Follow Along as I Head to Africa This Week!

I don’t like to play favorites, but I have to say that I get most excited traveling to Africa. I fell in love with the continent when I first went to South Africa several years ago on safari, seeing the Sabi Sands in Kruger National Park and staying at the Savanna Lodge. The whole experience was eye opening. Since…

How to Donate Amex Membership Rewards and Citi ThankYou Rewards to Points for Peace

I just returned from an amazing PeaceJam trip this weekend in Guatemala — the charity hosted a conference with Nobel Peace Prize winner Rigoberta Menchú Tum. And to say I had an unbelievable time is an understatement. Rigoberta is such an inspiration; I think all who attended were moved by her teachings. (Complete details coming soon.) Points for Peace is…

Singapore Airlines Partners with Points for Peace, Matches Reader Donations Up to 250K Miles

Points for Peace is off to an amazing start. If you’re not familiar with Points for Peace, it’s an initiative that allows people to donate points, miles, cash or time to PeaceJam, an organization that encourages peace among youth around the world. Earlier this week, I was excited to announce two new donation opportunities that benefit Points for…

Giving Tuesday: Donate Points & Miles To Those in Need

We often get emails at TPG asking about using points and miles for things other than travel. If you don’t plan on using your points for flights or hotels, donating them is a great way to pay it forward. To help you narrow down some options, TPG Contributor Lori Zaino has mapped out some information…

TPGtv Episode 2: Visiting PeaceJam in Accra, Ghana

In case you missed it, Episode 1 of TPGtv launched last week on The Points Guy YouTube channel. I want to thank each and every one of you for all your support — we’re already up to more than 114,000 views on YouTube and over 846,000 views on Facebook after one week! The second episode is all…

My 2015 Travel Year in Review

With 2015 nearing its end, I can easily say this has been an amazing year for me. Although there were some announcements that were less than welcomed among the points and miles rewards community, like the long-awaited AA devaluation and the Starwood-Marriott merger, I’ve personally had an phenomenal travel year that I wouldn’t change for…