TPGtv Season 1, 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…

How to Help Syrian Refugees

News cycles come and go, but the crisis of Syrian refugees fleeing their homeland rages on. For this month’s installment of our “Giving Tuesday” series highlighting travel-focused charitable giving, TPG Contributor Christine Cantera gives you a quick recap of the situation as it stands now — and shares how you can help. Although the Syrian refugee crisis…

Fly to Find a Cure for Cancer — and Earn Up to 15x Miles

Now through October 15, 2015, you can make a tax-deductible contribution of $100 or more to the National Foundation for Cancer Research (NFCR) and receive up to 15 miles per dollar! That’s what we here at TPG call a win-win. The NFCR “Fly to Find a Cure” program has partnered with with American Airlines, United…

Kind Traveler: Give to Charities When You Book Your Travel

For this month’s installment of “Giving Tuesday,” a series designed to highlight travel-themed charities, TPG Contributor Jade Broadus — an avid, deals-obsessed traveler — shares how you can give to your favorite charities while earning incredible travel rewards. (All images courtesy of Kind Traveler.) Launching in October 2015, new travel booking platform Kind Traveler will allow you to give to the charity of your choice as you…

Safaris and Foundations That Care Deeply About Lions

As you may have heard, an American dentist has been identified as the killer of Zimbabwe’s most beloved lion. Cecil, a 13-year-old male, had six cubs in his pride — and they now face certain death from other male lions. Earlier this month, the dentist-hunter paid £35,000 (roughly $55,000) for the questionable privilege of shooting Cecil…

Taking Pet-Friendly to a Whole New Level

For this month’s installment of “Giving Tuesday,” a series designed to highlight travel-themed charities, TPG Contributor Jade Broadus — an avid traveler and owner of two rescue pups herself — shares how one hotel group is taking its pet-friendly policy to a whole new level. There are pet-friendly hotels — and then there’s Aloft Asheville Downtown Hotel, an Asheville, North…

Giving Tuesday: How to Help Nepal

Nepal’s recent devastating earthquake has forever changed the lives of its residents. For our latest installment of “Giving Tuesday,” a series where we share travel-themed charities, new TPG Contributor Carly Blatt explores a few key ways you can help make a difference. The magnitude 7.8 earthquake that rocked Nepal over the weekend left an estimated 4,000 people dead…

Giving Tuesday: Washington to Washington

My new monthly series, Giving Tuesday, highlights travel-focused charities around the world. This month’s installment is from Davy Rothbart—writer of My Heart is an Idiot and brother of TPG Points & Miles Editor Peter Rothbart—who’s created a remarkable organization called Washington to Washington, which helps inner-city kids take trips to America’s Great Outdoors.   For the past five years, Washington To Washington has…