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Insider tip: how to snag the secret “family row” on Alaska Airlines.

Did you know that there is a secret “family row” on Alaska Airlines? It’s kind of like ordering off the secret menu at In-N-Out Burger. Here’s how to get it.

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5 nights at the Hyatt Regency Maui for $300 – would you do it?

Today, I was thrilled to get an incredible offer hand-delivered from Hyatt. It’s five nights at the Hyatt Regency Maui, plus 10,000 Hyatt Gold Passport bonus points. Would you do it? Should we do it?

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3 flights to Kauai for $200? How I’m leveraging the 50K Alaska Air bonus.

When I first got into points and miles collecting, the Alaska Airlines card was one of the first cards I got. I was determined to book a trip to Hawaii using points and miles, and the allure of the $118 companion pass (with the option of first class, at the […]

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Trip Report: The Grand Wailea With Kids

My family started summer off with a bang this year, leaving for Hawaii the day after school was out. We spent 3 nights on Kauai, followed by 5 nights on Maui, and it was glorious. (Yes, it was a great “do-over” from last time ). I’ve written a few posts about […]

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I Hid Some Vouchers At The Grand Wailea – Here Are Some Clues So You Can Find Them!

I love a good treasure hunt, don’t you? If you’ll be at the Grand Wailea this summer, I hid a little surprise at the hotel for someone to find: nothing too special – it’s more about the actual hunt 🙂 Here is what you’re looking for: One Lappert’s Ice Cream […]

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My Top Five Opinionated Tips For The Grand Wailea In Maui

In the early nineties, my boyfriend and I were on a game show titled, “Shop ‘Til You Drop.” It was filmed in a fake mall, complete with various storefronts. We were pitted against another couple, and the goal of the game was to get the high score in a serious […]

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5 Ways To Save Money On Food And Drinks When You’re In A Hotel In Hawaii

As you all know, I am a huge fan of the high/low mix. In other words, I love a luxury bargain. My family is on vacation in Hawaii right now, and I must say that my deal-hunting skills are definitely coming in handy here…it is SO EXPENSIVE. With that in […]

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Kauai Sunshine: A Waterfall, A Pineapple, A Kayak, And Us

My cousin (code name Sunshine) lives in Kauai. The highlight of our vacation so far was the night we spent at her house on Kalihiwai beach. We packed a lot of adventure into 48 hours. We hiked to Queen’s Bath, which is a tide pool about the size of a swimming pool. […]

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Aloha? Hawaiian Airlines’ Confusion Almost Takes Us Down

One of the reasons that I married Josh is that he is bionic. He can do things that most people can’t do. At first I was stunned by this, but after all these years, I am used to it. I kind of take it for granted. However, sometimes my confidence […]

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Either American Airlines Lost My Reservation…Or I’m Losing My Mind

When I was in my early twenties, my boyfriend at the time bought me this amazing hat. It had been handmade by a local artist, and it was unique. You really had to see it to believe it: squares of luxurious, textured fabrics patchworked together on the outside, with a […]

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