10 Photos: New Orleans’ Historic French Quarter

TPG Contributor Kelsy Chauvin returns to her spicy home state to share glimpses of the French Quarter, one of the most visited and historic districts in North America. (All photos were taken by the author — follow more of Kelsy’s travels on Instagram and Twitter.) Without mincing words or showing bias for my favorite city, New…

TPGtv Premiere, Top Cards, Uber Credit & More

Each Saturday, we round up news stories that you may have missed from the week before, including several that already appeared on The Points Guy, and some more that we haven’t covered yet. If you’re an avid TPG reader, scroll down for the new stuff. Here’s the top miles, points and travel news you may have missed this week:…

Thursday Giveaway: $500 Delta Gift Card

This week we launched TPGtv — a new web series featuring The Points Guy as he travels around the world on points and miles. Follow along with TPG on YouTube as we explore the jungles of Rwanda, sail through Ha Long Bay, Vietnam, and find out why flying in Emirates First Class will spoil you for life. Along the way,…

How to Take Full Advantage of Credit Card Benefits in 2016

With 2016 now well underway, award-travel enthusiasts are looking forward to a new year of travel — and, as TPG Senior Points & Miles Contributor Jason Steele explains, the right credit card will be crucial to earning rewards, benefits and even elite status. In today’s post, I’ll take a look at the wide array of…

Airlines Offer Refunds for Travel to Zika-Impacted Areas

As you may have heard on the news, the Zika virus spreads from person to person by way of mosquito bite and although rare, it’s possible for a mother to transmit the virus to her newborn child. In May 2015, the first alert of the virus was reported in Brazil — prior to that, the virus was typically only found…

Launching TPGtv Season 1, Episode 1: Flying Delta Business Class to Africa for 90k Miles and $5.60

As you may have heard, TPGtv launches today! So, what is TPGtv? For starters, it’s not like your average TV show — this is me taking the blog you’ve been reading on your computer screen and bringing it to life. Season 1 starts with this epic trip I took to Africa back in September where…

Do I Earn Choice Benefits for Completing a Status Challenge?

TPG reader Sam sent me a tweet to ask about elite benefits: “Do I get a choice benefit if I complete the SPG Platinum challenge? How about the Delta Platinum challenge?” Last year, Starwood Preferred Guest announced a new selection of benefits available to certain Platinum elites. These members used to automatically receive 10 Suite Night awards, but there are now…

Deal Alert: New York to San Juan from $216 Round-Trip

Airfare deals are typically only available on limited dates. We recommend that you use Google Flights to find dates to fly, then book through an online travel agency, such as Orbitz, which allows you to cancel flights without penalty by 11pm Eastern Time within one day of booking. Remember: Fares may disappear quickly, so book right away and take advantage…

How to Use Delta Upgrade Certificates

Among the various benefits of holding elite status with an airline is the ability to receive complimentary upgrades, both automatically and with certificates you can apply to upcoming trips. TPG Contributor Richard Kerr takes a look at the latter, showing you how to use Delta’s upgrades. Like many points and miles enthusiasts, I’ve been a…