Why Families Will Love Marriott’s Pine Cliffs Resort in Portugal’s Algarve Region

Written by Jennifer Yellin @ The Points Guy

Pools, beaches, playgrounds and great sleeping arrangements for a family of four: We knew southern Portugal would be perfect for our family. So the day after the school year was over, we jetted off for five days in the Algarve (before wrapping up the week with two days exploring Lisbon). With two young kids, we …

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Flying Under the Radar: Prince William and Kate Take $89 Flybe Flight to Scotland

Written by Emily McNutt @ The Points Guy

The Royals and their travels are in the news, again. No, it’s not because they flew a private jet. Quite the opposite, actually. On Thursday morning, Prince William and Kate were seen deplaning from a Flybe-marketed flight in Scotland — a ticket that, according to our searches on Google Flights, costs just $89 one-way. As …

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Jet-Lag Buster: Virgin Atlantic’s A330 in Economy From Boston to London

Written by Nick Ewen @ The Points Guy

When my sister announced that she was getting married in Vermont the weekend just before the Fourth of July holiday, my wife and I immediately set out to make the most of the fact that we’d be in the Northeast by planning a trip that wouldn’t be as easy from our home state of Florida: …

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Tips for Exploring Portugal’s Algarve Region With Kids

Written by Jennifer Yellin @ The Points Guy

Portugal‘s southernmost stretch of coastline, the Algarve, is known for its beautiful beaches, charming fishing towns, excellent surfing and delicious seafood. The Algarve region, which is just a two- to three-hour drive from Lisbon, is becoming increasingly popular with tourists. It’s also the perfect destination for families. If visiting Portugal is in your future, here …

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Second Cities: Destinations to Add onto a Trip to Barcelona

Written by Lori Zaino @ The Points Guy

Welcome to TPG’s series, Second Cities. The series is designed to help travelers find smaller or less-popular-but-equally-amazing places to visit that are no more than a few hours by air or land from your original destination so you can maximize your itinerary. A trip to Barcelona, Spain, is on everyone’s must-go list — and with …

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Greenland Is Not for Sale, but Here’s How You Can Visit Anyway

Written by Jordan Allen @ The Points Guy

According to several reports, President Donald Trump has repeatedly expressed interest in buying Greenland from the Danish government. And while Greenland, in a statement released on Friday, has explicitly said that the country “is not for sale” — the biggest island in the world is still a great destination to visit for a fall getaway. …

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Italian Officials Banned a 8,600-Square Foot McDonald’s Near Ancient Roman Baths

Written by Samantha Rosen @ The Points Guy

It’s no secret that even the savviest travelers eat at international McDonald’s — but some Italian officials aren’t really fans of the Big Mac and McNuggets. Reuters reported that construction of an 8,600-square foot McDonald’s that was set to open next to Rome’s Caracalla Baths, or Terme di Caracalla, had been halted. The famous ancient …

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