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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Redeem Points at These 9 Family-Friendly Resorts in Cancun

Written by Jennifer Yellin @ The Points Guy

Cancun is a popular destination for family vacations, and it is quite easy to see why. There are many flight options from around the country, the “Hotel Zone” is a short drive from the airport, there are amazing all-inclusive resorts and, most importantly, there are a ton of options to use your hard-earned hotel points. …

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Looking at Colleges for Your Kids? Take a Visit-Cation

Written by Jordi Lippe-McGraw @ The Points Guy

Most of us are eagerly waiting for spring to arrive. But, for high school students, it’s not just warmer weather they’re excited about; it’s college acceptance letter season. Yes, after months of hard work, seniors will finally get to choose where they will spend the next few years of their lives. And to do that, …

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Amex Offer: $60 Statement Credit at Kimpton Hotels

Written by Jordan Allen @ The Points Guy

From February 1 to May 1, you can get up to 20% cash back on your next Kimpton Hotel stay through Amex Offers. If you’re targeted, you can redeem a $60 statement credit by spending spend a minimum of $300 on room rate and room charges. If you aren’t familiar with Amex Offers, they’re opt-in, limited-time deals …

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Is Nepal a Family-Friendly Destination?

Written by Elen Turner @ The Points Guy

Nepal is a bucket-list destination for many adventurous and budget-conscious travelers, thanks to being home to seven of the world’s 10 highest mountains, as well as interesting cities, warm people, wildlife-filled jungles and other adventure activities — think paragliding and white-water sports. But as all family travelers know, traveling solo and with kids are two …

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IHG Reveals Redemption Rates for Ultra-Luxe Regent Hotels, Redemptions Open Feb. 1

Written by JT Genter @ The Points Guy

The IHG hotel group is perhaps more known by travelers for budget-conscious no-nonsense Holiday Inn Express properties than for its high-end hotel brands like InterContinental. But, IHG is making a big move into the luxury hotel market with a majority acquisition of the ultra-luxe Regent Hotels & Resorts, an investment that completed in July 2018. …

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How You Can Stay at a Luxury Resort Without Going Broke

Written by Brian Biros @ The Points Guy

The Points & Miles Backpacker is a weekly column appearing every Monday. TPG Contributor Brian Biros, who has backpacked the globe for the past 15 years, discusses how to fund this adventurous, budgeted and increasingly popular form of travel with points and miles. He’ll also explore all things backpacking-related. Read his story here and his high-level approach here. Lavish villas, overwater …

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Flying Solo: Best Single-Parent Vacations to Take With the Kids

Written by Lissa Poirot @ The Points Guy

As a single mom, traveling with my children while they were young was always a bit of a struggle. Carrying the gear for everyone, finding seats on flights together, keeping hands on both kids as they made their way through crowded attractions or airports, and don’t get me started on the onboard lav situation. But …

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You Can Soon Earn and Redeem IHG Points at Ultra-Luxe Regent Hotels

Written by Darren Murph @ The Points Guy

Talk about opposite ends of the spectrum. Just months after IHG opened its newest budget-minded brand Avid in Oklahoma City, it’s enabling members to earn and redeem IHG Rewards Club points at one of the most exclusive property chains in the world. Following the acquisition of a majority stake in Regent Hotels & Resorts in March …

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8 Points-Friendly London Hotels for Families of Four

Written by Kathleen Porter Kristiansen @ The Points Guy

Finding rooms that can legitimately fit your whole family in London is a challenge. Those sort of rooms are not common and are usually notoriously expensive, even with the more advantageous than normal exchange rate (about £1 : $1.26 at press time). Hotel rooms for four comprised of two double or queen beds may be common in …

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6 Family-Friendly New England Ski Resorts

Written by Poornima Apte @ The Points Guy

In New England you might as well embrace and enjoy the snow. Whether the kids have a solid case of cabin fever, or you’re looking to spend a getaway weekend on the slopes, we have a few family-friendly New England ski recommendations so you don’t have to head west to the Rockies. These New England …

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Get 25 to 35% Off Kimpton Properties: Book by Jan. 21, Stay by April 30

Written by Katie Genter @ The Points Guy

Need to take a break from winter? Kimpton runs far more promotions than any other IHG hotel brand. From secret passwords to weekly last minute deals and periodic sales, Kimpton keeps its properties accessible to travelers. And now, Kimpton’s Fly the Coop Winter Sale may save you some cash if you’re planning to stay at …

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8 Posh Family-Friendly London Hotels

Written by Devorah Lev-Tov @ The Points Guy

London makes for an ideal family vacation, with dozens of activities and attractions that are great for all ages. Younger kids may get bored at too many museums (although the Churchill War Rooms has tons of interactive exhibits and the V&A Museum of Childhood has the UK’s largest collection of dolls, among other things), while …

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Fun Family Road Trips in Arizona

Written by Jon Bailey @ The Points Guy

Arizona seems like a state just made for touring by car. With landscapes so beautiful you just have to pull over and gape, Arizona has enough variety to keep every member of the family happy. We’ve taken several fun family road trips throughout the state of Arizona, and we’re happy to share some of our …

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