Tips When Visiting the Legendary Hearst Castle in California

Written by Jon Bailey @ The Points Guy

High above the hills of San Simeon, California, about a four-hour drive north along the coast from Los Angeles, sits Hearst Castle. Built between 1919 and 1947 by publishing magnate William Randolph Hearst, this 165-room estate is an iconic destination, something lifted from a fairy tale. Visiting Hearst Castle with kids is a great way …

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This Is Why You Should Visit Maine’s Acadia National Park

Written by Tana Baer @ The Points Guy

The striking, craggy coastline of Maine’s Acadia National Park has been an awe-inspiring destination for families since it first was declared a national park in the summer of 1916. On Mount Desert Island, three hours up the coast from Portland, deep cobalt waters crash in boisterous, foamy waves against dramatic granite cliffs and small, unassuming …

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Why Florida’s Space Coast Is Just the Break You Need From the Theme Parks

Written by Terry Ward @ The Points Guy

Theme parks might be what initially brings you to Central Florida, but if you neglect to venture east to the beaches and wildlife-rich Indian River Lagoon near Kennedy Space Center along the state’s Space Coast, you’ll be missing out on the real Florida. Roughly 55 miles east of Walt Disney World Resort, Florida’s Space Coast, …

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United’s Longest Domestic Haul: A Review of the 767-400 in First Class From Honolulu to Newark

Written by Zach Honig @ The Points Guy

Earlier this year, Hawaiian Airlines launched the longest domestic US nonstop flight, carrying passengers some 5,000 miles from Boston to Honolulu. United has long operated a similar — though slightly shorter — flight, with daily Boeing 767-400ER between its East Coast hub in Newark, New Jersey, and Honolulu. And following my journey on ANA’s Flying …

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Delta’s New Augmented Reality App Might Keep Your Kid Mesmerized While Flying

Written by Darren Murph @ The Points Guy

If Delta plans to continue its streak of record quarters in the future, it needs to generate the next wave of loyal flyers. The airline’s latest launch aims to achieve precisely that with the Cloud Crew augmented reality app that brings the world of Delta to the youngest of passengers. The app is available on …

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Free Upgrades on Delta Are Becoming Even Harder to Come By

Written by Darren Murph @ The Points Guy

If you’ve noticed fewer Delta upgrades clearing of late, you’re not alone. As Delta celebrates a record quarter, it’s also rejoicing over a 10% increase in premium product ticket revenue and double-digit percentage increases in loyalty and mileage-related income. In lay terms, that means more people than ever before are paying up for confirmed seats …

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