A First-Timer’s Travel Guide to India

Traveling to India for the first time can seem daunting, but TPG International Contributor Lori Zaino — who recently took her own first trip to this huge South Asian country — wants to assure you that a vacation here will prove both fascinating and delightful. To help you stay healthy, safe and savvy during your own trip to India, she offers…

Deal Alert: AA and United to Cabo San Lucas from $276

Airfare deals are typically only available on limited dates. We recommend that you use Google Flights to find dates to fly, then book through an online travel agency, such as Orbitz, which allows you to cancel flights without penalty by 11pm Eastern Time within one day of booking. Remember: Fares may disappear quickly, so book right away…

IHG Releases PointBreaks List for May 26-July 31

IHG just released its latest list of PointBreaks hotels for May 26- July 31, 2015, which will be bookable starting on May 26. PointBreaks are reduced award redemptions at IHG hotels (Intercontinental, Crowne Plaza, Hotel Indigo, Holiday Inn, etc.) that require just 5,000 Rewards Club points for a free night, and change every few months. While many of the participating properties are in fairly mundane destinations, there are always…

Review: A $300 WOW Air Flight to Iceland

In early May, WOW Air offered $99 one-way fares from Boston and Baltimore to Iceland. Now that the carrier’s announced plans for year-round service from Baltimore, we expect more great deals to come. If you are curious about how to maximize your trip to Iceland, there’s no need to spend hours researching. Let new TPG Contributor Anthony Cofrancesco…

Points Intervention: Maximizing Hotel Stays

I get a ton of e-mail from readers asking for advice on how to maximize their points earning, whether it’s for personal use, business or both. This week, we’re featuring a new Points Intervention series where I help individuals and small-business owners get their awards earning on track — just in time to take advantage…

Flying an Airbus A320 Simulator with MileagePlus Exclusives

Airline and hotel program auctions might be an easy way to blow hundreds of thousands of points without even taking a trip, but they also offer exclusive experiences that you couldn’t otherwise buy. Today, TPG Senior Points & Miles Correspondent Jason Steele shares one such experience, flying United’s Airbus A320 simulator. Redeeming your miles for international first-class tickets is…