Shayne Benowitz

Managing Editor - Lifestyle

Shayne BenowitzShayne developed a love for travel at an early age when her family moved across the country from California to the suburbs of Atlanta. After graduating from the University of Georgia, she started her career in NYC as a middle school English and Social Studies teacher with Teach For America where she also earned her Master’s from Fordham University. While she loved working in public education and the city, she found herself desiring adventure. This led her to Key West where she worked for a water sports company, spending every day offshore on a boat and snorkeling at the coral reef. Key West afforded her the freedom to write and travel, and she spent two consecutive winters in Paris writing and falling in love with the city. She moved to Miami Beach where she resides today to launch her full-time writing career. She is the Hotels Editor for and contributes to The Miami Herald, AOL Travel, Aventura Magazine and other publications. She’s interviewed such celebrities and tastemakers as Pharrell Williams, David Guetta and Robin Thicke, and covers Miami’s top annual events from Art Basel to South Beach Wine & Food Festival. She also has her own travel blog, Wanderlust Chameleon.

As the Lifestyle Editor of The Points Guy, Shayne is in search of the most fascinating and relevant travel stories out there to share with TPG readers. She’s responsible for working with a team of contributing writers and shaping the travel lifestyle editorial voice for the site. She knows the best travel advice comes from trusted, savvy friends and looks forward to swapping stories at The Points Guy. You can email her at [email protected] and follow her on Twitter @ShayneBenowitz.

Articles by Shayne Benowitz

Hotel Review: W Hollywood – Marvelous Suite

November 15, 2014

The TPG team recently congregated in L.A. to celebrate the launch of our brand new TPG To Go app. We threw a lavish party at the W Hollywood and Lifestyle Editor Shayne Benowitz checked in for the occasion. Here’s her review of the property. The party obviously gets five stars! Situated on Hollywood Boulevard’s Walk […]

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Destination – Venice Beach, CA: Surf, Shop & Dine in Style

October 31, 2014

Need a little travel inspiration for your points and miles habit? We’re proud to reintroduce the Destination of the Week series as a regular Friday column here at TPG. Think of it as DOTW 2.0, highlighting exciting destinations from all over the world and great things to do in them. To kick things off, Lifestyle […]

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Hotel Review: Radisson Martinique, New York – Club Level

October 20, 2014

For our recent strategy meeting in New York, the TPG team checked into a variety of hotels around the city. Lifestyle Editor Shayne Benowitz stayed at the Radisson Martinique on Broadway. Here’s her review. Stay tuned for more New York City hotel reviews. My cab turned onto the bustling, slightly chaotic corner of Broadway and […]

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12 Unexpected Things I Learned On My Alaska Cruise – On Shore

October 11, 2014

Lifestyle Editor Shayne Benowitz is back exploring 12 unexpected things she learned on shore in Alaska during her family cruise. For Part 1, detailing her impressions of the ship, click here. During the course of our Alaska cruise, two words kept popping into mind to describe the incredible landscape we were witnessing: majestic and mystical. […]

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12 Unexpected Things I Learned On My Alaska Cruise – On The Ship

October 10, 2014

Lifestyle Editor Shayne Benowitz recently embarked on a seven-night Alaska cruise with her family. Here, she details 12 unexpected things she learned while aboard the ship. Come back tomorrow for Part 2 where she’ll explore shore excursions. For my parents’ 41st wedding anniversary, they invited their three grown children on an Alaska cruise. After a little […]

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Hotel Review: Moon Palace Resort, Riviera Maya, Mexico

September 27, 2014

Lifestyle Editor Shayne Benowitz and Assistant Editor Melanie Wynne attended the annual TBEX North America conference held earlier this month at the Moon Palace Golf & Spa Resort in Mexico’s Riviera Maya. Here’s Shayne’s review of the all-inclusive resort. I’m a firm believer that where you stay while traveling has a profound impact on your impression of […]

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10 New Things To See in Miami This Fall

September 17, 2014

Seasons change and new and exciting openings pop up in cities across the country. I asked Lifestyle Editor Shayne Benowitz to tell us what’s new in Miami. Fall is perhaps the most relaxing time to make a visit to Miami. It’s the calm before the storm of “season” and crowds (as well as hotel room rates) […]

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How To Take the LIRR from Penn Station for a Surf Session in Long Beach

August 22, 2014

Lifestyle Editor Shayne Benowitz takes us on her journey as a surfer and to Long Beach, Long Island from Manhattan for a morning session. Want to know more about surf culture in New York? She’s rounded up some rad spots to check out. I’ve been a wannabe surfer for approximately seven years. This summer, I decided to change […]

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Travel Blogger Q & A: Ryan Gargiulo of Pause The Moment

July 18, 2014

The best travel advice comes from other savvy travelers, and so we present a new series “Travel Blogger Q & As.” Here, we’ll introduce you to other intrepid travelers. To kick things off, Lifestyle Editor Shayne Benowitz interviews Ryan Gargiulo of Pause The Moment. Whether it’s the adrenaline rush from his adventurous world travels or practical tips ranging from gadgets to […]

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My Miami: Inside Tips on Where to Beach, Eat, Party & More

June 16, 2014

This week, we introduce you to the TPG staff based far and wide across the United States and Europe. To learn a little more about them, they’re sharing with you their experiences in the destinations that they call home. Today, meet our Lifestyle Editor Shayne Benowitz and learn about her Miami. Miami was never on my radar as […]

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