8 Travel Tips that Every Parent Needs to Know

Both the joys and rigors of travel can be magnified when you have children in tow, so today TPG Senior Points & Miles Correspondent Jason Steele offers tips from his own experiences as a traveler and father to help you make the most of your next family vacation. It has been said that there’s no instruction…

2x Southwest Points, Bonus SkyMiles, New Hyatt Centric Brand

Here’s a round-up of the week’s points, miles and travel industry news you may have missed: Earn Double Points on Southwest (Targeted) Check your email to see if you’ve been targeted to earn double points and double Tier Qualifying points on flights booked on Southwest Airlines by February 1, 2015 and completed by February 28,…

24 Hours in Kuala Lumpur

I recently took an around-the-world trip from NYC (with a stay at the new Park Hyatt New York) and then on to Tokyo for 62,500 AA miles and $5.60, with award seats on American’s A321 first class JFK-San Francisco (SFO) and JAL’s Boeing 777-300ER first class SFO-Tokyo Haneda (HND). I hadn’t visited Tokyo for a long time, but it took me no time at all…

Amex Business Gold Rewards Card Changing Bonus Categories

Today American Express announced changes to bonus categories and earnings on the Business Gold Rewards Card. These changes not only result in better Membership Rewards earnings overall, but also add flexibility to earn more in a category of your choice depending on your spending patterns. The details of the new offer are as follows: American Express Business Gold Rewards Card…

Win Trips to O’ahu, Nagasaki, Iceland & More

Check out this week’s travel contests and sweepstakes to try your hand at winning a choice of Aspen’s slopes or Cabo’s beaches; heading to the Wanderlust O’ahu festival; seeing Nagasaki, Japan; exploring Iceland; or going one of five different Princess Cruises. Win a Trip to Wanderlust O’ahu through POPSUGAR Submit your entry for POPSUGAR’s Get Fit 2015…

5 Romantic Valentine’s Day Spots in the U.S.

Looking for love—and a getaway—this Valentine’s Day? TPG Contributor Lane Nieset has gathered a list of some of the most charming places in the U.S. that are sure to appeal to you and your partner’s romantic side, whether you prefer nesting in a ski resort or strolling sandy island beaches.   Key West, Florida Romance surrounds this small 2-by-4 mile…

Delta Captain Locked Out of Cockpit Just Before Landing

In an awkward (and potentially scary) turn of events yesterday afternoon, Delta’s Flight 1651 ended its 2.5-hour journey from Minneapolis-St. Paul (MSP) to Las Vegas (LAS) with an emergency landing at the latter airport—because the aircraft’s captain had been locked out of the cockpit. Just prior to the final landing approach, the unidentified captain had left the cockpit in order…

Staying Healthy While Traveling, the CrossFit Way

Looking for a good way to stay in shape on the road? Then take a deep breath, lift with your legs, and let TPG Contributor Nick Ewen introduce you to the always-changing, never-boring CrossFit fitness model, which has gyms around the globe.  It’s been likened to a cult, has its own language (members will talk your ear off…

Deal Alert: More Cheap $19 Frontier Airlines Fares

Frontier Airlines is having a one day sale today with flights starting at $19 for many of their routes, including flights from Atlanta, GA; Chicago-O’Hare; Cincinnati, OH; Cleveland, OH; Denver, CO; Houston-Bush; Miami, FL; New York (LGA); Philadelphia; Phoenix, AZ; San Francisco; Trenton, NJ; and Washington-Dulles for dates this February. If you are interested in scoring any of…

Which Hotel Rewards Program Is Best for Business Travelers?

I often preach the importance of diversifying your points and miles to improve award travel options and help protect against devaluation. However, sometimes it pays to stick firmly to one program when you know it serves you well. Today, TPG Senior Points & Miles Correspondent Jason Steele applies this principle to hotel loyalty programs to see how they reward their most…