Which Airline Should I Fly to Hawaii?

TPG reader Sarah tweeted me about flying to Hawaii this fall: “@thepointsguy — I’m trying to find flights to Hawaii from Texas in October. Do you have airline recommendations?” Hi Sarah, and thanks for your question. Hawaii is one of the top travel destinations, and for good reason — it’s pretty much amazing all year…

Learning to Ski in 115-Degree Dubai

On her trip to Dubai last weekend, TPG Contributor Sarah Silbert stopped by one of the city’s “coolest” attractions. Here’s her experience learning to ski at the Mall of the Emirates. (All photos by Zach Honig.) The United Arab Emirates has beautiful mosques, record-setting skyscrapers and open-air souks, but with often-stifling temperatures, it’s no surprise that…

Hotel Review: Renaissance Zurich Tower Hotel

Prior to train-hopping through the Swiss Alps, TPG Contributor Joel Ward spent some time in Zurich, Switzerland, with a stay at the Renaissance Zurich Tower Hotel. In one of the most expensive cities in the world, this excellent business hotel is a bit out of the standard tourist zone, but that gives it several advantages. Read…

9 Tips for Attending Your First Pride

Gay pride celebrations happen worldwide and year-round, featuring parades, parties, political gatherings, community rallies and memorials for those who have made sacrifices for the gay rights movement. No two pride celebrations are the same, but all make a great excuse to travel. With Gay Pride season in full swing, TPG Contributor Nicholas du Pont shares some of his thoughts…

Bonus AAdvantage & Alaska Miles, Delta Deals and More

Here’s a roundup of the week’s points, miles and travel industry news you may have missed: Air France Business Class Transit Passengers Can Stay Free Overnight in Paris If you’re flying business class on Air France and have a stopover in Paris, the airline is offering a complimentary hotel stay along with limousine service to and…

A Trip to Maui and the Big Island on Points and Miles

Hawaii is only a five-hour plane ride from the West Coast, and with so many flight and hotel options, the destination is an all-you-can-book buffet of points and miles. For those of you interested in planning your own trip to Hawaii, TPG Contributor William Morse shares how he booked a luxury trip to Maui and the Big Island almost…

Deal Alert: More $39 Flights on Frontier Airlines

If you haven’t been able to catch one of Frontier’s special deals from earlier this summer, you now have another chance to nab a low fare, with select one-way flights starting at $39. This deal includes flights from Atlanta (ATL); Chicago (ORD); Cleveland (CLE); Cincinnati (CVG); Miami (MIA); Las Vegas (LAS) and more for domestic, nonstop travel from August 18-November 18 and…