What to expect at Enchant Christmas in Florida

Written by Terry Ward @ The Points Guy

They had me at “Christmas market.” When I heard about the Enchant Christmas attraction coming to Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Florida, this December (it’s also at two other locations in the U.S.: Seattle and Washington, D.C.), I had flashbacks to a cozy winter spent in Germany, when my favorite activity was glugging gluhwein at …

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How to plan a “Frozen”-inspired family vacation

Written by Terry Ward @ The Points Guy

Norway deserves all the credit and travel love it gets for the spectacular fjordscapes and awe-inspiring Arctic scenery that inspired Disney’s blockbuster 2013 animation film, “Frozen.” But, you hardly have to cross the Atlantic to have some “Frozen”-style fun this winter, with the movie’s sequel set to be released and sure to stoke winter wanderlust. …

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Second Cities: The best destinations to visit from Amsterdam

Written by Terry Ward @ The Points Guy

Welcome to TPG’s Second Cities series, where we help you find amazing places that are only a couple of hours away from your original destination. This way you get the most out of your itinerary and visit less-popular or less-frequented destinations that deserve more attention. Roughly 20 million visitors descend on Amsterdam each year to tour …

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Top Car Seats for Travel

Written by Terry Ward @ The Points Guy

There comes a point in every pre-trip packing session when my husband and I look at each other and ask, “Do we bring the car seats?” Several factors come into play when deciding: Are we renting a car at our destination? Are we going to a place where we can mostly get around on foot …

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Flying SAS’ A330 in Economy From Miami to Copenhagen With a Horde of Kids

Written by Terry Ward @ The Points Guy

SAS stands apart among airlines flying to Europe for its incredible Kids Fly Free deal, usually offered twice a year. Pros: great inflight entertainment choices for the kids, friendly flight attendants and accommodating ground staff. Cons: Dinners for children have to be ordered in advance, cramped changing tables in economy lavs.

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What to do on Florida’s Space Coast when you need a break from the theme parks

Written by Terry Ward @ The Points Guy

Editor’s note: This is a recurring post, regularly updated with new information. Theme parks might bring you to Central Florida, but if you neglect to venture east to the beaches and wildlife-rich Indian River Lagoon near Kennedy Space Center along the state’s Space Coast, you’ll be missing out on the real Florida. Roughly 55 miles …

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Booking Hotels for a Large Family in California, Hawaii and Florida

Written by Terry Ward @ The Points Guy

It can sometimes seem like the travel world is made for families of four (chairlifts, rental cars and way too many hotel rooms). Whenever I travel with my four nieces, I get a taste of what it’s like to be at the helm of a bigger family looking to spend an affordable night on the …

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Apps and Websites to Use for Spontaneous Family Travel

Written by Terry Ward @ The Points Guy

Last-minute family travel can either be astronomically expensive or can translate to big savings on airfare and hotel stays, if you’re flexible and let the deals guide your decisions. When the stars align, these too-good-to-miss deals can create opportunities for family vacations you weren’t even expecting. But if you don’t know where to look for …

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Top Travel Gear for Kids in 2019

Written by Terry Ward @ The Points Guy

My husband and I have two kids under 3 years old — 14 months apart to be exact That’s traditionally viewed as a pretty tough time for travel, but we have successfully logged a lot of miles as a young family exploring from Finland, to Cuba, Italy, Mexico and all over Florida. With both littles …

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