August 11, 2014

East Coast Summer Vacation – Visiting New York, New Jersey, Washington DC & Virginia

The Lake in Central Park

The Lake in Central Park West near Loeb Boathouse in New York City


I’ve been a stay-at-home mom for the past couple of years. Recently, I’ve decided that amidst all the hustle & bustle of life & the life situations we’re faced with, we deserve some “me” time. As parents, we often feel guilty if we somehow think of having fun when there’s just so much work to do. But seeing that my kids are now old enough to travel without needing too much accoutrement on the trip, I’ve immediately booked our first family vacation where we are not traveling to attend a convention. After seeing a promo of Southwest Airlines Rapid Rewards program, I wanted to try it! The Southwest Airlines Rapid Rewards program states that if I spend $2000 on my card on the first 3 months upon receiving my Rapid Rewards card, then I get 50,000 points that qualifies me for 2 free roundtrip tickets from Southwest Airlines. You can’t beat that! Luckily, I was approved.

Since we are also members of Hilton Honors program, we can stay at any Hilton hotels and we chose Hampton Inn. One thing I like about staying in Hampton Inn is that they offer free breakfast which is a huge plus when you have children. It’s a huge stress-reliever when you are traveling since if you’ve had brunch before leaving your hotel, you can go straight & travel to anywhere you want. We prefer our breakfast at the hotel since it’s more convenient to have a sit-down breakfast.


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