The Best Frequent Flyer Program for Flights Between LAX-SFO

What are your miles and points worth? That seems to be a popular question with a seemingly ever-changing answer. To help our readers get a general idea of the value miles and points, The Points Guy posts a monthly valuation series covering 37 different programs. Our valuations are based on our experience with these programs. However,…

10 Things No One Tells You About… San Francisco

The City by the Bay has been sung about, lusted after, and touted for its many charms; so many that even the most frequent of travelers could miss the city’s hidden gems. These 10 tips will get you one step closer to exploring San Francisco like a local. Where to Find the Best Chinese Food Nestled in the…

A Look at Silicon Valley’s Growing Hotel Scene

Insular and globally influential at once, Silicon Valley is comprised of the world’s most powerful companies, brilliant innovators and an obscene amount of capital. Long a hub of startups and high-tech development, the area just south of San Francisco is in the thrust of an extended renaissance period that shows no immediate signs of waning,…

10 Wineries You Can Visit During a Long Layover

The eternal question of what to do during a long layover — or when you’re suddenly faced with a cancellation or unanticipated free time before a scheduled return flight — may just have a refreshing solution: go and spend some time at a great winery near the airport. Below, you’ll find a list of 10 such wineries, all located within an…

One Last AA Mileage Run Before the Devaluation on August 1

TPG Contributor Eric Goldner just got back from an epic three-day adventure that earned him AA Platinum status. Here’s how he did it. A few weekends ago, I embarked on a mileage run that would take me from coast to coast, down to Miami and over to Panama for a grand total of $942.85. I was on a mission:…

Review: Food, Wine and Music at BottleRock Napa 2016 with SPG

Last weekend, TPG Points & Miles Editor Sarah Silbert attended the Starwood-sponsored BottleRock festival in Napa. Here’s her report on the event’s food, drink, music and more. When it comes to Memorial Day weekend escapes, it’s hard to beat Napa. Home to some of the best wine and restaurants in the country, not to mention…

Norwegian Air Launches Nonstop Flights from Oakland to London

Norwegian Air has been in the news a lot lately. Last year, the airline took the travel world by storm by announcing that it was planning to offer $69 one-way fares from the US to Europe. And then it started expanding — at a seemingly alarming rate. In 2015, the airline announced it was adding nonstop service from the…

Win Tickets to Our Reader Meet-Up and Party in San Francisco

Last week, I announced the semifinalists for our Into the Blue: Marathon to a Million contest. I was thrilled with the submissions we received, and it made it hard to select our semifinalists. And even if you weren’t selected as one of the five semifinalists, there’s no reason to be too upset, especially if you live…

TPG Into the Blue Contest Semifinalists and Reader Celebration in San Francisco

A couple weeks ago, I was thrilled to introduce our Into the Blue: Marathon to a Million contest, celebrating one million likes on Facebook by giving away one million JetBlue TrueBlue points. Now that the submission period has ended, I’m excited to announce our five semifinalists! Each semifinalist and a guest will be flown from their…

10 Hotel Lobbies To Work From in LA, San Francisco, NYC and Chicago

TPG Contributor Amber Gibson is on the road about as often as she’s at home. Here are 10 of her favorite hotel lobbies in Los Angeles, San Francisco, New York City and Chicago to meet your deadlines — no guest room number or name required. Follow along with Amber’s travel adventures on Instagram. If you’re one of the other 53 million freelancers around…