Eric Rosen

Managing Editor

Eric RosenEric Rosen lives in Los Angeles and writes about food, wine and travel…usually in some combination of the three. After graduating from Princeton University in 2002, he worked in book publishing in New York City, then in film production in Los Angeles. He got his start writing restaurant reviews for LA.com before transitioning to travel writing. He is the Los Angeles editor of JustLuxe and contributes regularly to Los Angeles Confidential Magazine, Metrosource Magazine, Condé Nast’s HotelChatter and Jaunted (where he first wrote about The Points Guy), Jetsetter, Gilt City, and his work has also appeared in the L.A. Times. When not exploring the Los Angeles dining scene, you’ll usually find Eric on assignment discovering far-flung wine regions from the Andean foothills of Argentina to the shores of Western Australia. Most recently his travels have taken him to China, New Zealand, and Portugal.

As the Managing Editor of The Points Guy, Eric helps Brian manage the site’s content, contributes posts on the points game as well as his travels, and identifies and analyzes travel industry trends that will affect TPG readers. He loves interacting with the TPG community, so feel free to email him at [email protected] and use him as a travel resource, especially if you have upcoming trips to destinations he’s covered.

Articles by Eric

Destination of the Week: Auckland

April 12, 2013

For today’s Destination of the Week, we head to the other land down under – a magical island nation of hobbit hovels, snowcapped mountains, spectacular bays and some of the world’s most pristine landscapes, New Zealand, to visit the small but cosmopolitan city of Auckland. WHAT TO DO Although a lot of travelers tend to […]

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Wine Wednesday: Austria’s Danube Valley

April 10, 2013

So far in our Wine Wednesday #WineWednesday series we’ve visited regions in both the Northern and Southern Hemispheres, in the Old World and the New. Today we head to the land of Von Trapps and wiener schnitzel to visit one of Europe’s most stunning wine regions, Austria’s dramatic Danube Valley. Less than an hour from the […]

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Using Delta SkyMiles To Book an Aerolineas Argentinas Award: A Tale of Phone Agent Roulette

April 8, 2013

Even before Aerolineas Argentinas became an official member of SkyTeam in September 2012, it entered into a partnership with Delta last May that entitled Delta SkyMiles members to earn miles on Aerolineas flights and to redeem their SkyMiles for flights on Argentina’s national airline as well. During his recent month-long stay in Argentina, TPG Managing […]

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Trip Report: Eric’s Adventure at Iguazu Falls, Argentina

March 26, 2013

TPG Managing Editor Eric is spending a month down in Argentina (I’m such a tough boss!) checking out the scene in Buenos Aires and venturing around the country for wine-tasting and adventure. He also just spent a few days up at Iguazu Falls by redeeming British Airways Avios for an award ticket on LAN and […]

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Wine Wednesday: Porto

March 20, 2013

TPG Managing Editor Eric Rosen has a background as a food and wine writer and has covered wine regions all over the globe including Australia, New Zealand, France, Germany, Austria and many of those in his native California, so we decided to launch a new #WineWednesday series where every week we give you a brief snapshot […]

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Flight Review: TAM 777-300 MIA-GRU Economy and TAM A330 GRU-EZE Business

March 15, 2013

TPG Managing Editor Eric took advantage of those amazing deals on TAM back in November to book a roundtrip flight from Miami to Buenos Aires via Sao Paulo for just $339. Here’s his review of the flight experience. Although I’ve never flown TAM before and didn’t know what to expect, when I saw the low […]

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Wine Wednesday: Colchagua Valley, Chile

March 13, 2013

TPG Managing Editor Eric Rosen has a background as a food and wine writer and has covered wine regions all over the globe including Australia, New Zealand, France, Germany, Austria and many of those in his native California, so we decided to launch a new #WineWednesday series where every week we give you a brief snapshot […]

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Wine Wednesday: Yarra Valley, Australia

February 27, 2013

TPG Managing Editor Eric Rosen has a background as a food and wine writer and has covered wine regions all over the globe including Australia, New Zealand, France, Germany, Austria and many of those in his native California, so we decided to launch a new #WineWednesday series where every week we give you a brief snapshot […]

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Destination of the Week: Palm Springs and the Coachella Valley

February 22, 2013

For today’s Destination of the Week, TPG contributor Kathy McDonald takes us on a tour of a true desert oasis: Palm Springs and the Coachella Valley, California. Her recent travels have taken her to Seattle, London, France (and a bucket list visit to Reims, the capital of Champagne), Florida and most recently, California’s Central Coast. WHAT TO DO Year-round, […]

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Wine Wednesday: Champagne

February 20, 2013

TPG Managing Editor Eric Rosen has a background as a food and wine writer and has covered wine regions all over the globe including Australia, New Zealand, France, Germany, Austria and many of those in his native California, so we decided to launch a new #WineWednesday series where every week we give you a brief snapshot […]

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Wine Wednesday Series: Waiheke Island, New Zealand

February 13, 2013

TPG Managing Editor Eric Rosen has a background as a food and wine writer and has covered wine regions all over the globe including Australia, New Zealand, France, Germany, Austria and many of those in his native California, so we decided to launch a new #WineWednesday series where every week we give you a brief snapshot […]

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Wine Wednesday Series: Napa Valley

February 6, 2013

TPG Managing Editor Eric Rosen has a background as a food and wine writer and has covered wine regions all over the globe including Australia, New Zealand, France, Germany, Austria and many of those in his native California, so we decided to launch a new #WineWednesday series where every week we give you a brief snapshot […]

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Destination of the Week: Vienna

January 25, 2013

For today’s Destination of the Week, TPG contributor Jen Jones Donatelli takes us to one of Europe’s great capitals – a city of art, culture, music and cuisine that was once the capital of a great empire. We’re off to Vienna. Note: You might have noticed the header on the site changing week to week. That’s because each […]

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Hotel Review: Park Inn Cape Town

January 23, 2013

While I was staying at the Hilton Cape Town, TPG Managing Editor Eric was checking out another points property in town, the Park Inn, which is part of Club Carlson. Here’s his review. The Park Inn is located on a major street in the Central Business District called Heerengracht, in what’s known as the Foreshore […]

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Destination of the Week: New Orleans

January 18, 2013

Just in time to make your Mardi Gras plans, TPG Contributor Sarah Tomlinson covers the Big Easy for today’s Destination of the Week: New Orleans. WHAT TO DO It’s impossible to keep a city like New Orleans down. Long known for its raucous, free-spirited mélange of cultures, cuisines and musical genres, as well as half a dozen […]

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Destination of the Week: Shanghai

January 11, 2013

For today’s Destination of the Week TPG Contributor Sarah Tomlinson covers one of China’s most exciting cities – one that rapidly transformed itself from a historical has-been into a world-class cosmopolis that draws visitors from all over the globe for shopping, business and plenty of entertainment: Shanghai. WHAT TO DO Shanghai is a city of contrasts, […]

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Destination of the Week: Florence

December 28, 2012

You say “tomato,” I say “to-mah-to.” You say “Florence,” I say “Firenze”—but no matter what you call it, Florence is no doubt one of Italy’s crown jewels. For today’s Destination of the Week, TPG contributor Jen Jones Donatelli shares her insight on this Italian city, where she spent her honeymoon last September and fell in full-on amore with it. This historical hotspot has it […]

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Destination of the Week: Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon)

December 21, 2012

TPG contributor Katharine Gammon is a science writer for publications including WIRED, Popular Science and Los Angeles Magazine. She also happens to be an experienced globetrotter who visited Southeast Asia for a month last year during her honeymoon. For today’s Destination of the Week, she shares her insider tips on Ho Chi Minh City, formerly […]

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Destination of the Week: Oahu, Hawaii

December 14, 2012

TPG Contributor Candice Abraham may be from Toronto, but she’s a veritable Hawaii expert having covered the islands for years in her career as a travel writer, so we asked her to write today’s Destination of the Week on this perennially popular winter destination as we check out the island of Oahu. It’s that time of […]

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Flight Review: Swiss Business Class ZRH-LAX

December 8, 2012

Although I flew Swiss business class from Zurich to San Francisco with the rest of the Star Megadoers last month, we were all  busy catching up, talking shop and taking stock of the service on the flight (and resting up for the busy week ahead!). But TPG Managing Editor Eric actually took a separate flight […]

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Destination of the Week: Madrid

November 30, 2012

Hola and buenos dias! For today’s Destination of the Week we jet to a city with a world-class collection of museums, a delicious restaurant scene and some of the best nightlife in the world – no wonder it’s one of TPG’s all-time favorite cities: Madrid. QUE HACER (What to Do) Often overlooked in favor of […]

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Destination of the Week: Seoul

November 16, 2012

All this week we’ve been bringing you individual hotel reviews from TPG’s recent trip to South Korea, and now it’s time to let you in on all the other fun things he enjoyed while he was there with today’s Destination of the Week: Seoul. GETTING THERE Incheon International Airport is the largest airport in Korea […]

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Hotel Review: Grand Hyatt Seoul

November 14, 2012

As part of our Seoul Hotel Series this week, we continue with TPG Managing Editor Eric’s review of the Grand Hyatt Seoul. Other posts include reviews of the Park Hyatt Seoul and the W Seoul Walkerhill. I spent my first night in Seoul way out east in the Walkerhill district at the W. For my […]

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Destination of the Week: Cancun & The Riviera Maya

November 9, 2012

For today’s Destination of the Week, TPG contributor Jen Jones Donatelli takes us south of the border to one of Mexico’s most popular beach vacation spots: Cancun. As she notes, however, there’s a lot more to Cancun and the Riviera Maya than just fun in the sun. Oh, Mexico — you just keep me coming back […]

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