7 Spring Break Destinations for Grown-Ups

As the winter drags on endlessly, are you craving a spring break escape—in the company of other adults? Well, you’re in luck, because new TPG Contributor Christine Cantera can suggest just the ticket: seven delightful destinations around the world that will be low on crowds and perfect to visit in March and April.  Venice, Italy Sadly, Venice (VCE) is often…

Win a New Zealand Adventure, Shop in NY, Cruise the Caribbean

Check out this week’s travel contests and sweepstakes to try your hand at winning a dream trip to New Zealand, a shopping weekend in NYC, a Caribbean cruise, a Southwest Las Vegas vacation or a trip to New Orleans. Win Your Dream Trip From Air New Zealand You could win a vacation in New Zealand….

Marriott Hotel Award Category 2015 Changes – 27% Going Up

Similar to other major chains, Marriott periodically adjusts the hotels within each of its award categories, and it has just released their list of hotels that will be changing categories in 2015. Over one-fourth of Marriott’s properties are moving up in categories, and those new rates will kick in for reservations after March 18, 2015. Any…

Maximizing Purchases and Redeeming Awards at Disney Resorts

Disney World is known for many things, and being inexpensive isn’t one of them. In this post, TPG Senior Points & Miles Correspondent Jason Steele explains the best ways to use points and miles toward a Disney vacation, and ways to maximize purchases while you’re there. For Disney fans, there’s no resisting the lure of…

What Are Points & Miles Worth? February Monthly Valuations

You can view all posts in the Monthly Valuation Series here. One of the questions I’m asked most often is “how much is a point or mile worth?” That question varies from person to person and depends on how well you can maximize a particular currency for your needs. Still, some points are worth more than others. To give readers—both…

Travel to Canada for the Women’s World Cup 2015

When FIFA brings the Women’s World Cup games to Canada this summer, they’ll present sports and travel fans with two awesome opportunities: watching American greats such as Alex Morgan and Former FIFA World Player of the Year Abby Wambach kick some butt—errr, we mean, soccer balls –and two, to check out two vibrant, dramatically diverse…

Amex Premier Rewards Gold New Benefits and Increased Fee

Today, American Express announced upcoming changes to bonus categories and benefits on the American Express Premier Rewards Gold Card, including increased points earning at restaurants, a new $100 airline fee credit, and no foreign transaction fees, beginning June 1, 2015. The annual fee will also be increased from $175 to $195. While the value of the benefits outweighs the…

Hotel Booking Site Rocketmiles Acquired by Priceline

Several major media outlets (beginning with The Wall Street Journal) are reporting that Priceline has plans to acquire hotel booking website Rocketmiles for about $20 million, as part of an effort to develop a more robust loyalty program. Rocketmiles is a hotel search engine and booking app that offers customers both wholesale room rates and and…