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Should You Fly Your Kids To Denver Just To Get A Free Ski Pass?

I recently posted about how kids in kindergarten to fifth grade can get 16 days of free skiing by signing up for the Epic Schoolkids Colorado Pack offered by Vail Resorts. It's a pretty amazing deal considering that it comes with four days of skiing…

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How Many Baby Cribs Should A Hotel Have?

My wife and I have been bringing our kids along on our worldly adventures from just about the moment they were born. In fact, given the ages of our kids -- currently 6, 5, and 1.5 -- we've pretty much had a baby crib in our hotel since we became parents.…

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Delta Kicks Family Off Flight From Maui For Refusing To Give Up Seat

Overbooking of flights has been in the news a lot lately, ever since Dr. Dao was dragged from his United flight for refusing to give up his seat to accommodate deadheading crew. After completely botching the initial response and turning this into a public…

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How To Fly With A Stroller In The United States

Just as the United dragging incident sparked a lot of interest regarding the finer points of how airlines overbook flights, the American strollergate altercation involving the mother of twins has led to a lot of discussion about the finer points of flying…

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Another Perspective On The American Airlines Strollergate Incident

There's another first-hand account of the events that led to the altercation between the flight attendant and the mother of twins onboard an American Airlines flight recently. Previously, we really only had video of the aftermath of the situation which…

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How Amex’s Plan To Reduce Lounge Crowding May Actually Make It Worse

Earlier this month, American Express announced that the guest policy for their network of Centurion Lounges would be changing as of March 30th. Whereas Platinum members could previously bring in two guests or their immediate family, they'll now only…

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Review: SAS Plus Oslo To London Heathrow On A 737

We left the lounge and quickly headed over to the gate for our 7:50 AM flight down to London Heathrow. Boarding was already underway, which isn't too uncommon for us. Since this was a business class itinerary, we were booked in SAS Plus. I had known…

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Review: SAS Lounge Oslo Airport

We had decided to spend our final night in Norway at the airport so we wouldn't have to get up quite so early for our 7:50 AM flight to London Heathrow. The terminal is only a short distance from the Radisson Blu Oslo Airport, most of which is covered…

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10 Things To Do With Kids In Oslo

Like the rest of Scandinavia, Oslo is an incredibly kid-friendly place which made it pretty easy for us to get out and explore with our three kids aged 5, 4, and 1. This is a culture of bundling the kids up and taking them out, regardless of the cold…

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Review: Clarion Collection Hotel Bastion Oslo

We spent part of our stay in Oslo at the Hotel Folketeateret, but decided we might as well give another Clarion Collection property a try. That's not to say there was anything wrong with the Hotel Folketeateret per se, as it's truly a wonderful property…

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How To Sled Oslo’s Korketrekkeren Like A Boss

No trip to Oslo in the winter would be complete without playing in the snow. And there's no better way to do that then to sled the Korketrekkeren, Oslo's city-operated toboggan run. But let's be clear -- this is not your leisurely ride down a gentle…

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Review: SAS Museum Oslo Airport

After spending the night at the Park Inn by Radisson Oslo Airport, we decided to visit the SAS Museum before riding the train into the city. The museum is only open on Sundays and Tuesdays, so we couldn't pass up the chance to check it out given that…

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Introduction: Oslo In Winter

My wife and I fell in love with Norway on our trip to Bergen a few years ago. We thought the city and surrounding fjords were beautiful and the quality of the food to be excellent. In fact, I began to tell people that the whole country was sort of like…

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A Trick For Saving Money On Kids’ Travel

SAS offered a fantastic deal for families last week where children could fly from the US to Scandinavia for almost free. All you had to do was book one regular adult ticket and then as many as eight kids could fly for just the cost of the taxes and fees,…

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Get Your Kids Star Gold Status For $150 Each

SAS is running a really awesome promotion this spring where kids can fly for almost free from the US to Europe. You just need to book by January 23 and travel between February 7 and April 9. The best part is that you can take up to 8 kids with each paying…

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Why The Hottest Credit Card Bonus Might Not Be Right For You

There's a crazy amount of buzz right now about the Chase Sapphire Reserve Card, and has been for months. The 100,000 point bonus is changing soon, so people seem even more enthused about it than before. And there's no doubt -- it's a great offer, and…

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Can Kids Fly In First Class?

When it comes to traveling with kids, there are three things that matter -- space, space, and more space. That's true on the plane, in the hotel, and in the rental car. I don't much care about the service or the food (assuming there is some!), I just…

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My Kids’ Favorite Part of Staying At Hyatt Hotels

Before being status matched to Hyatt Diamond, I was a pretty loyal Starwood guy. On average, I'd guess 85% of my hotel stays were at Starwood properties. That's changed and I'm on track to requalify for Hyatt Diamond this year. The benefits are great…

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Review: Baby Boss City Taipei, Taiwan

I've already covered most of the things we did with the kids in Taipei. But I thought our visit to Baby Boss City deserved its own review as it is a fairly unique attraction, at least for those of us in the US, and I would have liked to have had more…

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6 Things To Do In Taipei With Kids

We really enjoyed our week in Taipei. Our trip coincided with Chinese New Year, and there were pluses and minuses to being there for the holiday. On one hand, traffic was very light around the Grand Hyatt, and some places had festive decorations. On…

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Introduction: Chinese New Year In Taiwan

As I've explained briefly before, my family doesn't pick our travel destinations as much as follow the cheap fares. Sure, we have ideas of places we'd like to go someday, but for the most part we just go where the low fares take us. If it's to a new…

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Booking My Unborn Child’s First Airplane Ticket

My wife and I are expecting our third child in late September -- or possibly any day I suppose. We're really quite excited around here. We went on our Babymoon to Aruba back in July, and are now settled in to wait for the little guy to make his appearance.…

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Review: The Airplane Restaurant, Colorado Springs

After spending the night at the Radisson Hotel Colorado Springs Airport -- partially to earn a shipload of Carlson points -- we headed out to do a little site-seeing. The Colorado Springs area has a lot to offer in the way of attractions. There's the…

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