11 Top Credit Cards with No Foreign Transaction Fees for 2016

Whether you’re traveling abroad or making a purchase through an international retailer, it’s essential to use a credit card that doesn’t incur foreign transaction fees. Luckily, there are plenty of good options available. TPG Senior Points & Miles Contributor Jason Steele shares a list of top picks and explains why these fees need to be…

12 Best Starter Travel Rewards Cards for 2016

If you’re you new to the pursuit of travel rewards or you just don’t have much experience with travel rewards credit cards, a “starter card” is a great place to begin. TPG Senior Points & Miles Contributor Jason Steele explains how these types of cards offer solid value from day one, along with reasonable annual…

Is the AAdvantage Aviator Spending Bonus Worthwhile?

TPG reader Daniel sent me a message on Facebook to ask about a credit card bonus offer he received: “I got an email from Barclays offering a bonus of 30,000 miles for spending $2,500 on my Aviator card each month from December through May. Is it worthwhile?” While credit card sign-up bonuses get most of the attention, card…

Booking a European Honeymoon on Points and Miles

Being points and miles savvy comes in handy for all travel — but it’s especially useful when you’re planning the most special of trips: the honeymoon. TPG Contributor William Morse shares how he gave his friends the ultimate gift by helping them book an amazing European itinerary. My close friends were getting married and they had…

Which American Airlines AAdvantage Card Should I Keep?

TPG reader Andrew sent me a message on Facebook to ask about American Airlines co-branded cards: “I have both the Citi AAdvantage card and the Aviator Red MasterCard. It seems redundant to hold both now that US Airways and American Airlines have merged. Which one should I keep?” Earlier this year, Barclaycard began issuing AAdvantage Aviator…

Top Travel Rewards Cards, Win Alaska Miles, Free HHonors Gold Status & 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:…

Favorite Places: Halong Bay, Vietnam

Our weekend series “Favorite Places” features beloved travel destinations, attractions, restaurants, hotels and more from different members of the TPG team. TPG International Contributor Lori Zaino gives us a glimpse of the one of Vietnam’s most stunning natural wonders: Halong Bay. (All photos by the author). The name Halong means “where the dragon descends into the sea” in…

Recent Credit Card Changes: SPG Amex, Barclaycard Arrival Plus & More

In this hobby, any announcement of impending changes to a program or credit card tends to breed panic. Ideally we’re given notice before a devaluation (like the upcoming changes to the Aeroplan program), but as Delta continually demonstrates, that isn’t always the case! Today, TPG Senior Points & Miles Correspondent Nick Ewen takes a look at…

One Week Left to Redeem the Barclaycard US Airways Companion Certificate

Holders of the Barclaycard US Airways companion certificate have just one week left to redeem it for a flight. Under the terms, companions can join the same flight for $99 each, plus taxes and fees. The certificate was originally given to cardholders of the US Airways Premier World MasterCard, which has since been retired. Originally these certificates…

Is the Arrival Plus Card Better than 2% Cash Back Rewards?

TPG Reader Maxwell emailed to ask about why one cash-back card doesn’t get more attention: “Why the love for Barclaycard Arrival Plus, when Citi Double Cash offers 2% back with no annual fee?” The Barclaycard Arrival Plus World Elite MasterCard has been one of the most popular travel rewards credit cards since the sign-up bonus hit 40,000…