In February we had one day in Atlanta as part of a larger trip. I had been to Atlanta a few times before (including as a teenager for the 1996 Olympics), but had never been as a parent. We decided to stay at the Hyatt Regency Atlanta downtown partly due to a good rate and partly because it was walking distance to the attractions we planned to visit while in… Read the Rest.
On our recent trip to Dublin and London, one of the main things on our to-do list was to enjoy some good meals. Dinnertime at home with a three-year-old is far from relaxing or luxurious, so we wanted to enjoy some dining experiences on our adults-only trip that we can’t replicate at home. I think we were successful in meeting our goals, and I’m excited to share a few of… Read the Rest.
Many of my trips are fun family adventures with my kiddo joining in on the excitement, but not all trips fall into that category. I am a big believer that many trips are fantastic with kids, but some trips are better served as “adults only” adventures. If you are lucky enough to have friends or family members that are willing and able to take your little one(s) while you are… Read the Rest.
Helping my friends use my Spirit miles to book a trip to Vegas prompted me to want to refresh my memory on some of the best ways to find hotel deals in Las Vegas. I used to be pretty good at it since we went a couple times a year. Heck, we loved it so much we even got married there! ….but then we had a kid, and the frequency… Read the Rest.
On my recent mileage-run mini-trip to Seattle I got to stay downtown at the Hyatt Olive 8 (check out that review here), but I spent as much time as possible out of the hotel and around the city. I don’t typically go to a city to sit in a hotel room – I go to explore, experience, and eat. I had less than 24 hours on the ground, but that… Read the Rest.
Lots of families who collect miles and points like the idea of using them to visit NYC. There is lots of stuff to do there, you can get a “good bang for your point” since prices for things like hotels are typically very high, and it is a destination that doesn’t require an overseas flight. However, for families with young children, there can be a few logistical challenges to overcome… Read the Rest.
In December I had the opportunity to spend one night at the Hyatt Regency Maui Resort in Spa as part of a quasi-mileage run, and while one night in Maui clearly isn’t anywhere near enough time to enjoy the island, I did get a chance to enjoy some of the hotel itself and wanted to share my thoughts since it is a hotel that I think is very popular for… Read the Rest.
New York City is great anytime of the year, but nothing can top Christmas Time in NYC! On our recent trip, we made sure to get out and about with our two (almost three) year old so she could also get the full Manhattan experience. Many of the things we did in the city were holiday related, but some of them are applicable any time of the year. I’ll include… Read the Rest.
New York City has tons to offer those who come wanting some “Holiday Cheer”, but number one Holiday activity on our list had to be a visit with the real Santa at Macy’s on 34th Street. With our almost three year old, being able to visit Santa in a setting as fine at Santaland at Macy’s is beyond magical. Mall Santas ain’t got nothing on this set-up. We knew there… Read the Rest.
I don’t do many mileage runs – I guess technically I don’t (or at least haven’t) done any pure mileage runs as I take the destination into consideration, and would rather pay a little more to see something interesting. If I am going to be traveling, I want to at least do a little along the way. That meant that when decent fares to Maui popped up a while back… Read the Rest.