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

Flight Review: Lufthansa First Class 747-400

November 9, 2013

TPG Managing Editor Eric Rosen set off for his month in Southeast Asia earlier this week and the first leg of his journey was aboard a Lufthansa Boeing 747-400 in first class. Here’s his review. Although I’m based in LA, I was planning to leave for Asia from New York. I started looking for award […]

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Send In Your Southeast Asia Tips – Bangkok, Siem Reap and Koh Samui

November 6, 2013

TPG Managing Editor is about to embark on a month-long journey through Southeast Asia and needs your tips! A few months ago, a friend in Thailand suggested I come down for a visit in November since it’s low season in Southeast Asia (and I hope it’s not too rainy while I’m there because of it!), […]

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New Chase Sapphire Preferred With EMV Chip Arrived In The Mail Yesterday

November 2, 2013

Being the international travelers we are, when Chase started letting Sapphire Preferred cardholders request EMV SmartChip versions of the card, all of Team TPG called in to request their new cards with chips and yesterday evening, TPG Managing Editor Eric Rosen got his via UPS, so I asked him to share a picture of his […]

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Hotel Review: The Standard New York City Via Hotel Tonight

October 9, 2013

TPG Managing Editor Eric Rosen spent a night at the Standard High Line in New York City last month and booked it using the travel app Hotel Tonight. Here he recounts his experience booking the room and staying at one of the city’s trendiest hotels. After my two-night stay at Soho House New York, it […]

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Hotel Review: Soho House New York

October 8, 2013

Last week, TPG Managing Editor Eric Rosen flew out to New York (hey, even my employees need their miles!) to meet with me while I was in town between trips and stayed at the Soho House New York. Soho House is a private club originally founded in London but with locations in other cities such […]

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Official Opening of Tom Bradley International Terminal – LAX

September 19, 2013

Those of you who have flown through LAX in the past three years have probably noticed a lot of ongoing construction. The airport is currently in the midst of an 8-year $4.1-billion renovation, and the major project for the past several years has been the construction of the new $1.9-billion Tom Bradley International Terminal, which […]

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Discounted Awards on Virgin Atlantic – 25,000 Miles Roundtrip to London

September 10, 2013

Update: The offer mentioned below for the Platinum Card from American Express has expired. View the current offer here.  For bookings made now through September 20, 2013, for travel from now through the end of its award availability schedule (about 11 months out), Virgin Atlantic is offering discounted economy awards of just 25,000 miles roundtrip between […]

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Wine Wednesday: Martinborough New Zealand

April 24, 2013

Every Wednesday, we cover a different wine region around the world for our Wine Wednesday series and have so far visited both the Old and New Worlds in countries from Australia to Austria and from Chile to France. Today we head back south of the equator to New Zealand – a country that, though it […]

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Hotel Review: Sheraton Mendoza

April 13, 2013

During his month-long trip to Argentina, TPG Managing Editor Eric hit a few hotspot tourist destinations around the country including Iguazu Falls and Mendoza, where he stayed at the Sheraton. Here’s his review of the hotel. I’m into wine, so of course when deciding where to visit in Argentina besides Buenos Aires, I knew I’d […]

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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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