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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362 Articles by Nick Ewen

Debunking Credit Card Myths: Does It Matter If I Don’t Pay My Balance In Full?

It’s no surprise that travel rewards credit cards are a common topic of conversation here at TPG. Taking advantage of top sign-up bonuses and utilizing bonus categories and other maximization strategies, 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…

10 Best Ways to Use 100,000 Ultimate Rewards Points

If you’re planning on signing up for the Chase Sapphire Reserve Card, you may be wondering how to put the 100,000 Ultimate Rewards points from the sign-up bonus to use. TPG Senior Points & Miles Contributor Nick Ewen is here to help with a list of some of the top redemption options. Earlier this month,…

The 4 Best Credit Cards for a Charlotte-Based Traveler

There are plenty of great rewards-earning credit cards to choose from, but depending on where you live and which airlines best serve your hub airport, some of them are better choices than others. Below, TPG Senior Points & Miles Contributor Nick Ewen takes a look at the top options for travelers flying out of Charlotte….

Debunking Credit Card Myths: Does Applying for a Card Permanently Impact My Credit Score?

We devote a significant amount of time to talking about travel rewards credit cards here at TPG. By utilizing top sign-up bonuses and strategically swiping your cards for a variety of purchases, 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…

10 Best Ritz Properties for Free Night Certificates

With the new sign-up bonus for the Ritz-Carlton Rewards card, you can enjoy three complimentary nights at any Tier 1-4 property. TPG Senior Points & Miles Contributor Nick Ewen shares 10 of the best hotels to consider if you’re looking to get the most value out of those three free nights. As we wrote about…

The 5 Best Credit Cards for a Philadelphia-Based Traveler

There are plenty of great rewards-earning credit cards to choose from, but depending on where you live and which airlines best serve your hub airport, some of them are better choices than others. Below, TPG Senior Points & Miles Contributor Nick Ewen takes a look at the top options for travelers flying out of Philadelphia….

Debunking Credit Card Myths: Does Canceling a Card I Don’t Use Help My Credit Score?

It’s no surprise that travel rewards credit cards get quite a bit of coverage here at TPG. Taking advantage of top sign-up bonuses and strategically using your cards for everyday purchases 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,…

The 4 Best Credit Cards for a Boston-Based Traveler

There are plenty of great rewards-earning credit cards to choose from, but depending on where you live and which airlines best serve your hub airport, some of them are better choices than others. Below, TPG Senior Points & Miles Contributor Nick Ewen takes a look at the top options for travelers flying out of Boston….

How to Use 100,000 Citi ThankYou Rewards Points

If you got in on the 50,000-point sign-up bonus offers for the Citi ThankYou Premier Card and the Citi Prestige Card — or if you simply have plenty of ThankYou points in your account, you may be wondering how to maximize your travel rewards. Below, TPG Senior Points & Miles Contributor Nick Ewen walks you…

Debunking Credit Card Myths: Does Having Many Cards Hurt Your Credit Score?

We talk about travel rewards credit cards quite a bit here at TPG. Applying for and utilizing these cards strategically can unlock incredible travel experiences like premium class flights or luxurious hotel rooms. However, there are a number of misconceptions out there when it comes to credit cards, so today I’ll kick off a new…