Pack the Skis and Sunscreen — Ski Resorts Reopening for Memorial Day Weekend

Written by Buddy Smith @ The Points Guy

Memorial Day is generally recognized as the unofficial start of summer, when, for most people, tan lines have replaced lift lines and lawn mowers have usurped snowblowers. It’s no secret, however, that it has been a good year for the ski mountains, especially the ones out west. Conditions on the slopes are still so good …

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This Contest Is Giving People the Chance to ‘Pay What You Can’ for a Luxury Glamping Experience

Written by Alyssa Cerchiai @ The Points Guy

According to a study by Bankrate, 39 million Americans won’t go on a summer vacation this year because they can’t afford it (although by now you should be armed with plenty of ways to make your dollar go further with the help of points and miles). However, there’s one travel company out there that wants …

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Why Airlines Work With Regional Carriers

Written by Sid Lipsey @ The Points Guy

Thanks to years of conditioning and countless dollars spent on national ad campaigns, we know the names of the largest airlines (like Southwest, American, United and Delta) by heart. The 65 or so smaller regional airlines in the United States don’t carry that same name recognition, but they do carry a large share of the …

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Holiday Madness: The Best (And Worst) Times To Travel This Memorial Day Weekend

Written by Max Prosperi @ The Points Guy

This Memorial Day weekend, the American Automobile Association (AAA) expects 43 million Americans to take to the nation’s roads, airports and railways. A 3.6% increase from 2018, the holiday weekend is projected to see the 2nd highest volume of travelers since AAA began keeping records. With that many people hitting the road over a span …

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Visiting the Grand Canyon With a Family: Where to Camp, Stay and Play

Written by Tana Baer @ The Points Guy

When our daughter was 7 months old, my husband and I took her on a road trip through the Southwest. We flew to Las Vegas from Boston, and planned on visiting California’s desert parks over 10 days. What commenced was an unforgettable camping and hiking experience that brought us through not only California but also …

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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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