Using Visa Offers to Find Travel Discounts and Promotions

Over the last few years, credit card issuers have been pulling out all the stops. Programs like Visa Signature and World Elite MasterCard have continued to widen the range of discounts and benefits available to cardholders in order to attract new business and keep existing customers. On that note, Visa recently updated its Visa Offers program, which is…

Avis Car Rental Screw-Up Results in a $2,300 Foreign Transaction Fee

TPG Contributor (and pro photographer) Patrick T. Fallon usually shares tips on exploring destinations, redeeming miles, gaining elite status and improving your own photography while traveling — today’s story is a little different. Between TPG posts, follow his photo work and travels on Instagram. (All photos by the author.) When my friend Pinar Istek used her credit…

My Credit Card Inventory: Which To Keep and Which to Cancel?

A new year presents new opportunities to maximize your travel strategy. That’s why, around the start of each year, I take inventory of my portfolio of credit cards and weigh the benefits of each. That helps me weed out the ones that aren’t providing enough value to offset their annual fees, and to decide which…

A Wine and Food-Filled Weekend in Napa Valley with Ritz-Carlton Rewards

TPG Contributor Kate O’Brien and her boyfriend recently made their first visit to San Francisco and the Napa Valley wine country via an exclusive travel package available only through her Ritz-Carlton Rewards credit card. Here’s her review of the experience. For the past few years, The Ritz-Carlton Rewards Visa has offered its card members the chance…

Thursday Giveaway: $500 in Marriott and United Gift Cards

This week’s Thursday Giveaway is the chance to win a $250 United gift card and a $250 Marriott gift card. Through the end of November, Marriott and United are running a promotion to earn bonus points and miles when you use your Marriott card with United, or your United card with Marriott. The Double Stay, Double Go promotion is available…

Top Travel Rewards Cards, Win 500,000 American Miles & 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:…

10 Destination Spas That Take You Away From It All

Never one to shy away from a good spa treatment, TPG Contributor David Hoffmann of the travel blog David’s Been Here shares some of his favorite spa experiences around the world, from beaches to cities to the heart of the Arabian desert.  Timeless Spa at Al Maha Desert Resort and Spa — Dubai, UAE Being stranded…

Amex’s $2,500-Per-Year “Black” Card, Best Award Destinations for Fall & 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:…

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:…

Get High on 5 of the Best Hotel Rooftop Bars in America

Staying at a hotel sometimes affords us the opportunity to pretend we have a posh cocktail bar in our own resident building — and if we’re lucky, that dream bar comes with a heck of a view. To help you indulge this fantasy, TPG Contributor Kelsy Chauvin highlights some of the best rooftop hotel bars in America that will, um… elevate…