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Crappy Flight Wins Worst Vacation Story Contest Giveaway

June 25, 2012

The winner of TPG’s  Worst Vacation Story Contest is: Crappy Flight! Turns out ending your vacation by having to endure several hours trapped on a plane with a toddler leaking all manner of foul liquids is pretty bad – for everyone involved! TPG was so impressed by the participation of readers that he agreed to […]

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Vote on The Worst Vacation Story

June 22, 2012

The responses to the TPG contest to find the Worst Vacation Story Ever have been overwhelming. Literally some of them had us reeling in disbelief and gagging from the descriptions! We’ve narrowed the list down to 5 of our favorite stories and would like your help deciding who deserves the Carnival cruise prize-pack and 10,000 […]

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Family Travel Series: Review of the Carnival Destiny and Reader Giveaway (10,000 Chase Points + Goodies)

June 20, 2012

This is the final installment in TPG’s Family Travel Series: Cruising, written by TPG Director of Operations, Danielle. Other posts include: Choosing a Cruise While Maximizing Points, Is the Disney Credit Card Worth It For A Cruise?, How to Choose a Cruise Based on Points, Using Frequent Flyer Miles for Cruise Flights, How to Get a Passport for Your […]

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Family Travel Series: Cruising – Anchors Aweigh

June 4, 2012

Danielle, TPG Director of Operations, has resurfaced after her family cruise to share a few anecdotes about her (mis)adventures boarding the Carnival Destiny. Other posts in the Family Travel Series on Choosing a Cruise include: Choosing a Cruise While Maximizing Points, Is the Disney Credit Card Worth It For A Cruise?, How to Choose a Cruise Based on Points, Using […]

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Family Travel Series: How to Get a Passport for Your Child

May 16, 2012

This is part of the Family Travel Series on Choosing a Cruise by TPG Director of Operations, Danielle. Other posts include: Choosing a Cruise While Maximizing Points, Is the Disney Credit Card Worth It For A Cruise?, How to Choose a Cruise Based on Points, Using Frequent Flyer Miles for Cruise Flights, How to Get a Passport for Your […]

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Family Travel Series: Using Frequent Flyer Miles for Cruise Flights

May 7, 2012

This is part of the Family Travel Series on Choosing a Cruise by TPG Director of Operations, Danielle. Other posts include: Choosing a Cruise While Maximizing Points, Is the Disney Credit Card Worth It For A Cruise?, How to Choose a Cruise Based on Points, Using Frequent Flyer Miles for Cruise Flights, How to Get a Passport for Your Child. […]

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Family Travel Series: How To Choose A Cruise Based On Points?

May 4, 2012

This is part of the Family Travel Series on Choosing a Cruise by TPG Director of Operations, Danielle. Other posts include: Choosing a Cruise While Maximizing Points, Is the Disney Credit Card Worth It For A Cruise?, How to Choose a Cruise Based on Points, Using Frequent Flyer Miles for Cruise Flights, How to Get a Passport for Your Child. […]

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Family Travel Series: Is The Disney Credit Card Worth It For a Cruise?

April 30, 2012

This is part of the Family Travel Series on Choosing a Cruise by TPG Director of Operations, Danielle. Other posts include: Choosing a Cruise While Maximizing Points, Is the Disney Credit Card Worth It For A Cruise?, How to Choose a Cruise Based on Points, Using Frequent Flyer Miles for Cruise Flights, How to Get a Passport for Your Child. […]

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Family Travel Series: Choosing A Cruise While Maximizing Points

April 26, 2012

This is part of the Family Travel Series on Choosing a Cruise by TPG Director of Operations, Danielle. Other posts include: Choosing a Cruise While Maximizing Points, Is the Disney Credit Card Worth It For A Cruise?, How to Choose a Cruise Based on Points, Using Frequent Flyer Miles for Cruise Flights, How to Get a Passport for Your Child. […]

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Pan Am – Episode Ten Review

January 28, 2012

 … another Pan Am review comes to us from Danielle … After a four-week hiatus, Pan Am returned with episode 10: “Secrets and Lies.” From the title I expected a titillating 60 minutes to usher loyal fans back into the season, but instead what followed was a series of rather bland, soap opera-esque storylines that […]

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Pan Am Review Week 8

November 18, 2011

… Danielle is back again with this week’s Pan Am recap and review … Pan Am’s 8th episode, “Unscheduled Departures,” showcased our favorite airline taking leave of its typical flight plan – instead of landing in paradise, the crew found themselves making an emergency touchdown in conflict-ridden Haiti. The move tested the inner strength of […]

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Pan Am Review Episode 7 and Golden Days of Flying Contest Results

November 12, 2011

… Danielle returns for week 7 … The most recent episode of Pan Am swirls around the romantic attachments of our two sister stewardesses, Kate and Laura, set to the backdrop of 1960’s race relations. The two’s traditional character roles seemed reversed, however, when the normally controlled and covert Kate finally gets vulnerable with Nico, […]

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Pan Am Episode 6 and Golden Days of Flying Twitter Contest

November 3, 2011

Danielle returns for the Week 6 Review … After coasting along for well over a month Pan Am flies full speed ahead down to Rio de Janeiro and into turbulence with this week’s episode! “The Genuine Article” was anything but; touting tawdry affairs, counterfeit resumes, less-than-honest intentions, and even, knock-off handbags. The horror! The Plot […]

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Pan Am Episode 4 Review

October 19, 2011

Danielle returns to recap the fourth episode of Pan Am… Week 4 on Pan Am (titled “Eastern Exposure“) finds the crew ferrying from New York to Burma to Indonesia to Hong Kong, then home again. This is the first time we’ve seen the concept of multiple stopovers explored on the show, and the itinerary certainly seems […]

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Pan Am Episode 3 Review and Contest Winner

October 13, 2011

Guest Blog Post: Danielle returns for another week to recap episode 3 of Pan Am… Week 3 on Pan Am seems to finally find the series shaking off some of its jet lag. My favorite comment involved the stewardess’ thoughts on catering to journalists while on flights – Maggie quips, “Journalists can be seasoned travelers […]

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Guest Blog Post: Pan Am Episode 2 Review and Contest

October 6, 2011

My sister-in-law Danielle is back again with a review of the second episode of ABC’s Pan Am. I suspect that, like her, many of you have been disappointed with the show’s bumpy ride so far, but take a look at her synopsis, and get in on the contest she talks about at the end! REVIEW […]

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Guest Blog Post: ABC’s Pan Am Premier Review

September 27, 2011

Hello TPG community! Danielle here – Brian’s sister-in-law, girl friday, and membership liaison. You may remember me from my post on flying with toddlers from the beginning of the summer. Well, I’m back again in order to hijack ThePointsGuy.com and bring you an introduction to ABC’s brand-new series Pan Am. I’m been excited to check out this show […]

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Guest Blog Post: Tips for Flying With Toddlers

May 31, 2011

Today’s guest blog post is from my sister-in-law Danielle, who also happens to be The Points Guy membership liaison or as her occupation is listed on Facebook, “TPG Gal Friday.” Danielle is the mother to my beautiful goddaughter Keira and nephew Conor and the kids flew for the first time last weekend, so this post is […]

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