6 Free Activities for Kids at Grand Hyatt Baha Mar — Other Than Swimming

Written by Jennifer Yellin @ The Points Guy

We just returned from a four-night trip to the relatively new Grand Hyatt Baha Mar and while we had a great time, there is one thing to know about this resort — it is not cheap. While my kids loved the beach and the pool, it is always important to find other activities for them to do throughout …

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Southwest Likely Just Days Away From Receiving Certification for Hawaii Flights

Written by Summer Hull @ The Points Guy

Despite the rumors, we knew Southwest wasn’t going to begin selling tickets to Hawaii on Valentine’s Day (as ‘LUV’-ly as that would have been). But we also know that lots of TPG readers have a Southwest Companion Pass and Rapid Rewards points burning holes in their pockets, so we want to keep a close watch …

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Why Crested Butte, Colorado, Is America’s Most Idyllic Family Ski Town

Written by Terry Ward @ The Points Guy

Crested Butte is the quintessential North American mountain town, with hardly a chain store in sight, a ski mountain offering varied terrain for both beginners and experts and an excellent nursery and ski school just steps from the base village. And while Denver’s airport is a solid 4.5-hour drive away, consider using your American Airlines or …

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Why St. Augustine Is a Way Cooler Family Destination Than You Thought

Written by Dia Adams @ The Points Guy

St. Augustine, Florida, is known for its history. However, most kids equate “historical” with “boring.” I’m happy to report that the sites in St. Augustine are anything but boring. In fact, it’s a cooler family destination that most probably think. From stomping around a 300-year-old fort to taking in a Victorian-era scavenger hunt, America’s oldest …

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Why We Love Travel

Written by Summer Hull @ The Points Guy

Chasing miles, points and deals can be fun — perhaps even a bit of a rush when you score something really amazing. But other times, when you are reading lots of fine print, closing down old cards, keeping track of multiple loyalty account balances, searching endlessly for complex awards, spending time on the phone with …

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5 Ways for Families to Maximize 100,000 Bonus Marriott Points

Written by Summer Hull @ The Points Guy

The SPG Luxury Amex is now the Marriott Bonvoy Brilliant™ American Express Card — sign up for it here and earn a 100,000-point welcome bonus. There aren’t many things in life that give you that same rush as booking an amazing family vacation using your points. You know that fun and memories are on the way, but …

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Today Only: Buy One, Get One Free on Many Alaska Airlines Flights — Includes First Class

Written by Summer Hull @ The Points Guy

Did you wake up today on Valentine’s Day only to realize you are still lacking a gift for your loved (or liked) one? You’re in luck as the very best gift of all (travel), is discounted today if you book select Alaska Airlines flights valid for travel from today through March 14, 2019. Using the …

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You Only Get One First: How to Make Your Baby’s First Flight Special

Written by Darren Murph @ The Points Guy

You can only have your first flight once, so it’s worth doing everything you can to make it as memorable as possible. Of course, if it’s your newborn’s first flight that burden of responsibility shifts to the adult in charge. With more than 900 flights under my belt and a million (and counting) miles flown on …

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7 Top Family-Friendly in Mexico’s Riviera Maya

Written by Kristine Hansen @ The Points Guy

Nonstop flights from the US to Cancun International Airport make the culturally rich and jungle-like setting of Mexico’s Riviera Maya region an ideal and easily accessible destination for a warm-weather getaway. If you happen to have a Southwest Companion Pass, you are in extra luck as Cancun is served by Southwest from cities like San Diego, Raleigh-Durham, …

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With 100k Points, Is the Marriott Bonvoy Brilliant Amex Right for Families?

Written by Summer Hull @ The Points Guy

The SPG Luxury Amex is now the Marriott Bonvoy Brilliant™ American Express Card — sign up for it here and earn a 100,000-point welcome bonus. As both a family award traveler and writer, I think a lot about which credit cards, destinations, airlines and award redemptions are of interest to families who want to travel …

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