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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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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Take It From Richard Branson’s Daughter: Traveling with Kids In Coach Is Better Than Premium Classes

Written by Benet Wilson @ The Points Guy

A photo of Holly Branson, daughter of Virgin Atlantic Founder Sir Richard Branson, sitting in coach class with a baby and two toddlers on her father’s airline has gone viral. Branson was on a flight from Antigua to London after spending a holiday on Necker, her father’s private Caribbean island when she posted the Instagram photo, below. …

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Comparing Marriott’s Swan and Dolphin Walt Disney World Resorts

Written by Summer Hull and Edward Pizzarello @ The Points Guy

Going to Disney World? Congratulations! Now for the bad news, deciding to take a trip to the Most Magical Place on Earth is the easy part. When it comes to picking among the hundreds of hotels in the Orlando area, things can get tougher in a hurry. There are trade-offs involved with each choice. Do …

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Southern Charm and Thrill Rides: The Essential Guide to Visiting Dollywood

Written by Caitlin Riddell @ The Points Guy

As the resident Southerner here at TPG’s New York headquarters (hey, y’all!), I was shocked to learn that so many of my colleagues had never heard of the national treasure that is Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, and its shining gem, Dollywood. The pinnacle of Appalachian culture and good ol’ fashioned fun right in the heart of …

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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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23 Airline Car Seat and Bassinet Policies Around the World

Written by Jennifer Yellin @ The Points Guy

This will surprise no one, but air travel with kids is not always easy, especially when it involves lugging a car seat. Car seats can be big, bulky and heavy, but also necessary at times to ensure a safe trip. In addition to the safety issues, some little kids sleep better on a plane when …

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