5 Reasons To Visit Barcelona

There are some cities in Europe you can keep visiting again and again. Today, TPG International Contributor Lori Zaino shares why you should plan a trip to her beloved Barcelona. (All photos are by the author). Barcelona is a beautiful, sprawling city famous for having some of the most magnificent architecture in the world. Not just to be…

10 Photos: Exploring Exotic Myanmar

Formerly known as Burma, Myanmar is a mythical destination that’s relatively undiscovered thanks to its only recently relaxed borders. TPG Contributor Lori Zaino recently returned from a trip to the bustling city of Mandalay and the ancient town of Bagan, where she explored temples, parks and monuments, and experienced the country’s local charm. (All photos are by author —…

10 Reasons You Can Be Denied for a Credit Card and What You Can Do About It

No one likes rejection — least of all when it keeps you from earning a valuable sign-up bonus from a travel rewards card. While there are several circumstances in which you may be denied for a credit card application, there are often ways to appeal that decision, as TPG Contributor Akash Gupta explains below. “After…

Chase Offers $500 to New Business Checking Account Customers

Chase is offering new business checking account holders the opportunity to receive $500 after opening a Chase Performance Business Checking, Chase Performance Business Checking with Interest or Chase Platinum Business Checking account. In order to be eligible, you’ll need to open the account with an initial deposit of $500 within the first 10 business days of account…

How to Earn and Maximize 100,000 United Miles

100,000 miles may seem like an unattainable goal, but earning this stash — and spending it on high-value award flights — is easier than you think. Below, TPG Points & Miles Contributor Richard Kerr shows you how to earn and burn 100k with United’s MileagePlus program. To the veteran frequent flyer, 100,000 miles may seem…

Now You Can Check Your FICO Score for Free with Discover

One of the quickest ways to get your feet wet in the points-and-miles hobby is by taking advantage of credit card sign-up bonuses. However, before you can even start thinking about signing up for credit cards, there are some vital pieces of information you need to know and understand about your credit. Identifying your credit score can sometimes…

Why Southwest Rapid Rewards Is Awesome for Domestic Travel

Southwest Airlines often gets overlooked by those in search of a premium flight experience, but today, TPG Senior Points & Miles Contributor Peter Rothbart explains why you should include Rapid Rewards in your points and miles portfolio. Southwest has gained a reputation among domestic flyers for the things it doesn’t do. On the positive side, there are no checked bag fees or change/cancellation…

Chase Ultimate Rewards Adds Flying Blue as a Transfer Partner

Update (5/23/16): We’ve confirmed that Chase Ultimate Rewards points transfer instantly to Flying Blue. Chase Ultimate Rewards is one of the best transferable point programs out there, thanks to an incredibly valuable selection of partners, many of which offer instantaneous rewards transfers. The program has just expanded to include an additional transfer option: Flying Blue, the…

Which Points Should I Redeem to Book a Rental Car?

TPG reader Heather sent me a message on Facebook to ask about rental cars: “I’m trying to rent a car using points; I could rent through Ultimate Rewards with my Sapphire Preferred card, or transfer points to United or Southwest and rent through one of those programs. Which method do you recommend?” To get the most out of your…