Trip Report: 2018 Staycation

Trip Report: 2018 Staycation

Feature Articles, Travel
31/365 Since Phoenix is a resort town, we have lots of choices when we want a "staycation," especially in the summer when their occupancies drop and they lower their rates. A friend had recommended the Hyatt Regency at Gainey Ranch because she knew we could book on points and get a Club Lounge upgrade with our Hyatt Explorist status. Bryan…
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Top 5 Mountains at Disneyland Resort

Top 5 Mountains at Disneyland Resort

Disney, Feature Articles
18/365 Today we're counting down the best Disneyland Resort mountains, or rather, the rides associated with those mountains. We love all of the mountain rides, so it was not easy to decide which is best! 5. Grizzly Peak Grizzly Peak hosts Grizzly River Run and is number 5 on our list for a combination of wetness and motion sickness factors.…
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“Don’t Lick the Handrails!”

“Don’t Lick the Handrails!”

Disney, Feature Articles
11/365 This is a post written in 2015 So one morning shortly after we had returned from our latest trip to Disneyland, the kids and I were cuddling in bed together, browsing through my Facebook news feed when this article came across the screen. I started reading it aloud to the kids, because the second paragraph resonated with me: I’ve…
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Every Kid in a Park

Every Kid in a Park

Feature Articles, Travel
8/365 Every 4th grader in the US can apply here to get a free National Parks pass for the school year. In 2015, we got the American the Beautiful Annual Pass when we went on a big trip to Yellowstone, hitting National Parks in Arizona, Colorado, Wyoming, Idaho, and Utah. That year we got a lot of use out of…
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Fly Southwest

Fly Southwest

Feature Articles, Saving Money, Travel
7/365 When we fly, it's almost always on Southwest. Sometimes I'll find a low fare on American, and we've flown Alaska as well, but Southwest is definitely our favorite. Southwest is very easy to fly using points. They are a partner on Chase Ultimate Rewards, which I consider the easiest points to accrue, and their flights are revenue-based, whereas other…
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