Nick Ewen

Senior Points & Miles Contributor

Nick Ewen
Nick Ewen has always loved traveling, but his passion for seeing the world took off after a college semester studying abroad in London and traveling throughout Europe. After graduating from Wake Forest University with a degree in business and theater and completing a two-year commitment with Teach For America in Las Vegas, he joined the ranks of the traveling consultants, regularly racking up over 100,000 miles in the air and 100+ nights in hotels every year.

Nick's desire to make the most of every point & mile he earned led him to The Points Guy, and the strategies he’s learned have taken him to over two dozen countries, traveling in first or business class and staying in luxury hotels for next to nothing. Favorite destinations include New Zealand, the Seychelles, Bali, and Istanbul.

Nick and his wife Lillian live in Florida and recently welcomed their first child, Evelyn Elizabeth, who undoubtedly will follow in her dad’s footsteps and become a full-fledged points & miles enthusiast. Nick became one of the site’s first contributors in 2012, writing initially about Hilton HHonors and since expanding to cover credit cards, elite status, and the occasional travel lifestyle post.

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373 Articles by Nick Ewen

The Best Category 5 Starwood Properties for Free Nights

Now through October 19, 2016, the Starwood Preferred Guest Credit Card from American Express and the Starwood Preferred Guest Business Credit Card are offering a sign-up bonus of two free nights at Category 1-5 Starwood properties rather than the usual 25,000 points. To qualify for this offer, you’ll need to spend $3,000 on the personal…

When It Makes Sense to Transfer Marriott Points to Starwood

You might also be interested in reading When It Makes Sense to Transfer Starpoints to Marriott. It’s been an exciting end of September in the points and miles world, thanks in large part to the finalization of Marriott and Starwood’s merger. This became official on Friday, and while the two won’t be fully integrated for…

When It Makes Sense to Transfer Starpoints to Marriott

You might also be interested in reading When It Makes Sense to Transfer Marriott Points to Starwood. The big news of the month in the points and miles universe has been the finalization of Marriott and Starwood’s merger. This became official on Friday, and while it will be a long time until the two are…

Battle of the Premium Travel Rewards Cards: Which Is the Best?

Choosing the best travel rewards credit cards to carry in your wallet can be a daunting task. Each one offers a different value proposition that may appeal to some travelers over others, and this is especially applicable when it comes to premium credit cards. The recent release of the Chase Sapphire Reserve Card and the…

Debunking Credit Card Myths: Do Annual Fees Count Toward Minimum Spending Requirements?

We devote a lot of time to discussing travel rewards credit cards here at TPG. Opening cards to earn top sign-up bonuses and then using those cards strategically at various merchants can open up fantastic redemptions like premium-class flights and luxurious hotel rooms. However, there are a number of misconceptions out there when it comes to credit…

Debunking Credit Card Myths: Do I Get to Keep My Points if I Cancel a Card?

It shouldn’t come as a surprise that travel rewards credit cards are a popular topic of conversation here at TPG. Utilizing top sign-up bonuses and using the right card for various bonus categories can open up fantastic redemptions like premium-class flights and luxurious hotel rooms. However, there are a number of misconceptions out there when it comes…

Maximizing Chase’s Luxury Hotel & Resort Collection Program

When you’re traveling, having hotel elite status can make your stay much more comfortable and valuable. However, not all of us can hit the high night and stay requirements needed for top-tier status at one (or more) of the major chains. Fortunately there are a few ways to get elite-like perks when you book hotel…

How to Save on Wine and Wineries with Credit Card Perks

Holding the right travel rewards credit card can unlock numerous valuable perks. Naturally these benefits tend to revolve around travel, including things like lounge access and primary rental car insurance. However, there are also several more obscure benefits to holding certain types of cards, and today I want to focus on a topic that’s near and dear…

Debunking Credit Card Myths: Is It Worth It to Pay an Annual Fee on a Credit Card?

We spend a lot of time discussing travel rewards credit cards here at TPG. By pursuing top sign-up bonuses and strategically taking advantage of  bonus categories, you can unlock fantastic redemptions like premium-class flights and luxurious hotel rooms. However, there are a number of misconceptions out there when it comes to credit cards, so today I’ll continue…

How to Transfer Ultimate Rewards Points Between Accounts

Chase’s Ultimate Rewards program can offer some incredible value. It’s no surprise that the currency regularly appears near the top of TPG’s monthly valuations, checking in at 2.1 cents apiece in his most recent iteration. One of the best things about the Ultimate Rewards program is how flexible the points are, not only when it…