park — everyone’s running, playing and having the time of their lives. But it’s not necessarily a relaxed experience for those in charge. The secret to avoiding this pitfall: Choosing the perfect hotel, with all the …

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5 Cool Wildlife Conservation Activities for Families Around the Globe

Written by Melanie Haiken @ The Points Guy

If there’s one surefire kid-pleaser no matter where you go, it’s the chance to interact with animals — especially those that your children don’t get to see every day. Hotels, resorts and local communities are spearheading a wealth of family-friendly wildlife conservation programs that allow children to be participants, not just observers, in helping animals …

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